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Community members consider how to address prescription drug and heroin abuse

Community members and human service agencies gathered together last week at a community forum hosted by Grand Futures Prevention Coalition and the Moffat County Department of Social Services to learn more about prescription drug addiction, heroin abuse and what might be done to work on these problems now, before they become community epidemics.

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Rubber Ducky Race in Craig benefits hospice

You don’t have to live on Sesame Street for your rubber ducky to be “the one,” as Ernie would say.

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Craig woman, Amanda Wooten, prepares for leg amputation

Wooten survived childhood cancer; will have her leg removed to improve quality of life

At 32 years of age, Amanda Wooten of Craig, has decided to cut off her leg. Wooten survived bone cancer as a child and was one of the first in the nation to receive specialized treatment for osteosarcoma. The support of a metal rod in her femur has allowed her to keep her leg for the past 17 years. “Years ago the doctors told me this was life over limb. I was lucky. I got to keep both,” Wooten said.

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Superfood Tip: Try canned fruit without sugary syrup

As the summer produce sales slip away it can become very discouraging.

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Fitness Tip: Run in today’s Color Dash

Get your heart pumping and be prepared to get a little messy Saturday as part of The Color Dash 5K benefiting Boys & Girls Club of Craig.

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Beauty Tip: Wear lipstick to brighten face

Sometimes, women need a little extra color on their face to help brighten things up. If you’re feeling blue, or want to try something different and you never wear lipstick, give it a try.

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TMH Living Well: Eat well for school success!

We all know learning demands the ability to concentrate and focus. What we might not consider is that when we are hungry or when we are eating poorly we can’t concentrate or focus very well. It’s true for adults, and it’s especially true for kids.

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Healthy eating: Quinoa and black bean salad

Quinoa and black bean salad.

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Solandt Memorial Hospital building picks up $30,000 for restoration effort

The original wood floors inside the historic Solandt Memorial Hospital building in Hayden shine with a luster only truly appreciated by the people who’ve worked so hard to restore the nearly century-old structure.

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Healthy eating: Shredded carrot and almond salad

Shredded carrot and almond salad

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Thinking About Health: New hospital safety ratings available to public

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently signaled to the nation’s hospitals that it was getting serious and tough about patient safety and the quality of care hospitals provide. The government’s rating system — five stars for the best hospitals and one star for the worst — sends a message that patients have a right to know what’s going on inside the hospitals they entrust with their lives or those of their family members.

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Northwest Colorado Health: Programs support breastfeeding moms

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. This encourages natural appetite regulation and long-term weight control.

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Beauty Tip: How many times should you wash your hair each week?

Keeping your hair healthy and beautiful depends on how you take care of it. Many wonder if washing it too much makes ends break, while others wonder if they should rarely wash it to keep natural oils on the scalp.

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Fitness Tip: Exercise more to sleep better

Are you waking up groggy? Not getting enough or good quality sleep?

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Superfood Tip: Try a refreshing serving of coconut milk

These days, coconut milk can be found in a number of places, including gas stations, grocery stores and health food stores.

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