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Recognizing Depression In Kids

More children are suffering from depression than ever before. Suicide rates have skyrocketed and suicide is now the second-leading cause of death among children 10 to 18 years old. There are several theories about why depression is on the rise in kids, starting with social media. Kids are constantly connected, especially teens, and they compare

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The Power Of Vision

Today on my run I thought about a lesson my high school cross-country coach taught me. It was on the power of vision. I remember it clearly, it was hot, and I did not want to finish running up the hill that our practice ended on. She sprinted up to me, reminded me I was

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The Gift Of Intuition

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the gift of intuition. What is it? How do we hone it? Why don’t they teach us this language in school? How do we meld it with logic, intention and action? Psychology Today describes it as, “…a process that gives us the ability to know something directly without

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Pinpointing Solutions With Acupuncture

While the ’80s brought us alternative music, traditional Chinese medicine brought us alternative medicine, now known as complementary medicine, in the form of acupuncture. Acupuncture has been practiced in China for thousands of years. It was reintroduced to the U.S. after then-President Nixon visited China in the early ’70s. His personal physician wrote an article

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Colorectal Cancer: Preventable, Treatable, Beatable

A couple of things come to mind when we think of spring. One is certainly taxes, and the other should be that March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. If we understand one message from these columns, hopefully it is that prevention is best and denial is not the river in Egypt! The American Cancer

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Heart Sharing And Bravery Go Hand In Hand

As I stare at my laptop hoping to give you a February article that inspires and guides you on your way to happy, my brain keeps swirling on all the topics I could cover. Valentine’s Day, Chinese New Year, intentions of yours that were beautifully shared with me, and intentions of mine that I’ve yet

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Taking Care Of Your Heart For Life

You can’t miss all the pink and red hearts in retail stores this time of year to promote Valentine’s Day. What better time to focus on your heart health than in February! While any regular exercise is beneficial to our overall health, what do you do when your health takes a less than desirable turn?

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Pick A Theme, Not A Resolution, For 2022

Happy January, Wheatridge! How is it that it’s already 2022? Many of you may be expecting your resident life coach to regale you with the need to resolve to be better this year. However, I’ve never really been keen on the idea of New Year’s resolutions. OK, I definitely followed all the fads of this

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Baby On Board!

Although it has been a tumultuous two years, bringing new babies into the world remains an exciting aspect of care provided at Lutheran Medical Center. Nine months or 40 weeks may seem like a long time to prepare for the arrival of a new addition to your family, but there are several things to consider

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‘I’d Like To Suggest A New Tradition…’

When I sit down for a quiet moment, I’m overwhelmed that it’s already December. 2022 is weeks away, we’ve lived through another year of a global pandemic, and the movie, “Love Actually,” blessed our movie theaters 18 years ago. Time seems to be flying by at rapid speeds. Regardless of what your individual experience has

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