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Forget Me Not: Wellness Wednesdays continue to make Craig's elders smile

Wellness Wednesdays had an important event this week honoring Moffat County’s senior citizens. Organizers gave out dozens of awards to those who participate and volunteer with the program, making elders feel special for their contributions.

Healthy Eating: Fresh Peach Salsa

An exciting way to enjoy fresh peaches with a spicy kick!

TMH Living Well: Doing your part to deep Medicare costs down

For the greater good, Medicare representatives are urging its recipients to be astute with their Medicare transactions. Medicare fraud is a big industry and the more everyday people help watch for it, the better the Medicare program will run. Less fraud equals lower overall costs and better access to care. It’s a win-win.

Beauty Tip: Lemons are used for rough elbows, dark colors

Most people slice up lemons for their water or squeeze them on their favorite fish meal, but did you know that lemons are used also to soften and remove dark colors from elbows?

Fitness Tip: Don’t underestimate the power of stretching

People often forget to stretch before and after workouts, however it’s vitally important to lengthen your muscles before rigorous activity.

Superfood Tip: Eating pecans provides a boost of energy

Pecans often are a favorite treat in holiday pies, but they can also be consumed raw as a daily snack.

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Teen e-cigarette use on the rise; Northwest Colorado program addresses issue

The trendy smoking fad of this generation’s teenage population is proving to be electronic cigarettes, according to the Centers for Disease Control statistics and those who work with teens here in Northwest Colorado.

Craig health briefs for Sept. 12, 2015: VNA seeking volunteers

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

Thinking About Health: Consumers are fed up with skyrocketing drug costs

72 percent of Americans think drug costs are unreasonable

Late this summer the Food and Drug Administration approved two new drugs for lowering cholesterol. Repatha and Praluent are aimed at patients with very high cholesterol levels who haven’t been helped by commonly used statins or other therapies. The new drugs’ debut was marked by the usual hype touting the wonders of the latest pharmaceuticals.

TMH in Craig avoids scam

Thanks to a vigilant employee, The Memorial Hospital has avoided being scammed out of more than $28,000.

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Medicaid enrollment surges; Northwest Colorado uninsured rates drop but still high, survey shows

The numbers are in: Implementation of the Affordable Care Act has dramatically reduced uninsured rates in Colorado compared to pre-ACA levels in 2013, including Northwest Colorado.

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Achievement gap persists for low-income Moffat County kids

Test scores have been on a slow and steady decline for Moffat County kids over the past decade, according to a presentation on the 2015 Kids Count in Colorado! report Wednesday, with persistent achievement gaps between low-income and middle to upper-income students.

Craig health briefs for Sept. 5, 2015: McDonald’s offers free breakfast Wednesday to kids through eighth-grade

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

Wellness Tip: Clean hands add to health

Washing hands with soap and water is the best way to reduce the number of microbes on them in most situations. Handwashing is easy to do and it's one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of many types of infection and illness in all settings — from your home and workplace to child care facilities and hospitals. Clean hands can stop germs from spreading from one person to another and throughout an entire community.

Fitness Tip: Burn more calories with less fat intake

According to Helpguide.org, “Your weight is a balancing act, but the equation is simple: If you eat more calories than you burn, you gain weight. And if you eat fewer calories than you burn, you lose weight.”