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Craig community weight loss program starts Friday

A group of Craig and Moffat County residents are joining together for a seasonal weight loss venture starting this Friday. Tori Pingley is heading the health initiative, which she described as a back-to-school-themed effort.

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Sugar is believed to cause problems with learning and mental health

Children eat 115 percent of recommended daily value at school and MCSD Food Services looks for solutions

Damage to teeth and waistlines from eating too much sugar are well known and now a growing body of science suggests that too much sugar is also bad for mental health and learning. The large amount of sugar in school food has Moffat County School District Food Services concerned. Scientists have linked eating sugar to anxiety, schizophrenia, depression, memory loss and learning difficulties.

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TMH Living Well: Upper respiratory infections often start up with school

School just started and already one of your kids has the sniffles. You might wonder how in the world it could happen so fast. Upper respiratory infections (URIs) thrive in crowded, indoor settings where humidity and fresh airflow are low. Throw in the fact that kids are not always the best at washing their hands or covering their mouths when they cough, and you’ve got a perfect breeding ground for bugs.

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Superfood Tip: Eat broccoli for wellness

Broccoli has a number of superfood benefits, and many have deemed it one of the healthiest foods around.

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Fitness Tip: Get kids involved in running program

Online registration is open for Girls on the Run of Western Colorado, a 10-week fall program for girls in grades three through five.

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Beauty Tip: Conditioner keeps hair healthy, viberant

Colorado weather is dry, and it only gets worse in the winter. To avoid straw-like hair that breaks and looks dehydrated, use conditioner for a beauty boost.

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Residents divided over universal health care proposal

A proposed universal health care plan on the ballot in Colorado this November is catching the attention of local residents, who are finding themselves on opposite sides of the issue.

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Life saving opioid treatments offered in Craig

Local law enforcement rely on ambulance service for narcan drug

No one has died of an opiate overdose at The Memorial Hospital at Craig this year, however nine people were treated for overdoses in 2015 and another six patients in 2016, according to the hospital.

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Rubber Ducky race in Craig a success

An eager crowd gathered on the banks of the Yampa River Saturday to watch a fleet of bright yellow bath toys race.

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Veterans’ town hall focuses on VA health choice benefits

Area veterans receive help with benefits and answers to questions during annual visit by VA staff

Officials from two of the three offices of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) were in Craig on Wednesday evening to answer questions, provide updates, advice and tchotchkes. “It doesn’t matter how long you served, or how long ago you served, there are benefits for you. You served us now it’s our turn to serve you,” said Denver Regional VA Benefits Manager, Chuck Bruen, who attended the event in order to assist with claims processing.

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Beauty Tip: Use Vaseline to take off mascara

Mascara adds length and definition to eyelashes, but it’s often cumbersome to remove all of it from your eyes.

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Fitness Tip: The right shoe fit for fitness

Do you like to run, walk or hike? Did you know that athletic companies offer specific shoes for each category to protect your feet, back and leg health?

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Superfood Tip: Juicy, ripe peaches pack powerful nutrients

It’s that time of year where you see vendors selling peaches throughout town. Many of the peaches come from beloved peach country in Palisade.

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Thinking About Health: Drug prices keep rising — no end in sight

Recently a tweet from Lauren Sausser, a fine health reporter I know in South Carolina, caught my eye. “Crazy drug prices became personal. My dad will start Keytruda regimen on Friday, $15,000 per infusion, once every three weeks indefinitely.” The high cost of pharmaceuticals had hit home!

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TMH Living Well: Many kids deficient in vitamin D

Is your child getting enough vitamin D? The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) states that there has been a “startling increase in the frequency of severe vitamin D deficiency in the United States and other countries.” Not having enough vitamin D creates problems for people of all ages, but especially for kids. When kids don’t get enough vitamin D, their bones and muscles don’t grow or work well.