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Beauty Tip: Wear lipstick to brighten face

Sometimes, women need a little extra color on their face to help brighten things up. If you’re feeling blue, or want to try something different and you never wear lipstick, give it a try.

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TMH Living Well: Eat well for school success!

We all know learning demands the ability to concentrate and focus. What we might not consider is that when we are hungry or when we are eating poorly we can’t concentrate or focus very well. It’s true for adults, and it’s especially true for kids.

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Healthy eating: Quinoa and black bean salad

Quinoa and black bean salad.

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Solandt Memorial Hospital building picks up $30,000 for restoration effort

The original wood floors inside the historic Solandt Memorial Hospital building in Hayden shine with a luster only truly appreciated by the people who’ve worked so hard to restore the nearly century-old structure.

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Healthy eating: Shredded carrot and almond salad

Shredded carrot and almond salad

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Thinking About Health: New hospital safety ratings available to public

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently signaled to the nation’s hospitals that it was getting serious and tough about patient safety and the quality of care hospitals provide. The government’s rating system — five stars for the best hospitals and one star for the worst — sends a message that patients have a right to know what’s going on inside the hospitals they entrust with their lives or those of their family members.

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Northwest Colorado Health: Programs support breastfeeding moms

We know breastfeeding helps babies and moms, but some benefits may be surprising. This natural process, for example, is a stepping stone to obesity prevention. Breastfeeding is an “on demand” process dictated by a baby’s hunger and fullness cues; you cannot overfeed a breastfeeding baby. This encourages natural appetite regulation and long-term weight control.

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Beauty Tip: How many times should you wash your hair each week?

Keeping your hair healthy and beautiful depends on how you take care of it. Many wonder if washing it too much makes ends break, while others wonder if they should rarely wash it to keep natural oils on the scalp.

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Fitness Tip: Exercise more to sleep better

Are you waking up groggy? Not getting enough or good quality sleep?

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Superfood Tip: Try a refreshing serving of coconut milk

These days, coconut milk can be found in a number of places, including gas stations, grocery stores and health food stores.

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TMH Living Well: Sleep for school success

If you could make one change that would improve your child’s success at school, you’d do it in a heartbeat. Improving school performance could literally be a good night’s sleep away. Research shows again and again how getting adequate sleep each night helps us perform well the next day.

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Craig women rally on golf course to support cancer cause

Rally for the Cause tourney brings in $1,500 for Moffat County Cancer Society

People on the links Wednesday had one thought in common: think pink. The Rally for the Cause Ladies Golf Tournament raised $1,533 for Moffat County Cancer Society in its midweek event at Yampa Valley Golf Course. The annual benefit saw 29 women turn out to show their support, all wearing some form of pink as they teed off on the grounds.

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Division of Insurance study conclusions questioned

Western Slope communities will continue to pay more for health insurance, care

Changing the way Colorado determines insurance rates will not reduce health insurance costs, but reducing the cost of health care would, according to a study released this week by the Colorado Division of Insurance. State legislators — who were responsible for passing House Bill 1336, which required the division to conduct the study — are not happy with the conclusions.

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Superfood Tip: Avoid sugar in your coffee

If you’re looking for an easy way to decrease your caloric intake throughout the week, try eliminating sugar from your coffee each day. That includes sweeteners and sugar-packed creamers.