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What’s the deal with Gluten?

Gluten. Gluten-free. Gluten-intolerance. We’ve been hearing about Gluten more and more, but what does all this really mean? Today’s guest blogger, Jolene Park, founded Healthy Discoveries in 2001, and with a passion for health, Jolene inspires her audiences to create balance in all areas of their lives. She promotes individual responsibility and believes in the […]

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Body Worlds: "Let's see what you're made of."

The exhibit starts in a bright red antechamber. I notice a faint throbbing noise, an incessant heartbeat. I see about 2 dozen large red barrels bathed in red light. They represent the amount of blood my heart is going to pump today — 1800 gallons at a pace of about 3 ounces per beat. It […]

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Here I come to save the day

As part of our post-adoption homestudy nine years ago, our agency required us to attend classes in Infant & Child CPR and to submit our certificate of completion for our file. At the time, doing so seemed like just another step in a looooooong series of hurdles to become parents. And like the other hurdles, […]

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What Do You Think About the Flu?

By Katie Kern, mom of two elementary school kids and a healthcare communications expert for the Colorado Immunization Program Wow, what a year. H1N1, or swine flu, raised its ugly oinking head and made many of us parents pretty scared. It seems so long ago that world health officials declared the 2009 H1N1 flu a […]

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Finding light after a painful darkness

No more cutting – One teen’s story of her journey through self-injury to self-care. By Kristen Browning-Blas The Denver Post (Photo: High-school junior Caia Pattynama of Centennial began cutting herself to relieve stress. She and her family have gone through treatment for the underlying depression, and she now thinks of herself as a survivor. Cyrus […]

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The Complete Scaredy-Cat's Guide to LASIK

People who’d undergone LASIK were quick to tell me “Nothing to it!” or “Best thing I ever did!” Occasionally, someone would say, “I had to go back in for a tune-up.” or “I had to rest a few days afterward.” But no one ever told me about the procedure itself. Like I am about to […]

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