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The Pursuit of Happiness

Coloradans are supposedly models of contentedness—but are we really as blissful as we think we are?

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From the Editor



Colorado is no stranger to deadly infectious diseases—in fact, our medical community is among the most experienced in the nation. We break down the lethal germs already present within our borders and explore how experts would battle new infiltrators.

Top Doctors 2014

For more than two decades, 5280 has asked Denver-area physicians whom they would trust to treat themselves or a loved one. The following 333 doctors—in 95 medical specialties—made the cut this year.

Top Dentists 2014

Find the perfect dentist with our list of the 694 very best in Denver and beyond.


Unfit: Being Overweight in America’s Slimmest State

I moved to Colorado from the East Coast with hopes that the state’s culture of healthy eating and outdoor activity would encourage me to lose the weight I’d struggled with my entire life. It didn’t work—at least, not how I expected it to.  


The Big Debut

Saint Joseph Hospital unveils its new, well-equipped building near downtown Denver. 


How to decide between the emergency room and urgent care.

Savings Prescribed

Denver’s RxRevu uses technology to make your meds more affordable.

Pot Talks

How to have the marijuana conversation with your kids.

Feeling No Pain

How medical marijuana stays relevant in a state with legalized recreational pot.

Research Incubation

Education, invention, and business come together under one medical roof. 

Cool Beans

We may not have a cure for cancer, but the latest tip in prevention? Load up on legumes.

Quick Care

Bringing the emergency room to your living room.

The Replacements

Trouble with your knee implant? Don’t shrug off the discomfort—get tested for allergies.

Destination Wellness

Estes Park welcomes a new type of traveler: the medical tourist.



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