Three more opportunities remain this year for FREE Walk With a Doc programs in Boulder. Registration is not required. Just show up at 8 a.m. on one Saturday a month for the one-hour walk that is informative, energizing and congenial. [Read more…] about Three More Chances To Walk With A Boulder Doc
Health & Fitness
Maybe you’ve heard of Walk With A Doc. Now comes Dance with a Doc. Held in Boulder the last Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., this new program is a chance to exercise, connect with others and experience the health benefits of freeform/ecstatic dance.
Enjoy a fusion of different musical genres including funk, soul, electronic dance music and popular tunes we all love. All ages and fitness levels are welcome. Board-certified doctors and other health professionals who use dance as a wellness practice themselves are on hand at each gathering. [Read more…] about Dance With A Doc For Fun & Fitness
Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy’s winter supplement sale is going on through January 29, with 25% off multivitamins, omegas, sports nutrition, minerals and homeopathy. There are three Pharmaca locations in Boulder (1647 Pearl St., 2700 N. Broadway and Table Mesa Shopping Center, 645 S. Broadway) and one in Greenwood Village (5910 S. University Blvd.).
On average, a person will gain 1 to 2 pounds every holiday season they never lose. Over time, those pounds add up!
Kaiser Permanente incentivizes getting healthy (or healthier) with its Weigh and Win program. The generous program helps all Coloradans 18 and older lose weight and maintain it with the prospect of cash rewards for success. (The program is not just for those insured by Kaiser.)
Here’s how to get started: [Read more…] about Weigh & Win: Lose Weight And Earn Up To $150
It’s no secret, regular exercise, even just walking, improves your health. It also reduces your risk of heart and lung diseases, cancer and diabetes. Once a month at 8 a.m., physicians with National Jewish Health give a 10-minute talk about a health topic and then lead an easy one-mile walk, while they answer any medical questions on your mind. [Read more…] about NJH’s “Walk with a Doc” for Free Advice, Treats
Wouldn’t it be great, if you could talk to a nurse any time you had a question about your child’s health? Of course, there’s no better resource than Children’s Hospital Colorado. The hospital offers a great community resource with its ParentSmart Healthline at 720-777-0123 or call toll free: 1-855-KID-INFO (543-4636).
Concerned parents can receive FREE health care advice from a registered nurse on more than 290 pediatric topics. The help line is available 24 hours a day, providing access to expert pediatric care and, most of all, peace of mind. The ParentSmart Healthline has been serving families in the Rocky Mountain region for nearly 20 years and receives an average of 30,000 calls a year.
It’s not normally “our deal” to post any medically-related savings or promos, but we found a “secret” we just couldn’t keep to ourselves. Anyone can use Costco‘s Pharmacy with no membership required. We called the corporate office and it’s true. You can flash your prescription to the checker at the entrance (or just tell them you’re going to the pharmacy) and you’re in. Note: Without a Costco membership, you can only use the pharmacy or buy liquor, if the store carries any — no other purchases allowed. Like most warehouse stores, Costco offers excellent deals on prescription prices. They also accept most insurance plans.
Children are heading back to school soon, which means that the bugs causing childhood diseases are back in business. There are no-cost and low-cost ways to get children from infants to 18 years immunized for everything including measles, mumps, polio and Hepatitis A & B. But if you miss the monthly events, you can still visit walk-in clinics. Typically immunizations start at about $25 per shot, but you can also pay what you can afford, and no child is turned away for inability to pay. It’s very important that you bring your child’s immunization record every time. Several clinic now also offer vaccines for adults. To find a low-cost clinic near you check out the Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition. Here are few of the clinics we found: [Read more…] about No-Cost & Low-Cost Immunizations for Tots to Teens
We’re big fans of Denver B-cycle! It’s such a fun way to explore the city and get in some exercise at the same time. For bargain bikers, the bicycle sharing system just introduced its Flex Pass. It’s the best way to get more value from a membership. Enjoy half-hour rides from any of the 87 stations for only $3. The pass is active as soon as your purchase is confirmed — just use your credit card at any kiosk until your B-Fob arrives. With your B-Fob, go directly to the dock and check out any bike. It’s the flexible and affordable option for quick trips around town. The annual membership is just $15. Then, each half-hour ride is just $3 — that’s 1/3 of the walk-up price. For more information, click here.
The Sam’s Club pharmacy has always been a good option for low-cost prescriptions. Now the warehouse store has expanded its prescription savings program so that Plus and Business Plus members save even more money. New savings on generic prescriptions, some of which are available for FREE or at a discounted cost of $4 or $10 at specified quantities, are now available in all Sam’s Club locations with pharmacies. This new benefit is part of Sam’s Club Extra Value Drug List (EVDL), through which Sam’s Club Plus and Business Plus members also receive 10% to 30% savings on select brand name medications. Five generic prescriptions at specified quantities are available for FREE in 35 states, including Colorado. These medications include Donepezil (Aricept), Vitamin D 50,000IU, Pioglitazone (Actos), Finasteride (Proscar) and Escitalopram (Lexapro). In addition, more than 200 generic prescriptions in specified quantities are available for $4 and more than 400 generic prescriptions are available for $10. Members with an active Plus membership can use the prescription discount benefit by presenting their Plus membership card along with a valid prescription. Learn more here.
Whether you’re new to meditation or been practicing for years, check out this FREE meditation group that meets Mondays from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Learn new meditation techniques or just practice your own with like-minded individuals. Meditation can help you reach an alpha level of mind which brings you closer to communicating with your subconscious. By using creative visualization effectively, people have been able to change their lives for the better. The sessions begin with 15 minutes of discussion and preparation for meditation followed by 30 minutes of meditation and then 15 minutes of debriefing. For more information, call 720-378-8080. 3435 Albion St., Denver.
Walgreens is offering more than $10 million worth of FREE flu shot vouchers to people who do not have health insurance coverage and are unable to afford a flu shot on their own. Each voucher is good for one free flu shot at any Walgreens pharmacy, subject to the terms and conditions on the voucher. To find out if you are eligible and where you can get a free flu shot voucher, call 1-800-925-4733. (Some additional instructions: When you call, push 4 on your phone to be connected to an Operator. He or she will ask for some personal information and then, if you qualify for the free shot, someone will get back to you within 2 business days with instructions on how to get the voucher and which location to use.) The vouchers are being given away on a first-come, first-served basis — while supplies last.