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Northwest Colorado Health: Be ready for a wildfire emergency

It’s hot and dry. Smoke from the Beaver Creek wildfire has spread a consistent haze in our valley, and new fires are cropping up throughout the state. It’s hard to ignore the imminent threat in our own backyard.

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Health Briefs: Connect for Health Colorado chief executive honored for contributions to community

Health-related news and announcements, and tips for staying healthy from Craig and Moffat County healthcare providers.

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Over a Cup of Coffee: A summer salad and yummy casserole

It’s been hot — 91 degrees according to our thermometer! It might be just the right time for a cool salad, and this column features one with some interesting ingredients. There’s a recipe for a casserole, too, and though you have to heat the oven to bake it, I think the dish might be great for a summer supper. Both of this week’s recipes were contributed by Geraldine Coleman from Craig. Thanks, Geraldine!

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South Routt Medical will ask Routt County for loan to cover Peabody loss

The South Routt Medical Health Service District will ask Routt County commissioners Tuesday to loan the district $55,000 the group planned to receive in tax payments from Peabody Energy.

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New survey shows teens in Northwest Colorado smoking more

New state-collected data from the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey show that more teens in Northwest Colorado may be taking up regular cigarette use, despite an overall statewide decrease in youth use.

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Fitness Tip: Know your nutritional supplements

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

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Superfood Tip: Jalapeños pack a spicy and healthy punch

If you like spicy foods, you’re in luck, because jalapeños have a variety of health benefits.

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Health Briefs: Sunset Meadows prepares Nifty 90s celebration

Health-related news and announcements, and tips for staying healthy from Craig and Moffat County healthcare providers.

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Beauty Tip: Is there fungus among us?

Do your toenails suffer from fungus? Have you ever wondered how you should treat them?

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TMH Living Well: Top-notch surgery care offered at The Memorial Hospital

While surgery is not something you likely wish to experience, it’s reassuring to know that skilled surgeons are on the ready in Craig to save your life when the unexpected happens, or improve your health and wellbeing with an elective surgery. The Memorial Hospital has two general surgeons who are highly skilled in a variety of surgeries and elective procedures to improve your quality of life.

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TMH Living Well: Enjoying fireworks safely on the Fourth of July

It’s Fourth of July and no doubt you want to celebrate. Go ahead, set off a few permissible fireworks — namely anything that doesn’t explode or leave the ground. As for the rest of the stuff, leave it at the stands in Wyoming where it belongs.

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In light-hearted spirit, The Haven celebrates 20th anniversary

Community interaction among hallmarks of The Haven's lifespan so far

“We just play at everything,” said Billie Wilson, as she dipped into the cake and ice cream. “We just relax and laugh and cut up.”

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Community walks slated for Wednesday and Thursday

Health-related news and announcements, and tips for staying healthy from Craig and Moffat County healthcare providers.

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Beauty Tip: Sleep promotes beauty

In an effort to cram 25 hours into every 24-hour day, sleep deprivation is a very common occurrence. Quality sleep is important for optimum health and happiness. Physical activity during the daytime hours is essential for quality sleep.

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Fitness Tip: Are you taking care of your cardiovascular health?

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.