Craig health briefs for Jan. 31, 2015: Weigh and Win team challenge starts Sunday | CraigDailyPress.com

Craig health briefs for Jan. 31, 2015: Weigh and Win team challenge starts Sunday

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

— Weigh and Win, a 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 challenge runs Feb. 1 through April 30. Each team member will need to weigh in at least twice at the kiosk located in the lobby of the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, 745 Russell St.

Teams across the state will compete for the most cumulative weight lost and/or most average HEALTHpoints gained. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams in each category.

Participation is free. Register at http://www.weighandwin.com. For more information, call 970-875-1880.

The Memorial Hospital offers community presentation on women's heart health

The Memorial Hospital will host a community presentation from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday led by TMH cardiologist Gerald Myers, M.D., called "The Silent Stalker – Coronary Artery Disease and Women."

Heart disease kills more women than all forms of cancer combined. Heart disease is detected less easily in women, and women's symptoms are often more subtle than the "typical" signs of heart attacks or disease.

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TMH to host quarterly What to Expect presentation

Expecting moms and dads are invited to The Memorial Hospital from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10 for an informational session hosted by TMH physicians.

The session is intended to inform future parents about what to expect when giving birth, and the format will provide an opportunity to ask questions, meet other expecting parents, and tour TMH's new birthing center.

Other topics to be covered include car seats and infant massage.

Community CPR and first-aid classes available

The Craig Parks and Recreation department will offer American Red Cross CPR and first-aid classes from 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 17 through 19 at City Hall.

CPR and First Aid classes can be scheduled for businesses and other groups upon request and availability of an instructor.

The cost is $80. Certifications are available and course costs includes textbook.

The deadline to register Feb. 13. For more information call 970-826-2017.

Help is available for health insurance enrollment problems

Feb. 15 is the last day to enroll in health insurance for 2015.

Some people are having difficulty enrolling online at http://www.connectforhealthco.com. If you are having problems with your application or need help enrolling, call a Health Coverage Guide at 970-871-7324.

Health Coverage Guides at the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will help you determine if you or your family qualify for Medicaid, Child Health Plan Plus or reduced-cost plans through Connect for Colorado.

Not having health insurance in 2015 could result in penalties.

You can make an appointment with a Health Coverage Guide online at http://www.nwcovna.org or call 970-871-7324.

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