Though some differences emerge when viewed by race and ethnicity, heart disease remains within the top two causes of death for Hispanic, Black, Native American, and Asian women in the U.S. And surprisingly, until relatively recently, most studies of cardiovascular health centered on men.
The Older Adult Programs, which are funded by The NextFifty Initiative and available to anyone fifty plus, offer everything from tech and medicare support to creative aging classes.
“When you take the kids to the park and you’re seeing these yellow flags and pesticides are being sprayed and you’re walking with your stroller…it’s really frustrating,” says Reynolds, who says the issue has been on her mind “for many years.”
Holiday gatherings can be tough, even in the best of times, because we’re surrounded by images of seemingly happy, loving families that get along or, at least, seem to resolve their issues amicably. This can lead us to expect the same from our own family, even though it’s never been the case in the past.
If you have a child in middle school or high school, there’s an excellent chance they have tried vaping (“E-cigarettes”) or are regularly vaping. “Parents would not be wrong to assume that your child has either vaped or has been exposed to those who have fairly regularly,” says Dr. Heather Hoch, a Stapleton resident who specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology at Children’s Hospital Colorado.
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD impacts up to 30% of veterans, according to the National Center for PTSD. It can take years to fully manifest, and may take decades for a vet to tackle through therapy.
Photographer Mike Holtby got rare access to view and photograph the Hadzabe (Hadza) tribe, the last hunter gatherer tribe in Tanzania. This communal and egalitarian society does not value private property, and does not want modern technology or even farming to interfere with their values and traditions, says Holtby.
Anne Marie O’Melia, a Lowry resident and physician at the Eating Recovery Center (ERC) in Lowry, says eating disorders are a complex mix of both medical and psychological factors, and may include a range of issues and personality traits.
Health experts and parents discuss the importance of community or herd immunity imparted by vaccines, which protect those with compromised immune systems from contracting vaccine-preventable diseases. The recent measles epidemic in the U.S. came close to Stapleton in January 2019 but no outbreak occurred.
Teacher Jamie Snyder had to stay off her foot for several weeks due to a fall down the stairs at her school; a series of follow-up visits at the UCHealth Foot and Ankle Center in Stapleton returned her to full mobility. The state-of-the-art 6,100-square-foot clinic specializes in orthopedics, podiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation. It offers comprehensive evaluation and treatment for a host of injuries and conditions. Moon says it is the only facility of its kind in the state, and one of only a handful in the nation.