Craig health briefs for July 18, 2015: Relay for Life fundraising underway
Craig — 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.
“The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is the world’s largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer,” according to the event website. “It unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all.”
VNA offers free diabetes and cardiovascular screenings
The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association provides diabetes and cardiovascular screenings, including blood pressure, BMI, cholesterol panel, glucose screening and personalized education regarding a person’s risk for heart disease.
For more information or to make an appointment, call 970-871-7696.
VNA offers free testing for qualifying women
Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association offers free mammograms and pap tests for eligible women who are age 40 to 64, uninsured or underinsured.
For more information, call 970-824-8233.
Pregnancy Center offers printer cartridge recycling program
Yampa Valley Pregnancy Center would like to help you help the environment and raise funds for the center by recycling your used inkjet and laser cartridges.
Individuals may drop off their cartridges at the Pregnancy Center at 25 W. Victory Way from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Pick-up boxes will also be available at the Community Budget Center 555 Yampa Ave. and Cornerstone Realty 508 Yampa Ave. during their normal business hours.
The center can also arrange mutually convenient times to pick up used cartridges for businesses, churches and other organizations. If interested, please call Yampa Valley Pregnancy Center and 970-824-5204.
VNA offers options to help you quit tobacco
The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association has multiple options available to help smokers and smokeless tobacco users address complex factors of nicotine addiction that make quitting very difficult. Smoking cigarettes or using chew, snuff and other types of smokeless tobacco can have serious, potentially fatal, heath consequences. Tobacco cessation support can significantly improve a person’s chances of quitting for good. All services are free and available in English and Spanish.
· The VNA offers one-on-one counseling with a tobacco cessation counselor and a tobacco free support group. Call 970-871-7696.
· The Colorado QuitLine provides cessation phone or online support. Free nicotine patches and gum are available. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW or go to http://www.coquitline.org.
· CO Quit Mobile provides personalized text message support. Sign up at http://www.coquitmobile.org.
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