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Catch Some Zzzs

Sleep is essential. The problem is, we live in a society that views sleep as optional. So, how does one get better slumber? We’ve got the answers.

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Top Doctors: The List

Our annual, must-have guide to the best physicians—337 of them in more than 90 medical specialties—in the Mile High City.

Catch Some Zzzs

Sleep is essential. The problem is, we live in a society that views sleep as optional. So, how does one get better slumber? We’ve got the answers.

After Shock

Colorado and Wyoming rank at the top of the list for lightning-strike fatalities in the United States. It’s scary stuff. But dying from a bolt of electricity may not be nearly as frightening as surviving one.

Egg Timer

A quickly evolving process to flash-freeze female eggs—thus preserving fertility—is changing the way women think about having families.

Good Medicine

We have access to a plethora of options for maintaining our well-being in Colorado. Cutting-edge conventional medicine is happening across the Denver metro area at a variety of clinics, labs, and hospitals. But nearly as prevalent are holistic and alternative medicine practices. Which type of health care is right for you? Follow this chart to get an idea of what makes sense for your sensibilities. 

Re-Energized

Letter from 5280 Health editor Lindsey B. Koehler. 

Running Right

Renowned ultra-marathoner and Colorado resident Scott Jurek shares injury prevention tips for athletes. 

Whole Again

Lakewood-based Prosthetic Illusions’ specializes in custom artificial eyes, digits, and silicone breasts. 

Nearing the End

It’s a word no one wants to hear, but hospice is a plan, not a punishment. 

High Anxiety

A closer look at Colorado’s rising angst.

By The Numbers: 16

Inpatient beds at Denver Health’s Pavilion M.

The Doctor Is Out

Nurse-managed clinics are becoming an increasingly popular health care option. 

Decoding the Affordable Care Act

Obamacare has more than 45 major provisions. Below, a cheat sheet on upcoming changes.

Leading Ladies

Denver’s hospitals are a hotbed for female CEOs.

Necessary Stores

Mothers’ Milk Bank helps the region’s most vulnerable infants get a stronger start. 

Finding My Footing

My quest to run without pain.

Violet’s Bloom

In the midst of Colorado’s craft spirits boom, Stephen Gould has opted for an even more niche approach.

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