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Monday Medical: Take time to manage stress

When it comes to stress, there’s one thing everyone has in common: We all experience it.

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Free birth control now available through Choose When project

Free, long-acting birth control is now available for low-income Steamboat Springs women, thanks to the efforts of the newly formed Choose When group.

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Healthy eating: Hard-cooked eggs at altitude

This recipe is easy and makes perfect hard-cooked eggs at higher elevations.

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Routt County ranked fourth healthiest county in Colorado for 2017

A set of newly released annual health rankings place Routt County as the fourth highest in overall health among Colorado counties, the area’s highest ranking yet.

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High country residents find partial solutions to health care costs

The arid garden of affordable health care has sprouted some promising blooms in Colorado’s mountain valleys, thanks to innovation, generosity and cooperation.

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Colorado’s mountain hospitals have higher net income margins

Hospital bills in the high country are higher than in metro Denver — but that’s inevitable anywhere there is a small population base, say hospital executives.

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How Coloradans benefitted from Obamacare

Sometimes Obamacare stories have happy endings, even in the mountain valleys of Colorado.

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State commission taking 'deep dive' into health care costs in mountains

People in the mountain resort towns of Colorado are used to spending as much as 15 percent more for gasoline, groceries and housing. But why 50 percent or 80 percent more for health care?

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Western Colorado health care costs more than a mortgage?

Garfield County resident Heather McGregor simply can’t afford health insurance anymore, although she had it most of her life.

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Northwest Colorado Health: Program helps families build parenting skills

Northwest Colorado Health has a new parent support program in its toolbox. SafeCare Colorado is for parents and caregivers who have children age 5 and younger. The free voluntary program recently launched in Moffat County and will expand to Routt County by early summer.

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Monday Medical: Target trigger points with dry needling

Tight muscles? Some physical therapists have a new tool to address the issue: dry needling.

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Healthy Eating: Slow-cooker whole-grain porridge

Slow-cooker whole-grain porridge

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Health briefs: Send in your healthy recipes

Every Monday, Steamboat Today publishes simple, healthy recipes in the Yampa Valley Health section through a partnership with the Colorado State University Extension office.

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Active lives, few providers push up medical costs in Colorado mountains

No, Colorado mountain resident, it’s not just your imagination. You still are paying some of the highest health care costs in the nation.

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Old Town Hot Springs: Swim lessons powerful preventative to drowning accidents

As we enter mud season and the abundance of water in the Yampa Valley begins to thaw and flow, it’s a good time to remember that water safety should be a top priority for parents whose children plan to be around water.