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$695K spent by MRH to purchase Moffat Family Clinic and Centennial Home Health

The services offered by Memorial Regional Health are expanding after the hospital board approved $695,000, to be spent over five years, to purchase Moffat Family Clinic and Centennial Home Health.

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Healthy eating: Beef and vegetable stir fry

Beef and vegetable stir fry

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Superfood Tip: Eat more bananas

Bananas are available for purchase year round, making them an easy snack with a health boost anytime of the year.

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Fitness Tip: 3 fun ways to burn 100 calories

Burning calories helps you maintain a healthy weight, but what if you're always on the go and have a difficult time fitting in a daily exercise routine?

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Beauty Tip: Coconut oil has many beauty benefits

You may have heard the health benefits of eating coconut oil, but did you know it’s also great for your skin? Ditch the expensive lotions with dozens of ingredients you can’t pronounce and try plain coconut oil on your skin instead.

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MRH Living Well: MRH Medical Office Building to bring convenience, more efficient care

Last fall, the Memorial Regional Health Board of Trustees began a lengthy Master Site Planning process that involved all the buildings and properties owned and operated by Memorial Regional Health, including the MRH Medical Clinic. On review of the current building, it became clear that it had reached the end of its life. The costs to make repairs, bring it up to code, and make it efficient exceeds the cost to build something new. After much consideration, the board decided to explore building a new Medical Office Building (MOB) adjacent to the hospital.

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Craig community raises over $6.5k in 6 hours to help local family

Year in and year out, the Craig community pulls together to help families and friends in need. Thursday was no different when service staff at JW Snack’s Bar & Grill donated their tips to help a Craig family whose four children all suffer from a rare malformation called Chiari.

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Connie Sue Ellis: Tuesday Night Training at Freedom Hooves

The Freedom Hooves Therapeutic Riding horses are giddy with anticipation of the fun to come this year as people begin to appear at the facility. Smiles grace the faces of volunteers, both new and seasoned, and young and old, as they come to Tuesday Night Training events to help prepare the horses to understand and accept all that will be asked of them in their job.

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Beauty Tip: Don't skimp on sunscreen in spring and summer

As you spend more time outside during spring and summer months, keep sunscreen in supply. Wearing sunscreen is vital to keeping skin healthy and young looking. It also helps prevent skin cancer.

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Superfood Tip: Brown rice is nice

Brown rice is the unprocessed version of white rice. It is considered a whole grain because it has the outer bran intact. Brown rice offers more protein, three times more fiber and significantly more minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc than white rice. Because processed products are usually “enriched” there is no difference in Vitamin B content.

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Fitness Tip: Listen to your internal clock

The clock on the wall may give you an idea of how many hours have passed, but your body clock can tell you the best time to exercise.

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Healthy eating: White bean chicken chili

White bean chicken chili

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Bill would offer stipends to rural Coloradans with high insurance costs

A bipartisan bill that passed the Colorado House Monday would provide financial relief to middle-income rural residents with exceptionally high health insurance premiums.

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MRH Living Well: Autism fairly common, especially among boys

April is World Autism Month

Before passing quick judgment on a parent as their child throws a temper tantrum in a grocery store, consider that it might be autism. Autism is becoming a more common diagnosis, given to one in 68 children in the United States, and one in 42 boys, according to Autism Speaks.

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