Healthy Eating: High Altitude Hard-Boiled Eggs

Use this method for preparing hard-boiled eggs when you live above 5,000 feet.

Health briefs for April 12, 2014: Blood drives in Craig next week

Representatives from Bonfils will be in Craig April 15 for blood drives at multiple locations.

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Your Health: Man up to preserve your body

TMH’s March MAN­­ness program is winding down, and men’s final chance to participate in discounted health screenings is Tuesday. Despite the name, the effort was extended an extra two weeks into the first half of April to accommodate increased a greater demand than expected as well as to hopefully encourage more men to participate.

Subway says chemical almost out of its bread

Subway said an ingredient dubbed the “yoga mat chemical” will be entirely phased out of its bread by next week.

Fitness Tip: Underweight can be dangerous

There is such a thing as being underweight, and it can be just as dangerous, if not more dangerous, than being overweight.

Thinking About Health: What does your insurance pay for?

If you’ve signed up for Obamacare or have begun using the coverage you already had, you’ve moved from the buyer’s stage to the owner’s stage. Like owning a car, you have to read the fine print in the owner’s manual to know what to do when things go wrong. In particular, you need to know who pays what for your care.

Superfood Tip: Avoid saturated fat

This week, we conclude our fat series: Saturated fats include butter, lard and shortening. Unlike unsaturated fats, these fats are solid at room temperature. This makes it easy to spot and avoid.

TMH Living Well: The powers of vitamin D

If you could take a supplement that likely would guard you against some cancers, the common cold and other viruses, would you? Many people are saying yes and taking daily supplements of vitamin D.

Fitness Tip: Walk it away!

One of the best forms of exercise one can do is to walk!

TMH Living Well: Hearing loss in adults and kids

Does it seem like people around you are mumbling more than usual? When you are in a loud, busy restaurant, do you find it hard to understand what people are saying? Are you noticing that friends and family are hearing little noises, like an alarm going off in the other room that you don’t hear? Do others complain that you have the volume too high on your television, stereo or ear buds?

Superfood Tip: Avoid trans fats

So far, we have looked at polyunsaturated fat, monounsaturated fat and the unique type of fat in coconut oil. Today we will touch on trans fat.

Health briefs for April 5, 2014: The Memorial Hospital extends men’s health program

Because of a larger response than anticipated, The Memorial Hospital will continue its low-cost health screenings for men, known as March MANness, through April 15.

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Your Health: VNA’s weight-loss program promotes lifestyle changes

The community health educators of Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will be offering the Lifestyle Change Challenge to the region’s residents starting April 9. The free program consists of 16 sessions over the course of four months focusing on working with people seeking to drop weight and reduce their risk for chronic health concerns.

FDA approves easy-to-use heroin overdose antidote

WASHINGTON — Friends and family will be able to take the first step to save a loved one from an overdose of heroin or powerful painkillers called opioids.

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Yampa Valley Medical Center to oversee Baggs clinic

Yampa Valley Medical Center recently announced it will assume operational management of the medical clinic in Baggs, Wyo, according to a press release issued by the medical outlet Thursday. The release said the Baggs location — which also functioned as a satellite office for Craig’s Kinder Family Clinic and before that, Noyes Clinic — will go by the name Little Snake River Valley Clinic.

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