Healthy Eating: On-the-Run Omelet Sandwiches

These omelet sandwiches make a fast breakfast.

Health briefs for July 12, 2014: Visiting Nurse Association offering vaccine clinic

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will host a drop-in immunization clinic on from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 17 at its Craig location at 745 Russell Street.

Lawmakers seek lower price for bill on veterans’ care

Stung by sticker shock, members of Congress are scrambling to lower the cost of a bill to fix veterans’ health care amid a growing uproar over long waits for appointments and falsification of records to cover up the delays at Veterans Affairs hospitals.

TMH Lab offers walk-in, direct-to-you lab services

Ever wanted to know your cholesterol numbers but didn’t want to have to make a doctor’s appointment first? At The Memorial Hospital’s Lab Direct you can. And it won’t cost you much either. Several walk-in, direct pay tests are available seven days a week.

Superfood tip: Cherries

Oh cherries, the summer-splurge fruit of Colorado.

Thinking About Health: Quiz — Will next year's insurance rates go up or down?

It’s now the silly season for insurance rates with government agencies, consulting groups and the media all speculating about next year’s premiums. Will your insurance premiums go up or down this fall? Never before have I seen such intense interest in insurance rates, which editors have usually considered a snoozer of a story.

Healthy Eating: Red, White and Green Salad

A beautiful, light salad for summer.

Fitness tip: Water is vitally important

Good old H2O (water) is critical for hydration.

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Blood drive celebrates 40 years of Bonfils visiting Craig

Representatives from Bonfils Blood Center were in town Tuesday afternoon collecting for its donor program. Seeing a large turnout throughout the day, this latest effort marks 40 years the organization has worked with the Craig community.

Health briefs for July 5, 2014: The Memorial Hospital offers child-friendly feature

The Memorial Hospital has a few new friends to help younger patients who may be having a tough time.

Fitness Tip: Shin Splints

Everyone from a seasoned athlete to an occasional brisk walker and those in between has probably experienced shin splints at one time or another.

Super Food Tip: Plant Sterols and Stanols

Plant sterols and Stanols are non-nutritive, molecular compounds found in fruits and vegetables, whole grains and nuts. They are very effective at lowering LDL, bad cholesterol, by preventing the absorption of cholesterol in the gut.

TMH Living Well: Be diligent about sun protection with kids

It’s the peak of summer and we all want to get out and soak in the rays of the sun. Enjoy the outdoors, but remember the intensity of the sun is stronger than when we were kids. That’s because ultraviolet rays penetrate our thinning atmosphere more easily and make us more vulnerable to sun damage.

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Your Health: Independence from overeating

Tips for a healthier barbecue

Like many summer holidays, the Fourth of July often brings with it the tradition of the neighborhood barbecue with family and friends. While events like this can be a lot of fun and a chance to get out and socialize, a cookout also is a frequent excuse to wolf down a lot of food that you may late regret.

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Get walking for Pregnancy Center fundraiser

Walk-a-thon runs through July 26

You’re going to be using your feet at certain points in the day, so you might as well put them to work for a good cause. The Yampa Valley Pregnancy Center is seeking participants for its FUNdraiser Summer Walk-a-thon. A registration event Saturday to herald the kickoff of the event brought in about 30 people, a number YVPC Director Katie Grobe said is good — though she hopes local residents will step it up in the weeks to come.