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Steamboat welcomes Out Here Yoga and Rakta Hot Yoga to town

August 14, 2017 — Two new yoga studios are poised to pose in Steamboat Springs. Adding to the growing community of yogis, the studios each bring different styles of yoga to town but share the purpose of community. Out Here Yoga, co-founded by Laura Rust, Shannon Crow and Nancy […]

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Mara Rhodes named RX Task Force regional coordinator

August 14, 2017 — There is no question Steamboat Springs resident Mara Rhodes is a perfect fit as the new regional coordinator for the RX Task Force. Rhodes has been involved with the task force from its inception and is expected to play an important role as the group […]

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Community weight loss program available at Northwest Colorado Health

August 13, 2017 — Weigh and Win, a free community weight loss program, is encouraging groups of four to eight people to pool their weight loss efforts for the chance to win prizes. The Fall Back into Fitness Team Challenge is slated to through Oct. 31. Each team member […]

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Monday Medical: Fighting fatigue in cancer patients

August 13, 2017 — One of the most common symptoms experienced by patients being treated for cancer is fatigue. Fatigue isn't the same as being tired; it's not a feeling that will go away after a good night's rest or a day off from work. Rather, fatigue is a […]

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Health briefs: Take precautions with bats, which may carry rabies

August 6, 2017 — Rabies is a potentially deadly virus transmitted through the saliva of an infected animal. Some bats have tested positive for rabies in Northwest Colorado. Observe the following precautions to avoid exposure to potentially infected bats or other wild animals. Never touch a wild bat or any […]

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Healthy eating: Fruit and oatmeal bars

August 6, 2017 — 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 large egg, beaten 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons skim or 1 percent milk 3 cups quick or old-fashioned oats […]

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Monday Medical: Hydrate for health

August 6, 2017 — As adults, our bodies are about 60 percent water, and the cells in our body need water to do their daily tasks, from processing food to moving out waste. So it stands to reason that, when we're dehydrated, our health suffers. "Drinking an adequate amount […]

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Northwest Colorado Food Coalition: Looking upstream — waste reduction strategies

August 6, 2017 — In the United States, an average family of four wastes 40 percent of food purchased, which amounts to $1,500 per year. Reducing food waste is the simplest action you can take to save money and conserve resources. Many people are motivated to reduce their carbon […]

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In 1970s Steamboat, Old Town Hot Springs was relied upon for daily hygiene

August 4, 2017 — This place never runs out of hot water

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Cory Gardner faces questions about health care — and his votes to unwind Obamacare — in telephone town hall with 6,000

August 3, 2017 — Cory Gardner faced several questions about health care — and his votes last week to unwind the Affordable Care Act — during a telephone town hall that drew about 6,000 people Wednesday night, including a woman who accused the GOP senator of "voting against your […]

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Monday Medical: Sunscreen 101: Find the best one for you

July 30, 2017 — Stuck in the sunscreen aisle? You're not alone. With hundreds of options and lengthy ingredient names, choosing the right sunscreen can be a chore. It's an important decision. Sunscreen is a first-line defense against the ultraviolet radiation that bombards us every day, and those UV […]

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Center for Independence reaching goals, helping other do the same

July 30, 2017 — Stephanie Areman's dream is the kind of story Ian Engle loves to tell when people walk through the doors of the Northwest Colorado Center for Independence. As executive director, he wants to help the people who come to him, but more importantly, he wants to give […]

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Colorado’s Medicaid program is reducing opioid dosages

July 24, 2017 — Colorado's Medicaid program is reducing the amount of opioid painkillers it allows its recipients to receive, part of a growing campaign to restrict how many of the highly addictive drugs are in circulation. The new policy, announced this month, will roll out in two phases. […]

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Healthy eating: Buckwheat cakes

July 23, 2017 — 1 c. sifted flour 1/4 tsp. soda 1 Tbsp. sugar 2 c. sour milk or buttermilk 1 tsp. baking powder 3/4 tsp. salt 1 egg, well beaten 2 Tbsp. melted butter or other shortening Sift flour once; measure. Add baking powder, soda, salt and sugar; […]

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Old Town Hot Springs: Don’t let summer plans disrupt your exercise routine

July 23, 2017 — For many, summer can be a peak time for physical fitness. Trails are open, daylight hours are extended and warm weather encourages us to get outside and explore. For others, however, summer can be a time when fitness routines are thrown off. One common factor […]

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Health briefs: Weigh and Win team challenge offered

July 23, 2017 — Weigh and Win, a free community weight loss program, is encouraging groups of four to eight people to pool their weight loss efforts for the chance to win prizes. The Fall Back into Fitness Team Challenge is slated to run Aug. 1 through Oct. 31. […]

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Thoughtful Parenting: Outdoor play

July 23, 2017 — Outdoor play is a staple of summer. Children laughing and running and digging and pedaling are heard and seen in backyards and playgrounds almost everywhere. While you witness all that fun, what is not as obvious is all the brain development that is occurring. Ninety […]

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Northwest Colorado Health: Telepsychiatry adds needed support

July 23, 2017 — When a person isn't feeling well, his or her first stop usually is the family health care provider. Primary care providers see patients with a wide range of complaints, including depression, anxiety and other symptoms affecting both physical and mental wellbeing.  As many as 85 […]

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Monday Medical: Treating tennis elbow

July 23, 2017 — Don't let the name fool you: Tennis elbow can be caused by activities other than playing tennis. Painting, building, cooking, working at the computer, gardening and other repetitive tasks that make use of the forearm can bring on this fairly common type of tendonitis. "The […]

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Choose When project making impression on Northwest Colorado

July 20, 2017 — The program only started in April, but Kathleen Wasserman said the community's response to the Choose When project has been more than she could have imagined. "The fascinating thing about Choose When is that it didn't seem to matter if people were liberal or conservative; […]

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