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Health Briefs: Celebration of Light set for 5 p.m. Tuesday

News and events related to health care.

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TMH Living Well: Baby-proofing the Holidays, Toys and All

The holiday season brings ample opportunities for fun and celebration, but it can also bring safety hazards for babies and toddlers. Let’s face it, little ones see your Christmas tree as a huge toy in the middle of the room. Ornaments, holiday plants, sibling’s toys and busy get-togethers all present potential dangers for young children. Here are some tips to keep the holidays safe for the youngest members of the family.

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Northwest Colorado Health program teaches Latinos about preventative health care

Class leader Erick Ocampo said that many Latinos have poor diets that include eating unhealthy foods and eating a lot, not exercising and not getting help for health issues until the issues are very serious.

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TMH Living Well: Ward off the flu with good hygiene and a flu shot

Flu shots available at TMH Medical Clinic

Every fall brings a new flu bug to challenge our immune systems. The flu virus adapts each year and can be hard to predict. The flu shot is designed with the latest strains in mind and often offers good protection.

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Health Briefs: Celebration of Light slated for Dec. 13

News and events in health care.

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Healthy eating: Vegetable quinoa bake

Vegetable quinoa bake

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Yampa Valley Autism Program finds new home

The Yampa Valley Autism Program is spreading its wings in a new location in Elk River Crossing on Steamboat Springs’s west side.

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Thinking About Health: What to know about choosing health insurance

Even though the election is over and Republicans are in a position to repeal and replace Obamacare as they’ve been vowing to do for several years, that doesn’t mean you should avoid signing up for 2017 insurance coverage.

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TMH Living Well: Identifying and treating GERD

Everyone has a little heartburn now and then, but imagine having it every day? Approximately 30 percent of the adult population suffers from some type of GERD. Classic symptoms are heartburn, acid indigestion, a sour taste in your mouth, difficulty swallowing and chest pain not associated with a heart condition.

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Beauty tip: Ingest more calcium for strong, beautiful bones

It’s no secret that calcium helps build strong bones, so try to get enough calcium in your diet, whether it be through milk, dairy products or through supplements.

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Fitness Tip: Walk off your turkey meal

Everyone knows the bogged down feeling you get after you’ve been completely stuffed by a holiday meal. Try to take a 10 or 20 minute walk the day of or the day after you eat a large lunch/dinner.

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Superfood Tip: Green beans galore

It’s a popular time of year for green beans, which makes it a perfect time to understand their nutritional values.

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Health Briefs: Aging Well programs offered for seniors

News and events in health care.

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The Memorial Hospital wins bid to provide health services to Moffat County schools

Student health services will soon be provided by The Memorial Hospital after the Moffat County School District Board of Education at their Nov. 17 meeting approved a contract with the hospital.

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South Routt Medical Center welcomes new dentist

The center is partnering with Northwest Colorado Health to generate more referrals for the program and potentially take advantage of grant funding the public health organization hopes to secure to support low-cost dental care across the region.

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