Fitness Tip: Get some rest

A good night’s rest is a very important component to your fitness program.

TMH Living Well: Eat mindfully during the holidays with diabetes

Holidays are about celebrating friends and family but let’s face it, they are also about eating. For diabetics, the focus on large portions and lots of sweet goodies can be challenging. Here are some tips to maintaining a healthy diet — and glucose control — during the holidays.

Craig health briefs for Nov. 29, 2014: The Memorial Hospital donates $1,000 to food bank

The Memorial Hospital will donate $1,000 to Moffat County Food Bank for holiday food baskets in correlation with its United Way workplace campaign.

Healthy Eating: Sweet Potatoes with Tart Cherries

This updated version of sweet potatoes will be a new holiday favorite.

Thousands sign up in 1st 8 days of Colorado open enrollment

Thousands more Coloradans signed up for health insurance during the first week of open enrollment than during the same time frame last year, according to a report from the state.

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State aims to curb 'doctor shopping' and prescription drug abuse

Colorado officials are aiming to curb prescription drug abuse by notifying subscribers who might be a target for “doctor shopping.”

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Good fats add healthful boost to Thanksgiving meal

There’s no reason to avoid fat this Thanksgiving, but knowing which fats to cook with and which to leave out can make a world of difference for the healthfulness of your feast.

Forget Me Not: Give thanks to your elderly loved ones

As Thanksgiving nears, I’m reminded how thankful I am for my wonderful grandparents. Although my two biological grandmothers and my amazing step-grandfather have passed, I still have my Grandpa Bob and my Step-Grandma Jan.

Craig health briefs for Nov. 22, 2014: TMH Clinic and outpatient services closed for Thanksgiving

The Memorial Hospital Clinic and outpatient services will be closed on Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving. The Emergency Department will remain open 24/7.

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Affordable Care Act: Helping or hurting Northwest Colorado?

Is the Affordable Care Act helping or hurting Northwest Coloradans? For a 40-year-old non-smoker in Craig, the lowest cost bronze and silver plans on Connect for Health Colorado remained almost exactly the same price for 2014 and 2015. However, there was a nearly 40 percent jump in premium costs for the standard silver-level plan with Rocky Mountain Health Plans.

Thinking About Health: PBMs horn in on doctors’ decisions about medicines

A few weeks ago Jean, a 64-year-old retiree from Littleton, sent along an e-mail in response to a column I had written. I had told of my friend’s ordeal trying to refill a particular cholesterol-lowering drug that a pharmacy benefit manager, known as a PBM, wanted him to exchange for a new drug. That new medication would have resulted in an out-of-pocket cost increase of more than 1,000 percent.

TMH Living Well: Safety tips for preparing your Thanksgiving feast

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, so it’s time to brush up on some food safety tips.

Super Food Tip: Ground flax seed

Ground flax seed is great for adding a nutritional boost to some of your meals, baked items and smoothies. It is affordable and accessible even for rural residents such as ourselves.

Fitness Tip: It's cold outside!

If you are not inclined to exercise outside in the wintery elements, you can still exercise inside. Believe it or not, you can get plenty of exercise by being an active TV watcher. Instead of just sitting down on the couch, get up and moving.

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People encouraged to utilize free or low-cost health insurance programs

Saturday marks the start of open enrollment for 2015 health insurance plans.