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Protect Yourself From Email & Smartphone Scams
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You get an email from what seems to be a legit store or organization, it asks you to click on a link to win a prize or check the balance on a bill.  Once you click, nothing seems to happen, but meanwhile, a virus is entering your computer and you don’t even know it.  It’s called phishing and your personal information could be at risk. The Denver Better Business Bureau is warning the public about an increase in phishing scams.   Slick crooks are even going so far as to send out phony emails impersonating the Better Business Bureau that ask you to click on malicious links.   BBB spokesperson Megan Herrera says, “it is relatively easy for the cybercriminal to set it up and when the authorities try to stop them they just start all over again” .   Another scam called “smishing” targets you through your smart phone.  Scammers send you text messages with bogus messages from banks or businesses.  The message says you have a refund for something or need to check your account as ask you to click on a malicious link or contact them by phone.   The BBB says to protect yourself, never click on a link from a source you weren’t expecting correspondence from and never provide personal information in a reply email.  If you have questions you can always contact the trusted organization to confirm whether a legitimate email has been sent to you.  For more information on how to protect yourself from online scams you can contact the Denver Better Business Bureau at (303) 758-2100 or visit www.denver.bbb.org .

-By Shaul Turner
Published www.kdvr.com
& www.kwgn.com


Birth Weight Could Be Linked To Breast Cancer Risk
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Monica Richardson is anxiously awaiting her first baby and says, “I'm just excited to see him, see his face”.   Of course, Monica wants her baby to be born in a healthy weight range, but doctors say the how much a baby weighs can also impact the mother.  A new study done by the University of Texas says mothers delivering babies that weigh more than eight and a quarter pounds have double the risk  of developing breast cancer.  Dr. Reid Goodman of Mile High OB/GYN Associates in Cherry Creek explains that bigger babies can create a higher amount of the hormone estrogen in the mother’s bloodstream and adds, “with a higher birth weight baby there's a higher level of hormone and breast cancers can be, but not always, hormone dependent”.   Dr. Goodman warns that women who have had larger babies in the past shouldn’t panic and says, “I  think what they need to do is have it in the back of their mind but at this point I don't think there's any need to do mammograms any earlier”.  Although more studies are likely to be done on how the possible link between birth weight and breast cancer affects different types of women, doctors say any additional information is helpful in the prevention of disease.
Dr. Goodman agrees saying, “this is another way we can be proactive in terms of taking care of women and women taking care of themselves in the future”.
For more information about this study and other women's health issues you can visit the Nationa
l Institutes of Health's website at www.nih.com.

-By Shaul Turner
Published www.kdvr.com & www.kwgn.com
Things To Do...
Food Heaven In Colorado
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Foodies from across Colorado venture to Civic Center Park in search of the perfect rib,  sweetest slice of pie and  smoothest sip of wine as part of the Annual Taste of Colorado.  More than a half million people enjoy food from more than fifty vendors each year.   The downtown park and surrounding streets are lined with everything from chicken and waffles to Asian fusion creations.   Temperatures can hit the 90’s but that doesn't affect the taste buds of those in search of those huge slow cooked turkey legs and other treats.  Kelly Wild and her husband mark the anniversary of their first date at the Taste.  She says “every year we come and celebrate now we bring our little guy”.  But it’s kind of hard to focus on romance with “Sticky Ribs” from the Parallel 17 restaurant just feet away.  As one food lover exclaimed, “it’s just a smorgasboard, you could just go nuts!”
Chef  Jean Claude Cavalera of Randolph’s Restaurant says it’s a real treat for him to share his gourmet  bacon and gorgonzola cheeseburger on the streets instead of in the tres elegante dining room at the Warwick Hotel  and adds, “we are always in the kitchen so it's nice to meet the people in person and talk to them”.   The  Downtown Denver Partnership, which organizes the event, says the circus rides, swings and even a zip line for the kids and young adults were a big hit and, along with healthier food alternatives like lettuce wraps, will be back next year.   While the lettuce wraps will certainly be welcome, a mob might take over if the ribs, corn dogs and chocolate covered cheesecake-on-a-stick treats don’t return for a well deserved ovation.

-By Shaul Turner
Published www.kdvr.com & www.kwgn.com
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Beautiful Skin At Any Age..
A Decade By Decade Plan
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As we age, our skin can go through some drastic changes and let's face it, we can only cover up so much with makeup.  Doctors say you can combat premature aging by protecting and nourishing your skin with a healthy diet and regular exercise, but it may be time to add something extra to the mix.
Dr. Tahl Humes of Vitahl Medical Spa in Cherry Creek has a decade by decade plan for women who want to look their best.    She says In your 20’s it’s all about avoiding overexposure to the sun and adds that new technology and popular treatments like botox are playing a larger role in slowing the signs of  aging, “we use some of the lighter lasers or microdermabrasion and  botox to stop wrinkles before they start so you can slow the wrinkles down, the muscles aren`t moving as much so you`re not making the wrinkles”.   Dr. Humes says in your 30`s, get religious about sticking to treatments that moisturize and firm skin, boost skin cell renewal by getting regular exercise and eat plenty of green leafy vegetables rich in vitamins A and C.
  By the time you reach your 40`s and beyond hormonal changes  can affect  your skin.  Your plan should include regular facials and a skin maintenance plan that  combines a healthy lifestyle with medical spa treatments (if you need them).   Dr. Humes says, “in our 40s` and 50s are where you`re doing more of the bigger treatments where you have some wrinkles and you`re trying to treat them with fillers, botox and lasers”.   For more beauty tips you can visit www.vitahl.com

-By Shaul Turner
Published www.kdvr.com