Healthy Eating: Kale with Balsamic-Walnut Sauce

This sauce is a perfect topping for kale and other hearty vegetables.

Visiting Angels: What happened to my nurse?

Recently while researching for a location to hold staff training in Routt and Moffat County, I came across some amazing information. The United States is in a nursing profession shortage.

Fitness Tip: Every step counts

Using a pedometer, which counts the number of steps you take, is a great way to monitor what kind of activity you are getting each day.

Superfood Tip: Cashews

Cashews are our next tree nut to be featured in the series.

TMH Living Well: Planning out your delivery day

If you are planning to have a baby or are already pregnant, it’s a good idea to think about options for your delivery day. Do you want to use a birthing ball? Is there a plug-in for your music player? What’s the room like, and is there a reclining chair for your partner? Once you start thinking about it, the list grows.

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Sandrock Ridge to offer 1st-ever accelerated CNA class

Sandrock Ridge Care & Rehabilitation will host its first-ever accelerated certified nursing assistant class set to begin Monday. Staff at Sandrock Ridge were compelled to offer the class because of a shortage of CNAs in the area, with only a limited number of classes available through Colorado Northwestern Community College.

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Kids' Health Fair in Craig focuses on early intervention

The Early Childhood Center located in the Moffat County School District Administration Building was buzzing with activity Monday afternoon during the Kids’ Health Fair. The fair provided free health screenings to children ages 2 to 5 in order to get an early start on identifying health or developmental issues.

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Healthy foods for a healthy brain: How diet can help kids succeed in school

With the schedules that many families have these days, keeping kids fed can be a challenge. But keeping their brains fed properly? That can be an even bigger challenge.

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Hayden support group helps victims of brain injury

Leigh Erceg has formed a brain injury support group to help those with brain injuries and disorders navigate the resources available to them in the area.

Thinking About Health: When Congress says it’s OK to waste health care dollars

Evidence continues to pile up that Medicare Advantage plans are no advantage for taxpayers. MA plans, as they are called, are one alternative for seniors to receive their Medicare benefits. But in this case, the benefits come from government payments to private insurance carriers, not directly from the federal government.

TMH Living Well: Sleep disorders are common, especially as we age

Are you noticing that you are not sleeping as well as when you were younger? Do you wake up during the night and have trouble falling back to sleep? Does your spouse’s snoring or snorting wake you up? If you answered yes to any of these questions you, or your spouse, might have a sleep disorder.

Superfood Tip: Pistachios

Pistachios are one of the lower calorie tree nuts.

Fitness Tip: Warm up

It is very important to incorporate warming up for an exercise session.

Craig health briefs Aug. 23, 2014: Kids Health Fair to take place at Moffat County School District Administration Building

A health fair for kids age 2 to 5 will take place from 8 to 4 p.m. on Monday at the Moffat County School District Administration Building at 775 Yampa Ave. in Craig. Basic screenings for vision, hearing, dental, speech and developmental will be available.