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Our blog bringing you the unique views of the people that make up Colorado Access.

Epidemiology

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You may have heard the word “epidemiologist” a lot recently. So, why haven’t you heard about epidemiologists before now? It’s because if things are going well, it’s life as usual for the general public. We make “life as usual” possible for the world. We’re invested in prevention, and prevention is something that’s easily taken for … Read More

Reliable Facts in a Saturated COVID-19 World

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Amidst the fear and chaos that naturally accompanies a global outbreak of a new disease, finding a signal in all of the noise can be difficult. There is So. Much. Information. How do I comb through it all? What do I trust? What sources are reputable? How can I tell if something is a good … Read More

Happy Birthday, ACA!

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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law on March 23, 2010. I was lucky enough to be living and working in Washington, DC as the historic law was debated, voted on, and then passed into law. Now, ten years later, and a happy resident of the state of Colorado, I’m reflecting on how … Read More

Reaching Your Calm

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Stress and anxiety – sound familiar? Looking at the world around us, stress is a normal part of life. As a child, I think my biggest stressor was getting home before the street lights came on; life seemed so simple then. No social media, no smartphones, limited access to world news or events. Sure, everyone … Read More

Outbreaks and Pandemics

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I want to talk to you about diseases. Specifically, I want to talk to you about how they sometimes become outbreaks. Outbreaks happen when we start seeing more of a disease than we should. When an outbreak gets really bad within a community, we call it an epidemic. When it goes global, we call it … Read More

Heart Health. Try it.

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It’s February! When ambitious New Year’s resolutions to get six-pack abs and the heart rate of a marathon runner too often find us on the couch with a six-pack watching marathon runners on TV. February is heart health month, so get up and maybe try a trip around the block instead. When I began this … Read More

Heart Health Can Be Fun

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As a black woman, I’ve always heard that heart disease was very common in the black population, and that caused me to do more research on the topic. As my research continued, I always found myself reading about the scary rates of heart disease and all the different factors that can increase your risk. At … Read More

25 Years of Caring

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Where were you 25 years ago? I was in high school, in another state, worrying about typical high school things, such as the cross country meet this weekend, or if I would finish my homework tonight. This year, Colorado Access is celebrating 25 years of caring. We’ve been here for 25 years; as a community … Read More

Good.

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Jocko Willink is an intense guy. Jocko is a former Navy Seal who served in the Iraq War. He came home, wrote a few books, did a few TED Talks and now runs a podcast. Jocko says the same thing when he is faced with a problem, “good.” He means it. His philosophy is that … Read More

Your Financial Health

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Earlier this year I saw an article from CNBC highlighting that 60% of Americans would be pushed into debt by a $1,000 emergency expense. This is very alarming for our nation as a whole and may have very serious ramifications for our economy during the next economic downturn. As a former student of finance, finance … Read More

Digital Security

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In the age of technology it can be hard to keep up. We are constantly deluged by information, and the constant notifications, news stories, and messages can impact our overall well-being and create stress in our lives. However, there’s something else that can impact our stress levels – data breaches that can lead to stolen … Read More

Be Safe With Your Food

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“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” –Virginia Woolf There I was, enjoying a nice day at a friend’s barbecue. We were playing Polish horseshoes and enjoying some adult beverages when I heard, “TIME TO EAT!” I grabbed a plate and assembled my burger – ketchup, mustard, lettuce … Read More