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Man on a mission of hope rides through Craig

September 21, 2018 — CRAIG — Hope is a powerful force, powerful enough to propel one man from coast to coast as he rides his bicycle to raise awareness of suicide prevention. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is a leading cause of death in

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Memorial Regional Health affiliates with SCL Health St. Mary’s

September 21, 2018 — CRAIG — A new affiliation between health care systems promises to preserve the independence of small-town medicine while backing that independence with the power and resources of a much larger medical system. A new collaborative health care agreement between SCL Health St. Mary’s and Memorial

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Northwest Colorado Health offers free cardiovascular screenings for World Heart Day

September 21, 2018 — CRAIG — Northwest Colorado Health is recognizing World Heart Day by offering free, drop-in cardiovascular screenings from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at Northwest Colorado Health, 745 Russell Street. Screenings include blood glucose test, cholesterol panel, blood pressure, body mass index, and

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Community voices concerns about hospital merger at town hall meeting

September 21, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — One year after Yampa Valley Medical Center merged with the UCHealth system, CEO Frank May said he frequently hears one question: “Are we still a community hospital?” "Yes, we are," May said during a presentation in front of about 75 people at

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Memorial Regional Health: Aging and falling — falls among leading cause of injury for adults older than 65

September 21, 2018 — About one in four older adults falls every year — with one fall doubling the chances of falling again. Falling is one of the leading causes of injury affecting adults older than 65, resulting in more than 3 million emergency department visits per year in

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Memorial Regional Health convenes hospital transformation project partnerships

September 20, 2018 — CRAIG — Changes in how the state reimburses payment for Medicaid patients are expected to trigger a transformation in how hospitals are asked to treat patients and engage with the community. The Colorado Hospital Transformation Project is an initiative mandated by Senate Bill 17-267 and

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Voices for Recovery: Get stressed during National Recovery Month

September 20, 2018 — Editor’s note: In observance of September as National Recovery Month, the Craig Press will publish a four-part wellness series focusing on mental, emotional, and behavioral health. Following is the third column in the series. To learn about the mental health benefits of social connection, laughter, and eating

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Hospital board will consider asking Moffat County commissioners to sell property

September 20, 2018 — CRAIG — A request to the Moffat County Board of County Commissioners to sell block 15, lot 29-3, which has been used by the public health provider — Memorial Regional Health — will be considered when the MRH Board of Trustees meets Thursday, Sept. 20.

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Meet and greet with cross-county cyclist at Moffat County Public Safety Center set for Thursday morning

September 19, 2018 — CRAIG — Denny Ying is riding his bicycle across the United States — from San Francisco to Boston — to help raise awareness about suicide. He expects to arrive in Craig today, where he will stay the night. As he travels across the county, he

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Craig firefighters raise more than $8K during Fill the Boot campaign

September 18, 2018 — CRAIG — Firefighter boots filled with spare change overflowed as the community helped to raise $8,420.11 in support of the Muscular Dystrophy Association.  The effort “raised the highest amount to date,” said Krystal Price, whose son, JP Price, has Duchenne muscular dystrophy. With the help of

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Smoke warning remains in place for Northwest Colorado

September 16, 2018 — CRAIG  — An air quality advisory has been issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment for the northwestern part of Moffat County from Sunday until the morning of Monday, Sept. 17. Locations impacted by wildfire smoke include, but are not limited to Sunbeam,

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Memorial Regional Health: Fight childhood obesity with smarter nutrition, more physical activity

September 15, 2018 — More than 18 percent of American children are obese, putting them at greater risk of facing a lifetime of obesity and its many negative consequences. In Colorado, more than 27 percent of children are considered overweight or obese. Overall obesity rates remain higher than they

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Air quality health advisory in effect for Northwest Moffat County

September 13, 2018 — The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment on Thursday, Sept. 13, issued an air quality health advisory due to wildfire smoke in the northwestern parts of Moffat County. The areas affected include Sunbeam, Greystone, and Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge. The advisory went into

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Grief support group to begin Tuesday, Sept. 18

September 12, 2018 — CRAIG — Northwest Colorado Health will host "Facing the Mourning," a grief education and support group, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 18 through Oct. 16 at the Northwest Colorado Health Yampa Avenue office, 485 Yampa Avenue. The group is open to individuals who

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Voices for Recovery: Feed your body, feed your soul during National Recovery Month

September 12, 2018 — Editor's note: In observance of September as National Recovery Month, the Craig Press will publish a four-part wellness series focusing on mental, emotional, and behavioral health. Following is the second column in the series. Mental health problems are often depicted as emotional struggles, existing "all

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Living Well: Know signs to stop suicide — Suicide Awareness Prevention Week is Sept. 9 to 15

September 11, 2018 — If you hear a friend say things, like, "My family would be better off without me," or "I don't want to live anymore," or "I just want to sleep forever," or "I can't do this anymore," it's time to perk up and really listen. These

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Seatbelt challenge encourages Craig kids to buckle up

September 10, 2018 — CRAIG — Treats, not tickets, were handed out during a recent seat belt challenge to encourage Craig kids to buckle up. Coupons for a free ice cream cone from Bear Coal Soda Foundation were handed out to all high school students wearing their seat belts

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Memorial Regional Health: Preventative screening crucial for protecting against cervical, prostate cancer — healthy lifestyle choices also play a major role

September 7, 2018 — Editor's note: The following article is sponsored content from Memorial Regional Health. For the best prevention methods against cervical and prostate cancers, doctors recommend making healthy lifestyle choices, as well as getting the appropriate health checkups throughout your lifetime. It might seem like a broken

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Voices for recovery: National recovery month focuses on recovery from mental health issues, substance use disorders

September 6, 2018 — Editor’s note: In observance of September as National Recovery Month, the Craig Press will publish a four-part wellness series focusing on mental,l emotional, and behavioral health. Following is the first article in the series. Across a lifetime, one in two people experience a mental disorder

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Superfood Tip: Have a side of okra to manage blood sugar

September 4, 2018 — Okra is a vegetable that goes by several names. It is in season and perfect as a summer starter or side dish.  Okra is a tall-growing, warm-season, annual vegetable from the same family as hollyhock, rose of Sharon, and hibiscus. The long green pods are also

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