Scratching the surface of how your brain senses an itch

Light touch plays a critical role in everyday tasks, such as picking up a glass or playing a musical instrument. The sensation is also an essential part of the body’s protective defense system, alerting us to objects in our environment that could cause us to fall or injure ourselves. In addition, it is part of the detection system that has […]

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Inside the 2019 Denver Wellness Your Way Festival

Healthy and happy! Jewel, Jillian Michaels and many more were in attendance at the 2019 Denver Wellness Your Way Festival presented by King Soopers and Kroger on Friday, August 16. The 3-day event was created to help people kickstart their healthy lifestyle with everything from workout tips to cooking tricks. Jewel, 45, hosted the event and gave a performance inside […]

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How to Play With Your Kids Even When You Find it Boring AF

First, let’s get this out of the way: Yes, you love your darling child more than life itself. Yes, you would walk over hot coals to make them happy, and yes, the sound of their laughter makes your heart swell with indescribable joy. It’s also okay (and understandable and human!) to get bored to tears with a seemingly endless game […]

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Jewel Leads Star-Studded Lineup at Wellness Your Way Festival

Jewel is putting the finishing touches on the first stop of her highly anticipated Wellness Your Way Festival, set for later this month in Denver. The star-studded weekend event, presented by Kroger, features a slew of food and nutrition experts sharing tips for healthy living, with the goal to help visitors “kick-start your journey to a healthy lifestyle.” Health and […]

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How to tell if your upset stomach is a viral infection

An upset stomach can be a result of many things. When symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea and fever, chances are it’s a viral infection. “A viral gastroenteritis, which we sometimes call ‘a stomach bug’ or ‘a stomach flu,” is a common reason for having an acute onset of vomiting and diarrhea, and sometimes with fever,” says Dr. Tina Ardon, a Mayo […]

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Health care price transparency: Fool’s gold, or real money in your pocket?

The news is full of stories about monumental surprise hospital bills, sky-high drug prices and patients going bankrupt. The government’s approach to addressing this, via an executive order that President Trump signed June 24, 2019, is to make hospitals post their list prices online so that patients supposedly can comparison shop. But this is fool’s gold—information that doesn’t address the […]

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