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Bill would allow medical marijuana use in schools

A bill awaiting signature on Gov. John Hickenlooper’s desk would allow young medical marijuana patients access to their prescribed medication while on school grounds or at school events.

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Health Briefs: Wellness Wednesdays’ May schedule in motion

Health-related news and announcements, and tips for staying healthy from Craig and Moffat County healthcare providers.

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Superfood Tip: Juicy, red strawberries boost health

It’s that time of year when fruits and vegetables sound more appealing, especially as the weather heats up. Nothing helps cool you down and keep you healthy like ripe, delicious strawberries, and there are a number of ways to eat them.

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Fitness Tip: 7 minute workout app helps keep you motivated

A free app in the app store called the 7 minute workout is designed to help people get or stay in shape, and it only takes… wait for it… 7 minutes to complete!

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Beauty Tip: Is sunless tanning safe?

According to the Mayo Clinic, sunless tanning is less harmful than direct sunlight or tanning beds.

Healthy Eating: Date power balls

Date power balls are great because they do not freeze and are portable to take on a bike, hike, or long run.

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TMH Living Well: How hormones affect women through the years

As women, we all know that hormones affect our moods, comfort, sleep and fertility through the years. From our first menstrual period to our last, hormones play a major role in our lives.

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Thinking About Health: Complex surgeries go better when doctors have experience

If you need a risky, complicated surgery, would you go to a hospital or surgeon who had performed the procedure only a time or two before?

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Exercise at Senior Social Center sparks camaraderie as well as fitness

Circuit training class, part of a medley of fitness activities, meets at 9 a.m. on Fridays

The Senior Social Center has been offering the sessions from 9 until about 10 a.m. on Fridays since January, with Tammy Workman serving as the exercise instructor.

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Local organizations land grants from Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Colorado

Grant amounts largely in line with money received during the current fiscal year

The Moffat County Senior Center is scheduled to receive $26,000, the Moffat County Housing Authority is slated to receive $30,401, and the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is set to receive $68,614.

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Walking group forges social bonds in Craig

Local group members received training to lead community-building strolls

“Every connection, every good conversation you have with somebody, increases your psychological well-being,” said Gisela Garrison, the director of the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association’s Community Health Center.

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Beauty Tip: How to quickly dry your nail polish

Have you ever worked really hard to perfectly paint your nails only to find that you smudged your nail polish during the drying process?

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Superfood Tip: Tree nuts and all their glory

Nuts are a healthy and filling snack.

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Health Briefs: Senior Social Center plans walking groups

Health-related news and announcements, and tips for staying healthy from Craig and Moffat County healthcare providers.

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Fitness Tip: Walking goes a long way for health

If you’re looking for a low-impact exercise that will boost your overall health, try adding a walking routine into your week.