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Teens/Tweens

7 Ways to Help Your Daughter Love Her Body

One of the most freeing feelings in the world is loving yourself just as you are — but in a world where girls are constantly bombarded with messages about what their bodies should look like, raising them to be body positive can feel like an impossible task. A study by the Girl Scouts found that 80% of […]

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This state park is making the outdoors accessible with their Track-Chair Program

Colorado Parks and Wildlife values the right of every visitor to experience our state’s natural beauty. To provide this opportunity to the disabled community, Staunton State Park offers Action Trackchairs®, which allow visitors with limited mobility to explore designated trails in the park.  The chair allows access to three trails, each featuring gorgeous park feature […]

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Creating Video Games for Bonding

This week in the clinic, one of the wonderful medical assistants was saying how she was looking forward to getting home that night for the weekly extended family dinner and video game night — primarily Mario Kart. Generally, there are about ten adults and kids that converge, and given that only six people can play […]

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New movie helps young people thrive in our screen and stress-filled world

From the director of SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age comes Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience and is about helping young people thrive in our screen and stress-filled world. Filmmaker and physician Delaney Ruston uses a personal lens and professional eye to help parents flip the script on stress, anxiety, and depression. We follow […]

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Major Win for Smart Screen Time

Facebook and Instagram told The Telegraph newspaper earlier this month that they would ban images that promote or glamorize eating disorders, particularly photos that promote self-harm.  The social media giant issued a statement in February saying it had consulted experts about online safety and self-harm. “First, these experts unanimously reaffirmed that Facebook should allow people […]

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Teen vaping and tobacco quitline launches in Colorado

More teens in the United States are using e-cigarettes, and now there’s a program specifically for youth who want to quit vaping or smoking. Vaping and Smoking National Jewish Health recently launched the My Life, My Quit tobacco and vaping cessation program for youth under the age of 18. Teens in nine states including Colorado […]

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