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Kids' Health Fair in Craig focuses on early intervention

The Early Childhood Center located in the Moffat County School District Administration Building was buzzing with activity Monday afternoon during the Kids’ Health Fair. The fair provided free health screenings to children ages 2 to 5 in order to get an early start on identifying health or developmental issues.

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Healthy foods for a healthy brain: How diet can help kids succeed in school

With the schedules that many families have these days, keeping kids fed can be a challenge. But keeping their brains fed properly? That can be an even bigger challenge.

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Hayden support group helps victims of brain injury

Leigh Erceg has formed a brain injury support group to help those with brain injuries and disorders navigate the resources available to them in the area.

Thinking About Health: When Congress says it’s OK to waste health care dollars

Evidence continues to pile up that Medicare Advantage plans are no advantage for taxpayers. MA plans, as they are called, are one alternative for seniors to receive their Medicare benefits. But in this case, the benefits come from government payments to private insurance carriers, not directly from the federal government.

TMH Living Well: Sleep disorders are common, especially as we age

Are you noticing that you are not sleeping as well as when you were younger? Do you wake up during the night and have trouble falling back to sleep? Does your spouse’s snoring or snorting wake you up? If you answered yes to any of these questions you, or your spouse, might have a sleep disorder.

Superfood Tip: Pistachios

Pistachios are one of the lower calorie tree nuts.

Fitness Tip: Warm up

It is very important to incorporate warming up for an exercise session.

Craig health briefs Aug. 23, 2014: Kids Health Fair to take place at Moffat County School District Administration Building

A health fair for kids age 2 to 5 will take place from 8 to 4 p.m. on Monday at the Moffat County School District Administration Building at 775 Yampa Ave. in Craig. Basic screenings for vision, hearing, dental, speech and developmental will be available.

The Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees discusses new developments, staff at Thursday meeting

Rossfeld reported that TMH is seeking to become a contract organization with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in order to become a care provider to area veterans.

Superfood Tip: Almonds

This week we will look at almonds as a part of the tree nut series. Almonds are an excellent source of Vitamin E and the B Vitamin folate. They also provides calcium and magnesium.

Fitness Tip: Be careful with nutritional supplements

If you are thinking of starting a new supplement, check with your doctor or a nutritionist prior to doing so.

TMH Living Well: Simple ways to keep your heart healthy

When we think of our hearts, we often consider them the engines of our bodies. They are literally what keeps us ticking. That’s why making sure our hearts are healthy is so important.

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Major William Adams Veterans TeleHealth Clinic in Craig receives Caregivers of the Year Award

Dozens gathered Thursday morning outside the Major William Adams Veterans TeleHealth Clinic in Craig for an award ceremony to honor the clinic. The occasion was a welcome opportunity to shine a positive light on veterans health services after all of the negative attention received by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in recent months.

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Healthy Snack: Apples and almond butter

With the start of a new school year upon us, things are about to get busy. Keep it simple at snack time with this tried and true healthy snack option: apples and almond butter.

Craig Health Briefs Aug. 16, 2014: Kids Health Fair to take place at Moffat County School District Administration Building

A health fair for kids ages 3-6 will take place from 8 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 25 at the MCSD Administration Building at 775 Yampa Ave. in Craig. Basic screenings for vision, hearing, dental, speech and developmental will be available.

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