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New website for Memorial Regional Health launches

September 22, 2017 — Memorial Regional Health has launched a new website — memorialregionalhealth.com. "I really like the new website, because it's mobile friendly. It looks modern and updated, and I think it's great," said MRH CEO Andy Daniels. In April, the hospital contracted with Steamboat Springs web design […]

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Moffat County suicides drop to zero; access to care increasing, barriers still remain

September 21, 2017 — CRAIG — No one has died as the result of suicide in Moffat County this year, and only one death by suicide has been recorded for the year in Routt County. "This is a historical low," said Mindy Marriott, executive director of Reaching Everyone Preventing […]

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Health Briefs: Diabetes management awareness class presented in Craig

September 21, 2017 — Area physicians have seen an increase in diabetic patients, and their objective is to be more proactive in providing the community with information regarding the disease. To that end, grant funding has allowed Memorial Regional Health to develop a new community education program. "Learning about […]

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Survey: Health care in Northwest Colorado accessible, not always affordable

September 21, 2017 — CRAIG — More people than ever in Northwest Colorado have access to health care, but the cost keeps care out of reach for some, according to information collected by the 2017 Colorado Health Access Survey. "There isn't any other source for this type of data […]

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Living Well: Calling all seniors! It’s time for a flu shot

September 19, 2017 — Did you know that your age puts you at a higher risk for serious complications of the flu? That's because your immune system weakens as you age. In order to protect yourself, plan to get a flu shot this fall for best coverage. "All seniors […]

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MRH Foundation receives $60K to upgrade ambulance equipment

September 14, 2017 — CRAIG — Patients requiring ambulance services will soon have a safer ride. The Memorial Regional Health Foundation has received a $60,000 grant from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment for the purchase of new power loading systems. "The loading systems are needed to […]

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Health Briefs: Memorial Regional Health awarded bid to provide services through the Moffat County Employee Health Clinic

September 14, 2017 — The county medical provider will now also provide clinical services to Moffat County employees. County commissioners at their regular meeting Tuesday accepted the recommendation from the county's Employee Health Insurance Board to approve the low bid. MRH will take over operations in January. Memorial Regional […]

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Living Well: Know the signs of prostate cancer

September 12, 2017 — In honor of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, it's a good idea as a man to know the signs and symptoms of prostate cancer, and to understand your risk. As you probably know, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, and is the second […]

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Red shoes raise awareness for those trying to kick the consequences of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

September 8, 2017 — Breeze Street Park was filled with laughter as a strapping young man lifted tiny toddler high into his arms. "Being an uncle is hard work, but it's fun because I get to spend a lot of time with my nephews," said 16-year-old Jefferson Piatt of […]

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Northwest Colorado fires ignite health concerns

September 5, 2017 — An air quality health advisory was issued for Routt County Tuesday morning by the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment because of the smoke in the air caused by the Deep Creek and Big Red fires as well as other fires burning in the […]

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Living Well: 5 Myths, Debunked — Nurse midwives provide safe, in-hospital birthing experience

September 5, 2017 — When you think about using a midwife for childbirth, you may shy away because you think having a midwife means you have to give birth at home. It doesn't. This is just one of many myths about nurse midwives that needs to be debunked. In […]

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‘Beautiful’ partnership benefits children in Moffat County Schools

August 31, 2017 — A partnership to provide health services to children in Craig has been renewed and expanded. After the resignation of their school nurse, in the fall of 2016, the school district contracted health services through Memorial Regional Health. MRH has the low bid for contracted services. […]

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Health Briefs: Wellness Wednesday lunch and speaker schedule for September

August 31, 2017 — Wellness Wednesday offers fitness classes, wellness checks with a nurse, activities, lunch and guest speakers for older adults. It's held every Wednesday at St. Michael's Catholic Church. For more information visit northwestcoloradohealth.org/agingwell or call 970-871-7676. Sept. 6 Turkey goulash, seasoned carrots, green salad, fruit cup […]

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MRH Living Well Column: Medicare 101: Learning the basics, getting help

August 29, 2017 — If you are nearing your 65th birthday, signing up for Medicare should be on your to-do list. If you've started the process, you are likely feeling overwhelmed. If so, don't fret—help is available. "Medicare often confuses people. They get so much information in the mail […]

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Northwest Colorado communities to gain additional mental health resources

August 26, 2017 — Participants at the annual Mental Health in Moffat County breakfast learned Wednesday morning of new mental health resources coming to Northwest Colorado. The meeting was held by Mind Springs Health to update partner agencies on mental health work in Moffat County. It began with news […]

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August is World Breastfeeding Month

August 25, 2017 — We know breastfeeding helps babies and moms, but some benefits may be surprising. This natural process, for example, is a stepping stone to obesity prevention. Breastfeeding is an "on demand" process dictated by a baby's hunger and fullness cues; you cannot overfeed a breastfeeding baby. […]

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Health Briefs: Rubber Ducky Race and celebration is Saturday

August 25, 2017 — Northwest Colorado Health will host the Rubber Ducky Race for Hospice Aug. 26. Tickets are $10. The race will start at 11 a.m. at the Ranney Street Bridge where Craig firefighters will dump the ducks into the Yampa River. The finish line and a post-race […]

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CEO of Memorial Regional Health reflects on first year in Craig

August 25, 2017 — Last year the hospital board directly hired a Chief Executive Officer for the first time in more than 30 years, and last week the board and CEO signed a three-year contract for services. "I am pleased to accept the contract for three years from the […]

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Rubber Ducky fundraiser supports end-of-life care

August 23, 2017 — Sharon Stoddard didn't think she needed hospice. Her mother, Nina, had been living with her for several years when Nina's health began to decline. Stoddard knew her mother was nearing end-of-life and was prepared to care for her on her own. Then a friend who […]

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MRH Living Well Column: Set kids up for success with healthy school lunches

August 23, 2017 — School starts next week; are you ready with some healthy lunch ideas? It can be easy to fall into the same routine with school lunches, but it's best to mix it up. Variety encourages kids to adopt new foods, and eating a rainbow is the […]

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