TMH Living Well: Regular check-ups, exercise increase chance of breast cancer survival

Getting diagnosed with breast cancer — any cancer — is scary. It’s hard to avoid thoughts of “what if,” especially when there is a lag between diagnostic appointments or procedures. Yet, breast cancer is survivable for many, and getting regular check ups increases those odds tremendously. Early detection often means early stage — and early stage means treatable.

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Moffat County and Craig take stands against domestic violence

In an effort to bring attention to the issue of domestic violence, Advocates Crisis Support Services invited community members to join in a national moment of silence for victims Thursday morning.

YVMC/VNA health needs assessment set to begin

Yampa Valley Medical Center and the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association are teaming up to conduct a community health needs assessment this fall.

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Running events in Craig enable support of great causes

Your footwear is going to get some extra miles this October. Numerous running opportunities will be available coming up in Craig, all of which are for good causes in addition to the exercise in the fall environment.

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Pilot program addresses high rate of suicide by firearm in Northwest Colorado

Along with a few other locations, the pilot began last summer in Routt and Moffat counties, where the rate of suicides by gun well outpaces the state average.

Craig health briefs for Sept. 26, 2015: TMH Glow Run to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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

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Forget Me Not: Senior Social Center to celebrate one-year anniversary

Organization hires new program coordinator

The Senior Social Center in Craig recently hired Jackie Camp as its new program coordinator, helping the organization become more viable than ever. Camp cares deeply about Craig’s older population, and she’s thrilled to take the group to the next level.

Beauty Tip: Coconut oil for skin and hair

You may have heard the health benefits of eating coconut oil, but did you know it’s also great for your skin? Ditch the expensive lotions with dozens of ingredients you can’t pronounce and try plain coconut oil on your skin instead.

TMH Living Well: Protect Against GYN Cancers by Learning the Symptoms

September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

There are five different gynecologic cancers, and each is unique with different signs and symptoms. Did you know bloating is exclusive to ovarian cancer and itching and burning are unique to vulvar cancer? Since there is not a reliable screening test for most gynecologic cancers, knowing the signs and getting an annual exam are your best defenses.

Superfood Tip: Colorful bell peppers boost health, add variety to meals

Bell peppers come in many shapes and forms and can be added to a number of meals. They’re also a healthy and quick snack. So they’re pretty and tasty, but what health benefits to they offer?

Fitness Tip: Train like you’re in the Army with a two-mile run

Have you ever wondered what kind of training military personnel have to endure in order to stay fit for combat?

Thinking About Health: Insured victims of medical errors can get big bills

Last winter Tammy Fogall, a reader in Colorado, told me about her family’s “troubled summer vacation,” as she called it. A visit to relatives in Ohio had turned into a medical nightmare that left the family struggling with a $12,000 bill plus a ringside seat to observe what happens when doctors and hospitals make mistakes.

Healthy Eating: Roasted Roma Tomatoes

These tomatoes develop a sweet intense flavor during roasting. Use them as a side dish; as a topping for pasta or pizza; or drizzle pesto over the top and serve them as an appetizer.

Craig health briefs for Sept. 19, 2015: TMH hosts Chamber Mixer Thursday

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

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Can Do MS helps Craig native take charge of health

She was only 27 when she got the diagnosis: multiple sclerosis. At first, the symptoms were bothersome, but not that big a deal. Eventually, the pain, nausea and fatigue started to take their toll, leading her to work from home more often and to stop spending time with friends and family.