Health briefs for April 19, 2014: The Memorial Hospital to host health fair

The Memorial Hospital will host the second annual Community Health Fair from 7:30 a.m. to noon April 26 at its facilities at 750 Hospital Loop.

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Your Health: ‘Tis the season for allergy awareness

Springtime brings with it warmer weather and blossoming plant life, but this combination can be less than pleasant if it’s causing your nose to run, your eyes to water or any number of other maladies tied to allergies.

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association: Vaccinating on time important for keeping kids safe, healthy

Parents agree that feeding and sleep schedules are important to help keep their children healthy. The same goes for childhood immunizations. Vaccinating children on time is the best way to protect them against 14 serious and potentially deadly diseases before their second birthday.

Late health sign-ups improve outlook

A surge of eleventh-hour enrollments has improved the outlook for President Barack Obama’s health care law, with more people signing up overall and a much-needed spark of interest among young adults.

TMH Living Well: TMH Health Fair scheduled for next Saturday

Have you been putting off getting important health screens? Do you want to adopt healthy lifestyle habits but are unsure of where to start? Come to the second annual community health fair from 7:30 a.m. to noon on April 26 at The Memorial Hospital and get both done at once!

Superfood Tip: Oatmeal

Oatmeal is a versatile, healthy and economical food staple to keep in your pantry.

Fitness Tip: Knee injuries

Knees are the main hinge between the ground and your entire body, the most common for injuries, and the most difficult to rest.

Healthy Eating: High Altitude Hard-Boiled Eggs

Use this method for preparing hard-boiled eggs when you live above 5,000 feet.

Health briefs for April 12, 2014: Blood drives in Craig next week

Representatives from Bonfils will be in Craig April 15 for blood drives at multiple locations.

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Your Health: Man up to preserve your body

TMH’s March MAN­­ness program is winding down, and men’s final chance to participate in discounted health screenings is Tuesday. Despite the name, the effort was extended an extra two weeks into the first half of April to accommodate increased a greater demand than expected as well as to hopefully encourage more men to participate.

Subway says chemical almost out of its bread

Subway said an ingredient dubbed the “yoga mat chemical” will be entirely phased out of its bread by next week.

Fitness Tip: Underweight can be dangerous

There is such a thing as being underweight, and it can be just as dangerous, if not more dangerous, than being overweight.

Thinking About Health: What does your insurance pay for?

If you’ve signed up for Obamacare or have begun using the coverage you already had, you’ve moved from the buyer’s stage to the owner’s stage. Like owning a car, you have to read the fine print in the owner’s manual to know what to do when things go wrong. In particular, you need to know who pays what for your care.

Superfood Tip: Avoid saturated fat

This week, we conclude our fat series: Saturated fats include butter, lard and shortening. Unlike unsaturated fats, these fats are solid at room temperature. This makes it easy to spot and avoid.

TMH Living Well: The powers of vitamin D

If you could take a supplement that likely would guard you against some cancers, the common cold and other viruses, would you? Many people are saying yes and taking daily supplements of vitamin D.

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