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Just the two of us: Holding Hands Can Ease Pain and Sync Brainwaves.
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Just the two of us: Holding Hands Can Ease Pain and Sync Brainwaves.

(Boulder, Colorado): Reach for the hand of a loved one in pain and not only will your breathing and heart rate synchronize with theirs, your brain wave patterns will couple up too, according to a new study. The study, by researchers with CU Boulder published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) this week, also found that the more empathy a comforting partner feels for a partner in pain, the more their brainwaves fall into sync. And the more those brain waves sync, the more the pain goes away.”We have developed a lot of ways to communicate in the modern world and we have fewer physical interactions,” said lead author Pavel Goldstein, a postdoctoral pain researcher in the Cognitive and Affective […]

Jeffco’s SNAP Program Promotes Healthy Eating.
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Jeffco’s SNAP Program Promotes Healthy Eating.

(Wheat Ridge, Colorado): If you had the choice between buying a fruit or vegetable from your local, neighborhood farmer or from halfway across the country, which would you choose? Every time you buy local food, you’re making the conscious choice to support your local community. Local food supports our local economy, and it’s fresher and healthier for you and your family. But for many Coloradans, it can be a challenge to afford enough food for the month, let alone afford local, healthy food. That’s where Double Up Food Bucks comes in. Double Up Food Bucks is a program to help families who use SNAP, or food stamps, access local, healthy food. When families shop at area farmers markets, like Four Seasons […]

Falling With Style.
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Falling With Style.

(Denver, Colorado): Puddles. Nothing but puddles. Colorado’s oddly warm weather during the day and freezing temps at night are creating little morning ice patches. If you’re like the rest of us, there’s a dog to walk, a paper to retrieve and simple navigation to your car or lite rail can be a slippery slope. The best advice is to make sure you are first, fully awake and wearing sensible shoes when venturing out in the early morning hours. Stay Limber and Alert But if you should slip and fall. Take the fall like you might on your mountain bike. Roll into a forward fall and remember to tuck that chin in if heading downward on your backside. Our go-to personal health expert Jane Brody adds these suggestions from How to Protect Yourself from Falls in the […]

Find A Happy Map Today.
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Find A Happy Map Today.

(Lakewood, Colorado): Albert Einstein noted that logic will get us from point A to point B, but imagination will take us anywhere. In today’s featured TED in the Cloud Daniele Quercia explores finding your Happy Map. What exactly is a Happy Map? It’s the little things we can all do to make big changes in our daily life. For example, here in Jefferson County the difference between Wadsworth and the parks and local coffee shops along Garrison Street could be a Happy Map during your morning commute.     Another Happy Map might be the difference between leaving your home at 6:45, instead of 7:15 and capturing a breathtaking Colorado morning sunrise. Another, might be the simple choice between riding a bike instead of driving your car. In his own […]

Life Is Better Aligned.
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Life Is Better Aligned.

(Golden, Colorado) It’s New Years Weekend! The brand new year is the perfect time to reflect on the past year and set goals for the year ahead. If your goals are leading you to keeping better care of yourself, there’s a team of advanced practitioners in Jefferson County at The Golden Well Being Collective that can help you live a better and healthier life. Golden Well Being Collective From yoga to acupuncture, there’s something for everyone at the collective. Today in the Cloud we visited with Dr. Kevin Holman the founder of Golden Health Chiropractic. Dr. Holman launched his practice within the collective and has established a positive reputation as a caring practitioner. Dr. Holman and his Wife Jacque Tell us about you. Where did you […]

Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight.
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Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight.

(Golden, Colorado): There’s a big difference between being alone and being lonely. Tonight begins the official Christmas Week-end in Colorado. Candlelight worship services, romantic dinners for two and family gatherings with all the trimmings. From the Alpine Resorts, to our excellent shopping and dining districts, there’s something for everyone in our Colorado backyard. But for some, the holidays are a trigger point for loneliness. For many, holiday season becomes a mirror of loss. Lost loves. Lost family. Lost time. In a recent study published by The New York Times, Jane Brody highlighted the potentially harmful effects of loneliness and social isolation.  In short, all sorts of medical mayhem, in perfectly healthy people, can be triggered by the effects of loneliness. There’s a covenant […]

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Pumpkin Spiced Everything!

(Golden, Colorado): Greetings Colorado, it’s Autumn! For some, it’s our favorite time of year. The weather is just right for those outdoor workouts, blissful mountain escapes, scarves and in case you missed the memo: pumpkin spice everything. Often we begin this fresh season with goal crushing gusto; the same winds of change that blow through the valley, sing in our soul. And then, right as we are soaring high with our meal prepping, our career and family plans for the next 5 years, and a 10K training program in full swing…the holidays are here. This time of would-be celebration, can also be the death of many of our health goals. Well hey, maybe not this year! Did you know that with […]

Firefly Voices in the Cloud.
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Firefly Voices in the Cloud.

(Denver, Colorado): If you’ve tuned to 96.9 the Cloud recently, you’ve heard a new set of friendly voices. These voices are from Firefly Autism in Denver. Firefly is a premiere autism center providing therapy and behavioral support programs.The center features Applied Behavior Analysis techniques, in the classroom and in the home. Executive Director Jesse Ogas has shepherded an effective program for families of Autism in Colorado. Miranda Foley and Dave Sevick The voices include members of Firefly’s clinical staff. Miranda Foley (MS-BCBA), Center Clinical Director. Dr. Amanda Kelly (PH.D. BCBA-D) Director of Home Based Services and Dave Sevick, Director of Marketing & Development. Sheryl Crow – from the original Motion Picture Po showcasing Autism in American family life The program airs daily on 96.9 the Cloud and […]