Craig health briefs Aug. 23, 2014: Kids Health Fair to take place at Moffat County School District Administration Building

A health fair for kids age 2 to 5 will take place from 8 to 4 p.m. on Monday at the Moffat County School District Administration Building at 775 Yampa Ave. in Craig. Basic screenings for vision, hearing, dental, speech and developmental will be available.

The Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees discusses new developments, staff at Thursday meeting

Rossfeld reported that TMH is seeking to become a contract organization with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in order to become a care provider to area veterans.

Superfood Tip: Almonds

This week we will look at almonds as a part of the tree nut series. Almonds are an excellent source of Vitamin E and the B Vitamin folate. They also provides calcium and magnesium.

Fitness Tip: Be careful with nutritional supplements

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

TMH Living Well: Simple ways to keep your heart healthy

When we think of our hearts, we often consider them the engines of our bodies. They are literally what keeps us ticking. That’s why making sure our hearts are healthy is so important.

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Major William Adams Veterans TeleHealth Clinic in Craig receives Caregivers of the Year Award

Dozens gathered Thursday morning outside the Major William Adams Veterans TeleHealth Clinic in Craig for an award ceremony to honor the clinic. The occasion was a welcome opportunity to shine a positive light on veterans health services after all of the negative attention received by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in recent months.

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Healthy Snack: Apples and almond butter

With the start of a new school year upon us, things are about to get busy. Keep it simple at snack time with this tried and true healthy snack option: apples and almond butter.

Craig Health Briefs Aug. 16, 2014: Kids Health Fair to take place at Moffat County School District Administration Building

A health fair for kids ages 3-6 will take place from 8 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 25 at the MCSD Administration Building at 775 Yampa Ave. in Craig. Basic screenings for vision, hearing, dental, speech and developmental will be available.

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Healthy Snack of the Week: Popcorn Five Ways

I bet you never thought popcorn could be classified as a healthy snack, but today is your lucky day! Popcorn contains two to three times more polyphenols per serving than fruits and vegetables.

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Eating locally is a healthy choice for individuals, communities

Perhaps you’ve eyed those signs and stickers in the store touting the abundance of Colorado produce available and wondered if it’s really worth going out of your way for. If you’ve been sitting on the fence about local food, now is the perfect time to sit up and pay attention.

TMH Living Well: Knowing the signs of lung problems

During the day, we often notice our physical body’s aches and pains, or if we are clear-headed or tired, and more. Rarely do we stop and notice our lungs, yet along with our heart they are in constant motion — working whether we feel good or not.

National Health Center Week is around the corner

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association’s Community Health Center (CHC) is recognizing National Health Center Week 2014 Aug. 10 to 16. Health care centers all over the United States are nonprofit health care providers with a mission to provide comprehensive primary health care you can trust.

Thinking About Health: What happens when we get too much health care?

Several years ago the prestigious Institute of Medicine, the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences, revealed something startling about U.S. health care. Many Americans get too much at the same time others get too little.

Superfood Tip: Walnuts

We are beginning our series on tree nuts with walnuts. Walnuts are the only tree nut that are considered an excellent source of the plant-based Omega 3 fatty acid, ALA (the omega 3 fatty acid DHA is from fish).

Fitness Tip: Choose the right carbs

Carbohydrates are an essential part of your diet and fitness.