Craig health briefs for April 25, 2015: Presentation highlights women’s health issues |

Craig health briefs for April 25, 2015: Presentation highlights women’s health issues

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

— Author and certified traditional naturopath Cammi Balleck will offer a free presentation for women titled “It’s not you, it’s your chemicals” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Clarion Inn & Suites.

Attendees will be entered to win coupons, a free bone density test and a copy of Balleck’s book, “Happy The New Sexy.” Balleck will share information about bio-chemical balance.

Visit for more information.

VNA offers free cardiovascular screenings

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association provides cardiovascular screenings, including blood pressure, Body Mass Index, cholesterol panel, glucose screening and personalized education regarding a person’s risk for heart disease.

There is no charge for the service. For more information or to make an appointment, call 970-871-7696.

VNA to host documentary ‘Cyber-Seniors’

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will host a screening of the documentary “Cyber-Seniors” at 5:30 p.m. May 6 at Moffat County High School. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $15. Proceeds will benefit the VNA’s Aging Well program.

The film is about a group of seniors taking their first steps into cyberspace with the help of teenage mentors. The screening kicks off a joint project with the Boys & Girls Club of Craig, which will match youth mentors with seniors interested in learning internet and social media skills.

Tickets for the screening are available at the VNA in Craig, 745 Russell St., and at the door. For more information, call 970-871-7696. For information about the film, go to

TMH offers childbirth class

The Memorial Hospital will offer a childbirth class at 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 9.

The class is taught by retired nurse Jan Schroeder and will cover exercises and proper care for expecting mothers and what to expect at the hospital from start to finish. It will include a tour of the OB department at TMH.

The class is open to women from pre-pregnancy to delivery. The cost is $40. To register or for more information, call the TMH OB department at 970-824-9411.

The class is offered every other month on the second Saturday of the month.

Weigh and Win program offers incentives for healthy living

Weigh and Win, a free community weight loss program, has installed a kiosk in the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association lobby in Craig.

The program, aimed at reducing obesity rates in Colorado, provides cash incentives to participants who reach their weight-loss goals, as well as monthly prize drawings for participating. Participants weigh in quarterly (every 90 days) at the kiosk.

Colorado residents 18 and over can sign up for free and will receive daily coaching on healthy eating and active living by email or text message. The coaching includes tips for weight loss, daily exercise and meal plans, weekly grocery shopping lists and more.

The kiosk is available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Craig VNA, 745 Russell St. Participants can enroll at the kiosk, at or by texting JOIN to 303-500-1702.

For more information, visit or call 970-875-1880.

Casey’s Pond Senior Living in need of bingo prizes

Donations now are being accepted for jewelry, small stuffed animals or similar items to be used as bingo prizes at the Doak Walker House at Casey’s Pond Senior Living in Steamboat Springs.

Drop them off at the concierge desk or call Celia with questions at 970-457-4883.

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