Superfood Tip: Coconut oil tastes great, good for health

Coconut oil has gained popularity in recent years because of its potential health benefits. It's also a great substitute for butter, especially if your have a sensitivity to dairy products.

TMH Living Well: Nurse navigators help with cancer treatment

If you, or someone you love has gone through cancer treatments, you know what a complicated and confusing journey it can be. Answers around treatment are never obvious — you’re always weighing benefits and drawbacks. Should you, say, get a mastectomy or a lumpectomy? Should you then get both radiation and chemotherapy? How about genetic testing? Add in the shock a cancer or other challenging diagnosis brings and no wonder you feel you can’t think straight. On top of all that, you don’t feel good.

Thinking About Health: Public pressure may make hospitals safer

Medicare has just announced it is penalizing more than 700 of the nation’s hospitals because they have higher rates of patient safety mishaps, which the government and patient advocacy groups have been trying for years to prevent.

Healthy eating: Slow cooker chicken tortilla soup

Slow cooker chicken tortilla soup

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Preparation key to safe winter car travel, experts say

Having a well-stocked emergency kit and following some safe driving tips could be the difference between life and death during a snowy, winter road trip.

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association: New approach addresses behavioral and physical health

There is a strong connection between physical and emotional health and the overall effect that can have on a person’s well-being.

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.

Beauty Tip: Trimming dead ends off your hair

Trimming your hair is a great way to keep it looking healthy and full, it also helps get rid of unwanted dead ends.

Fitness Tip: Burning fat with fish oil

While fish oil can be effective in helping to reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer symptoms, inflammation in the joints, it has also been found to increase lean muscle mass and reduce fat mass.

Superfood Tip: Plain, non-fat Greek yogurt

This week’s super food is plain, non-fat Greek yogurt. Six creamy ounces offers only 90 calories and provides many of the vitamins and minerals that are lacking in the typical American diet such as: Vitamin D, calcium and phosphorus. These vitamins and minerals are essential for energy and the maintenance of strong bones and teeth — peak bone density is reached by age 18.

Healthy Eating: Pumpkin Pie in a Snap

A delicious recipe to make a pumpkin pie for the holidays.

Health Briefs: The Haven is accepting new residents

The Haven Assisted Living Center in Hayden is accepting new residents. The 20-bed nonprofit assisted living facility is owned and operated by the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association.

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Oak Creek 4-year-old fights for her eyesight

It was just after the Fourth of July in 2013 when 2-year-old Skylar Sullivan’s parents began to notice a change in their toddler daughter.

Beauty Tip: Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate

When your skin is dry and flaky, it’s important to exfoliate dead skin off your body. After you exfoliate, don’t forget to moisturize.