The Memorial Hospital Glow Run gets moving Oct. 8
We have all heard the great benefits of exercise: lowered cholesterol, better sleep, less food cravings, lighter moods and of course, weight loss. Add reduced risk of certain cancers to that list. If you know a cancer survivor or are one yourself, consider joining forces with other community members to get some exercise and give money to help fight cancer in Moffat County and support people with other health issues by attending the annual TMH Glow Run next week.
Nail fungus is no fun and often can be tough to hide during flip-flop season. So what is it and how can you get rid of it?
When you’re working out, burning calories and building muscle, it’s important to eat three meals a day and to have healthy snacks throughout the day.
Nuts add a bountiful boost to your diet, and they’re great snacks.
Red lentil Thai chili
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Northwest Colorado is a carnivore’s paradise with high quality beef, lamb, pork, and buffalo available direct from field to table, but this time of year another type of meat is making its way into the freezer — venison and you don’t have to be a hunter to enjoy some of the healthiest proteins on the planet. “A 3-ounce serving of roasted venison contains 140 calories, less than 1 gram of fat and 26 grams of protein, which is 50 percent of the daily value for protein if you follow a 2,000-calorie diet,” according to Livestrong.com.
Area optometrists are able to help with new diagnostic and treatment programs for chronic dry eyes
Dry itchy eyes are as much of the western way of life as dust and sagebrush for many people, but now there may be relief in sight as area optometrists offer new diagnostic equipment and treatment programs. “It is so dry here and that was one of my motivators to bringing the equipment here,” said Craig Eckroth, optometrist and partner at EyeCare Specialties, who in 2015 began diagnosing and treating people with dry eyes using a new system by the Tear Science company called Lipiview and Lipiflow.
If you are one of the estimated 1 in 3 Americans who suffer from GERD (gastro-esophageal reflux disease), you know how miserable it can be. You likely experience terrible heartburn and a burning sensation in your chest and throat. Do you regurgitate your food or find it difficult to swallow? Do you experience chest pain or a constant sour taste in your mouth? You might even dread eating, as you know you will pay for it later. Whatever your symptoms, they no doubt affect your quality of life, every single day.
Health screenings, flu shots and more health news.
Health care professionals raise concerns about Amendment 69; supporters say it will cure state’s health care ills
Although a number of ColoradoCare supporters who have spent years championing universal health care say Amendment 69 could be a cure for Colorado’s health care woes, many hospital officials fear bad results should voters approve the initiative this November.
Health news for miners, new USDA program for addiction recovery and teen reproductive health classes.
Is the message that the nation is getting too fat beginning to sink in? The answer is “yes but,” says the Trust for America’s Health, a nonprofit, non-partisan group that aims to protect the health of communities and make disease prevention a national priority. And a study of health care quality and quantity across the nation suggests some reasons why things are not improving uniformly.
While it’s normal to feel funny about your preteens and teens turning into sexual beings, it’s best to acknowledge it is happening and expose them to factual information, rather than letting them rely on rumors and hearsay from their peers. That’s the thinking behind a current three-part class series called Building a Healthy You.
Smoking is an unhealthy habit that is especially harmful to pregnant women and their new babies. Low birth weights, risk of asthma, upper respiratory infections and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) are just a few of the risks to newborns from their mothers who smoke during pregnancy. One of the best gifts a woman can give her child is a smoke free pregnancy and a smoke free home.