Healthy Eating: Yampa Valley Lamb Burgers

Just in time for July Fourth, a delicious recipe for lamb burgers.

Healthy Eating: Easy spring rolls

A recipe for easy spring rolls — a perfect light meal for a summer day.

Craig health briefs for July 4: VNA offers grief support group

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association’s Hospice program hosts a grief education and support group at 5 p.m. the first and third Thursday of every month at the Craig VNA, 745 Russell St.

TMH Living Well: Is it time for a hip or knee replacement?

Are you starting to get sore in a hip or knee joint after a hike or feeling more and more stiff in the mornings? Is pain in a joint affecting your sleep? Do you feel like old Uncle Charlie who knows the weather is changing because your knee joint aches when it rains? If so, you may eventually need a hip or knee replacement.

Wellness Tip: Stay safe while participating in fireworks — be aware of the heat

It’s time to celebrate the Fourth of July.

Fitness Tip: Stay hydrated to avoid muscle cramps

To prevent muscle cramps you need to stay hydrated and stretch your muscles. Make sure to drink plenty of liquids every day.

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Rules of hydration and body temperature regulation

Drink plenty of water when exercising outdoors in heat

Exercising in heat can have performative benefits, since the body will be able to better adjust to changes in internal body heat. But without the proper preparation and risk management, aerobic exercise can stress the body, sometimes to a fatal degree.

Craig health briefs for June 27: Pregnancy Center Begins Printer Cartridge Recycling Program

Yampa Valley Pregnancy Center would like to help you help the environment and raise funds for the center by recycling your used inkjet and laser cartridges.

Thinking About Health: If you knew the calories in that sandwich, would you still eat it?

Not long ago my husband showed up with a sandwich for lunch that he bought at a local supermarket. I thought it was going to be our usual: turkey and provolone with lettuce on a hard roll, always plenty for both of us. At $6.50, how could you go wrong?

TMH Living Well: New lymphedema treatment program at hospital

If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, you’re mostly focused on the next step in the treatment process. You want to get the tumor removed then receive needed treatments to keep it at bay. The aftereffects of treatment are not the first thing on anyone’s mind. Yet many people survive cancer and look forward to picking up where they left off before the disease, but there are often unexpected symptoms that arise such as lymphedema. Living with lymphedema — swelling, usually in your arms or legs — is not pleasant.

Fitness Tip: Stay cool in the heat

It is obvious that the daytime temperatures are high these days. When it is scorching outside, you will need to have a strategy for getting your exercise in without running the risk of becoming overheated.

Wellness Tip: Be cautious with head injuries

When it comes to bumps on the head, the size of a “goose egg” doesn’t necessarily correlate with the severity of the injury. In the instance of a head injury be sure to apply ice to the location, rest and eliminate exposure to electronics.

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New state marijuana survey sheds light on adult use and raises questions regarding youth exposure

The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment released its first survey on adult marijuana use since the passage of Amendment 64, finding that 13.6 percent of Colorado adults ages 18 and older have used marijuana in the past 30 days. The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, or BRFSS, reported data on usage by region, race, education completed, sexual orientation, income and age of first use. Regional usage spanned from 18.5 percent in Region 20 (Denver County) to 1.4 percent in Region 5 (Cheyenne, Lincoln, Elbert and Kit Carson counties). Adult usage in Region 11 (Moffat, Routt, Jackson, and Rio Blanco counties) was below the state average at 11 percent.

Craig health briefs for June 20, 2015: Pregnancy Center Walk-a-thon fundraiser kicks off June 27

Looking for something fun to do with the family this summer? Yampa Valley Pregnancy Center is having another Summer Walk-a-thon FUNdraiser from June 27 to July 25.

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Olympic Day at Boys and Girls Club

Today, as part of an international effort to promote fitness, perseverance and sportsmanship, the Boys and Girls Club invited kids to come out and participate in Olympic Day.