New antibiotic guidelines help children during tick season

As tick bite season takes hold in Northwest Colorado and across the country, medical professionals locally are hailing new guidelines that support the use of an antibiotic to help tick bite infections in children.

Craig health briefs for May 23, 2015: Sports physicals for 2015-16 school year offered Wednesday

Moffat County High School will offer sports physicals for both high school and Craig Middle School students from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at The Memorial Hospital Clinic at 785 Russell St. in Craig.

Healthy eating: Seasonal vegetable frittata

This recipe makes a healthy brunch offering and is perfect for dinner.

TMH Living Well: Preparing your body for bike season

If you rode in the “Where the Hell’s Maybell?” ride last Saturday, congratulations! You are likely back in biking shape. If not, don’t worry. Dust off your bike and make a plan to work in some rides, short or long, in honor of May as National Bike Month. Keep it up all summer and you’ll feel right at home watching the USA Pro Challenge events in Steamboat Springs come August!

Wellness Tip: Eat your greens

Eat your greens! Including fresh raw greens in your diet is vital for health and wellness. There is no shortage on green foods to eat, but kale, spinach and parsley are powerhouse greens that contain anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties.

Fitness Tip: Warm up

It is very important to incorporate warming up your body for an exercise session. A good warm-up should include 5 to 10 minutes of gentle exercise with low intensity movements that simulate the actual activity you are going to perform.

Craig Sports Briefs for May 20, 2015: Thursday’s Dude Dent awards night honors athletes

Moffat County High School will host its annual Lewis “Dude” Dent Memorial Award Selection Dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Clarion Inn & Suites, 300 S. Colorado Highway 13.

Healthy eating recipe: Pressure cooker coconut curry chicken

This recipe uses a pressure cooker to make coconut curry chicken.

VNA programs help new moms

Motherhood can be joyful, demanding and — especially for new moms — challenging. Having help and support is critical, but it’s not always easy to find. Living in isolated, rural areas, being far from family and/or having financial difficulties can make pregnancy and motherhood extremely overwhelming and put families at higher risk for health problems with potentially long-term consequences.

TMH Living Well: React FAST to limit damage of stroke

A stoke can cause people to act strangely, and sometimes their behaviors are misinterpreted as intoxication or mental illness. There’s the story of a woman who boarded a plane, and after take off she had a stroke. Those around her assumed she was drunk because she slurred her words and her face was lax. Had someone recognized these symptoms as stroke, her outcome would have been much improved.

Wellness Tip: Yellow Foods protect vital organs

Eating a rainbow of foods is important for well-being. Yellow foods provide compounds that prevent cancer, anti-inflammatory properties and may protect the brain, heart, eyes and skin.

Fitness Tip: Staying hydrated keeps you healthy

Hydration refers to how your body retains adequate amounts of water to sustain regular body functions.

Craig health briefs for May 16, 2015: Sports physicals for 2015-16 school year available May 27

Moffat County High School will offer sports physicals for both high school and Craig Middle School students from 5 to 7 p.m. May 27 at The Memorial Hospital Clinic at 785 Russell St. in Craig.

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Stories and memories from Casey's Pond highlight national Older Americans Month

From her cozy room on the second floor of Casey’s Pond senior living center, 97-year-old Elaine Gay remembers the decades of life she’s experienced in the Yampa Valley.

Craig Sports Briefs for May 15, 2015: Annual bike ride to Maybell gets in gear

The early morning “Where the Hell’s Maybell?” bicycle event hosted by Craig Parks & Recreation will take place starting at 7 a.m. Saturday at the Northwest Storage parking lot, 1592 W. Victory Way, in Craig. The free ride will set out along US Highway 40, with a second starting point available at 7:30 a.m. at Western Knolls, and cyclists will head 30 miles to the community of Maybell, ending at the local park.