Craig health briefs for Oct. 11, 2014: The Memorial Hospital to celebrate National Mammography Day with luncheon | CraigDailyPress.com

Craig health briefs for Oct. 11, 2014: The Memorial Hospital to celebrate National Mammography Day with luncheon

The Memorial Hospital will honor breast cancer patients and survivors on National Mammography Day Oct. 17 by encouraging all staff to wear pink.

The hospital will host a complimentary Breast Cancer Survivor Luncheon at noon, with a presentation by TMH nurse navigator Jackie Smith on life after diagnosis and treatment. The luncheon will also feature breast cancer bingo and prizes.

For more information, call 970-826-3109.

Health fair in Dinosaur to offer vaccinations and free screenings

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will host a health fair from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 17 at the county building in Dinosaur. Free cardiovascular screenings will be offered including total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides, glucose, blood pressure, BMI and overall cardiovascular health score. Fasting is encouraged, but not required.

Most immunizations — including flu — for all ages will be available. Bring insurance cards and immunization records, and a parent or guardian must be present for child immunizations. No appointments are required.

Health coverage guides will also be available to answer questions about health insurance and Medicaid. Make sure to have your household's social security numbers, driver's license number and income information.

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For more information, call 970‐871‐7634.

TMH hosting first annual fun run event

The first annual Glow Run/Walk will kick off at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at Colorado Northwestern Community College, following registration, which opens at 4:30 p.m. in the CNCC main lobby.

The five-kilometer course will traverse across TMH and CNCC properties, with a celebration and awards presentation to follow.

Basic registration costs $25. Proceeds will go to the Moffat County Cancer Society and digital mammography services at TMH.

Registration and more information are available at thememorialhospital.com/community.

Second annual Mammos and Margaritas to offer health information

TMH's second annual Mammos and Margaritas, will take place at 6 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Clarion Inn & Suites, 300 S. Highway 13.

The event invites women to learn about the importance of screening and services available to breast cancer patients at TMH and will feature presentations from area doctors on cancer treatment options.

General surgeon Alexis Driggs will present information about her experience with breast surgery and surgical options available at TMH. Oncologist Dr. Mark Hancock from St. Mary's Hospital will talk about cancer treatment available through TMH in conjunction with St. Mary's.

He will also introduce St. Mary's new oncologist Dr. Lozada-Cruz. The event is free.

For more information, call 970-826-3019.

Class teaches healthy habits to prevent Type 2 diabetes

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is offering a free, evidence-based, lifestyle change class for preventing Type 2 diabetes.

Learn how to eat healthy food, cook healthy meals, lose weight and keep it off, exercise and manage your stress. The 16-week class began recently and will be held every Tuesday, from 12 to 1 p.m. at the Craig VNA at 745 Russell Street.

For more information, call Jen at 970-871-7696.

REPS to host Fourth annual Yampa Valley Wellness Conference

REPS, or Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide, will be hosting the fourth annual Yampa Valley Wellness Conference from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 17 in at the Sheraton Steamboat Resort in Steamboat Springs.

Open to community members and professionals, the event will feature local and national speakers and breakout sessions on subjects ranging from concussion and suicide to bullying to medical marijuana. The conference is free and includes complimentary lunch. All are welcome.

Visit the registration page at http://www.blacktie-colorado.com/calendar/event-detail.cfm?id=263672 or contact repssteamboat@gmail.com for more information.