Articles

Eating Disorders in Colorado’s Dancing Community, By Hannah Metzger

The Price of Prima Ballerinas: Eating Disorders in Colorado’s Dancing Community

by Hannah Metzger

J walked onto the stage with her arms tightly gripped around her waist, covering her stomach. In her low-rise leggings and black-studded bra, it was difficult to hide anything. She was 13 years old, preparing to rehearse for her tap dancing showcase. Her dark eyes fixated on the tight bellies and...

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I read somewhere that the American Cancer Society is now recommending colorectal cancer screening at age 45. When should I start getting screened? Should I get a Cologuard® (stool) test instead of a colonoscopy?

by Dr. Erika Lee

Colorectal cancer diagnoses in people under the age of 50 have been rising in recent years. In response to this, the American Cancer Society updated its screening guidelines to recommend that adults at average risk of colorectal cancer start regular screening at age 45. African-Americans, those...

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Betsy Abrams, Littleton, Five Wellbeing Studio and Spa, spa experience unique, approachable and affordable so that you can take care of yourself on an ongoing basis

FIVE WELLBEING SPA ENGAGES THE SENSES FOR A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE

by Jeannette Moninger

When Betsy Abrams opened Littleton’s Five Wellbeing Studio and Spa in 2017, she wanted to create a space where the community could improve their well-being. “My goal was to make the spa experience unique, approachable and affordable so that you can take care of yourself on an ongoing basis,”...

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Interventional radiology technologist, Michael Rose, and medical director, Dr. Peter Stratil view images of catheters threading through an artery. This technique helps the doctors to perform several types of minimally-invasive procedures.

RIA Expands Outpatient Access

by Jeannette Moninger

The RIA Interventional Suite is Denver's first non-hospital option for IR procedures.

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Erika Lee, Gastroenterology, Lone Tree, Colorado

What are preventive screens and why are they important?

by Dr. Charlene Borja

Being a primary care physician, it is my passion and responsibility to help keep people healthy and out of the doctor’s office. Yearly visits, or annual wellness visits, are the time when your primary care doctor reviews with you your current health status, past medical history, family...

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Dr. Dana Ambler, Albrecht Women's Care, Denver Fertility

MEET THE DOCTOR: DANA AMBLER, DO

by Jeannette Moninger

People who need help starting or adding to their families trust Denver Fertility Albrecht Women’s Care for innovative treatments and compassionate care. Board certified fertility specialist Dr. Dana Ambler believes in a holistic treatment approach, which helps bolster the chances of a healthy...

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Quinn Brett, Estes Park

Bound in Motion

by Morgan Tilton

Quinn Brett, an advocate for public lands and differently-abled access, is assisted by a wheelchair after a life-altering climbing accident. Here’s how the athlete maintains wellness, adventures, and strives to help others.

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Meet the Doctor: Paul van der Sloot, MD

by Jeannette Moninger

Otolaryngologist and head and neck surgeon Dr. Paul van der Sloot joined the Head and Neck Cancer Care Center at Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Swedish Medical Center in August. He treats head and neck tumors and specializes in transoral robotic surgery and microvascular reconstructive...

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Meet the Doctor: Craig Lehrman, MD

by Jeannette Moninger

Plastic surgeon with The Hand and Reconstructive Center of Colorado

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Skin Cancer: What Coloradans Need to Know

Skin Cancer: What Coloradans Need to Know 

by Meghan Rabbitt

It was three months before her wedding when Julie Dugdale, a Denver-based writer, noticed an irritation near her nose that wouldn’t seem to go away. She thought it might be a pimple and ignored it. When a little voice inside nagged her to see a dermatologist, she brushed it off. “I didn’t...

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