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Northwest Colorado Health: Hospice Daffodils bring cheer, connection

Anyone who needs hospice receives it, regardless of their ability to pay. Care can involve medications; equipment, such as beds; walkers and wheelchairs; oxygen; and other supplies. Costs often exceed insurance reimbursement. Hospice Daffodils and private donations help cover this gap.

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Cases of mumps in Colorado climbing, nearly 150 Steamboat students not immunized

A Colorado mumps outbreak focused on the Front Range reached 49 cases last week, though the contagious disease has yet to reach the Yampa Valley.

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Health briefs: Blood drive March 30 at YVMC

Bonfils Blood Center will host a blood drive from 12:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 30 in the conference rooms at Yampa Valley Medical Center, 1024 Central Park Drive.

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Yampa Valley Medical Center could merge with UCHealth hospital system

Yampa Valley Medical Center officials announced Wednesday the hospital was pursuing a merger with the UCHealth hospital system.

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Yampa Valley Medical Center pursues merger with UCHealth

If an agreement is reached, YVMC employees would become employees of UCHealth, and the two organizations would consolidate their balance sheets.

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Rural Routt County districts among top in state for promoting student health

Staff at Routt County’s rural Hayden and South Routt school districts have ramped up efforts to improve student health — leading to recognition and prize money from a nonprofit that works with the Colorado Department of Education.

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Monday Medical: Older than 40? Consider a statin

If you’re older than 40 and you’re not currently taking a statin, you might want to reconsider.

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Health briefs: Colorado reports increase in mumps cases

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is alerting parents and healthcare providers about an increase in mumps cases, currently focused in Denver and Aurora areas

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Routt County tourists continue visiting ER for marijuana use

A new report shows how the legalization of recreational marijuana has brought more people to emergency rooms for complications from the drug than before, particularly in Routt County.

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Old Town Hot Springs: Summer race success requires training now

The Steamboat marathon, half marathon and 10K are just under 14 weeks away, and while that may seem a long way off, those looking to compete in the local event or other races this summer should already be putting in the work to find the most success.

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Healthy eating: Best broccoli soup

Best broccoli soup

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LiftUp asks donors to sponsor ramen, beans, cereal through new program

LiftUp of Routt County is getting creative in its approach to attract new donors to stock its busy food pantries in Steamboat Springs, Oak Creek and Hayden.

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Health briefs: Order hospice daffodils online

Colorado Health’s annual hospice daffodils fundraiser will be on March 14.

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Monday Medical: Heart Health To-Do’s

When it comes to keeping your heart healthy, there are a few basics that can help.

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Healthy eating: Apple-oat squares

Apple-oat squares make for a healthful and kid-friendly recipe.