Test results show no indication of bacterial meningitis Tuesday

Test results for the two teens who presented with possible meningitis symptoms this weekend have shown no indication of bacterial meningitis, according to TMH Chief of Marketing and Business Development Jennifer Riley.

No confirmed cases of meningitis in Moffat County reported Monday

No confirmed cases of meningitis have been reported in Moffat County as of Monday afternoon, according to Director of Public Health Charity Neal with Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association.

Craig health briefs for Nov. 7, 2015: The Memorial Hospital to host quarterly What to Expect presentation

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

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Pregnancy Center fundraiser to help meet increased demand

The Yampa Valley Pregnancy and Family Center is holding its big fundraiser Saturday, and the event couldn’t come at a better time for the organization. The center has nearly doubled the amount of traffic coming through its doors since May, and is beginning to find its feet again after nearly closing up shop earlier this year.

Health Insurance Tip: Are you eligible for tax subsidies?

Though the state health insurance marketplace is open to anyone who wants to purchase health coverage, only some are eligible for tax credits via the marketplace.

Medicare Tip: Can you spot Medicare fraud?

The Senior Medicare Patrol is an educational program designed by the State Health Insurance Assistance program to help consumers learn how to “protect, detect and report” health care fraud. What can you do if you see suspicious charges on your Medicare Summary Notice or doctor bill?

TMH Living Well: 3 Steps to prevent diabetes

The chance of developing Type 2 diabetes as we age is not pleasant. National statistics say that one in 10 people over the age of 20 have diabetes and that the disease afflicts one in four for seniors. It’s good to know Type 2 diabetes is not inevitable, even with a family history. For many of us, diabetes is preventable. The best way to beat the odds is to eat a healthy diet, be physically active and lose any extra weight you may be carrying around.

Healthy eating: Cranberry pecan granola

Cranberry pecan granola makes a healthy, easy treat.

Fitness Tip: Exercise helps you sleep

Are you waking up groggy? Not getting enough or good quality sleep? A regular exercise program can help with that.

Superfood Tip: Taking a look at tasty tomatoes

Ah, tomatoes — those red, juicy, scrumptious and healthy vine fruits that add flavor to a variety of meals. Aside from the flavor enhancers found in tomatoes, they also have an incredible health benefit.

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TMH board hears public input from terminated employee

Wednesday night’s meeting of The Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees started off with public comment from Whitney McGinnis, who shared a letter written by her mother and recent TMH employee, Lisa Bland.

VNA: Weigh in on health needs in Moffat, Routt counties

It’s a rare day that we don’t think about our health, our family’s health or the wellbeing of others around us. Maybe you worry about diabetes, cancer or mental health or are concerned about how the economy, housing and other factors are influencing wellness in our communities. Residents of Moffat and Routt counties are encouraged to weigh in on these important issues by taking part in a Community Health Needs Assessment. The project seeks to answer an important and complicated question: What do our communities need to be healthier?

VNA: Program helps women pay for mammograms

You’ve heard it, and you probably know it. Mammograms save lives. But what if you don’t have insurance – or enough insurance – to pay for breast screenings? The Women’s Wellness Connection helps ensure women who are 40 and older receive regular breast cancer screenings to catch any signs of the disease early, when chances of survival are highest. The program, offered through the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association in Moffat and Routt counties, also provides free cervical cancer screenings — Pap tests — to qualified women.

Thinking About Health: Beware sales pitches during Medicare’s annual open enrollment

Once again it’s Medicare open enrollment season, the time for those on Medicare to choose how to cover the gaps in the government health program for seniors and people with disabilities. Once again beneficiaries in many parts of the country face a bewildering number of choices — far more than most of them can reasonably evaluate. It’s no wonder studies show that beneficiaries stick with the same plan year after year even though they may be able to get something cheaper.

Craig health briefs for Oct. 31, 2015: Residents encouraged to take health needs survey

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