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Colorado individual insurance rates to go up average of 27 percent in 2018

July 19, 2017 — If you buy individual health insurance on a state exchange, then you’ll pay an average of one-third more for it next year. Individual market insurance premiums will increase by an average of 27 percent across Colorado, and 7 percent for small groups, according to statistics […]

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Moffat County Cattlewomen give Father’s Day gift

July 17, 2017 — Agricultural organization honored one new father with his first father's day gift in June. Every year, the Moffat County Cattlewomen present a gift basket to a father whose baby is born closest to Father's Day. This year that baby was Karen Cullen, born on June […]

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MRH Living Well Column: Calming delivery worries with knowledge, class and hospital tour

July 14, 2017 — It's natural to feel anxious anticipating your delivery day, especially if it's your first baby, or your previous birthing experience didn't go as well as planned. When it comes to calming fears, knowledge is power. That's why learning all you can about pregnancy and delivery, […]

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Getting under your skin: Mosquitos may leave behind an itch, serious heath problems

July 14, 2017 — Summer often brings with it biting bugs, including mosquitoes. The annoying pests may leave behind more than itchy skin. Mosquitoes are known to transmit diseases, such as yellow fever, zika virus and malaria in other parts of the world. Travelers are often advised to take […]

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Health briefs: Risk of heat-related health problems increases with age

July 14, 2017 — Heat-related health problems increases with age With summer here and the temperatures rising, it is important to understand the health risks that excessive heat can bring and know the signs of heat-related illnesses. Older adults and people with chronic medical conditions are particularly susceptible to […]

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Home health gets $56K boost from Memorial Regional Health Foundation in Craig

July 8, 2017 — Two new vehicles will help home health care providers reach patients throughout Moffat County in all kinds of weather. Two Chevrolet Equinox, each costing $28,000 for a total of $56,000, were purchased locally last week at Cook Chevrolet through a donation from the Memorial Regional […]

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Memorial Regional Health Living Well Column: Protect your health during wildfire season

July 8, 2017 — If you see smoke or smell smoke from a nearby wildfire, it is most likely affecting your health—especially if you are outside, being active. The fine particles created when organic matter burns can irritate your eyes and nose, and penetrate deep into your lungs, causing […]

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Health Briefs: Unclaimed Storage Treasures and Community Bazaar July 15

July 8, 2017 — Think Storage Wars Craig-style: A fund raising event for Yampa Valley Pregnancy & Family Center will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 15 at  Big Bar Storage on Stock Drive at Lincoln Avenue. Locks on the storage unit(s) will be cut at […]

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Memorial Regional Health Living Well Column: Avoiding injury at work

June 30, 2017 — Carol Bolt, a physician assistant with Memorial Regional Health, sees people regularly for injuries that happen on the job. This week she saw a person who fell down the stairs, and last week she treated a miner for respiratory problems. Bolt is one of several […]

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Health Briefs: Follow safety rules to help prevent ATV accidents

June 30, 2017 — Ninety-two percent of ATV-related deaths are the result of warned-against risks, such as youth riding adult-sized ATVs. Northwest Colorado Health and the ATV Safety Institute remind riders to follow the Golden Rules for ATV Safety: • Always wear a helmet and protective gear. • Never […]

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Latinos, men, youth face challenges in diabetes diagnosis, management

June 30, 2017 — Type 2 Diabetes is a serious condition for anyone, but area Latinos, men, and youth sometimes face extra barriers to early diagnosis and management. People with Type 2 Diabetes make insulin, but not enough or their bodies become resistant to it. If not diagnosed early […]

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Smoky air conditions could pose concern for some

June 28, 2017 — A large plume of smoke continues to be emitted from the Brian Head wildfire that has burned about 50,000 acres in southwestern Utah. Smoke is periodically being transported eastward into Colorado. Smoke and haze will be visible at times, and the odor of smoke will also […]

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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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