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Flu season underway in Colorado; few cases locally

Flu season is ramping up in Colorado, with the most recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention statistics showing increased influenza activity across the state.

VNA: Free program helps tobacco users quit

For more than 50 years, local resident Margrit has played tug-o-war with cigarettes. She’s repeatedly quit smoking, only to be pulled back into the habit while coping with stress.

Craig health briefs for Dec. 13, 2014: Flu shots available at drop-in clinic

Flu cases are increasing in Colorado, and it’s not too late to get your vaccine. Drop in flu clinics will be held from 8:30 to noon Tuesday at the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association in Craig.

Healthy Recipe: Cinnamon Porridge

Recipe Compliments of: A Mindful Mantra blog

Fitness Tip: High-calorie beverages

Your overall daily diet intake includes not only what you are eating, but also what you are drinking.

Superfood Tip: Cinnamon

Cinnamon is a common spice used during the holidays. Besides being delicious and fragrant it is packed with many potential health benefits.

TMH Living Well: Flu shots, flu treatment at TMH Walk-In Clinic

Early data from the Centers for Disease Control suggest that this year’s flu season could be severe. If you haven’t received your flu shot consider getting one now.

Healthy Eating: Spicy African Rice and Peanut Stew

This hearty stew also can be made without the addition of peanut butter, but it tastes better when it’s included.

Fitness Tip: High-intensity interval training

Are you looking for a way to add variety to your exercise program and take your fitness to the next level?

Superfood Tip: Bright, beautiful cranberries

It seems nothing says holidays more than bright red cranberries.

TMH Living Well: CPAP machines help with sleep apnea

A recent study shows that a single poor night’s sleep can cause symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress. Many nights in a row have even worse effects. We all know how important good sleep is to our general wellbeing.

Thinking About Health: Cheap insurance premiums may lead to high health care costs

You may tell yourself, “I’m healthy and will have few expenses so why not pick the cheapest plan with a high deductible?” only to learn a few months later you need chemotherapy to treat a melanoma.

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Health Works celebrates 10 years of success in Craig

Ten years ago, Daniel Wright wasn’t sure he wanted to move back to the Rocky Mountain-area that was once his home. But the supportive Craig community has kept Wright and his business here.

Craig health briefs for Dec. 6, 2014: Colorado Gives Day offers opportunities to support local health organizations

The Memorial Hospital, Mind Springs Health, Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, Northwest Colorado Dental Coalition and other local organizations are seeking donations from community members as part of Colorado Gives Day on Tuesday.

Superfood Tip:Canned pumpkin

This is the time of year where some of us have half-used cans of pumpkin lingering in our refrigerators.