Articles

Harry Connick Jr, Cologuard, Colon screening

Beyond the Colonoscopy | Harry Connick, Jr. and Others Seek Alternatives for Colon Cancer Screening

by Joelle Klein

If you’re 50 years old or around that age, or you’ve been putting off getting a colonoscopy, read on. There are alternative colon cancer screening options that are less-invasive and less-complicated than the colonoscopy.

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Dr. Adam Barkin Sky Ridge ER

Emergency Room Basics

by Joelle Klein

When to Visit the ER and What to Do Before You Go

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Teenage Depression and Anxiety | Who, why and how to help

by Courtney Messenbaugh

“Teen Suicide Is Soaring.” “More Kids Are Attempting or Thinking About Suicide.” These are a couple of the chilling headlines that appeared in newspapers and magazines in recent months.

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ade Smith, MD Board-certified orthopedic trauma surgeon with Swedish Medical Center Orthopedic Trauma and Limb Reconstruction

Meet the Doctor: Wade Smith, MD

by Jeannette Moninger

Board-certified orthopedic trauma surgeon with Swedish Medical Center Orthopedic Trauma and Limb Reconstruction

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Colorado Health & Wellness magazine

Helping Kids Grow Up | How to Break Free from Helicopter Parenting

by Sarah Protzman Howlett

While few parents aspire to label their parenting style, Denver pediatrician Dr. Debra Berry says she gets more questions about the “right” way to raise kids than she used to.

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Lyman Currier, halfpipe for freestyle skier

Ballet-inspired workout helps Olympic skier bounce back

by Courtney Messenbaugh

Get Into Ski Shape with a Barre Workout

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LARABAR, Lara Merriken

Lara Merriken: Colorado’s LÄRABAR Founder Talks Food, Health and Entrepreneurship

by Andrea Juarez

Little did Lara Merriken know that a Cuisinart, a rolling pin and some bags of fruits and nuts, mixed in with some curiosity and “grit” would turn her idea into a multimillion-dollar business. Merriken is the founder of LÄRABAR — the energy bar that was born in a lightbulb moment on a hike...

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The Urology Center of Colorado, Dr. Juan Montoya

At Swedish, Robotic Technology Helps Surgeons and Patients

by Jeannette Moninger

The words “robotic surgery” might conjure up images of a Jetsons-era robot operating on a human. The reality, though, is a little less space-age and a lot more sophisticated. Here,  Dr. Juan Montoya (pictured above) and Dr. Kevin Davis, surgeons with  the Surgical Robotics Institute at...

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Mike McKibben, Sepsis survival

Surviving Sepsis: One Man’s Fight to Reclaim His Life After A Deadly Infection

by Jeannette Moninger

After returning from a European vacation, Mike McKibben initially blamed jetlag for his muscle aches, extreme fatigue and other flu-like symptoms. The 61-year-old Lone Tree resident and his wife, Sue, had a great time in Austria, Switzerland and Germany and even took a cruise on the Rhine River to...

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Dr. Adam P. Smith, neurological surgeon, neck surgery, Sky Ridge Medical Center, Rocky Mountain Brain & Spine Institute

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery at Sky Ridge A Faster Road to Pain-Free Living

by Jeannette Moninger

Salida resident Scott Collins spent 15 years jostling around as a crane operator. Although he now spends his time behind a desk, those earlier years wreaked havoc on Collins’ back. “Chronic back pain kept me awake most nights,” says Collins. “Sometimes, my legs would go numb.”

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