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Varicose Veins—Not Just a Cosmetic Problem

Varicose Veins—Not Just a Cosmetic Problem

By Dr. David Lawrence, FACS, Linn County LIVING WELL Magazine

Varicose veins are a frequent and distressing problem that affects millions of people each year. However, these bulging and unsightly veins are more than just a cosmetic problem. Varicose veins can cause a variety of symptoms such as pain, fatigue, aching, itching, burning, and heaviness. […]

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Join in the 20th Race for the Cure and Partner with Komen Denver

Join in the 20th Race for the Cure and Partner with Komen Denver to Help Bring Breast Cancer Support and Hope to Underserved Individuals Across Colorado

East Denver LIVING WELL Magazine

The Denver Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure is excited to celebrate the 20th annual Race for the Cure with you! The 5k run/walk takes place at the Pepsi Center on Sun., Oct. 7, 2012 and is the perfect event for people young, old and all abilities–whether you are interested in a competitive race or a leisurely walk for a great cause. […]

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The Calm before the Surgery

The Calm before the Surgery
Courtesy Heritage Park Surgical Hospital

Most people would prefer to not have any type of surgery in their lifetime. They are fearful of the operation, the anesthesia, the hospital itself, what their family and loved ones will be doing, and some even fear that first IV needle. Whether elective or emergent, the chances are that you will have to undergo some type of surgery in your lifetime. […]

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Discover Goodwill’s “Voyages” Adult Day Program

Discover Goodwill’s “Voyages” Adult Day Program

By Bradd Hafer, Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado, Colorado Springs LIVING WELL Magazine

A booming senior population paired with increased time demands on the part of their families and care providers have created both challenges and opportunities for senior day program providers like Discover Goodwill’s “Voyages” program, formerly known as “Life at the Bluffs.” Recently, I sat down with our program’s certified nursing staff members and asked them to share their personal insights related to their daily interactions with our program participants, and our relocation to a new facility. […]

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Hormones & Aging: Hormone Replacement Therapy…For Women & Men!

Hormones & Aging: Hormone Replacement Therapy…For Women & Men!
By Jerry Gillick, RPh, College Pharmacy, Colorado Springs LIVING WELL Magazine

Hormone deficiencies currently affect over 55 million women and men in the U.S. With the average American age on the rise, more research is being done on the effects of aging, hormone decline, and hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Commonly referred to as menopause (women) and andropause (men), the decline in hormone production that results in a hormone deficiency often causes unpleasant side-effects. HRT can address these symptoms and restore hormone balance. […]