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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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Superfood Tip: Nuts to that!

May 26, 2017 — Nuts add a bountiful boost to your diet, and they're great snacks. To top it off, they're very good for you, according to the Mayo Clinic. "Besides being packed with protein, most nuts contain at least some of these heart-healthy substances: Unsaturated fats. It’s not […]

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Healthy eating: Healthful take on hummus

May 26, 2017 — Red lentil hummus 1 cup dried red lentils 2 garlic cloves, peeled Peel from 1/2 lemon Juice from 1 lemon 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 1/2 tablespoons tahini paste Salt to taste Carrots, celery and Persian cucumbers, for dipping In a medium saucepan set […]

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Wellness Wednesday program is changing locations June 7: Health Briefs

May 26, 2017 — Wellness Wednesday, a program for older adults, will be changing locations. Beginning June 7, the program will be at Saint Michael Catholic Church, 678 School St. Northwest Colorado Health's Aging Well program hosts this weekly program. There is a $3 suggested donation for exercise classes, senior […]

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Plans for new medical clinic in Craig impressed community

May 25, 2017 — The hospital board is one step closer to building a new medical clinic in Craig. "I was impressed, and it's not going to cost (tax payers) anything," said Craig resident Betsy Peck after a community meeting held by Memorial Regional Health on Wednesday. MRH is applying […]

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Community meeting Wednesday to learn more about plans for new MRH clinic in Craig

May 21, 2017 — After nearly 70 years of service the old Hospital and current Memorial Regional Health Medical Clinic on Russell Street is nearing the end of usefulness and plans are in motion to replace it without added taxpayer funds. “A building assessment showed that every system, including […]

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‘Multiply Your Happy’ game encourages mental wellness

May 20, 2017 — Grab those miss-matched monopoly pieces, clear space on the card table and get ready to play "Multiply Your Happy" — a family friendly game provided for free by Mind Springs Health. "This is one way to bolster someone's self esteem and self worth," said Vice […]

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Older Americans Month 2017: Health Briefs

May 19, 2017 — Each May, the Administration for Community Living leads the nation's celebration of Older Americans Month. This year's theme is "Age Out Loud" and hopes to give aging a new voice — one that reflects what today's older adults have to say. More than ever before, […]

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Beauty Tip: Avoiding bloodshot eyes

May 19, 2017 — Bloodshot red eyes could be a result of a number of things, ranging from allergies to cold and flu to just not getting enough rest. Many times, the problem will clear up by itself, but there are things you can do to help get rid […]

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Healthy eating: Skillet white fish with tomato olive sauce

May 19, 2017 — Skillet white fish with tomato olive sauce 4 thin white fish fillets (such as tilapia, flounder or halibut) 1 small shallot, minced 1 garlic clove, minced 1 (15 oz.) can no salt added diced tomatoes 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1/2 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and […]

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MRH Living Well: The safe way to enjoy the sun

May 19, 2017 — In honor of national "Don't Fry Day" on Friday, May 26, held by the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention, it's a good time to talk about how you can avoid burns, and enjoy the sun in a safe way. Here are some ideas to […]

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Fitness Tip: Join the Color Run

May 19, 2017 — Get some exercise, have fun, get messy and support a good cause this weekend during a Color Run 5K. The race takes place at 5 p.m. Saturday at Loudy-Simpson Park and is open to all running experience levels, so bring the whole family. Runners clad […]

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Superfood Tip: Dry-roasted edamame

May 19, 2017 — If you enjoy the texture and taste of mixed nuts or potato chips, consider giving dry-roasted edamame a try. Combined with sea salt, it provides a healthier snack option with the same kind of crunch without any cholesterol. One serving, roughly one-quarter cup, contains 13 […]

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Craig nurse received one of 12 top honors on Saturday

May 16, 2017 — Colorado's nurses gathered in Denver on Saturday to celebrate 57 Nightingale Luminaries and from those 12 were honored with a Nightingale award — Colorado's top nursing honor. "I think that's what's so humbling is that I was evaluated, so to speak, by my peers. We […]

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Inspirational nurse lights the way for Moffat County seniors, nursing students

May 13, 2017 — Tending to wounded warriors by the light of an oil lamp, English nurse Florence Nightingale in the mid-1800s became the foundation for modern nursing, and Colorado's highest award for nurses carries her name. "She optimizes not only past, but current nursing practices… she viewed nurses […]

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Treating outlaws and violating the law: common practice for Craig’s first doctors

May 6, 2017 — Craig — Even before the town of Craig was incorporated in 1908, two pioneering doctors treated illnesses and injuries suffered by citizens and outlaws alike. "Just a few years ago, before the railroad came to Moffat County… it was no uncommon thing to see the […]

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Helicopter landing part of health and wellness day for Craig’s Boys & Girls Club

May 5, 2017 — Craig kids are in for an afternoon of learning, beginning with a pretty big thrill. As part of a health and wellness day sponsored by Memorial Regional Health FoundationMemorial Regional Health Foundation at at Boys & Girls Club of CraigBoys & Girls Club of Craig, […]

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