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Healthcare & Wellness

Sep 2, 2022

Mental Well-Being & the Workplace: Embracing Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month

According to the Harvard Business Review, over the past twenty years, suicide deaths in the United States have increased by 35% with the majority of suicide deaths occurring among working-age individuals. Also alarming, Colorado ranks seventh in the nation for deaths by suicide. Because most people spend the majority of their wa[...]

Aug 17, 2022

Aging Smarter: Denver Doctor Gives Tips for Better Brain Health

We all have misplaced our keys or forgotten someone’s name more times than we probably want to admit. We tend to chalk up these momentary memory lapses to our busy schedules or even stress. As it turns out, occasional forgetfulness can be a normal and natural part of aging. However, these episodes of forgetfulness also may [&[...]

Aug 11, 2022

Local Dental Office Addresses the Special Needs Community

Meet Lakeside Kids & Special Needs Dentistry. They love working with children, and their staff puts an extra focus on those that need additional care.   They know that children with special needs often have a hard time getting the dental treatment needed at a standard pediatric dental office. Traditional offices aren’t ty[...]

Aug 3, 2022

The Success of Our Economy Depends on Accessible, Affordable Child Care 

The success of a flourishing economy, community, and workforce is dependent upon child care that is both accessible and affordable. Yet the business model for providing child care services in Colorado has been strained for years, leading to an ongoing decline of both supply and access.   Consider the facts. From April 2018 to A[...]

Jul 1, 2022

Robots Tapped as Companions for Seniors

Robots have been used in the manufacturing sector for decades, but now they’re poised to enter the health-care industry as a kind of super-human social worker. DreamFace Technologies LLC, a Denver-based startup, is paving the way with what’s called socially assistive robotics to improve the wellbeing of senior citizens. The [...]

Jun 30, 2022

Ways to Save on Healthcare for Employers

When it comes to offering health benefits to employees, every employer has two primary goals: improve coverage and lower costs. Achieving those goals may help encourage a healthier workforce, while reducing absenteeism and presenteeism, both of which can sap productivity and make an employer less competitive. More importantly, [...]

Jun 28, 2022

CHOW, Wellness for Hospitality: Let’s Talk About It

I looked like a successful chef … well-traveled, featured on TV and in magazines, engaged in community events. Any observer might have seen me and thought that I was living the dream; but the truth was that my life was ruining my life. It’s not uncommon for folks who work in restaurants to forego their own […]

Jun 27, 2022

Men’s Health Month: A Time to Take Action

June is Men’s Health Month — a perfect reminder for men to make wellness a priority. Many men take care of their health, but additional work is needed to keep more men healthy. Some of the statistics on men’s health are alarming. For example, life expectancy from birth for men in the U.S. is 76.2 […]

Jun 16, 2022

Colorado has ambitious higher education goals; we need bold solutions to match

Denver is home to many college students who a decade ago would have been considered “nontraditional.” Students like Ronie, a recent high school grad who didn’t believe college was a realistic option, but is now pursuing a healthcare management degree and a paid co-op with DaVita. Or Kodi, a working mom seeking a bachelor�[...]

May 4, 2022

The Mental Health Center of Denver Emerges: WellPower

As we enter the endemic phase of COVID-19, I’m often asked about the mental health toll the pandemic had on the people of Denver and how operations at Mental Health Center of Denver (MHCD) were impacted. Founded in 1989, MHCD provides the largest volume of behavioral healthcare services in Colorado and is a place for […[...]

May 4, 2022

5 Tips to Help Manage Return-to-Office Stress

As pandemic restrictions ease, your time working from home may be coming to an end — and that may have you feeling stressed. Remember, it’s normal to have some worry about a change in your routine — and you may not be the only one at your company who’s feeling it. In a survey by […]

Mar 30, 2022

Colorectal Cancer Screenings Must Remain a Priority

Did you know that one of the most prevalent and deadly cancers in the United States is colorectal cancer? In fact, not counting some types of skin cancer, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer and is the third-leading cause of cancer death in men and women in the country, according to the CDC. This […]