Health + Environment

Giddy | April 2021

Male Infertility Rates Are Up—and the Environment May Be to Blame

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Research points to chemicals and pollutants as two causes for a drop in sperm counts worldwide.
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Giddy | April 2021

Cancer Treatment Can Impact Fertility, But It’s Not All Bad News

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Fertility preservation may be the key to having a family after treatment.
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5280 | March 2021

The Long Shot

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Photo courtesy of Marc Tran/Stocksy
Long a stronghold for the medical freedom set, Colorado’s poor immunization rates might make public health officials’ COVID-19 inoculation goals tougher to reach.
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BBC Future | January 2021

The Drones Watching Over Cattle

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Photo courtesy of University of Kentucky
Researchers in Kentucky and Colorado are training drones to find cattle and assess their health from the air.
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5280 Health | January 2021

The Full Spectrum

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No one grows out of autism, but adults have often been left behind when it comes to treatment, services, and funding. Lakewood’s Firefly Autism wants to change that.
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5280 Home | December 2020/January 2021

Green House

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Photo by Jimena Peck
Three simple steps for detoxifying your home in the new year.
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The Well | October 2020

When Our Fear Of Touching Women’s Bodies Turns Deadly

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Photo courtesy of Getty Images
Women are less likely to receive bystander CPR than men. Now we know why.
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GearJunkie | September 2020

Should You Be Working Out In The Dark?

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Photo by Guido Zarrella
Fitness studios across the country are dimming the lights to help clients get in the zone—but there’s little evidence that it has any effect on the quality of their sweat sessions.
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The Colorado Trust | August 2020

The Pandemic Moved Some Substance Treatment Services Online—Possibly Permanently

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Photo by Joe Mahoney
The benefits of virtual recovery services seem to be outweighing any challenges.
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AvidLifestyle | June 2020

Write Time

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Meagan / Flickr via Creative Commons
Therapeutic journaling can improve your health.
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5280 | May 2020

Got Cannabis Questions? Call Leaf411

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Photo courtesy of Seed & Smith
The free hotline is staffed by cannabis-trained nurses ready to answer (almost) all of your marijuana- and hemp-related questions.
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GearJunkie | April 2020

You’re Deadlifting Wrong and It’s Probably Hurting You

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Photo by Christopher DeWitt
We examined the deadlift and six other exercises that could cause injury. Here’s what to try instead while you’re working out at home.
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5280 | March 2020

How to Manage Your Mental Health During a Global Crisis

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Photo by Timothy L Brock on Unsplash
Nine tips for managing your well-being in the midst of uncertainty.
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Fashionista | March 2020

New Certification Helps Brands Communicate Their Commitment to the Environment

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Like the ‘Fair Trade’ or ‘organic’ labels, ‘Climate Neutral’ certification is intended to make shopping with ethics in mind easier for customers.
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5280 Health | January 2020

Detox Your Home

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Photo by Jennifer Olson, styling by Frances Harjeet
A dirty abode isn’t just embarrassing—it can make you sick. Consider this your starter kit to a healthier house and a healthier you.
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5280 Health | January 2020

Risk’s Rewards

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Photo courtesy of the Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus
How the Children’s Museum of Denver’s new Adventure Forest scares your kids into better health.
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NBC News | August 2019

Colorado Looks to Medical Marijuana to Ease Opioid Crisis

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Jason Connolly / AFP - Getty Images file
It becomes the third state in the nation to allow doctors to recommend medical cannabis instead of opioids for pain relief.
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Glamour | July 2019

Are Sound Waves the Key to Better Orgasms?

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Tara Moore/Getty Images
Cliovana promises to increase arousal and orgasm intensity—but so far, no published findings to back up those claims. I tried it anyway.
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5280 Health | January 2019

Head Strong

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Photo courtesy of the University of Colorado Denver
A Denver company might have found a way to reduce head injuries for athletes.
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Outside | November 2018

How One Gym Uses Exercise to Fight Addiction

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Photo courtesy of Seeds Marketing & Design
Nonprofit the Phoenix has a radical idea for those recovering from drug and alcohol addictions: Get moving.
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BBC | September 2018

Are Hot Springs The Future Of Farming?

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A small Colorado town is using its hot springs for an unusual purpose: growing food year-round.
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5280 | December 2017

Kimbal Musk Doubles Down On School Garden Effort

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Photo courtesy of the Kitchen
The Colorado 100 Fund is a $2.5 million effort toward creating 100 learning gardens in Colorado by 2020.
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The Beer Necessities | September 2017

What’s Next In Your Beer? Wastewater!

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Photo courtesy of Half Moon Bay Brewing Company / Facebook
Breweries are experimenting with recycled water in their recipes, and the results are…delicious?
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5280 Health | January 2017

Sleep Training For Adults

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What a twentysomething journalist learned from a local expert on catching more (and better) Zs.
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5280 | September 2015

New Research Connects Suicide To Genetics, Environmental Factors

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Illustration by Emiliano Ponzi
Two novel hypotheses—one focusing on our genetic code, the other on mountain states’ elevation—seek an answer to the question of why people take their own lives.
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5280 | September 2015

How To Talk To Kids About Mental Wellness

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It’s never too early to teach children that it’s OK to ask for help.
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5280 | December 2014

Everyday Environmentalists

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Illustration by Chris Philpot
We hate to break it to you, Colorado, but very few of us are as eco-friendly as we profess to be. Here are 40 ways to change that.
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