Articles

Baby Bottle Blues

by Kristen Bason

How much do we really know about Bisphenol-a (BPA) and other chemicals leacked from plastics? Before I throw all my sippy cups in the trash (I mean properly recycle them), I asked a few pediatricians to weigh in on the controversial topic.

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Sibling

And Baby Makes Four…How to make your only child a happy sibling

by Kristen Bason

Having a baby is intimidating; add to the mix a suspicious sibling and that trip home from the hospital is even more nerve wracking.

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Potty Training, Start Living a Diaper Free Life

by Kristen Bason

My goal is to get our three-year-old completely potty trained by the time her baby brother arrives (she is doing great!). It would be a dream to only have to buy diapers for one, rather than two. Is my dream possible?

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Healthy Digestion

SYMPTOMS AND OPTIONS FOR HEARTBURN, ACID REFLUX, GERD AND ESOPHOGEAL CANCER

by Jan Sheehan

When it comes to stomach and digestion woes, finding the cause of your discomfort can sometimes seem harder than solving an advanced Sudoku. But if indigestion is making your chest feel on fire, the culprit is likely heartburn, acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). In most cases,...

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Active Play

The Importance of Active Play

by Jennifer L.W. Fink

When was the last time your child went out to play? In today’s go-go culture, time to play outside is quickly becoming a scarce resource. According to a recent Pediatrics article, the trend toward indoor, sedentary activity begins at a young age. Despite the fact that the National Association for...

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Vicki Hunter, Athlete. By Brian Walski

Vicki Hunter: Age-Defying Fitness

by Debra Melani

Vicki Hunter; Age: 51; Residence: Boulder; Occupation: Director of the International Affairs Honors Program at the University of Colorado at Boulder and fitness instructor at RallySport Health and Fitness Club. Of note: At 37, Hunter was in a bad car accident that broke all the bones on one side...

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Michael Mann. By: Brian Walski

Michael Mann Gets Better with Age

by Debra Melani

Michael Mann; Age: 58; Residence: Centennial, Colorado; Occupation: Owner of SwimLabs, where Mann and his staff help swimmers of any age or level improve their stroke by using underwater cameras and comparing client videos to those of expert swimmers’. He is also a masters swim coach at...

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Ed McCaffrey of the Denver BroncosPhoto: © Rich Clarkson & Associates, LLC

Ed McCaffrey, Keeping Pain Free & Fit

by Debra Melani

He was John Elway’s go-to guy. At 6-foot-5-inches, he was hard for his quarterback to miss. But Ed McCaffrey, a Bronco’s All Pro wide receiver during that winning era, was also known for his valiant catches. Even during a Monday-night, season-ending play in 2001, when he suffered a severe...

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Power lift after spine surgery

Spine Surgery: Coming Back as Strong as Ever

by Debra Melani

With a nickname of “Princess Powerhouse,” and a 5-foot-2-inch, 125-pound frame of solid muscle, Heena Patel can withstand a heavy load. But when a doctor told the star power-lifter she needed back surgery and explained what the procedure would entail, it was too much weight for even Patel to bear.

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HOW HEALTHY ARE YOUR BONES?

by Jan Sheehan

Most of us rarely think about our bones – until we break one. And once it heals, we usually return to a state of blissful ignorance. But ignoring your bones is the worst thing you can do if you want to lower your risk of osteoporosis and help ensure a fracture-free future. “Bone health is...

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