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Northwest Colorado Health: Hospice Daffodils bring cheer, connection

When Janet Panebaker thinks of hospice, she thinks of friendship. As a hospice volunteer, Panebaker will do anything she can to help out a patient or family – household chores, grocery shopping, errands. Mostly though, she just listens.

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TMH will reap $1.2 million in annual savings from refinance

The Memorial Hospital will reap approximately $1.2 million in annual savings after it closes on a $37.6 million loan refinance with the United States Department of Agriculture this month.

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Superfood Tip: Popcorn is a whole grain

Popcorn is a convenient, healthy and filling food that you can you can snack on without feeling guilty. A typical serving is 3 cups, popped. This provides 5 grams fiber, 4 grams protein, ample amount of B vitamins and minerals and some iron. To top it off, this whole grain only provides about 100 calories per 3 cup serving.

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Fitness Tip: The importance of stretching

Stretching is just as important as exercise in your daily workout routine. Stretching those just-worked muscles can increase blood flow, improve athletic performance and decrease risk of injury.

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TMH Living Well: Regular screenings for good health through the years

If you’ve hit a milestone or are approaching one, it’s time to think about health screens. A little prevention can help ward off common health threats, including heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

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Travelers beware: plan ahead to avoid mosquito-borne illnesses

Travelers preparing for a trip to warmer climates should add a visit to a physician as part of their departure check list.

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New board members welcomed by TMH

Two new board members and one returning board member were welcomed to The Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees on Thursday night during the February monthly meeting.

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Women’s health services clinic to move to The Memorial Hospital at Craig

Access to health care is set to become more convenient for mothers, babies and their doctors when remodeling at The Memorial Hospital at Craig is completed.

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Cancer can’t keep Craig couple from dancing

Cancer isn’t a part of most love stories, but when one Craig couple were confronted with the illness they didn’t let it stop them from dancing.

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Superfood Tip: Give water life with fresh fruit

Refresh the life of your water with slices of strawberries, whole raspberries or lemon and lime wedges.

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It’s OK to cheat — A love affair with chocolate can be healthy

Valentine's Day is a few days away, and pink greeting cards, red roses and fancy boxes of chocolate fill store shelves tempting even the most health conscious to eat the food of the gods.

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TMH Living Well: Heart attacks not always obvious, know the symptoms

You might think if you were having a heart attack that it would be obvious. You’d feel a sharp pain and tightness that would make you grab your chest. Right? Maybe, but more often than not, no. In fact, heart attacks are one of the hardest conditions to diagnose.

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Healthy eating: Baked lemon chicken

Excellent hot and terrific cold, this is a treat for al fresco dining. And yes, you really do need 10 lemons.

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Health Briefs: Free home health inspections for seniors

News and events in health care.

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Ending suicide goal of new program in western Colorado

Mental health provider Mind Springs Health has joined state and national Zero Suicide initiatives that offer tools to end suicide. “Zero Suicide embraces the critically important, fundamental idea that suicide is preventable,” said Executive Vice President of Mind Springs Health Michelle Hoy.