Wellness Tip: Bring out the watermelon!

Summertime is in full swing, and watermelon is a top contender for picnic favorites. Watermelon is a great choice because it’s got zero fat, cholesterol or sodium and it’s a good source of potassium, vitamin A and Vitamin C.

Fitness Tip: Cross-train to keep exercise fun

Have you considered cross-training? Cross-training involves incorporating different types of exercises (walking, swimming, biking, resistance training) into your fitness routine.

Craig health briefs for July 18, 2015: Relay for Life fundraising underway

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

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Support Moffat County Cancer Society through Victory Motors fundraiser

Victory Motors’ second annual Drive for Cancer fundraiser will put the pedal to the metal next week with a whole lot of activities.

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The Foundry's outpatient addiction recovery office now open

An outpatient facility providing 90-day and 16-week alcohol and drug addiction treatment opened its doors in Steamboat Springs last week and is now accepting new participants.

Rep. Bob Rankin's Under the Dome: The legislative session has ended — Time for those yearly check-ups

Now that the legislative session is over, Joyce and I are spending time at home catching up on overdue home and body maintenance. I’ve had the necessity and the opportunity to experience our valley’s health care system, and that experience has caused me to reflect on what the people in the waiting room with me are also experiencing. I get tired of repeatedly filling out the same forms, but I’ve met some great people and come to appreciate once again the quality of health care available if we can just navigate insurance, be covered by Medicaid or Medicare, pay deductibles, or with no insurance, pay for services.

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Craig Relay For Life hunting for cure and more participation

The fight to end cancer will continue this year with the annual Relay For Life of Craig, a worldwide fundraiser organized by the American Cancer Society.

Craig health briefs for July 11, 2015: Relay for Life fundraising under way

The Relay for Life of Craig will take place at 6 p.m. Aug. 7 at Moffat County High School, 900 Finley Lane in Craig. So far, five teams have raised more than $800 for the Craig event and organizers are hoping to sign up at least five more teams for the event.

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National organizations release formal recommendations on marijuana use during pregnancy

The legalization of recreational marijuana in states including Colorado has led national medical organizations to release formal recommendations on the use of the drug, specifically as they may affect pregnant women and mothers.

Healthy Eating: Roasted root vegetables

Roasted root veggies are a healthy addition to meals.

Fitness Tip: Are you getting enough cardiorespiratory exercise?

Cardiorespiratory exercise refers to activities that are focused on improving your heart and lung health. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends that adults should get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise each week to improve cardiorespiratory function.

Wellness Tip: Don't take lightning lightly

If you’re like most people, you’re loving this summer weather and spending more time outdoors. But, summer weather also brings thunderstorms. All thunderstorms produce lightning and are dangerous.

TMH Living Well: Is it time to consider hip replacement surgery?

So you’ve had pain in your hip for some time. You’ve tried everything from medicines to physical therapy to walkers, but it’s still interfering with your everyday movement and causing you to give up your favorite activities. It’s time to consider total hip replacement surgery. This surgery is designed to reduce pain by replacing injured cartilage and bone on the two parts of the hip joint, the socket (or acetabulum) and the femur.

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County, hospital officials weigh concerns about YVMC's growing presence in Craig

Yampa Valley Medical Center’s purchase of the old Safeway building in Craig has raised concerns amongst hospital and county leadership about how it might impact Craig and the county-owned The Memorial Hospital.

Healthy Eating: Yampa Valley Lamb Burgers

Just in time for July Fourth, a delicious recipe for lamb burgers.