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Past articles by Judson:

Haims: Reducing the odds of skin cancer

While there are many types of skin cancer, melanoma is the most common, deadliest, and most avoidable form of skin cancer. Of the many types of cancer, skin cancer has the highest amount of DNA mutations. ... → Read More

Haims: It’s OK to not be OK

Tragedy has come once again to our community. While the subject matter of death by suicide is not something I am formally educated in, I would like to share some information that I hope will... → Read More

Haims: Homecare services are available in Eagle County

So your spouse just had surgery and now it is time to take them home. Now that the anxiety of a safe and successful procedure is behind you, your only concern is to make recovery... → Read More

Haims: Desk jobs and sitting too long may lead to cardiovascular disease

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) and diabetes are on the rise. Although some people may be predisposed, many people have the ability to reduce their risk. CVD is a major concern as current data suggests that an incident... → Read More

Haims: Oral hygiene links to rheumatoid arthritis

I am quite sure that most of us have seen television commercials where a senior citizen addresses a group of other seniors promoting a medication that helps relieve any number of issues. The pharmaceutical industry... → Read More

Haims: Type 1 diabetes is a different animal

Last week I wrote about diabetes. There are many great advancements occurring that are proving promising for people who have the disease. While the column was meant to educate about the disease and possible remedies, I... → Read More

Haims: Understanding why diabetes is on the rise

Understanding diabetes takes a little understanding of biology. When we digest food, our body breaks down what we eat and eventually causes the food to be broken down into small molecules. Some of these molecules... → Read More

Haims: Blood testing has made miraculous advancements

Blood testing has been a useful tool for informing medical providers about how your body is functioning. With just a little bit of blood drawn, often at a medical office or hospital, medical providers have been... → Read More

Haims: A healthy life starts with hydration

We can last up to six weeks without food, but only one week without water. Our body is made up of about 75% water. Every cell in our body depends upon it. Water helps our... → Read More

Haims: Strep Throat – the early signs

If COVID and RSV weren’t enough, there is now a high level of concern for strep throat. Although strep throat can occur at any time of the year, here in Colorado, cases occur quite frequently... → Read More

Haims: Parkinson’s and communication

If you are caring for a loved one with Parkinson’s disease, you are probably familiar with two of the hallmark physical symptoms: tremors and impaired gait. However, another issue that can be disruptive is that... → Read More

Haims: A gentle approach to helping aging parents

Very few people relish the idea of getting older. The challenges of aging we all will deal with may sometimes be difficult. Our bodies become less physically able to handle activities we once never even... → Read More

Haims: When long-term care insurance companies deny a claim

Long-term care insurance is not insurance most people know much about. Considering that we all will reach a point in life where we will need some type of long-term care, it might be worth looking... → Read More

Haims: Volunteering for better health

Many, many years ago, when I first started college, I had planned on getting a degree in hotel and restaurant management. I enjoy people and love food. A career in serving people ultimately took a whole... → Read More

Haims: Procrastination isn’t harmless

Procrastination is a funny thing. Everyone procrastinates. It can be good and bad. It may be good when it allows time to reflect on what’s important, be creative, or even cool down after a conflict.... → Read More

Haims: Socialization is important at any age

The loss of a spouse, friend, or a pet can be devastating at any age. Sometimes, these occurrences can cause people to lose their perspective on life. For senior citizens who may have lost friends... → Read More

Haims: There is no magic pill for brain health

There is no lack of pharmaceuticals in the United States. According to a 2015 report by the Mayo Clinic, “Nearly 70% of all Americans are on at least one prescription drug.” While some studies indicate... → Read More

Haims: Avoid a hospital visit with proper winter footwear

As winter nears, many of us will soon put snow tires on our cars. Researching the best tires for our particular car is often an interesting process. There seem to be so many variables when... → Read More

Haims: Preparing now for flu season

It’s the time of year to drive over the passes and throughout the mountains to check out the changing of the foliage. Fall is one of the most beautiful and colorful times within the Rockies. As... → Read More

Haims: Being a caregiver to your spouse is hard work

Being a caregiver is a selfless act. It means putting the needs of another before your own. Unfortunately, it can be one of the most stressful roles a person takes on in their lifetime. I... → Read More