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Health + Fitness


    It takes a skilled doctor to ease a worried patient’s mind. After all, no one visits the doctor for fun. You go because something’s wrong or because you’re afraid something’s wrong. You’re looking for hope in the midst of pain, for answers when your own body feels unknown and uncertain. In these moments of stress and anxiety, a good doctor—with a comforting word and a desire to meet patients where they are—can have an incredible emotional and physical impact.

    Cinema is full of inspiring tales about overcoming challenges. One of the most moving is the story of Rocky Balboa. By all accounts, Rocky should have given up his boxing career. However, with some lucky breaks, his mental tenacity, and help from his close friends, Rocky overcame the odds and achieved something nobody thought possible. Rocky is a beloved character whose story provides insight into struggles and challenges familiar to men from every walk of life.
  • How connected care supports mental well-being

    Mental health impacts everyone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 1 in 5 U.S. adults live with a mental illness. That’s equivalent to over 50 million Americans. In Colorado, the percentage of adults living with a mental illness is higher than the national average at 23.2% (roughly 1 in 4 people). 
  • Facing Extinction

    In a medical system where money is king, patients are left behind and small providers have become an endangered species. The surprising focal point? Medicare.