TMH Living Well: Tired? Cold? Low Energy? Could be hypothyroidism

In honor of National Thyroid Awareness Month, take a minute to consider how a low-functioning thyroid can affect you. Hypothyroidism creates several vague symptoms that may go unnoticed. While it can occur at any age, hypothyroidism is much more common in women, especially those over the age of 50.

Fitness Tip: Get a better stretch

If you want to maximize your stretching program, one way is to start implementing the principal of reciprocal inhibition (RI).

Wellness Tip: Flaxseeds offer healthy boost

Flaxseeds are becoming a well-known super seed that pack a big punch of health benefits. Flaxseeds are an excellent source of fiber, soluble and insoluble, which assist in lowering cholesterol levels.

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Study shows whole grains can boost longevity

Brown over white: whether it’s rice or bread, we’ve all heard by now that whole grains are better for us than their refined — and often white — counterparts.

Craig health briefs for Jan. 24, 2015: The Memorial Hospital Foundation receives grant for pediatric upgrades

The Rocky Mountain Children’s Foundation of Denver awarded The Memorial Hospital Foundation a $4,000 grant towards pediatric needs.

Healthy Eating: Asian Edamame Salad

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Weigh and Win kiosk installed at Steamboat Springs VNA

New weight loss kiosks have been installed at the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association offices in Steamboat Springs and Craig.

TMH Living Well: Depression common in seniors

Seniors are especially prone to depression, and loss is often the reason. As we age, we lose our independence, our ability to get around physically, our good health, our sense of purpose and most significantly, people that we love.

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King Kale: the nutrition powerhouse of the vegetable world

If there’s one thing you make the effort to eat more often, let it be kale. Its loaded resume of vitamins and nutrients have implicated kale in a variety of studies linking the consumption of dark, leafy greens to cancer prevention and cardiovascular health.

VNA expands volunteer program

Billie Jacobs has been a volunteer for more than 30 years, working mostly with seniors and hospice-related programs. In 2004, Billie became a volunteer with hospice at the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, where she spends time with clients and does anything she can — grocery shopping, errands, cleaning — to help their families.

Craig health briefs for Jan. 17, 2015: Weigh and Win program offers incentives for healthy living

Weigh and Win, a free community weight loss program, installed a kiosk Tuesday in the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association lobby.

Fitness Tip: Stay Aerobic. Burn Fat

If one of your fitness goals is to decrease body fat, it is important to monitor your exercise intensity.

Wellness Tip: Chia seeds

Chia seeds have a nutlike flavor and are an excellent addition to smoothies or your favorite beverage.

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Craig doctor Larry Kipe assumes role of TMH chief of staff

The Memorial Hospital welcomed Larry Kipe, M.D. as its new chief of staff at the monthly board of trustees meeting Thursday.

Craig health briefs for Jan. 10, 2015: Weigh and Win program offers incentives for healthy living

A statewide community health and wellness program, Weigh and Win, will kick off in Craig with the installation of a Weigh and Win kiosk Tuesday at the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association.