The mild tasting and crunchy fiber-rich “cruciferous” vegetable is excellent source of vitamin C and K.
Even 10 minutes is better than none.
Calling all men! Have you had your car in for an oil change lately? How about a tune up? Well, now it’s your turn. Get in and get your motor (and all its parts) checked during the March MANness event.
They say that pets are pure love, and the same can be said of the therapeutic equines at Freedom Hooves in Craig. Their love and patience helps people with a slew of life’s obstacles, boosting them to the next level of recovery.
Growing up in a small town can often instill boredom in young people, and this lack of activities can likewise lead to drug use among teens. That’s something the organization Grand Futures Prevention Coalition hopes to alleviate. Grand Futures focuses on combating substance abuse in the youth of Northwest Colorado by providing alternatives to and education about using materials that are harmful to their health.
It’s hard to imagine what it’s like living with cancer, but for those who have experienced the traumatic diagnosis the Moffat County Cancer Society is a wonderful resource.
The Yampa Valley Pregnancy Center will host an open house event at 6 p.m. Thursday at its new office space at 25 W. Victory Way. The purpose is to provide anyone interested with more details about the types of services offered there, Executive Director Katie Grobe said.
Utah and Colorado lawmakers both voted favorably on proposals Thursday to treat tobacco like alcohol and take it away from 18 to 20 year olds, a move inspired by new research on how many smokers start the habit as teenagers.
The Memorial Hospital will offer the free educational presentation “Kids and Cholesterol” at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 25 in its conference room at 750 Hospital Loop.
Your Health: Study finds the availability of primary care doctors in Northwest Colorado is higher than in other rural areas
Northwest Colorado residents have more primary care doctors to choose from than do residents in most other rural parts of the state. The Yampa Valley also is better equipped to handle a projected rise in Medicaid patients in the coming years because of the impacts of the Affordable Care Act. That's according to a new study from the Colorado Health Institute that examined the inventory of primary doctors statewide. But there is room for improvement.
When considering foods that provide the biggest nutritional bang for your buck, bananas are high on the list.
Many of us have heard the importance of cardiovascular exercise, but do we all understand the benefits of strength training, especially as we get older?
Keeping good tabs on your heart health will help you avoid cardiovascular disease as you grow older. The best way to ensure you’re doing so is to get regular check-ups that include heart screening tests (see box) and by discussing your risk factors with your doctor.
Study finds the availability of primary care doctors in Northwest Colorado is higher than in other rural areas
The study looked at health care regionally and found that in Routt, Moffat, Jackson and Rio Blanco counties, there is one full-time equivalent primary care physician for every 2,080 residents.
Keeping up good health depends not just on checking into the doctor when feeling ill, but also maintaining a proactive attitude. Preventative healthcare is a vital part of staying healthy. “We definitely encourage everybody to establish care: meaning to come when they are not acutely ill,” said Gisela Garrison, director of the Visiting Nurses Association health center, “This is one of the principles in preventative health care.”