Healthy Eating: Mustard and Basil Grilled Chicken

A recipe for Mustard and Basil Grilled Chicken from Karen Massey.

TMH Living Well: Certified athletic trainer enhances high school sports

If you are a parent of a high school athlete in town, you’ve likely met Marshall Kraker. He’s the one working one-on-one with an injured student to regain strength, or diagnosing an injury at a game. He’s the school district’s certified athletic trainer, a position sponsored by The Memorial Hospital.

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Fewer pregnant moms smoking, more single mothers in Moffat County, Kids Count report says

While fewer moms in Moffat County are smoking during pregnancy, births to single women shot up in 2013, according to data in the 2015 Kids Count in Colorado report released Monday.

Fitness Tip: Neuromuscular exercise

Neuromuscular exercise refers to activities that promote balance and coordination. Just like when you work your muscles, when you challenge your balance and coordination, it tends to improve. Some examples of neuromuscular exercise include yoga, Pilates, and tai chi.

Wellness Tip: Coconut flakes

Coconut flakes contain all the amazing properties that are found in coconut oil adding to the diversity of this super food. Coconut flakes are a fun and different addition to many recipes that provides the same benefits as coconut oil.

Craig health briefs for March 28, 2015: The Memorial Hospital honors doctors

Every year on March 30, The Memorial Hospital at Craig takes time to honor and celebrate its physicians and providers.

Craig health briefs for March 21, 2015: Free blood glucose screenings at VNA

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will provide free blood glucose screenings from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the VNA in Craig, 745 Russell Street.

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Moffat County school lunches get a nutrition boost

Long gone are the days of potato chips, ice cream and soda in school lunch rooms. Healthier school lunches have been a topic of national conversation during National Nutrition Month, and Moffat County School District is taking big steps to bring its own menus to the next level.

TMH Living Well: High BMI associated with osteoarthritis in men

All men will suffer the loss of joint mobility as they age. The amount of loss and the effect it will have on their lives varies tremendously. The heavy weight-bearing joints of the body — hip, knee and spine — demonstrate significant range of motion deficits in most men of middle and old age.

Fitness Tip: Is lower extremity pain limiting walking?

If you are suffering from chronic knee, hip, foot or ankle pain that limits your ability to walk for exercise, walking in a swimming pool may be a good option. Pool walking reduces the effects of gravity and lets you work in a more weightless environment.

Wellness Tip: Coconut butter

Coconut butter is a spread made from the meat of the coconut much in the same way peanuts are used to make peanut butter. When contrasting coconut butter versus coconut oil think about peanut butter versus peanut oil.

Craig health briefs for March 14, 2015: Kick Butts Day events planned at schools

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is raising money to support its Hospice and Palliative Care program with the Daffodils for Hospice fundraiser.

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CNCC nursing students present evidence-based practices

CNCC nursing students envision improvements to nursing care

Colorado Northwestern Community College nursing students last week envisioned a world where hospital scrubs are never worn out of the medical center, Intensive Care Units have designated quiet times and measures are taken to prevent nursing burnout.

Daffodils brighten lives in many ways

Every March, Susanne and Daryl Bostrom drive to Denver to pick up thousands of freshly cut daffodils. Within days, the flowers brighten homes, schools, offices and businesses throughout Routt and Moffat counties.

Fitness Tip: Planning exercise progression

If you are starting an aerobic exercise regimen such as walking or jogging, it is very important to plan your exercise progression.