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With diets, longevity is key

February 14, 2018 — Diets with beginning and end dates might help a person accomplish a weight loss goal, but they rank pretty low on the scale of sustainability over time.

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For concussions, proper treatment is critical to recovery

January 31, 2018 — Sponsored Content Returning to normal activities too soon can have serious consequences By Lauren Glendenning Brought to you by Kaiser Permanente Traumatic brain injuries aren't exclusive to the NFL or Hollywood cinema — Americans of all ages experience concussions, with children and seniors most at

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Cervical health screenings help reduce cancer rates

January 19, 2018 — Sponsored Content January is Cervical Health Awareness Month Written By Lauren Glendenning Brought to you by Kaiser Permanente Regular gynecological screenings in women have helped reduce the rate of cervical cancer deaths in the United States by more than half in the last 40 years, but

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Physicians increasingly turning to non-opioid medications

December 14, 2017 — Sponsored Content Opioid overdose deaths in the United States have quadrupled since 2000 Written By Lauren Glendenning Brought to you by Kaiser Permanente As the United States grapples with an opioid epidemic that has spawned a public health crisis, countless physicians around the country are trying

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How to navigate your 2018 health insurance options

November 30, 2017 — Sponsored Content Open enrollment ends Dec. 15 for coverage that begins Jan. 1 Written By Lauren Glendenning Brought to you by Kaiser Permanente It's hard to keep up with health insurance headlines these days, but open enrollment is the time to break through the noise

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Feeling tired all the time?

November 15, 2017 — Sponsored Content Know the warning signs of sleep apnea and when to talk to your doctor about getting a sleep test Written By Lauren Glendenning Brought to you by Kaiser Permanente If you're feeling excessively sleepy during the daytime yet you feel like you're properly

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One of breast cancer’s strongest survival tools is early detection

November 2, 2017 — Sponsored Content October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Written By Lauren Glendenning Brought to you by Kaiser Permanente If caught early, the five-year survival rate for women with breast cancer is nearly 100 percent, making early detection the best defense in preventing breast cancer's

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Gluten-sensitivity is mostly self-diagnosed, not medically proven

October 19, 2017 — Sponsored Content Those who think they're intolerant to gluten should first get tested for celiac disease Written By Lauren Glendenning Brought to you by Kaiser Permanente Just about every restaurant you dine in these days has a "GF" symbol next to the dishes that are gluten-free,

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Weight and health are not always the same thing

September 28, 2017 — Sponsored Content People of all sizes should focus on overall health, not just the number on the scale Written By Lauren Glendenning Brought to you by Kaiser Permanente In a world with increasing obesity rates and a $60 billion-a-year weight loss industry, weight and health are

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Get your nutrients from food, not dietary supplements

September 14, 2017 — Sponsored Content Written By Lauren Glendenning Brought to you by Kaiser Permanente Dietary supplements and protein shakes might be all the rage, but should Americans take extra vitamins to get the proper amount of daily nutrients? The answer is no, most Americans don't need to take

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New trends in eating offer healthier benefits than diets

August 30, 2017 — Sponsored Content A diet should be a lifestyle, not a path to a short-term goal Written By Lauren Glendenning Brought to you by Kaiser Permanente Paleo, vegan, raw, Mediterranean, Atkins, gluten-free — the list of diets and lifestyle habits to follow is dizzying. Whatever the

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As the school year approaches, so does vaccination season

August 16, 2017 — Sponsored Content Doctors say children should get all recommended vaccinations before the first day of school Written By Lauren Glendenning Brought to you by Kaiser Permanente As the school year approaches and parents think about whether to vaccinate their children, the science and medical communities

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Gain relaxation, not pounds, this vacation season

July 26, 2017 — Sponsored Content Writen By Lauren Glendenning Brought to you by Kaiser Permanente Remaining health-conscious while on vacation can be a challenge, but with a little discipline and diligence, a week away doesn't have to equal pounds gained. It takes daily effort in regular life to

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Summer heat turns cars into ovens

July 12, 2017 — Sponsored Content Never leave a child or pet in a car, not even for a minute Written By Lauren Glendenning Brought to you by Kaiser Permanente Temperatures around Colorado have been reaching record highs already this summer, turning cars into ovens in a matter of

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For men, preventative health is often overlooked

June 28, 2017 — Sponsored Content June is Men's Health Month, a time when health care professionals remind men that regular health check-ups are important By Lauren Glendenning Brought to you by Kaiser Permanente Women are told to visit a doctor for annual exams, yet men often forego a

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What you need to know about Alzheimer’s Disease

June 15, 2017 — Sponsored Content Alzheimer's Disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States Written By Lauren Glendenning Brought to you by Kaiser Permanente Aging might be the biggest risk factor for Alzheimer's Disease, but the disease is not a normal part of aging.

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Why you shouldn’t worship the sun

May 31, 2017 — Sponsored Content Doctors warn of dangerous ultraviolet rays, especially in Colorado where high elevations provide less protection from the earth's atmosphere Written By Lauren Glendenning Brought to you by Kaiser Permanente Physicians are serious about sun protection, especially in a state that sees so many

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For total health, patients must take care of mind, body and spirit

May 17, 2017 — Sponsored Content May is Mental Health Month Written By Lauren Glendenning Brought to you by Kaiser Permanente It's common for patients to see their doctors for physical checkups, but too often people avoid seeking care for their mental wellness. About 1 in 5 adults experience

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4 ways to stay safe on your summer vacation

April 26, 2017 — Sponsored Content Written By Lauren Glendenning Brought to you by Kaiser Permanente Lounging around a resort with all-inclusive food and drinks, sleeping in on a Tuesday, forgetting life's daily stresses — these are just a few of the perks enjoyed on a summer vacation. As

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Doctors paying more attention to excessive alcohol use among patients

April 19, 2017 — Sponsored Content Heavy drinking is a widespread problem in the U.S., doctors say Written By Lauren Glendenning Brought to you by Kaiser Permanente About 38 million adults in the U.S. are drinking too much alcohol, yet most people don't talk to their doctors about alcohol

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