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KEEP THE PIT IN AVOCADOS TO KEEP THEM FRESH, GREEN AND DELICIOUS
Tired of your avocados turning into avo-brown-os? Thanks to an enzyme in avocados called polyphenol oxidase, avocados turn brown when exposed to oxygen. Need a tip? Leave the pit in your avocado half to reduce exposure and drizzle lemon juice before placing it in a plastic bag in the fridge. That way, the avocado is always greener on the other side.
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Healthy as a Hummingbird — How Tena found a nest of support and care
For years, Tena and her husband have helped study hummingbirds at Rocky Mountain National Park. But Tena’s arthritis in her left hip was limiting her love of working with the tiny birds. She put off a hip replacement until she took a fall on the dance floor at a wedding. That’s when she decided it was time.Three of Tena’s friends suggested the doctor who had treated each of them. Tena then got a new left hip and a new chance to continue her work. A physical therapist worked with Tena at her home for weeks following the hip replacement, monitoring and supporting her exercise and diet.Six weeks after her procedure, Tena was back to working with the hummingbirds. She now has a healthier diet and better exercise routine than ever before, which improves her wellness overall. Thanks to the support of her husband, friends, doctor and physical therapist, Tena was able to continue her work with the little birds she loves.
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How a little poodle became a big hero
Sherry never thought of her poodle Pip as a hero. But one night, after arriving home from work, Sherry sat on the couch and Pip jumped up onto her lap, alerting her to a lump in her breast.
Sherry called for an appointment the next day and soon enough, Sherry had a care team of doctors, a nurse navigator and several others caring for her through treatments and emotional predicaments. Plus, her little poodle for comfort and love.
Through this trying experience, Sherry has been inspired to help others dealing with similar issues. Sherry is feeling better every day, thanks to what she calls the “beautiful and caring hearts” of her care team and, of course, thanks to a surprising little rescue dog named Pip.
How Jamie found a home away from home
Jamie had undergone a bilateral mastectomy in 2012 and thought the cancer was over. But in May of 2013, her doctor discovered another lump that needed to be removed. In order to get the treatment she needed, she couldn’t stay in the home that she and her husband were building in Fort Garland.
That’s when the nurse navigators jumped into action to make her feel comfortable away from home. They set her up with a hotel room, post-surgery clothing and gift cards for specific items needed for her recovery.According to Jamie, they also gave her the support and care she needed during this difficult time.
Jamie’s health team became more of a family to her. With their encouragement and compassion, Jamie found exactly what she needed to feel loved, supported and right at home.
7 easy ways to sneak in a workout
No time for a workout? Here’s how you can fit some fitness into everyday activities!
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These 5 foods have more potassium than a banana
Potassium. It’s more than just bananas’ claim to fame. This important nutrient is good for your muscles, nerves and heart. So make sure you get enough K in your day (4,700 mg) with these 5 foods that have even more than the old standby.
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How being outdoors means being healthy
You’re getting exercise! Spending time outside means spending less time inside, doing stationary activities like watching TV and being on the computer. You’re fighting disease! Getting some sun means getting some vitamin D, which fights diseases, supports the immune system and strengthens bones. You’re happier! Natural light elevates mood and makes you smile, relax and cheer up.
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Hitting the Slopes Again-How perseverance helped Sally return to the mountains
Sally has loved skiing her entire life. She spent her weekends on the slopes, loved experiencing new runs and all of her jobs related to skiing. But while skiing in Jackson Hole, Wyo., Sally took a wrong turn and took an 800-foot fall that left her in a coma with a traumatic brain injury.When she woke up, Sally had a long way to go before she could even stand, but she refused to accept the prognosis that she would never ski again. With months of intensive rehab working with occupational, speech and physical therapists, and the unwavering support of her parents, Sally’s drive continued to grow.Now, Sally lives in Boulder with a friend and volunteers for a ski company. This past year, Sally put on skis for the first time after her accident and cross-country skied across a flat surface. With the help of her doctor, her therapists, her family and her own determination, Sally’s closer than ever to hitting the slopes she loves.
Back in the Saddle — How Kelly’s unique support team put her back on top
Kelly has always been an active person. A mother of four and an owner of a Colorado Springs ranch, she was always on the move. Between taking her kids to and from school, church and music lessons, and taking care of her animals on the ranch, Kelly was too busy to notice her back pain. But over the next few months, Kelly’s back pain worsened. She finally got an MRI and discovered she had a herniated disc. Her doctor set her up for surgery to repair her nerve damage; he removed part of the disc affecting the nerve.In the 12 weeks following the surgery, Kelly’s support team, made up of Kelly’s parents, husband, four children, two horses and two goats, were with her every step of the way. It was time for the kids to take care of mom, with the three oldest helping with meals and cleaning. Following those three months, Kelly’s physical therapist and her doctor stepped in to start her physical therapy. With the help of her untraditional support team, Kelly’s back is back in the saddle once more.
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