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Talking to your doctor about mental health is essential

October 31, 2018 — Sponsored Content Many people struggling with mental illness do not receive care despite the large amount of resources available By Lauren Glendenning Brought to you by Kaiser Permanente About one in five adults in the United States experiences mental illness each year, yet about 60

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Want to know your breast cancer risk? Talk to your doctor

October 16, 2018 — (sponsored content) Regular checkups with your healthcare provider can help determine when cancer screening is right for you By Lauren Glendenning Brought to you by Kaiser Permanente A woman's chance of surviving breast cancer increases dramatically the earlier the cancer is detected, but because breast

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As STD cases rise, doctors remind patients of all ages to stay safe

October 3, 2018 — Sponsored Content New cases of three major sexually transmitted diseases are at record levels By Lauren Glendenning Brought to you by Kaiser Permanente Sexually transmitted diseases are equal opportunity infections, which means physicians are trained to discuss risks with patients as cases of some common

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The fight against cholesterol: Diet and exercise play a major role

September 13, 2018 — Sponsored Content While some factors such as genetics and age can increase a person's risk for cardiovascular disease, healthy lifestyle choices can lower risks By Lauren Glendenning Brought to you by Kaiser Permanente A high total cholesterol number used to be cause for worry, but

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For optimal nutrition and long-term health benefits, breastfeeding is best

August 29, 2018 — Sponsored Content The benefits of breastfeeding for both mother and baby are significant By Lauren Glendenning Brought to you by Kaiser Permanente Breastfeeding has been linked to higher IQ scores later in childhood, reduced risk of diabetes and obesity, a lowered risk of certain infections

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Debunking vaccination myths as students head back to school

August 15, 2018 — Doctors say children should get all recommended vaccinations before the first day of school This content is sponsored by Kaiser Permanente Written By Lauren Glendenning As the school year approaches and parents think about whether to vaccinate their children, the science and medical communities have

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300 million people unknowingly have hepatitis

July 25, 2018 — Hepatitis is a medical term we’ve all likely heard since an early age, but did you know that 300 million people are living with viral hepatitis around the world without even knowing it? Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. While heavy alcohol use, medications or some medical conditions can cause hepatitis, it’s usually caused by one of five viruses — hepatitis A, B, C, D and E.

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Skin cancer prevention starts with the sun

July 18, 2018 — Sponsored Content More cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in the United States annually than all other cancers combined By Lauren Glendenning Brought to you by Kaiser Permanente The average elevation in Colorado is 6,800 feet, putting residents and visitors here at risk for more

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For headache prevention, identifying triggers is key

June 27, 2018 — Sponsored Content Many people suffer from headaches, but it's important to know what brings them on as well as the symptoms of more severe headaches that may require medical attention By Lauren Glendenning Brought to you by Kaiser Permanente Headaches are one of the most

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Don’t let your desk job harm your health

May 17, 2018 — Sponsored Content There are plenty of ways to move throughout the day — even in a sedentary office environment By Jessica Smith Brought to you by Kaiser Permanente We all know we should be getting more exercise. Yet with busy schedules — whether it's kids,

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Getting into summer shape should be a year-round goal

April 26, 2018 — Sponsored Content Healthy eating and exercise should be daily, lifelong goals, rather than short-term fixes for unhealthy habits By Lauren Glendenning Brought to you by Kaiser Permanente Healthy habits shouldn't ebb and flow as the seasons change, but many Americans tend to gear up for

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To combat rising health care costs, should Colorado let people buy into Medicaid?

April 26, 2018 — Medicaid, the nation's joint federal-state health insurance program for the poor, is often described as providing a safety net — something to save the neediest people from disaster. But, as health insurance costs spiral rapidly upward, Colorado lawmakers and health care advocates increasingly say that it is

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Problem alcohol use in America is on the rise

April 18, 2018 — Sponsored Content April is Alcohol Awareness Month By Lauren Glendenning Brought to you by Kaiser Permanente Americans are facing an alcohol crisis that hasn't gotten the attention that the country's opioid crisis has in recent years, according to a 2017 study published in the Journal

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Proper shut-eye positively impacts overall health

March 27, 2018 — Sponsored Content Inadequate sleep can affect everything from mood to medical conditions to life span Written By Lauren Glendenning Brought to you by Kaiser Permanente Not getting a good night's sleep has more lasting effects than the immediate grogginess a person might feel — sleep

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5-2-1-0: Help Your Kids have a Healthy Summer

March 14, 2018 — Sponsored Content By Dr. Lindsey Gerdes Brought to you by Kaiser Permanente Summer is not far away and with the warmer weather it usually means kids are out playing on the freshly-cut lawn, biking to the park, moving around and getting exercise. But more and

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The key to longevity is lifestyle habits

February 27, 2018 — Sponsored Content While there's no foolproof way to ensure a long life, our choices along the way have a lot to do with it Written By Lauren Glendenning Brought to you by Kaiser Permanente Colorado mountain resort communities have some of the highest life expectancies in

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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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