Health briefs for July 19, 2014: Pregnancy Center fundraiser in final week |

Health briefs for July 19, 2014: Pregnancy Center fundraiser in final week

The Yampa Valley Pregnancy Center FUNdraiser Summer Walk-a-thon still is seeking registration.

Participants of all ages will receive a T-shirt and pedometer for the event, which runs through July 26, as walkers collect money based on the amount of walking they do for the following weeks. People can convene at the Moffat County High School track July 26 to distribute their funds and receive a tally. Those who bring in the most funds or walk the greatest recorded steps also will receive prizes.

The cost is $20 per person or for a family of four or more, $20 for the first family member and $10 for all other members.

Those planning to register can do so from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at the YVPC office, 25 W. Victory Way.

For more information, call 970-824-5204.

The Memorial Hospital offers physicals for young Moffat County athletes

All middle school and high school students planning to participate in athletics during the 2014-15 school year for Moffat County School District must have a current physical.

The Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic, 785 Russell St., will offer sports physicals from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday. The cost is $15.

Forms are available at or at the MCSD administration offices at 775 Yampa Ave.

VNA to feature free screenings

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will provide free cardiovascular screenings from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 28 and 29 at its Craig location at 745 Russell St.

Screenings include total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, triglycerides, blood glucose and body mass index and are made by appointment only.

For more information, call 970-875-1880 or 970-871-7696.

Life-change events can impact insurance eligibility

Colorado residents who have had a life-change event in the past month may qualify for health insurance coverage through Connect for Health Colorado outside of the open enrollment period.

Among the possible conditions:

• Marriage, birth, adoption and placement for foster care.

• Your previous insurance plan or Medicaid coverage was canceled or ended.

• You changed jobs and lost your employer-sponsored insurance.

• You gained citizenship or immigration status.

• You experienced a change in incarceration status.

• You moved to Colorado.

For more information or to meet with a health coverage guide, call 970-871-7664 in Moffat County or 970-871-7638 in Routt County.

VNA offers incentive for new mothers

The 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, stay quit during their pregnancy and stay smoke-free after their baby is born will receive a monthly voucher for free diapers, for as many as 12 months.

For more information, call Hope Cook at 970-871-7622.

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