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TMH Living Well: 5 Tips to prevent falls in the home

We usually don’t think of our homes as hazardous areas, but people fall in their homes more than anywhere else. According to the National Institute of Health, six out of 10 falls happen in the home. Thankfully there are simple ways to reduce your risk of falling while at home.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Oct. 22, 2016: Try Hockey for Free seeks interested athletes Saturday

Craig Youth Hockey Association’s season has begun practices and continues to seek signups. Multiple events will be available for potential new players in the coming weeks, such as Try Hockey for Free Day from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. this Saturday at Moffat County Ice Arena, which also includes an equipment swap, a fundraiser barbecue and free public skating.

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Moffat County school health services temporarily provided by Northwest Colorado Health

The adequacy of health care services provided by Moffat County School District is in question following registered nurse Karie Fisher’s recent departure from the school district, which leaves MCSD without leadership for its health services team.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Oct. 19, 2016: Moffat County football seeks sponsors for pink game

As part of Moffat County High School varsity football’s Oct. 29 home game against Aspen, the Bulldogs will be sporting pink jerseys in keeping with Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The team is seeking sponsorships from the community as part of the evening. Sponsors can pick a player to back and will receive the athlete’s pink jersey after the game and will also be listed in the game program for their efforts.

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Moffat County volleyball fights fiercely with Roaring Fork

Coach: 3-2 Homecoming loss to Rams far better than Friday defeat to Delta

If they couldn’t take a win during a day that was both for homecoming bragging rights and a pink game for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Moffat County High School volleyball would at least make their Saturday opponents sweat it out as much as possible. The Lady Bulldogs had their closest home game to date this season, with a 3-2 loss to the Roaring Fork Rams, an event that took Moffat County girls to the brink in their play on a most emotional day.

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TMH Living Well: Hospital offers breast cancer support, including lymphedema treatment

When you’re diagnosed with breast cancer, the aftereffects of treatment are usually not the first thing on your mind. Yet, many people survive cancer and look forward to picking up where they left off before the disease. No one anticipates dealing with unexpected side effects such as lymphedema. It’s best to avoid it if you can, because living with lymphedema—swelling in usually your arms or legs — is not pleasant.

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Beauty Tip: The power of wearing orange colors

It's October, which means two things: pumpkins and Broncos, which translates into orange!

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Fitness Tip: How to take care of your hips

If you have a history of knee pain or want to prevent leg pain and injuries, it is very important to strengthen the muscles around your hips and decrease overuse of the thigh muscles.

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Superfood Tip: It's time for pumpkin seed cooking

It’s that time a year to roast yummy pumpkin seeds harvested from carved pumpkins. Not only are they fun to make, but they have wonderful health benefits.

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Health Briefs: Grief support group to start Tuesday

News and events in health.

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Dead rodents, raw sewage and insects close Chinese restaurant in Craig

Roaches, rodents and raw sewage are probably the last thing anyone would want to discover at one of their local eateries.

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Free service helps Northwest Coloradans to navigate Medicare’s Annual Open Enrollment that begins Saturday, ends Dec. 7

During the 2016 coverage year about 1800 people in Moffat County were on Medicare, but only about half had drug plans through Medicare Part D, according to Betsy Packer who runs Medicareship and that means people are missing out and paying unnecessary penalties.

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Craig woman optimistic five weeks after having leg amputated

Complications from childhood osteosarcoma motivated Wooten to have leg removed to provide a better quality of life

The chronic physical pain, persistent infections and regular surgeries that she has borne for the last 17 years have ended for Amanda Wooten who is back in Craig and healing well after her left leg was amputated five weeks ago. “It’s the end of the pain and I am able to see the light at the end of the tunnel,” said Wooten. “There is so much out there ahead of me.”

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Pink gets new purpose in Northwest Colorado

This October, pink can be worn in Colorado for a new purpose aside from creating awareness for breast cancer.

Northwest Colorado Health: Program helps women pay for mammograms

Mammograms save lives. But what if you don’t have insurance — or enough insurance — to pay for breast screenings?