TMH Living Well: You’ve got high cholesterol, now what?

At your last check-up your doctor told you your cholesterol was high. What to do? Here are three ways to lower your cholesterol, starting today. It’s Valentine’s Day and American Heart Month, so it’s a great time to commit to a new heart healthy habit.

Wellness Tip: Pumpkin seeds

Pumpkins seeds, when eaten raw, pack a power punch of nutrition. The nut-flavored seed is rich in healthy fats, antioxidants and fiber, all of which benefit heart health.

Fitness Tip: Be consistent

It is very important to be consistent with your exercise program in order to achieve your fitness goals. Whether your goal is to lose weight or tone up your muscles, exercising regularly will get you there sooner.

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Kids and teens should steer clear of energy drinks

Everyone needs a little boost now and then, but some health experts have raised concerns about the possible dangers of energy drinks.

Craig health briefs for Feb. 14, 2015: TMH Auxiliary offers nursing scholarship

The Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will provide a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating or graduated Moffat County High School senior who wishes to enter into Colorado Northwestern Community College’s nursing program, according to a press release from TMH.

Health insurance enrollment rises as deadline approaches

Nearly twice the number of Routt and Moffat County residents have signed up for health insurance through the state marketplace for 2015 as did during open enrollment last year.

Thinking About Health: Hospital mistakes still kill too many

Few people go to the hospital expecting their hospital stay to kill them. But sometimes it does. No one is sure of the precise number of people who die because of mistakes made in hospitals, but it’s not small. Every patient is potentially at risk.

VNA releases February Wellness Wednesday schedule

The Visiting Nurse Association hosts Wellness Wednesdays for senior citizens each week. The following is this month’s events that take place at The Journey at First Baptist.

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Colorado legislative bills could impact health care in Northwest Colorado

The Colorado Legislature is now a month into its 2015 session, and there are several health care bills trying to make it to the governor’s desk that could have an impact on Northwest Coloradans. From mental health for minors to telemedicine to health care price transparency, these bills would take steps to improve access to health care and to simplify costs for self-pay clients.

TMH Living Well: Colonoscopy a screening test and treatment all in one

Colonoscopies may not be the most pleasant of screening tests to complete, but they come with a bonus — if the surgeon finds polyps or precancerous growths, he or she removes them. That means it’s both a screening test and preventive treatment. Once it’s done, you likely don’t have to do it again for another 10 years.

Wellness Tip: Alfalfa sprouts

Alfalfa is a remarkable and simple plant to grow. Alfalfa sprouts can be grown at home, any time of the year, regardless of temperature and climate, and they grow in about seven days.

Fitness Tip: Balance your exercise regimen

It is important to balance your exercise routine with both aerobic activities and resistance training. Aerobic activities such as walking, jogging and biking are great for increasing heart health, improving endurance and burning fat.

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

Expecting moms and dads are invited to The Memorial Hospital from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday for an informational session hosted by TMH physicians.

Healthy Eating: Apricot-Filled Oatmeal Bars

A kid pleaser, these bars can easily be made with your favorite preserves.

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The Memorial Hospital board welcomes new officers, approves ambulance purchase

At its regular monthly meeting Thursday, The Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees welcomed three new board officers, approved the purchase of a new ambulance and announced the likely addition of a new orthopedic physician's assistant.