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Old Town Hot Springs: Group exercise provides health benefits

May 28, 2017 — While it may seem silly to some, exercising in Steamboat Springs can be intimidating. When it appears that every person you meet is an extreme athlete, those individuals simply looking to stay in shape can shy away from group environments, which often provide the necessary […]

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Northwest Colorado Health expands dental services

May 28, 2017 — Northwest Colorado Health is now offering preventative and comprehensive dental services for individuals of all ages and income levels. Preventative care, including screenings, cleanings and education, is available at Northwest Colorado Health's main clinics at 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101 in Steamboat Springs and […]

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Healthy eating: Garden Grill Tri-Tip

May 28, 2017 — 1 beef tri-tip roast (about 1 1/2 to 2 pounds) 1 small eggplant, cut crosswise into 1/2 inch thick slices 2 small red and/or yellow bell peppers cut lengthwise into quarters 2 medium yellow squash and/or zucchini, cut lengthwise in half 1 cup grape tomatoes cut in […]

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Thoughtful Parenting: Limit toys for kids

May 28, 2017 — Recent studies have shown that children age 5 and younger are often overwhelmed with too many toys. Too many options can be over-stimulating and make children anxious. Kids can lose the ability to concentrate on one toy long enough to learn from it, and they […]

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Local fundraisers aim to help Logan Truelove, family

May 28, 2017 — Eleven-year-old Logan Truelove has lots of dreams. They include the day he will return to school with his classmates, the day he will be able to leave his video game console behind to run and play with his friends in the yard and, most of all, […]

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Crianza Reflexiva: Limitándoles los juguetes a los niños

May 28, 2017 — Estudios recientes han demostrado que los niños de cinco años o menores son frecuentemente agobiados al tener demasiados juguetes. Tener demasiadas opciones puede ser sobre estimulante para los niños y puede causar que los niños se pongan ansiosos. Los niños pueden perder la capacidad de […]

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Monday Medical: Studying sleep at home sweet home

May 27, 2017 — Editor's note: This article is the second in a two-part series on sleep apnea. Part one covered sleep apnea signs and symptoms. If you think you might be one of the 22 million Americans suffering from sleep apnea but aren't eager to undergo a sleep […]

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Marijuana tax dollars could be used to fight opioid epidemic in Routt County

May 25, 2017 — A bill awaiting Gov. John Hickenlooper's signature would bring $1 million in resources to help fight the opioid epidemic in Routt and Pueblo counties. The money would come from marijuana tax revenues collected by the state and would be spread out over two years. The […]

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Health briefs: Adult Children of Alcoholics meetings Saturdays

May 21, 2017 — Adult Children of Alcoholics meetings Saturdays Adult Children of Alcoholics is a fellowship of persons who desire to recover from the effects of growing up in an alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional family. Meetings are held at 8:30 a.m. Saturdays upstairs at 437 Oak Street. For […]

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Heeling Friends hosting introductory seminar on canine fitness

May 20, 2017 — Heeling Friends, Inc., Routt County's animal-assisted therapy organization, will host an introductory seminar about canine exercise and fitness titled "K9 Fitness" from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, in Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library. The seminar will include a presentation by Dr. […]

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Healthy eating: Healthful take on hummus

May 20, 2017 — Red lentil hummus 1 cup dried red lentils 2 garlic cloves, peeled Peel from 1/2 lemon Juice from 1 lemon 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 1/2 tablespoons tahini paste Salt to taste Carrots, celery and Persian cucumbers, for dipping In a medium saucepan set […]

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Northwest Colorado Health: Family planning program resource for teens and parents

May 20, 2017 — When you're young, and even when you're older, conversations about sexual health can be difficult. But for adolescents and teens, especially, there is a lot at stake. The repercussions of unplanned pregnancy, a sexually transmitted infection or unhealthy relationship can have lasting impact on a […]

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Monday Medical: Signs and symptoms of sleep apnea

May 20, 2017 — Editor's note: This article is the first in a two-part series on sleep apnea. Part two will cover diagnosis and treatment. Sleep apnea is one of the most common sleep disorders, affecting an estimated 22 million Americans. While it is a treatable condition, it can […]

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Thoughtful Parenting: Fending off summer stress

May 20, 2017 — Not all children are excited for the coming summer. For many children, this is a time that may bring increased levels of anxiety. They are transitioning from a structured day, where they know what to expect, and for many, summer is an unknown, where they […]

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Pitkin County donates $50k toward expanded mental health facility to serve Western Slope

May 17, 2017 — Aspen — Pitkin County commissioners last week decided to contribute $50,000 to a regional nonprofit’s efforts to expand the number of psychiatric hospital beds available on the Western Slope. “I think it’s important to be leaders,” Commissioner Rachel Richards said. “I think we can afford […]

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Yampa Valley Medical Center joining pilot program to reduce opioid use in emergency rooms

May 17, 2017 — Steamboat Springs — As an emergency room physician for more than 30 years, Dr. David Wilkinson is used to seeing people come though the doors at the Yampa Valley Medical Center in pain. "We see pain,” Wilkinson said. “It's the number one reason people come […]

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Vaccinations aren’t just for children

May 14, 2017 — Steamboat Springs — For most adults, vaccinations are just a part of growing up in the modern world. But the truth is, vaccines are not only for children. "Adults need vaccines too," said Mindy Hayden, public health nurse for Northwest Colorado Health. "There are many […]

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Healthy eating: Skillet white fish with tomato olive sauce

May 14, 2017 — Skillet white fish with tomato olive sauce 4 thin white fish fillets (such as tilapia, flounder or halibut) 1 small shallot, minced 1 garlic clove, minced 1 (15 oz.) can no salt added diced tomatoes 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1/2 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and […]

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Health briefs: Hepatitis A on the rise in Colorado

May 14, 2017 — Colorado is experiencing an increase in hepatitis A cases, and the state is recommending some adults at higher risk for the illness be vaccinated. Hepatitis A is a liver infection. Typically, a person contracts the virus by ingesting food or drinks contaminated with the virus. […]

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Mambo Italiano serves up hope to raise money to help find cure for Angelman Syndrome

May 10, 2017 — Steamboat Springs — Olivia MacGray's smile can light up a room. She is full of hugs and the type of energy you might expect to find with any other 8-year-old child growing up in Steamboat Springs. But Olivia was born with a rare genetic disorder […]

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