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TMH Living Well: New approach, new treatments for diabetes

The focus in diabetes management is shifting from maintaining daily sugar levels to preventing complications caused by the disease. This shift in approach, coupled with new treatment options, makes for a promising new future for patients with diabetics.

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Northwest Colorado Health: Rubber Ducky Race returns Aug. 27

You’ve heard of the goose that laid the golden egg. How about the duck with the golden ticket? A $500 grand prize will be the big draw of the second annual Rubber Ducky Race for Hospice on Aug. 27 in Craig. The event, hosted by Northwest Colorado Health (formerly Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association) will include a total of $1,000 in cash prizes.

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Healthy eating: Lemony white bean spread

This is a versatile dip — experiment with different flavors. Try with roasted red peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts or different herbs, such as thyme, mint, rosemary or cumin.

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Health Briefs: Natural Grocers to host talk on healthy party foods

Health news across Northwest Colorado.

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Colorado group collecting signatures to triple state's cigarette tax

A Colorado coalition it gathering signatures for a ballot measure that would triple the state’s current cigarette tax, from $0.84 to $2.59 per pack.

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Routt County will loan South Routt Medical $55K

Routt County will loan the South Routt Medical Center Health Services District about $55,000 to cover delayed revenue related to the Peabody Energy bankruptcy filing.

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Grant enables The Memorial Hospital to bolster rural emergency calls

TMH Foundation receives $10,000 grant from Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment; hospital matches funds

“The dual band (radios) are hard to find,” TMH Foundation Director Eva Peroulis said. “There were only three vendors that produced them. It’s a good investment.”

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Superfood Tip: Replace pasta with spaghetti squash

Spaghetti squash is a healthy, low-carb alternative to pasta. Try replacing spaghetti pasta with spaghetti squash the next time you make an Italian dish at home.

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Fitness Tip: Participate in Hayden Daze

If you're looking for some exercise outside this weekend, head over to Hayden for the city's annual Hayden Daze.

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Beauty Tip: Cucumber slices help eyes glow

There are several ways to reduce puffiness in the eyes, and hydration — or drinking plenty of water is one way, but there are other ways to brighten external eye appearance, according to newhealthguide.org.

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TMH Living Well: What an internist does, and when you need one

You’ve likely heard the term “internist,” but perhaps you don’t understand exactly what this type of doctor does, or how he or she is different from a family medicine physician.

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Northwest Colorado Health: Be ready for a wildfire emergency

It’s hot and dry. Smoke from the Beaver Creek wildfire has spread a consistent haze in our valley, and new fires are cropping up throughout the state. It’s hard to ignore the imminent threat in our own backyard.

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Health Briefs: Connect for Health Colorado chief executive honored for contributions to community

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

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Over a Cup of Coffee: A summer salad and yummy casserole

It’s been hot — 91 degrees according to our thermometer! It might be just the right time for a cool salad, and this column features one with some interesting ingredients. There’s a recipe for a casserole, too, and though you have to heat the oven to bake it, I think the dish might be great for a summer supper. Both of this week’s recipes were contributed by Geraldine Coleman from Craig. Thanks, Geraldine!

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South Routt Medical will ask Routt County for loan to cover Peabody loss

The South Routt Medical Health Service District will ask Routt County commissioners Tuesday to loan the district $55,000 the group planned to receive in tax payments from Peabody Energy.