Personal Health

‘Walk with a Doc’ hits its stride

‘Walk with a Doc’ hits its stride

0 / August 4, 2013 8:00 AM

Walk with a Doc is a national program that’s caught fire in Colorado — from Denver to Grand Junction to Pueblo to Fort Collins to Greeley. National Jewish Health’s Dr. Andrew Freeman is just one who is organizing outings to walk with his patients, providing healthy living tips while getting some exercise

Living the dream in Second Life

Living the dream in Second Life

0 / July 4, 2013 8:00 AM

Using her avatar, Alice Krueger moves around a spacious living room filled with her friends. A man and woman relax on a gray couch, chatting. Others mingle about. These animated friends – all avatars – are talking about their their real lives, with disabilities. And about their online lives, where they can literally fly if they like

Stand up or face the consequences

Stand up or face the consequences

0 / May 19, 2013 7:00 AM

People who sit for hours at a stretch are far more likely to develop diabetes, cardiovascular disease and breast and colon cancer. Colorado workers – and their bosses – are embracing a new concept: Stand up and work.

Brain injuries decrease as skier helmet use on the rise

Brain injuries decrease as skier helmet use on the rise

1 / February 10, 2013 7:00 AM

Skiers and snowboarders have taken to helmets in record numbers. The National Ski Areas Association reports that, over the past 10 years, the number has risen from 25 percent to 67 percent. So, how well do they work?

Coloradans increasingly taking their toothaches to the E.R.

Coloradans increasingly taking their toothaches to the E.R.

0 / December 16, 2012 10:56 AM

Nineteen-year-old Vesha Gilbert’s toothache had become so unbearable, she ended up where no one wants to be: Sitting in a dentist’s chair, cringing at the thought of having her decayed back molar pulled. “I’m scared, but I’m glad I’m here,” [&hellip

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