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Raising mental health awareness

Integrative approach reaches more with mental health challenges

May is Mental Health Month and though stigma still exists around issues related to mental health, Mind Springs Health and Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association are working to reach those who need support.

Wellness Tip — Orange, colorful foods boost nutrition

Keeping your diet healthy, colorful and full of nutrition is an important decision to make every day. Orange fruits and vegetables consist of beta-carotene, which converts into vitamin A in our bodies.

Fitness Tip: Are you getting enough cardiorespiratory exercise?

Cardiorespiratory exercise refers to activities that are focused on improving your heart and lung health. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends that adults should be getting at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise each week to improve cardiorespiratory function.

TMH Living Well: TMH partners with Swedish Hospital to offer Telestroke services

Each year, stroke accounts for 1 in 20 deaths in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Since it’s National Stroke Awareness Month, it’s the perfect time to learn more about stroke and how it’s treated. TMH has recently improved stroke services in your area.

Craig health briefs for May 9, 2015: VNA advises awareness during tick season

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association advises residents be aware of ticks and tick-borne diseases during spring and summer months, when ticks are most active. Tick bites in Colorado can result in Colorado Tick Fever, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Tick-borne Relapsing Fever.

TMH Living Well: Annual checklist for managing diabetes

While diabetes can be a complex and sometimes frustrating illness to live with and manage, well-controlled diabetes can prevent almost all of the complications related to diabetes, including vision loss, kidney failure, poor healing of wounds, heart attack and stroke.

Wellness Tip: Red Foods, continued

Lowering blood pressure through foods we eat

Studies have shown that the pomegranate fruit may help to reduce the buildup of plaque in arteries and lower blood pressure.

Fitness Tip: Managing Minor sprains and strains

If you have sustained a minor sprain or strain, remember the acronym R.I.C.E. It stands for Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation.

Craig health briefs for May 2, 2015: VNA to host documentary “Cyber-Seniors” Wednesday

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will host a screening of the documentary “Cyber-Seniors” at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Moffat County High School. Doors open at 5 pm. Tickets are $15. Proceeds will benefit the VNA’s Aging Well program.

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Pregnancy Center faces uncertain future; says farewell to Katie Grobe

Yampa Valley Pregnancy Center said goodbye this week to its executive director, Katie Grobe. Grobe wrapped up her five years with the center on Thursday, and will begin her new position as a self-sufficiency case manager with Moffat County Social Services on Monday.

Healthy eating: Easy asparagus risotto

A microwaved version of risotto is an inspired way to serve asparagus.

"Cyber-Seniors" screening kicks off senior-teen mentor program in Routt and Moffat counties

Upcoming screenings of a documentary about a group of teens teaching seniors how to navigate the Internet and social media will kick off a local program pairing teens and seniors in the same way.

Craig health briefs for April 25, 2015: Presentation highlights women’s health issues

Author and certified traditional naturopath Cammi Balleck will offer a free presentation for women titled "It’s not you, it’s your chemicals" from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Clarion Inn and Suites.

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New Colorado rules will complicate immunization exemptions for students

A unanimous vote by the Colorado State Health Board will complicate the process for parents wishing to opt their children out of required immunizations.

Thinking About Health: Patients grade their local hospitals

The government has just announced its first-ever star ratings http://www.cms.gov/Newsroom/MediaReleaseDatabase/Press-releases/2015-Press-releases-items/2015-04-16.html of the country’s hospitals based on patients’ assessments of the care they received.