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2 transported after rollover accident west of Craig November 27, 2015

Healthy eating: Cranberry pecan granola

Cranberry pecan granola makes a healthy, easy treat.

Fitness Tip: Exercise helps you sleep

Are you waking up groggy? Not getting enough or good quality sleep? A regular exercise program can help with that.

Superfood Tip: Taking a look at tasty tomatoes

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.

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TMH board hears public input from terminated employee

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.

VNA: Weigh in on health needs in Moffat, Routt counties

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?

VNA: Program helps women pay for mammograms

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.

Thinking About Health: Beware sales pitches during Medicare’s annual open enrollment

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.

Craig health briefs for Oct. 31, 2015: Residents encouraged to take health needs survey

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

Health Insurance Tip: Do you qualify for tax credits?

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.

Medicare Tip: Look at your drug plan before Medicare open enrollment ends

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.

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Northwest Colorado residents encouraged to get health insurance help

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.

Superfood Tip: Swap out fruits for candy this Halloween

If you’re looking to stay away from sugar comas this Halloween, try swapping candy for sweet, delicious fruit.

Fitness Tip: Situps provide strength to core

If you’re looking to strengthen your core muscles for better posture or for tight abs, try incorporating sit-ups into your workout routine.

TMH Living Well: Consider arthroscopy for joint scopes and repair

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.

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After the battle has been won: Breast cancer’s collateral damage

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.