Cranberry pecan granola makes a healthy, easy treat.
Are you waking up groggy? Not getting enough or good quality sleep? A regular exercise program can help with that.
Ah, tomatoes — those red, juicy, scrumptious and healthy vine fruits that add flavor to a variety of meals. Aside from the flavor enhancers found in tomatoes, they also have an incredible health benefit.
Wednesday night’s meeting of The Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees started off with public comment from Whitney McGinnis, who shared a letter written by her mother and recent TMH employee, Lisa Bland.
It’s a rare day that we don’t think about our health, our family’s health or the wellbeing of others around us. Maybe you worry about diabetes, cancer or mental health or are concerned about how the economy, housing and other factors are influencing wellness in our communities. Residents of Moffat and Routt counties are encouraged to weigh in on these important issues by taking part in a Community Health Needs Assessment. The project seeks to answer an important and complicated question: What do our communities need to be healthier?
You’ve heard it, and you probably know it. Mammograms save lives. But what if you don’t have insurance – or enough insurance – to pay for breast screenings? The Women’s Wellness Connection helps ensure women who are 40 and older receive regular breast cancer screenings to catch any signs of the disease early, when chances of survival are highest. The program, offered through the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association in Moffat and Routt counties, also provides free cervical cancer screenings — Pap tests — to qualified women.
Once again it’s Medicare open enrollment season, the time for those on Medicare to choose how to cover the gaps in the government health program for seniors and people with disabilities. Once again beneficiaries in many parts of the country face a bewildering number of choices — far more than most of them can reasonably evaluate. It’s no wonder studies show that beneficiaries stick with the same plan year after year even though they may be able to get something cheaper.
Health-related news and announcements, and tips for staying healthy from Craig and Moffat County healthcare providers.
If your household income for a family of four is $97,000 or less and you don’t have access to employer-provided health insurance, you may qualify for tax credits through the health insurance marketplace. Contact a local health coverage guide through the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association at 970-871-7324 to find out what you qualify for.
If you’ve changed prescriptions or your healthcare needs have changed in the past year, make sure to take a look at your drug plan before Medicare open enrollment ends Dec. 7. Free counseling is available from a Colorado Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program Navigator, who can help you assess the best Medicare Part D Drug Plan for your needs. For more information, call 970-819-6401.
The third open enrollment period for health coverage starts Sunday, and the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is ramping up to help Northwest Coloradans get covered.
If you’re looking to stay away from sugar comas this Halloween, try swapping candy for sweet, delicious fruit.
If you’re looking to strengthen your core muscles for better posture or for tight abs, try incorporating sit-ups into your workout routine.
Are you living with pain in your joints due to injury or arthritis but are spooked by surgery? Consider arthroscopy. It’s one of the less invasive forms of surgery you can have. It can be completed on an outpatient basis, may take less than an hour, and incisions are usually just a quarter inch long or less. It’s the champ when it comes to minimally invasive surgeries.
When pink takes over the nation each October for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Craig breast cancer survivor Beckey Grabowski tries to hunker down and wait for it to pass.