TMH Living Well: Solutions to shoulder injury or arthritis

From a dislocation playing football, dull pain after painting the house or aching pain with weather changes, shoulder problems can affect people of different age groups and walks of life. Shoulders are unique in that there can be multiple causes for discomfort.

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Generous donor earns naming rights for new YVMC Cancer Care Center

A groundbreaking for the new Jan Bishop Memorial Cancer Care Center is expected to take place in October.

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Eating local foods focus of August's Colorado Proud month

August’s statewide “Colorado Proud” campaign is challenging residents to purchase and eat more foods produced within Colorado.

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Forget Me Not: Making Craig's elders feel special with Nifty 90s party

Sometimes, happiness not only makes your face smile but it also makes your heart smile. That's what happened to me on Wednesday when I attended the Nifty 90s party at Sunset Meadows, where eight seniors 90 and over were honored with a luau birthday party.

Thinking About Health: Patients want drugs now — But at what risk?

As new drugs and medical devices are developed, it’s understandable that the public, always in love with new technologies, want to use them. They also want them to be safe, and most people think they are. It comes down to a balancing act that will soon be tested in Washington.

Craig health briefs for Aug. 15, 2015: VNA back-to-school immunization clinic Saturday

Announcements, news and tips for staying healthy from Craig and Moffat County healthcare providers.

TMH Living Well: 5 questions for your pediatrician at your next well child check

It’s back-to-school time and parents are thinking about scheduling necessary appointments, like sports physicals and well child checks for kids. Getting your child a check-up before school starts is a good idea to catch problems that affect learning, like changes in vision. It’s also important to make sure your child is up to date on immunizations.

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Local volunteers help seniors in Northwest Colorado navigate Medicare

While Medicare is relatively easy to sign up for and can take just a few minutes on a computer, some seniors find the plans complicated, are uncomfortable with using the internet or are afraid to put personal information online, according to Betsy Packer, a Medicare counselor with the Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Colorado.

Craig health briefs for Aug. 8, 2015: VNA and Craig Chamber will host mixer

Announcements, news and tips for staying healthy from Craig and Moffat County healthcare providers.

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Craig Relay For Life small but mighty

This year’s Craig Relay For Life brought out cancer survivors young and old Friday evening to celebrate, remember lost loved ones, and rally for a cure.

Wellness Tip: Deep breathing helps decrease stress, increase wellness

Taking deep breaths can help your physical and mental health on a number of levels. Various experts have touted deep breathing as a way to stay healthy and fit. It’s also a great way to keep your stress levels low.

Fitness Tip: Track your fitness with smart phone apps

Did you know that there are dozens of apps out there that can help track your fitness goals? Since the birth of smart phones, app creators have tapped into the fitness world, helping people reach various health and weight loss goals by tracking progress on phones.

TMH Living Well: Keep injuries off the field

With the start of school right around the corner, practices are starting soon. Is your student athlete ready? Don’t let a twisted ankle or muscle sprain ruin his or her plans. Promote warming up, learning correct exercises, and keeping a strong core to avoid injuries.

Healthy Eating: Ground elk tomato sauce with spaghetti squash

Elk lends itself well to warm, hearty meals for the long winter months and also pairs well with the bright, fresh flavors of summer. Branch out, try something new and enjoy.

Craig health briefs for Aug. 1, 2015: Study finds health problems in older adults linked to giving up driving

Announcements, events, news and tips for staying healthy from Craig and Moffat County healthcare providers.