Keeping tabs on the state of your heart may involve a lot of work, but the effort is well worth it.
Every one of salmon's 244 calories per 4 ounce serving provides loads of vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids not commonly found in other foods.
Shoveling snow is a daily event in most of our lives these days, and it will continue to be for the next several months.
Here’s another reason to stay active as we age: it keeps our bones strong. Just a little bit of weight bearing exercise each day can make the difference between breaking bones and landing in a hospital or nursing home, or staying independent and healthy at home.
On Wednesday, my husband Shawn and I took our first Northwest Colorado flower delivery to Sandrock Ridge Care & Rehab in Craig. Over the years, each delivery has been very different. Some are more difficult than others, and our visit to Sandrock was extremely emotional and tough for a number of reasons.
Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will host the Celebration of Light Tree event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at 745 Russell St.
Dialysis center project still in progress
At its Thursday meeting, the board of trustees for The Memorial Hospital finalized, by unanimous vote of 5-0, a contract with Moffat County School District that will allow the hospital to provide medical support for the athletics programs at Moffat County High School and Craig Middle School.
This is a great way to use those turkey leftovers.
The best ways to keep yourself healthy and on the field, according to Craig's physical therapy experts.
Have you ever sat down with your grandparents and it took forever for them to tell a story or get to the point? What about the stories that you’ve heard over and over again? I know that it might be more beneficial to us if we could speed things up or stop them in the middle of retelling a story we’ve already heard, but I wonder how that makes them feel.
It’s hard to imagine that the cute throw rug Aunt Elizabeth bought for her back porch could bring her harm. Yet it’s just the thing that might cause her to slip and fall. Falls are a major health risk and a leading cause of disability in people older than 50. If you have an elderly relative, prevent falls by making simple changes in the home and in your loved ones' health habits.
Celery is an excellent source of vitamin K which is needed to maintain healthy, balanced blood. It is also a good source of folate, vitamin A, potassium, fiber and vitamin C. It is considered a “negative calorie food” because it is thought to require more calories to digest than the amount of calories contained in one serving.
Are exercise excuses slowing you down? Find the time and make exercise a priority. Some of the toughest exercises can be done in just 15 minutes. A gym is not the only place you can find your fit body. There are so many great workouts that can be done at home on videos, on television, or just with some good music in your own living room. Maybe you are unaware of a good exercise plan?
Do you have questions about health insurance? A representative from the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will be available to answer questions from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays — Dec. 3, Dec. 10 and Dec. 17 — in December at the Boys and Girls Club in Craig.
Before reviewing options for next year’s Medicare coverage, it’s important to understand how Medicare fits with the Affordable Care Act often called Obamcare. With all the media attention focused on shoppers in the individual market and their troubles navigating the government’s website, it’s no wonder seniors want to know if they have to sign up somewhere to keep getting their Medicare benefits. Do they have to shop in the exchanges? What happens to their premiums?