Craig health briefs Aug. 23, 2014: Kids Health Fair to take place at Moffat County School District Administration Building
A health fair for kids ages 2 to 5 will take place from 8 to 4 p.m. Monday at the Moffat County School District Administration Building at 775 Yampa Ave. in Craig. Basic screenings for vision, hearing, dental, speech and developmental will be available.
Call Lila Douglas at 970-826-6279 to set up an appointment.
The Memorial Hospital to host quarterly What to Expect presentation
Expecting moms and dads are invited to the Memorial Hospital Conference Room from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday for an informational session hosted by OB-GYN Drs. Scott Ellis and James Summers as well as pediatricians Doctors Kristie Yarmer and Kelly Follett. The session is intended to inform future parents about what to expect when giving birth, and the format will provide an opportunity to ask questions, meet other expecting parents and tour TMH’s new birthing center. Other topics to be covered include car seats and infant massage.
Wellness Wednesday benefits seniors
Wellness Wednesday, a program of Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, is a day of activities for older adults every Wednesday at The Journey at First Baptist, 1150 W. Ninth St. The day begins with a memoir writing class at 8:15 a.m. offered by Colorado Northwestern Community College. Two exercise classes, beginning and advanced Movement & Exercise, are at 10:30 a.m. Lunch is at 11:30 a.m., and a guest presentation follows at noon. Pinochle begins at 1 p.m. All are welcome.
Appointments are also available for health checks from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Senior Wellness Clinic and from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Foot Care Clinic, which requires a $20 fee. For more information, call 970-871-7676.
New TMH general surgeon Dr. Alexis Driggs now seeing patients
Having completed an orientation period, Dr. Alexis Driggs is now seeing patients at the TMH Clinic. Driggs began work at TMH on July 30, and is the only female general surgeon in the Yampa Valley.
Visiting Nurse Association offers incentive for new mothers
Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is offering the Baby & Me Tobacco Free Program.
The free program offers prenatal smoking cessations sessions. Expectant moms that quit smoking and remain smoke-free during their pregnancy and after their baby is born will receive a monthly voucher for free diapers for up to 12 months.
For more information, call Hope Cook at 970-871-7622.
Colorado treats marijuana taxes like ‘a piggy bank,’ but top lawmakers want to limit spending to two areas
The complaints from constituents and policy advocates are aimed at the Marijuana Tax Cash Fund, a depository for about half of the $272 million the state is expected to generate this fiscal year from marijuana-related taxes. The legislature has guidelines for how the money should be spent, but lawmakers can use it for just about anything they want. And in practice, they do, splitting the money among dozens of different programs, across more than a dozen state agencies.