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Looking for a new home? Consider health and safety

Ashley Sever and her husband recently married and set their eyes on purchasing their first home together. The two looked to make Lakewood their home, and they accomplished that, but it didn’t come … more

After struggling with depression, Arvada man tells his story

Twenty-two years after he first started struggling with depression, Geoff Grandi’s symptoms hadn’t gone away. They had only intensified, exacerbated by a number of factors — his job, his … more

Yolks on us: The confusing nature of eggs

Time Magazine recently published an article titled “Are Eggs Healthy?” You may end up more confused about eggs after reading that article, so I thought I would share what I know about eggs. In … more

This summer, put down the phone

Summer is here, which typically means teenagers have more free time on their hands. And their hands may often be even more busy with their smartphones as they try to stay in touch with friends and … more

Colorado communities rally following shooting; mental health resources abound

In the aftermath of tragedy, mental health experts point to resources and encourage the community to stay resilient. “We are strong. Colorado is strong,” said Dr. Sarah Davidon, research director … more

West Metro Fire nears settlement agreement with retirees

West Metro Fire District, Tim O'Hayre and Ruth Brienza have come to a settlement agreement. More details will be available soon, according to Brian Matise, the lawyer who represents the two. “We're … more

The healing power of nature

After graduating college, Travis Wild soon found that spending time in the mountains and on trails in Colorado gave him a place to reconnect with himself and restore his mind. “For me, the outdoors … more

Jeffco's champions in public health

Tears were shed, food was scarfed down and awards were received by those who gathered for Jefferson County Public Health’s annual event recognized those who are working to make Jefferson County a … more

Bill would address youth mental health needs

Kari Eckert lost her 15-year-old son, Robbie, to suicide five months ago. The Lakewood High School student was an athlete, a leader, everyone's friend, Eckert said. She saw no signs of struggle. … more

Systems sans sense

So, the wife and I were having an argu… a discussion the other night. You know how that goes — starts out as a philosophic discussion, then somebody misunderstands something, then, suddenly, … more

B.I.O.N.I.C. Team wins Innovators Society grand prize

After four student suicides in the 2001-02 school year at Green Mountain High School, GHS counselor Sandy Austin created the B.I.O.N.I.C. Team so caring students could connect with people who might … more

Getting the lifelong health care pets deserve

There's one common goal shared among veterinarians, animal shelters and pet adopters. It is to “see the pets healthy and thriving,” said Katherine Kethcart, the communications and content manager … more

A day to acknowledge wonderful women

Jefferson County Commissioner Libby Szabo believes women can do anything they want. “Whether it is staying home and raising your children or being the CEO of a Fortune 500 company. The world is … more

Talking about behavioral health with the Jefferson Center

The Jefferson Center for Mental Health values its community partners. “We all have that common thread in that we all work with people in the county,” said Lori Swanson-Lamm, the director of adult … more

Jefferson County Public Health celebrates its 60th anniversary

Dr. Mark Johnson, the executive director of Jefferson County Public Health, sees public health as the sewage system of health care. He lists examples of the work that Jefferson County Public Health … more

Increasing mental health support in schools stirs debate

With the addition of mill levy dollars Jeffco Public Schools will receive the district will be increasing mental health supports for students. However, the way in which the district has designated … more

Removing self-doubt through horses

Horses can help us as humans be balanced. “Horses provide confidence within,” said Hilary Wilcher, founder of Loco Caballo, “and it filters out from there.” Loco Caballo offers horse … more

House call for Lakewood seniors

Registered Nurse Mary Norse visits with Marilyn Collins at Creekside West in Lakewood. Norse works for Dominican Home Health Agency, an organization that provides medical care to homebound elderly … more

5 things we need to know about our heart health

Before my coronary angiogram last year – a procedure that uses a long flexible tube to deliver dyes into my arteries, making them visible on X-rays – I hadn’t really given much thought to my … more

Teens HOPEfull to drive out the stigma of mental health

Hundreds of teens are using the HOPEfull Drive as a tool to prevent teen suicide and end the stigma that surrounds teen depression, anxiety and other mental health issues. “Not a lot of people … more
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