Craig health briefs for Aug. 1, 2015: Study finds health problems in older adults linked to giving up driving

Announcements, events, news and tips for staying healthy from Craig and Moffat County healthcare providers.

TMH Living Well: When to call 911

Your son falls while climbing on a boulder and is unresponsive. Your toddler has had the stomach flu for two days, and now she is listless. It’s time to call 911. For parents, it’s hard to make these care decisions on the fly when we’re feeling stressed and scared. Here are some guidelines on when to call 911 and when to opt for driving to the ER or walk-in care.

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Study shows consumers still find sunscreen labels confusing

Though its been more than two years since the United States Food and Drug Administration rewrote the rules on sunscreen labeling, many consumers are still confused at what the numbers and letters on bottles mean. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association’s Dermatology publication in June revealed that consumers don’t have a clear understanding of the meaning of SPF and difference between numeric SPF levels, the difference between UVA and UVB ray protection and the purpose of “broad spectrum” products.

Fitness Tips: Exercise regularly and with variety

The American College of Sports Medicine speaks about quantity and quality of exercise. Studies show that participating in 150 minutes of exercise each week is beneficial to healthy living.

Superfood Tip: Whole wheat bread

You know if you are buying whole wheat bread if the first ingredient listed is "100 percent whole wheat flour.”

Healthy eating: Cauliflower Dijon

Cauliflower will remain snowy white as it cooks if you add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice to the cooking water.

Thinking About Health: Supreme Court ruling is factor in health insurance decisions

At the end of its 2014-15 term the Supreme Court decided that the key component of the Affordable Care Act — the tax subsidies available to help people buy health insurance —would continue in all states. Justices addressed a challenge that the subsidies were legal only in the 17 states that ran their own shopping exchanges and not in the rest that chose to use the marketplaces operated by the federal government.

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Drive for Cancer brings together Craig community

Fundraiser sees sizable turnout at Saturday carnival

While an automobile technically can only have one person driving at a time, it was an entire community that got behind the wheel this weekend to get on the fast track to helping others. Victory Motors’ second annual Drive for Cancer provided a fun-filled day Saturday with its family carnival, part of the business’s weeklong fundraiser for Moffat County Cancer Society.

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Casey's Pond focuses on fresh, local food in dining room

Casey’s Pond senior living community is integrating more fresh, local foods into its dining menu as part of a new partnership with food and dining management company Unidine.

Craig health briefs for July 25, 2015: New K-12 student varicella vaccine requirement

Announcements, news and tips for staying healthy from Craig and Moffat County health care providers.

Fitness Tip: Don't underestimate the power of walking

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention says that walking is an important and easy way to boost your health.

Wellness Tip: Maintaining a healthy weight

When it comes to weight loss, there's no lack of fad diets promising fast results.

Healthy Eating: Caprese skewers

A delicious recipe for Caprese skewers with tomatoes and mozzarella.

TMH Living Well: What to expect with knee surgery

Are “bad knees” keeping you from doing the things you love to do? Maybe in the past you were an avid hiker and today you are lucky to make it around the neighborhood. If so, it may be time to consider knee surgery.

TMH Living Well: Treating stings and bites in kids

Nothing is better than enjoying the outdoors as a family, so don’t let bugs and critters ruin your hike or camping trip. Follow this advice to soothe bee stings, avoid ticks and know how to best react to a rattlesnake bite.

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