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Sauna Therapy for Winter Health

Full-spectrum infra-red sauna in Gilpin County: You’ve gotta try it to believe it Jan Peterson has had her state-of- the-art full-spectrum infra-red sauna at Alternative Sun (right above mid-county liquors) for two-and- a-half years. I reported on this delightfully unique amenity in…

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Meet the Board: Laura Michael

Laura Michael has dedicated her training and career development to the study and practice of nursing. She is currently studying psychology and nursing at Colorado University in Boulder. She is a CNA, and certified in CPR and BLS; she is…

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Watch this 1 minute video, help us raise $2,500 !

Our annual fundraiser is in full swing! Our goal this year is $2500 – and here’s a quick video to explain every milestone we hope to achieve along the way. Right now, we have 380 people following this blog, receiving…

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HPV vaccine Gardasil at the center of international controversy

More headlines about adverse affects from vaccines are a double-edged sword: they add fuel to the fire for detractors of mass vaccination OR they are chalked up as more “hype” by proponents of vaccination. Most parents and health care providers…

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Join grassroots health initiatives with LiveWell

Dear Friends, I wanted to let you know about an effective, preventative medicine, go-to-the-source, grassroots movement to influence community, local and state initiatives to increase health literacy and curb childhood obesity! It’s called LiveWell Colorado, if you’re not in Colorado,…

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My #1 Priority: Health Literacy

According to health.gov, “Health literacy is the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.” Why is health literacy important? Studies estimate nearly 30 million…

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An Ounce of Prevention…

Preventative medicine is the best medicine and the foundation of prevention is education.  Education about health promotion and disease prevention, called health literacy, is how much you know about health and how you use that knowledge.  What do you know…

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