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Regular screenings can save lives, insist staff at Gloria Gossard Breast Care Center

October 16, 2017 — They have a motto at the UCHealth Gloria Gossard Breast Care Center. "Our motto is ‘regular screening save lives,’" said nurse navigator Frannie Johnson. "Early screening is huge. Radiologists look for very fine, small changes in breast tissue, and the sooner the changes are found, the more

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5 months after the scariest phone call of her life, breast cancer survivor feeling grateful

October 16, 2017 — Sharon Hoberg was sitting in Denver International Airport waiting to board a flight to Iowa for her cousin's wedding when her phone rang. "I got the call and they told me that I had invasive ductal carcinoma," said Hoberg, who owns and runs  Valley Appraisal,

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Monday Medical: Ditch the donut, not the carbs

October 16, 2017 — If you're on a very low-carb diet, you may want to think again. Carbohydrates, which are in foods such as grains, fruits and vegetables, are vital to a healthy life. "If you don't eat carbs, your brain doesn't have the fuel it needs to function,"

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Healthy Eating: Spicy chicken soup

October 16, 2017 — 2 quarts water 6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 teaspoon garlic powder 2 tablespoons dried parsley 1 tablespoon onion powder 5 cubes chicken bouillon 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, chopped 1

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Steamboat health briefs: Northwest Colorado Health receives patient satisfaction award

October 16, 2017 — Northwest Colorado Health recently received an Award of Distinction with recognition as a top-scoring organization from Fazzi Associates, a home health and hospice consulting firm.   The award is based on results of the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Home Health Care Survey. The

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Part 2 of Rx Task Force’s Lunch & Learn gets personal

October 12, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Different paths led Austin Eubanks, Jeremiah Lindemann and Henry Howard to the RX Task Force's Lunch and Learn series Wednesday, but all three men were unified in their drive to bring awareness to the epidemic of opioid addiction. "This is the No.

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Healthy Eating: Baked falafel

October 9, 2017 — 1 (15 0z.) can chickpeas, drained 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped 1/4 cup whole wheat flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 3 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 tablespoon ground cumin 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/8

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Personal stories put faces on growing U.S. opioid epidemic

October 9, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Jeremiah Lindemann and Austin Eubanks are two men with very different stories tied together by a common thread. Both men will be speaking Wednesday during the second RX Task Forces’s Lunch and Learn series focusing on opioid addiction. Lindemann is a geospatial analyst

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CSU Extension Office: Keeping food safe during a power outage

October 9, 2017 — Do you know how to feed yourself and your family during an extended power outage?  Recent hurricanes and other natural disasters have left entire communities without electricity for days and weeks.  While we don't worry about hurricanes in the Mountain West, we are challenged by

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Monday Medical: Healthy sleep habits

October 9, 2017 — One of the most common complaints that Dr. Will Baker, a cardiologist with UCHealth Heart and Vascular Clinics in Steamboat Springs and Craig, hears from patients is surprisingly not about the heart. "A frequent complaint we hear daily is, 'I'm tired,'" Baker said. "'I'm up

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RX Task Force back with three-part series to address opioid epidemic

October 4, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — More than 50 people crowded into Library Hall at the Bud Werner Memorial Library at noon Wednesday to listen and learn about the problem of opioid addiction — an epidemic that last year claimed 140 lives a day. Mara Rhodes, regional coordinator

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Northwest Colorado Food Coalition: What the local food coalition has been cooking up this summer and fall

October 2, 2017 — When I was asked to join this behind-the-scenes mastermind group — the Northwest Colorado Food Coalition, or NWCFC — I was honored to join the ranks of some of this area's action-oriented doers. Every quarter when the group gathers to update and collaborate, I am

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Community Connections: Update on Routt County’s Human Resource Coalition

October 1, 2017 — The Human Resource Coalition, or HRC, led by Routt County United Way and composed of 24 health and human service agencies across Routt County, has recently updated the Routt County Health and Human Service plan.  The HRC has been working hard at collaboration across five mission

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Yampa Valley Medical Center seeks to upgrade ER designation

October 1, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — It's not the kind of thing that most people think about when they arrive at an emergency room. "Not so sure if the patients will notice, because how many people have encountered the trauma system," Dr. Nathan Anderson, co-director of emergency medicine

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Monday Medical: Mammogram reports to detail breast density

October 1, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — On Oct. 1, a new law went into effect for Colorado that requires doctors performing mammograms to alert women if their breasts are dense. States have been adopting versions of the law since 2009, when a Connecticut woman learned she had advanced

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Communities that Care initiative, funded by marijuana tax, arrives in Routt County

September 29, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — For nearly 29 years, Susan Petersen has lived and worked in the community of Steamboat Springs. She spent 24 with the Steamboat Springs Parks & Community Services Department and then several years with the Yampa Valley Community Foundation, and now she’s accepted a

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Music with Vision ready to step into spotlight

September 28, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Henry Howard is hoping that participants will come to the Music With Vision program for the music, but he is hoping they will stay for a culture that promotes wellness. "The real clarity I'm trying to pursue is this is not simply

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Healthy Eating: End of summer salad

September 28, 2017 — Dressing: 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon aged balsamic vinegar 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Salad: 1 head fresh Butter lettuce chopped (about 8 cups) or any lettuce of your choice 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved

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Paul Hebert: Domestic and sexual violence at our front door

September 27, 2017 — Editor’s note: This is the first of a three-part series from Advocates Building Peaceful Communities. While Routt County is known for its beauty and recreational opportunities, provides an idyllic home for more than 20,000 residents and an escape from urban living for tens of thousands

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Hayden boy takes center stage at Down syndrome fundraiser in Denver

September 26, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — An 8-year-old Hayden boy was treated like royalty Sunday in the big city. Lewis Klecker, the son of Kevin and Carrie Klecker, was born with Down syndrome and was the honorary starter for the Step Up For Down Syndrome walk. The 21st

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