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DNA linked to how much coffee you drink

How much coffee do you drink every day? One cup in the morning? Or do you gulp it all day? Scientists have long known that your DNA influences how much java you consume. Now a huge study has identified some genes that may play a role.

Miller's attorneys argue evidence

Former Craig doctor Joel Miller’s legal team works to suppress evidence they believe was found under an improperly executed search warrant.

Fitness Tip: Resistance training

Resistance/strength training is an important component of a fitness program.

Super Food Tip: Canned beans

Canned beans are a great staple to have in the pantry.

Craig health briefs for Oct. 11, 2014: The Memorial Hospital to celebrate National Mammography Day with luncheon

The Memorial Hospital will honor breast cancer patients and survivors on National Mammography Day Oct. 17 by encouraging all staff to wear pink. The hospital will host a complimentary Breast Cancer Survivor Luncheon at noon, with a presentation by TMH nurse navigator Jackie Smith on life after diagnosis and treatment.

TMH Living Well: Four surprising reasons exercise is good for you

Hospital hosting Glow Run Oct. 18

We all know exercise is good for us. It keeps our muscles and hearts strong, and helps us maintain a healthy weight. Yet there are several other benefits to regular exercise that you may not know about.

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Moffat County breast cancer survivors share stories

A breast cancer diagnosis from one’s medical professional is an announcement no one wants to hear. It can bring with it month after month of waiting rooms, a list of possible treatments that sound worse than the disease itself and a fear of your life never being the same again. However, those fortunate enough to go through the process and come out stronger for the experience have plenty of wisdom to share.

Noelle Leavitt Riley: Honoring breast cancer awareness month

October is breast cancer awareness month. Let's fight the good fight.

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New regional boundaries affect Colorado health insurance premiums

A newly redrawn state health insurance marketplace map will alter 2015 premium amounts for Coloradans, with premiums slightly up across the state, but down overall in western Colorado.

The Memorial Hospital: Many women survive breast cancer

Getting diagnosed with breast cancer — or any cancer — is scary. It’s hard to avoid thoughts of "what if," especially when there is a lag between diagnostic appointments or procedures. But breast cancer is survivable for many, and getting regular checkups increases those odds tremendously.

Craig health briefs for Oct. 4, 2014: Presentation for parents will inform on respiratory illnesses in kids

The Memorial Hospital pediatrician Christie Yarmer, M.D., will host a community education presentation for parents from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the TMH conference rooms.

Super Food Tip: Dried fruit

Dried fruit is an option for affordable stocking your pantry with fruit during the winter. As the name suggests, dried fruit is fruit that has been dried by way of sun or dehydrator. These two methods require no additional preservation such as salt or sugar, naturally providing a long shelf life.

Fitness Tip: Check your posture

Almost everyone needs a reminder about the importance of good posture. Poor postural awareness is one of the top reasons patients with non-traumatic muscle and joint pain require physical therapy.

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Bilingual family physician begins at TMH Medical Clinic next week

The Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic’s new family physician, Elise Sullivan, M.D., offers more than the average doctor. Bilingual in Spanish, with a passion for delivering babies and energy that never stops, she’ll even dance her patients into better health, as she demonstrated Wednesday at the hospital’s meet-and-greet for the new doctor.

Craig health briefs for Sept. 27, 2014: Event to provide safe disposal of prescription drugs

The Craig Police Department and Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide volunteers will participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day with an event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Centennial Mall parking lot in Craig. The event will provide an opportunity for individuals with unwanted and unused prescription drugs to safely dispose of them.