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Craig community and The Memorial Hospital staff celebrate 5 years

Community members, hospital staff and board members flocked to the hospital Wednesday evening for cake, tours and a celebration of The Memorial Hospital’s five-year anniversary.

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Five years and finding its stride

The Memorial Hospital in Craig celebrates five years in new facility

Seven years ago, all they could do was hope. The Memorial Hospital Chief of Marketing and Business Development Jennifer Riley was among those in 2007 fighting to pass a 3-mill, $42.6 million ballot measure to fund the construction of a new hospital.

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Understanding the new health insurance landscape

Mention the words “health insurance,” and most people’s eyes glaze over. It’s never been the most riveting subject and most of us try to deal with it as little as possible. But the rules have changed with the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, and to find the best health insurance plan for ourselves and our families, our approach must also shift.

Superfood Tip: Peanut butter

Is peanut butter a good superfood to highlight? It does contain over 19 vitamins and minerals, 2 grams of fiber, 7 grams of protein, and no cholesterol all in the very small 2 tablespoon serving size.

Fitness Tip: Holiday eating

With the holidays right around the corner and all those wonderful meals on the menu, it is important to remember to do your best to control your portions.

TMH Living Well: TMH fulfills voters’ intent to bring quality care to county

We’ve just finished up an election and we will soon celebrate the results of an election from years past. It wasn’t too long ago that the people of Moffat County voted to bring improved healthcare services to the area. The result? A new hospital that is much more than a new building. That crucial vote on Nov. 6, 2007 got the wheels turning to bring physicians and specialists to our community and to expand healthcare services offered near home.

Craig health briefs for Nov. 8, 2014: The Memorial Hospital walk-in clinic opens Monday

The Memorial Hospital’s new walk-in clinic, located within the TMH Medical Clinic , will open to the public on Monday. The clinic will offer same-day care to patients with ailments ranging from cold and flu symptoms to cuts requiring stitches, broken bones and other minor emergency procedures.

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Craig's TMH set to open walk-in clinic, welcomes new PA

The Memorial Hospital walk-in clinic, located inside TMH Medical Clinic, is poised to open its doors to the public on Monday. For those who utilize the new same-day service, physician assistant Maggie Anderson will soon become a familiar face.

TMH Living Well: Joint replacement surgeries help Baby Boomers stay active

In Colorado, many of us live an active lifestyle and demand a lot from our bodies. Skiing, running, hiking and many other sports are hard on knees, hips and shoulders and over time these joints wear out.

Super Food Tip: Decaf coffee

Decaffeinated coffee contains the same amount of flavonoids (antioxidants) as regular coffee and more than decaf tea.

Fitness Tip: Post-exercise nutrition

Once you have completed your exercise regimen, it is very important to include a post-exercise snack or meal. It is recommended to consume protein-rich foods, because they help your muscles recover.

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TMH Rehabilitation Center goes downtown

The Memorial Hospital Rehabilitation Center is on the move. The clinic, which has resided in The Centennial Mall for more than 15 years, is setting up shop in a new location at 473 Yampa Ave. in the old JC Penney building.

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Craig woman offers support to mothers who have lost a baby

Loss and grief are things that every person experiences at some time in their life. For parents who lose a baby, be it born or unborn, that experience of loss can be especially painful and misunderstood. October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.

Craig health briefs for Nov. 1, 2014: Grief support group offers help for getting through holidays

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association’s Hospice program will offer a “Getting through the Holidays” Grief Support and Education Group from 6:30-7:30pm on Tuesday at the Colorado Northwestern Community College Academic Building, Room 114.

Thinking About Health: Beware of sales pitches during Medicare’s open enrollment

Once again it’s Medicare open enrollment season, the time for those on Medicare to choose how to cover the gaps in the government health program for seniors and people with disabilities. Once again beneficiaries in many parts of the country face a bewildering number of choices — far more than most of them can reasonably evaluate. It’s no wonder studies show that beneficiaries stick with the same plan year after year even though they may be able to get something cheaper.