Superfood Tip: Monounsaturated fat

We are continuing our look at different types of fats. Last week, polyunsaturated fat was highlighted — this week we will consider monounsaturated fat.

March 31 deadline looms for uninsured Moffat, Routt County residents

The end of the month marks a date that, if ignored, could have significant repercussions for people all across the country. March 31 is the deadline to register for health insurance, which, for residents of the Centennial State, can mean going through the Connect for Health Colorado marketplace if you don’t already have coverage.

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Grand Futures, VNA anti-tobacco program starts Wednesday

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association and Grand Futures Prevention Coalition are hosting Kick Butts Day, an effort to inform local teenagers and all ages about the dangers of tobacco products.

Obama: Enough have enrolled to make health care law work

President Barack Obama says enough people have signed up for health care to make his signature law work.

Health briefs for March 15, 2014: Anti-tobacco event offers contest for Moffat County teens

How do you fight Big Tobacco? At a special Kick Butts Day event on March 19. Staff from Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association and Grand Futures Prevention Coalition of Moffat County are teaming up with the Moffat County Teen Council to kick off a new campaign.

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Your Health: Dental Coalition gets brush-up with new director

Clarissa “Claire” Dilldine began as the Dental Coalition director about several weeks ago, replacing Janet Pearcey, who left the organization at the end of 2013.

Gene mapping study shows promise, issues

These days, it’s faster and cheaper than ever to decipher a person’s entire DNA. But a small study suggests that looking for disease risks that way may not be ready for the masses.

Thinking About Health: Tax penalties await those who don’t sign up for insurance under the ACA

The day of reckoning is coming for the Affordable Care Act, widely called Obamacare. March 31, the day nearly every American is supposed to have health insurance, is fast approaching. And judging from the government’s February enrollment numbers, many uninsured people still have not signed up.

Superfood Tip: Cooking with healthy oils

There are a many cooking oils to choose from these days. They can be categorized into the type of fat they offer and the health benefits. In the weeks to come, we will highlight each type of oil individually.

Fitness Tip: Is your workout working for you?

It’s more important to work on continuous exercise rather than how fast or how hard you are working. Beginners can start with 10 to 20 minutes per workout and work up from there.

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New statewide ad campaign aims to prevent stoned driving

The Colorado Department of Transportation's new ad campaign to prevent stoned driving takes a different approach than previous campaigns to prevent impaired driving.

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The Memorial Hospital board approves plan for new phone system

The board of trustees for The Memorial Hospital took action at its regular monthly meeting Thursday night.

Craig doctor Dennis Kinder to take college position

Craig medical professional Dennis Kinder recently accepted a position with Rocky Vista University, in Parker. Kinder will serve as an associate professor for the school and will supervise the Internal Medicine Resident’s Clinic.

Forget Me Not: Nursing home neglect holds hefty price tag

The biggest reason I care so deeply about the elderly is because of what happened to my late grandmother during her almost six-month stay at two nursing homes — one in Santa Fe, N.M., and one in the Denver metro area.

Healthy Recipe: Awesome asparagus

This is an easy way to dress up asparagus.