TMH Living Well: Annual checklist for managing diabetes

While diabetes can be a complex and sometimes frustrating illness to live with and manage, well-controlled diabetes can prevent almost all of the complications related to diabetes, including vision loss, kidney failure, poor healing of wounds, heart attack and stroke.

Wellness Tip: Red Foods, continued

Lowering blood pressure through foods we eat

Studies have shown that the pomegranate fruit may help to reduce the buildup of plaque in arteries and lower blood pressure.

Fitness Tip: Managing Minor sprains and strains

If you have sustained a minor sprain or strain, remember the acronym R.I.C.E. It stands for Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation.

Craig health briefs for May 2, 2015: VNA to host documentary “Cyber-Seniors” Wednesday

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will host a screening of the documentary “Cyber-Seniors” at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Moffat County High School. Doors open at 5 pm. Tickets are $15. Proceeds will benefit the VNA’s Aging Well program.

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Pregnancy Center faces uncertain future; says farewell to Katie Grobe

Yampa Valley Pregnancy Center said goodbye this week to its executive director, Katie Grobe. Grobe wrapped up her five years with the center on Thursday, and will begin her new position as a self-sufficiency case manager with Moffat County Social Services on Monday.

Healthy eating: Easy asparagus risotto

A microwaved version of risotto is an inspired way to serve asparagus.

"Cyber-Seniors" screening kicks off senior-teen mentor program in Routt and Moffat counties

Upcoming screenings of a documentary about a group of teens teaching seniors how to navigate the Internet and social media will kick off a local program pairing teens and seniors in the same way.

Craig health briefs for April 25, 2015: Presentation highlights women’s health issues

Author and certified traditional naturopath Cammi Balleck will offer a free presentation for women titled "It’s not you, it’s your chemicals" from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Clarion Inn and Suites.

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New Colorado rules will complicate immunization exemptions for students

A unanimous vote by the Colorado State Health Board will complicate the process for parents wishing to opt their children out of required immunizations.

Thinking About Health: Patients grade their local hospitals

The government has just announced its first-ever star ratings http://www.cms.gov/Newsroom/MediaReleaseDatabase/Press-releases/2015-Press-releases-items/2015-04-16.html of the country’s hospitals based on patients’ assessments of the care they received.

TMH Living Well: Teens, sexuality and STDs

If you haven’t had “the talk” and you’ve got a teen, it’s time to do so. In fact, don’t stop at just one talk — keep it an open discussion. While the rate of teens having sex or getting pregnant hasn’t increased in recent years, the rate of teens contracting STDs has. It’s as good of time as any, as April is STD Awareness Month.

Wellness Tip: Red foods boosts a healthy diet

Eating a colorful diet has many health benefits.

Fitness Tip: Track your workouts

It is important to keep track of your workouts.

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Craig veterans get answers to questions at town hall meeting

Fifty-six veterans and their family members showed up to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall in Craig Thursday night for a town hall meeting.

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Water No. 1 beverage for good health

As spring winds kick up dust and warming temperatures hint at summer heat, it’s important to remember one of the simplest health habits that keeps our bodies going: drink water.

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