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Suicide of Robin Williams highlights local public health problem

The suicide of beloved actor and comedian Robin Williams in August released a flood of brokenhearted tributes from his many fans, friends and admirers. It also brought attention to a public health problem that Coloradans suffer at a higher rate than most of the rest of the country.

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.

Superfood Tip: Pecans

Pecans are our last tree nut to be covered in the series. One serving is 19 pecan halves and provides 200 calories, 20 grams of fat (mostly monounsaturated fat), 3 grams fiber, and 3 grams protein.

Fitness Tip: It’s getting cold outside

If you are exercising outside as well, especially as the outside temperatures drop, it is important to make sure you are prepared for the temperatures. Make sure you are staying warm but not sweating too much.

Craig health briefs Sept. 6, 2014: Suicide prevention class to be offered by CNCC

Colorado Northwestern Community College will be hosting a suicide prevention class in conjunction with Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Monday.

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Area leaders discuss state of mental health in Moffat County

Leaders from area mental health organizations convened Tuesday for their annual conversation with Mind Springs Health President and CEO Sharon Raggio about the state of mental health in Moffat County.

Healthy Eating: Kale with Balsamic-Walnut Sauce

This sauce is a perfect topping for kale and other hearty vegetables.

Visiting Angels: What happened to my nurse?

Recently while researching for a location to hold staff training in Routt and Moffat County, I came across some amazing information. The United States is in a nursing profession shortage.

Fitness Tip: Every step counts

Using a pedometer, which counts the number of steps you take, is a great way to monitor what kind of activity you are getting each day.

Superfood Tip: Cashews

Cashews are our next tree nut to be featured in the series.

TMH Living Well: Planning out your delivery day

If you are planning to have a baby or are already pregnant, it’s a good idea to think about options for your delivery day. Do you want to use a birthing ball? Is there a plug-in for your music player? What’s the room like, and is there a reclining chair for your partner? Once you start thinking about it, the list grows.

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Sandrock Ridge to offer 1st-ever accelerated CNA class

Sandrock Ridge Care & Rehabilitation will host its first-ever accelerated certified nursing assistant class set to begin Monday. Staff at Sandrock Ridge were compelled to offer the class because of a shortage of CNAs in the area, with only a limited number of classes available through Colorado Northwestern Community College.

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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.