Craig health briefs for Nov. 21, 2015: Drop-in assistance available for health insurance enrollment

Health-related news and announcements, and tips for staying healthy from Craig and Moffat County healthcare providers.

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Forget Me Not: The power of intertwining generations

Something powerful happens when you put high school students together with senior citizens. Students become more aware of a generation often forgotten, and elders feel overwhelming gratefulness of their presence.

Fitness Tip: Treadmill workouts

Treadmills are a great way to starting a workout when the weather isn’t in our favor. Here are a few tips to follow to make treadmill use effective and safe

Superfood Tip: Hunting brings healthy elk to the table

This time of year, many of us in this part of the country have a freezer full of elk. Elk meat is the leanest, healthiest red and white meat available.

Health Insurance Tip: Millennials navigate the market CEO Jeff Smedsrud offers tips for millennials on buying their own health insurance policy for the first time.

TMH Living Well: Meningitis, serious but not common

When people hear the word meningitis they get concerned. Rightfully so. It can be serious, especially bacterial meningitis. Fortunately, it only affects 1,000 to 1,200 people in the United States each year.

Healthy eating: Share your healthy recipes

It’s time for us to publish healthy recipes from others in our community. Do you have a recipe that is relatively easy to prepare from commonly found ingredients that you would like to share?

Health Insurance Tip: Three tips for navigating insurance

Colorado Exchange open enrollment began on Nov. 1, and runs through Jan. 31, 2016. UnitedHealthcare offers a variety of health plans on the Colorado Exchange and knows the process for picking a plan can often be confusing. It’s important to understand your health plan options in order to select a plan that will help enhance your health and possibly save you money in the year ahead.

Craig health briefs for Nov. 14, 2015: VNA will host holiday grief support event

Health-related news and announcements, and tips for staying healthy from Craig and Moffat County healthcare providers.

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TMH Living Well: TMH Mom Daina Wagner shares highlights of Cashlin’s first year

It has been a year since the TMH Babies Happen Here moms gave birth! Little Quincey Loya and Cashlin Wagner are thriving and enjoying life. We checked in with Daina, Cashlin’s mom for highlights of her first year.

Beauty Tip: Get your beauty rest

Getting enough sleep not only makes you feel good, it also helps you look good.

Fitness Tip: Getting rid of flabby arms

Flabby arms are easy to tackle as long as you stick with a regular routine each week.

Superfood Tip: Add a little spice to food with curry

Did you know that curry powder has a number of health benefits?

Healthy Eating: Pumpkin Curry Soup

The seasonings give this soup an appealing sweetness, and the use of canned pumpkin makes the preparation quick. Cooked winter squash (butternut, Hubbard) can be a substitute for the canned pumpkin.

Health insurance open enrollment FAQs

Take advantage of help enrolling in health insurance

If the thought of finding health insurance makes your blood pressure rise, it's understandable. The process can be confusing and complex. The insurance marketplace, where many people will need to get their health insurance for 2016, is not open long; you need to enroll by Dec. 15 to be covered at the beginning of New Year. The following are answers to frequent questions about open enrollment. The most important thing to know is that free, in person assistance is available locally to help you find the right plan.