TMH Living Well: Glaucoma advances without warning

Glaucoma Awareness Month is a great time to check for this sneaky disease that comes on without warning and steals sight so slowly that you don’t even notice. Your only defense is regular eye exams.

Healthy Eating: Turkey Tetrazzini

A fabulous way to use leftover holiday turkey, this recipe can be easily doubled and freezes well.

Superfood Tip: Lemon water

Drinking lemon water is a simple habit that has many potential health benefits. An average-sized person can dilute the juice of half of one lemon in a cup of warm water.

Fitness Tip: Fitness resolution solution

It’s that time of year again when many of you are setting New Year’s resolutions for improving your health and wellness. Here is a quick review on some essential components to consider in developing a successful program.

Craig health briefs for Jan. 3, 2015: VNA Aging Well class resumes in 2015 with new schedule

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association’s Aging Well program — including all fitness classes, Senior Wellness and Foot Care clinics — will resume Monday with a new schedule.

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Social media program promotes positive lifestyle choices for teens

They say a picture is worth 1,000 words, and the organizers of the “Better Me YV” social media campaign — or #bettermeyv — are hoping that pictures can be used to promote positive lifestyle choices among Yampa Valley teens.

Craig health briefs for Dec. 27, 2014: Problems encountered enrolling for health insurance; help available at VNA

Some people are encountering problems enrolling in health insurance through the Connect for Health Colorado website, according to the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association.

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5 simple habits for a healthier new year

Every new year presents an opportunity for a fresh start, and this one is no different. There are a million new-fangled ways to make your life better, but sometimes it's the simplest ones that offer the biggest returns.

Healthy Recipe: Orange Pomander Balls

Making a pomander ball is easy but can take some time!

TMH Living Well: Fit to drive or not?

At some point in all of our lives we become unfit to drive. It’s hard to always know when that day has arrived. If you have an aging parent or relative, you may be wondering if it’s time to take away the keys. Since Older Driver’s Safety Awareness Week falls in December, it’s a good time to consider it.

Superfood Tip: Cloves

Cloves are common in many holiday dishes, savory and sweets alike. Not only do they provide a festive aroma for the season they also contain health benefits.

Fitness Tip: Let it snow, but mind your back

Now that the snow is falling, it is time to take out the shovel and clear the walk. Moving snow is a great way to get in some exercise, but it can be hard on your back. Back injuries can be avoided if you use good body mechanics.

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Sweet alternatives offer a healthy boost to holidays

Another holiday means another feast, and ample opportunities to gorge on sugar, spice and everything nice. But as we all know, sugar is not very nice to the body health-wise.

Thinking About Health: Medicare will pay for obesity counseling, really?

It’s amazing how much we talk about making people healthier. Consider all the discussion in America about overweight people who are stigmatized for making poor food choices. Think about the warnings that obesity is a leading cause of preventable death. So, it’s puzzling that Medicare offers an obesity counseling benefit that must be one of the best kept secrets outside of Washington.

Health briefs: Drop in flu clinics available through VNA

Health briefs and information for Northwest Colorado.