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New ambulance service coming to Northwest Colorado

November 14, 2018 — A Steamboat Springs organization is expanding to offer medical ground transport to Craig and Meeker. Steamboat Springs-based company Event Medical Solutions Unlimited — doing business as EMS Unlimited — will base an ambulance in Hayden to offer services throughout the region, including round-the-clock, advanced life support

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Memorial Regional Health Board of Trustees to consider physician contracts at Thursday meeting

November 14, 2018 — CRAIG — A contract for a new physician and the third quarter risk management report are expected to be approved when the Memorial Regional Health Board of Trustees meets Thursday, Nov. 15. Before taking action, the board will convene an executive session pursuant to C.R.S. § 24-6-402(4)(e)

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Living Well: Treating incontinence in women with urodynamics

November 13, 2018 — Unless you or someone you know has urinary incontinence, you've probably never heard of the term urodynamics. It's a common phrase used by urologists and gynecologists, alike. Urodynamics simply refers to a series of tests that assess how well a person's bladder and urethra are

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Rocky Mountain Health Foundation awards $105K to Northwest Colorado organizations

November 12, 2018 — CRAIG — Multiple health organizations in Moffat, Routt, Rio Blanco and Jackson counties should see benefits after receiving recent grant funding of more than $100,000. Memorial Regional Health Foundation was awarded a $10,000 grant Thursday, Nov. 8, which will provide additional equipment for behavioral health

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Memorial Regional Health: The time for a flu shot is now — Seasonal flu vaccines especially important for children and adults older than 65

November 10, 2018 — Editor's note: The following is sponsored content from Memorial Regional Health. One hundred years ago, the world faced the most severe flu pandemic in modern history, which affected about 500 million people around the globe. That's one-third of the world population in 1918, and the

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Living Well: Sore throat — Is it strep or something else?

November 6, 2018 — It's that time of year when coughs, runny noses, fevers, and sore throats are rampant among the community. Many patients — children and adults — visiting our MRH clinics are concerned about sore throats and wonder if they may be caused by strep. There are

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Memorial Regional Health launches new health care membership program in Moffat County

November 4, 2018 —  CRAIG — In a year of innovation, Memorial Regional Health has launched a new membership program for the purchase of primary care services. "mHealth Direct is one of several things we've done to lower the cost of health care in Moffat County," said Memorial Regional

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Memorial Regional Health: Fight childhood weight gain this holiday season — More than 27 percent of Colorado children are overweight or obese

November 4, 2018 — Editor’s note: The following is sponsored content from Memorial Regional Health If your children are still binging on their Halloween candy, it's time to stop. While a day or two of limitless Halloween candy consumption is OK, three days should be the absolute max, according

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$2,600 grant from MFA Oil Foundation to provide pediatric car seats for Moffat County ambulances

November 3, 2018 — CRAIG — Memorial Regional Health Foundation was awarded a $2,600 grant from the MFA Oil Foundation to purchase new pediatric car seats for all three ambulances. “This funding will improve and expand Moffat County's emergency medical and trauma services,” said Stayton Mosbey, MRH Emergency Medical

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Energy Blend: Dominion Energy joins companies supporting Moffat County health care

November 2, 2018 — CRAIG — Dominion Energy will give $10,000 to help build a new medical office building in Craig. Operating in Northwest Colorado as Dominion Energy Questar Pipeline, the company formed about a year ago, when Dominion Energy merged with Questar. Dominion owns and operates about 2,000

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Grief support program to host potluck Nov. 13

November 2, 2018 — CRAIG — Northwest Colorado Health will host a Comfort Cooking Potluck from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Northwest Colorado Health, 483 Yampa Avenue. The event is for anyone who has lost a loved one and would like to honor that person's memory

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Future uncertain for Moffat County employee Health and Wellness Center

November 1, 2018 — CRAIG — The future is uncertain for the Moffat County employee health and wellness center. The Moffat County Employee Health Insurance Board is considering options after Memorial Regional Health provided notice it will end its service Dec. 31. MRH also offered an alternative, more cost-effective

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Open enrollment for individual health insurance starts Nov. 1

November 1, 2018 — It’s insurance open enrollment time. Open enrollment for individual coverage — coverage not from an employer — runs from Nov. 1 through Jan. 15. However, people who want coverage to start on Jan. 1 must enroll by Dec. 15. Enrolling from Dec. 16 through Jan.

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Free health screenings offered for World Diabetes Day

November 1, 2018 — Northwest Colorado Health is recognizing World Diabetes Day by offering free, drop-in cardiovascular screenings from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at Northwest Colorado Health, 745 Russell Street. Screenings include blood glucose test, cholesterol panel, blood pressure, body mass index, and personalized education

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Grand Futures Prevention Coalition seeks passionate teens, young adults for social justice youth coalition

October 30, 2018 — Grand Futures Prevention Coalition was selected by the Colorado School of Public Health, Center for Public Health Practice, as one of 20 youth-serving organizations and schools across the state that will host youth coalitions as part of the Statewide Social Justice Youth Tobacco Control Movement.

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Living Well: Tips for a safe Halloween — Taking the real scares out of trick or treat

October 30, 2018 — Letting our kids roam the streets at night is not something we generally allow, except, that is, on Halloween. It's a holiday that's made for a bit of rowdy fun. When kids are young, it's easy. You simply go with them around a block or

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Memorial Regional Health: Asking questions, demanding quality helps boost health care

October 28, 2018 — Editor’s note: The following article is sponsored content from Memorial Regional Health A common term in health care is patient-centered care. In simple terms, it means putting patients first. Gone are the days when you quietly sat on the examination table as your doctor took

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Easy on the eyes: Eyecare Specialties takes Craig Community Improvement Award

October 26, 2018 — CRAIG —  The Craig Association of Realtors awarded Eyecare Specialties a Community Improvement Award for the renovation of the building at 460 Pershing St. For more information about the program or to nominate a property, contact any Craig Association of Realtors office.

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MRH Foundation awarded $25,000 grant

October 25, 2018 — CRAIG — The El Pomar Foundation is the latest organization to support efforts to raise $1 million for the construction of the new Memorial Regional Health medical office building. El Pomar provided a $25,000 grant to the organization as part of its support of education,

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Northwest Colorado Health: Behavioral health support boosts dental care

October 25, 2018 — Good oral hygiene habits and regular visits to a dental provider are vital to maintaining healthy teeth and gums. But, there is another preventative tool we may not typically associate with dental care that can dramatically affect dental health. "Our emotional health touches every component

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