Hantavirus. Tularemia. Plague. Though rare, there have been more cases of these life-threatening diseases than usual in Colorado. All three involve exposure to animals such as rodents and rabbits. Recent cases have not been reported in Moffat or Routt counties, but some have occurred in nearby areas.
Summertime is in full swing, and watermelon is a top contender for picnic favorites. Watermelon is a great choice because it’s got zero fat, cholesterol or sodium and it’s a good source of potassium, vitamin A and Vitamin C.
Have you considered cross-training? Cross-training involves incorporating different types of exercises (walking, swimming, biking, resistance training) into your fitness routine.
Announcements, health-related news and tips for staying healthy from Craig and Moffat County healthcare providers.
Victory Motors’ second annual Drive for Cancer fundraiser will put the pedal to the metal next week with a whole lot of activities.
An outpatient facility providing 90-day and 16-week alcohol and drug addiction treatment opened its doors in Steamboat Springs last week and is now accepting new participants.
Rep. Bob Rankin's Under the Dome: The legislative session has ended — Time for those yearly check-ups
Now that the legislative session is over, Joyce and I are spending time at home catching up on overdue home and body maintenance. I’ve had the necessity and the opportunity to experience our valley’s health care system, and that experience has caused me to reflect on what the people in the waiting room with me are also experiencing. I get tired of repeatedly filling out the same forms, but I’ve met some great people and come to appreciate once again the quality of health care available if we can just navigate insurance, be covered by Medicaid or Medicare, pay deductibles, or with no insurance, pay for services.
The fight to end cancer will continue this year with the annual Relay For Life of Craig, a worldwide fundraiser organized by the American Cancer Society.
The Relay for Life of Craig will take place at 6 p.m. Aug. 7 at Moffat County High School, 900 Finley Lane in Craig. So far, five teams have raised more than $800 for the Craig event and organizers are hoping to sign up at least five more teams for the event.
The legalization of recreational marijuana in states including Colorado has led national medical organizations to release formal recommendations on the use of the drug, specifically as they may affect pregnant women and mothers.
Roasted root veggies are a healthy addition to meals.
Cardiorespiratory exercise refers to activities that are focused on improving your heart and lung health. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends that adults should get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise each week to improve cardiorespiratory function.
If you’re like most people, you’re loving this summer weather and spending more time outdoors. But, summer weather also brings thunderstorms. All thunderstorms produce lightning and are dangerous.
So you’ve had pain in your hip for some time. You’ve tried everything from medicines to physical therapy to walkers, but it’s still interfering with your everyday movement and causing you to give up your favorite activities. It’s time to consider total hip replacement surgery. This surgery is designed to reduce pain by replacing injured cartilage and bone on the two parts of the hip joint, the socket (or acetabulum) and the femur.
Yampa Valley Medical Center’s purchase of the old Safeway building in Craig has raised concerns amongst hospital and county leadership about how it might impact Craig and the county-owned The Memorial Hospital.