Craig health briefs for April 4, 2015: Take precautions with live poultry

Health briefs for Craig and Moffat County.

TMH Living Well: The Memorial Hospital Health Fair takes place April 11

Many chronic illnesses have been discovered at health fairs. Ask any doctor if they know a patient who skirted a serious health issue because they attended a health fair and you’ll likely hear yes. It’s true for Dr. Elise Sullivan, Family Medicine Physician with The Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic.

Fitness Tip: Avoid flimsy flip flops

It's getting to be that time of year where many of us like to wear sandals or flip flops in the warmer weather. In choosing your summer footwear, it is important to make sure your footwear isn’t too flimsy.

Wellness Tip: Whey protein

Whey protein is a popular supplement that can be taken for weight management and to increase lean muscle mass. This supplement will help you stay satiated and is an excellent source of energy when it contains medium chain fatty acids.

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Eastertime in Craig offers many activities

The Easter holiday is coming up soon, bringing with it some springtime celebrations. Here are a few of the events that will make up the Craig community’s ringing in of the festive day.

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Report shows revenue, volume increases in 2014 for The Memorial Hospital

The Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees learned at Wednesday's board meeting that the hospital saw a $2 million boost in net patient service revenue for 2014 compared to 2013, according to an audit report, and plans to bring in infectious disease expertise via telemedicine.

Healthy Eating: High Altitude Hard-Boiled Eggs

A step-by-step guide to preparing hard-boiled eggs at altitude.

Healthy Eating: Mustard and Basil Grilled Chicken

A recipe for Mustard and Basil Grilled Chicken from Karen Massey.

TMH Living Well: Certified athletic trainer enhances high school sports

If you are a parent of a high school athlete in town, you’ve likely met Marshall Kraker. He’s the one working one-on-one with an injured student to regain strength, or diagnosing an injury at a game. He’s the school district’s certified athletic trainer, a position sponsored by The Memorial Hospital.

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Fewer pregnant moms smoking, more single mothers in Moffat County, Kids Count report says

While fewer moms in Moffat County are smoking during pregnancy, births to single women shot up in 2013, according to data in the 2015 Kids Count in Colorado report released Monday.

Fitness Tip: Neuromuscular exercise

Neuromuscular exercise refers to activities that promote balance and coordination. Just like when you work your muscles, when you challenge your balance and coordination, it tends to improve. Some examples of neuromuscular exercise include yoga, Pilates, and tai chi.

Wellness Tip: Coconut flakes

Coconut flakes contain all the amazing properties that are found in coconut oil adding to the diversity of this super food. Coconut flakes are a fun and different addition to many recipes that provides the same benefits as coconut oil.

Craig health briefs for March 28, 2015: The Memorial Hospital honors doctors

Every year on March 30, The Memorial Hospital at Craig takes time to honor and celebrate its physicians and providers.

Craig health briefs for March 21, 2015: Free blood glucose screenings at VNA

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will provide free blood glucose screenings from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the VNA in Craig, 745 Russell Street.

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Moffat County school lunches get a nutrition boost

Long gone are the days of potato chips, ice cream and soda in school lunch rooms. Healthier school lunches have been a topic of national conversation during National Nutrition Month, and Moffat County School District is taking big steps to bring its own menus to the next level.