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Moffat County proactively addresses uncertainty in health care

June 26, 2017 — The health care industry is facing uncertain times. In response, Moffat County's public health care provider is taking steps to secure the "long-term viability" of local care, said Memorial Regional Health CEO Andy Daniels. On Thursday the hospital board voted to move forward an agreement […]

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Health Briefs: Program helps make visits to the doctor easier and faster for Veterans

June 24, 2017 — The Veterans Health Information Exchange also known as the Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record Health program shares important parts of a veteran's health record between the Department of Veterans Affairs and community health care providers who participating in the program. The exchange occurs over a secure […]

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Memorial Regional Health Living Well Column: Hospice Provides End-of-Life Care

June 23, 2017 — If you or a loved one develops a life-limiting illness, it's comforting to know that hospice services are available to help you navigate your emotions and the logistics of those final days. Memorial Regional Health is planning to expand hospice care in our community by […]

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Teddy bears help children feel at home at hospital in Craig during a special event Monday

June 23, 2017 — Cuddly teddy bears and cute kids will come together at the hospital in Craig on Monday for a Teddy Bear Clinic. "We realize that kiddos have a hard time coming to the hospital. Children are afraid of a lot of things: fear of the unknown, […]

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Northwest Colorado Health column: Clinics integrate affordable dental care

June 23, 2017 — A patient makes an appointment with his health care provider for a physical exam. During the visit, he mentions he's been having tooth pain. It's making it hard to eat and sleep, but he's put off going to the dentist because he doesn't have insurance. […]

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MRH Living Well: Fathers play important role during pregnancy and delivery

June 16, 2017 — When it comes to pregnancy, it's not just the woman who is expecting. So is her partner. While moms-to-be carry the load, literally, during pregnancy and delivery, fathers also have important work to do. According to research studies, expectant moms have a better pregnancy experience […]

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Emergency medical providers from Moffat County teach in Vietnam

June 16, 2017 — Imagine being seriously injured in a country without 911, ambulance service or even an emergency room. Six medical providers from Craig didn't have to imagine such a scenario when they traveled to Vietnam this spring to teach emergency medicine. "I expected more impoverished areas. There’s […]

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Health Briefs: Chamber Mixer hosted by Memorial Regional Health

June 16, 2017 — The Craig Chamber of Commerce ambassadors are holding a Chamber Mixer hosted by Memorial Regional Health. Enjoy appetizers and win great prizes and see the Rehabilitation Center. From 5-7 p.m. on June 29 at 473 Yampa Ave., Craig. To RSVP call the chamber at 970-824-5689. Precautions […]

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What’s inside? Time capsule from 1949 will be opened in Craig Wednesday

June 11, 2017 — No one knows what exactly will be inside a nearly 70-year-old time capsule behind the cornerstone of the old hospital. But we’ll find out on Wednesday, and there is sure to be some oohs and aahs. An opening ceremony will start at 2 p.m. on […]

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Health care is expanding in Moffat County

June 9, 2017 — Local options for health care are increasing. "People don't want to go to Denver or Grand Junction for care," said Memorial Regional Health CEO Andy Daniels when he explained in February why many of the organization's 2017 goals focus on growing local services through the […]

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Health Briefs: Presentation on Emergency Medicine in Vietnam, Wednesday

June 9, 2017 — Health care providers from Memorial Regional Health traveled to Vietnam this spring. They will share stories and information about their trip at a presentation at 6 p.m. on June 14 in Conference Room AB at The Memorial Hospital, 750 Hospital Loop Road, Craig. The event […]

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MRH Living Well: Treating stings and bites in kids

June 9, 2017 — Nothing is better than enjoying the outdoors as a family. Don't let bugs and critters ruin your hike or camping trip. Follow this advice to soothe bee stings, avoid ticks and know how to best react to a rattlesnake bite. Soothing bee stings While the […]

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Bill approved Tuesday means $361,000 windfall for Moffat County School District

June 2, 2017 — Schools, hospitals and transportation received support on Tuesday when Gov. Hickenlooper signed a spending bill intended to aid rural communities. "The passing of SB 17-267, Sustainability of Rural Colorado, marks a significant moment in Colorado history," wrote Memorial Regional Health CEO Andy Daniels in a […]

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Creating good smiles, better health goals of Northwest Colorado dental services

June 2, 2017 — Expanded oral health services are helping more people smile. As part of its effort to reach new patients, Northwest Colorado Health is hosting a Craig Chamber of Commerce mixer from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Dental Clinic at 485 Yampa Ave., Craig. […]

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Health briefs: Veteran Suicide Prevention Hotline

June 2, 2017 — Veterans, service members, and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, send a text message to 838255, or chat online to receive free, confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, even if they are not registered […]

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MRH Living Well: Can’t catch breath with COPD

June 2, 2017 — COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a progressive lung disease that makes it hard to catch your breath. COPD cannot be cured, but it can be treated. The earlier treatment begins — and the earlier people end their exposure to lung irritants — the […]

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Seniors are encouraged to stay active this summer with new fitness classes

May 26, 2017 — Staying healthy means staying active for many seniors, and this summer new programs will make that easier than ever. "We have something for everyone, so please come see what we are doing," said Jackie Camp, Senior Social Center program coordinator. The Senior Social Center in […]

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MRH Living Well: Home health services help patients transition from hospital to home

May 26, 2017 — Sometimes after an illness or injury, people need a little extra help to regain strength and independence. That's where home health services come into play. Memorial Regional Health is excited to offer home health services, starting June 1. To improve continuity of care from hospital […]

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Beauty Tip: Better bone structure available with more calcium

May 26, 2017 — It's no secret that calcium helps build strong bones, so try to get enough calcium in your diet, whether it be through milk, dairy products or through supplements. "Your body needs calcium to build and maintain strong bones. Your heart, muscles and nerves also need […]

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Fitness Tip: Feel the burn during Memorial Day Workout

May 26, 2017 — Put your body to the test with the Murphy Memorial Day Workout, a competitive fitness event that honors the life of slain soldier and Navy SEAL Lt. Michael P. Murphy. Participants will run two total miles and perform hundreds of squats, pull-ups and push-ups. They can […]

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