Northwest Colorado Health: Program helps women pay for mammograms

Mammograms save lives. But what if you don’t have insurance — or enough insurance — to pay for breast screenings?

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Moffat County teams tickled pink for October games

Bulldog volleyball, soccer, football prepare for Pink Games to raise cancer awareness

As is bound to happen in a sport like football, Jared Baker and his teammates have had more than a few moments of physical discomfort this season. Yet, it’s keeping in mind that others have had an even tougher time that helps keep things in perspective. As part of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Moffat County High School athletics teams will be showing their support for survivors and victims of the disease by sporting pink apparel and hosting Pink Games this month.

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‘Ready, set, glow!’ — The Memorial Hospital Glow Run lights up night

Running event benefits Moffat County Cancer Society, TMH Foundation

For those who enjoy running, all that might be necessary is an open stretch of land and a pair of supportive shoes, but dressing like a superhero or a children’s book character covered in glow sticks certainly doesn’t make the experience any less pleasant. The Memorial Hospital’s third annual Glow Run 5K provided luminescence, laughs and more Saturday night as about 150 participants sped along the property of TMH and Colorado Northwestern Community College.

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Superfood Tip: Eat more pumpkins

It’s that time of year where you see pumpkins in the grocery store. That means you can make pumpkin soup, pumpkin bars or pumpkin cake — to name a few.

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Fitness Tip: Squats keep legs strong

If you’re looking for a way to build muscle in your legs try doing squats each week.

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Beauty Tip: Tea tree oil and all its benefits

Have you ever used tea tree oil to fight acne or fingernail fungus? Did you even know that tea tree oil was used for such remedies?

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TMH Living Well: Help prevent falls by changing daily habits

With winter fast approaching, it’s time to think about how to prevent falls. Did you know that one in three people over the age of 65 fall each year? This number only increases with age. Over half of all 80 year-olds have taken a spill. A part of preventing falls is really in your hands — you can help reduce your risk of falls by making a few simple changes in your daily activity and adopting a short exercise routine that you do faithfully each day.

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It’s flu season in Northwest Colorado and local providers are offering vaccination clinics

The health of the entire community improves when more people receive vaccinations

It’s that time of year when the smell of pumpkin spice is in the air, and so are flu germs. Flu is most prevalent from October to May each year in the U.S., as reported by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which means this is a great time of year to be vaccinated. “Seasonal influenza epidemics in the United States are responsible for between 55,000 and 431,000 hospitalizations due to pneumonia and influenza each year and as many as 49,000 deaths”, said Doctor Carla Rothaus in a blog for physicians on the New England Journal of Medicine website.

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Health Briefs: Drop in flu clinic offered Wednesday

Health care-related news and events.

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Silly costumes set the scene at the annual TMH glow walk/run happening in Craig Saturday

Raising awareness and funds in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month is serious business at this silly annual event

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and with many facing the fight this year raising awareness and funds is a worthy cause that one local event does through laughter, silly costumes and glow sticks.

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Advocates in Craig hopes to raise domestic violence awareness

During a one-minute moment of silence outside the Moffat County Courthouse Monday afternoon, purple balloons represented a tragic reality.

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TMH Living Well: Walk or run for a good cause, get healthy doing it

The Memorial Hospital Glow Run gets moving Oct. 8

We have all heard the great benefits of exercise: lowered cholesterol, better sleep, less food cravings, lighter moods and of course, weight loss. Add reduced risk of certain cancers to that list. If you know a cancer survivor or are one yourself, consider joining forces with other community members to get some exercise and give money to help fight cancer in Moffat County and support people with other health issues by attending the annual TMH Glow Run next week.

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Beauty Tip: How do you treat toenail and fingernail fungus?

Nail fungus is no fun and often can be tough to hide during flip-flop season. So what is it and how can you get rid of it?

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Fitness Tip: Don’t forget to eat!

When you’re working out, burning calories and building muscle, it’s important to eat three meals a day and to have healthy snacks throughout the day.

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Superfood Tips: Add nuts to your diet

Nuts add a bountiful boost to your diet, and they’re great snacks.