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Health Briefs: Free screenings available on Diabetes Alert Day

Health care news and events.

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Do you know symptoms of the flu or how to treat it?

If you haven’t caught the respiratory flu yet this year, count yourself lucky. It’s the worst influenza season in a long time for Craig and surrounding communities. The Memorial Regional Health’s Medical Clinic has seen several cases over the last few months, and it’s just now starting to slow down. If you or a family member has the flu, here are some ways to treat it at home.

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Fitness Tip: Stay fit despite snow and mud, use a treadmill

Treadmills are a great way to starting a workout when the weather isn’t in our favor. Here are a few tips to follow to make treadmill use effective and safe.

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Superfood Tip: Crave a treat, try a juicy orange

It’s difficult resist a sweet treat. So how do you turn down that extra serving of pie?

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Beauty Tip: Improve your smooches with lipstick

Sometimes, women need a little extra color on their face to help brighten things up. If you’re feeling blue, or want to try something different and you never wear lipstick, give it a try.

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Delta Dental gives $1.5 million for dental hygiene programs, CNCC Rangely will benefit

Improving public health in rural and underserved communities through better access to dental hygiene services is the aim of a $1.5 million dollar gift by one of Colorado’s largest dental companies given to three community colleges including CNCC Rangely.

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Healthy eating: Apple-oat squares

Apple-oat squares make for a healthful and kid-friendly recipe.

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Health Briefs: Avoid health scams

News and events in health care.

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Cases of mumps in Colorado climbing

A Colorado mumps outbreak focused on the Front Range reached 49 cases last week, though the contagious disease has yet to reach the Yampa Valley.

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Healthy Eating: Best broccoli soup

Best broccoli soup.

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Beauty Tip: Secondhand smoke's assault on skin

Secondhand smoke not only causes cancer and is harmful to anyone — including children and animals — but it’s also bad for your skin. If you live with a smoker and you don’t smoke, you have every right to ask them not to smoke around you, as it’s damaging your internal and external organs.

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Fitness Tip: If the shoe fits, work out!

Do you like to run, walk or hike? Did you know that athletic companies offer specific shoes for each category to protect your feet, back and leg health?

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Superfood Tip: Coconut milk boosts immunity

These days, coconut milk can be found in a number of places, including gas stations, grocery stores and health food stores. Coconut milk is a refreshing drink that’s packed full of nutrients and coconut flakes, if you so choose. Many stores will offer coconut milk with and without flakes, giving consumers options.

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TMH Living Well: Extra tired or feeling weak? Could be anemia

Anemia is a common condition discovered during routine labs, like the labs offered this month at Memorial Regional Health in preparation for the health fair. Anemia happens when your body simply doesn’t make enough red blood cells or when you lose a significant amount of blood.