March 22, 2018 — CRAIG — Residents living in and around Craig can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening Tuesday, March 27, at Craig Assembly of God, 1150 E. Ninth St. Screenings can check
March 22, 2018 — National Nutrition Month, a recognition created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, highlights the importance of making informed food choices for our health. Nutrition education and support, essential to the development of good eating habits, is not readily available to everyone. Hectic lives, limited
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March 20, 2018 — Longer days and milder weather offer plentiful opportunities for getting out to exercise. Experts at WebMD recommend preparing your body for your exercise program — especially if you used the cold weather as an excuse to become a couch potato. “People should put their pride in the back seat and
March 20, 2018 — Dietary supplements are substances you might use to add nutrients — vitamins, minerals, fiber, amino acids, herbs or other plants and enzymes — to your diet. Most of the time, eating a variety of healthy foods is the best way to get the nutrients you need.
March 20, 2018 — During the month of March, Memorial Regional Health is offering reduced-cost lab tests, including tests for certain sexually transmitted diseases. If you are sexually active, you should be tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea annually, especially if you have multiple partners. They are common sexually transmitted
March 19, 2018 — CRAIG — The 2018 Audit and Cost reports will be presented to the Memorial Regional Health Board of Trustees when it meets at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 22, in the boardroom of The Memorial Hospital. The board is expected to convene an executive session to
March 15, 2018 — Vitamin B12 is an essential vitamin helps keep the body's nerves and blood cells healthy, but some people are at risk of not getting enough of it. Those most prone to a B12 deficiency are vegetarians and vegans, according to the Mayo Clinic. Plant foods
March 15, 2018 — CRAIG — A large crowd gathered in inclement weather near Walmart on the west side of Craig on Thursday to witness the ribbon cutting ceremony for Memorial Regional Health’s new Rapid Care Clinic. MRH has operated an urgent care clinic on Russell Street that will transfer
March 13, 2018 — Editor’s note: This story has been updated to correct an editing error. The donation of land from the Moffat County Junior Affiliated District College Board to Memorial Regional Health involved a 4.179-acre parcel from lot 2 and a 3.897-acre parcel from lot 5. CRAIG —
March 13, 2018 — Did you know that having reliable access to health care has been shown to increase your quality of life, increase your life expectancy and prevent disease? According to the U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, if you have access to a primary care
March 13, 2018 — Memorial Regional Health invites the public to attend an open house for its new Rapid Care from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at the clinic, 2020 W. Victory Way. The ribbon cutting ceremony is slated for 4:15 p.m. Tours of the facility will
March 12, 2018 — CRAIG — With efforts underway to raise $1 million to help build a new medical office building, it would be easy to overlook some of the other meaningful ways Memorial Regional Health Foundation makes a difference. Last year, the MRH Foundation Board of Trustees approved
March 11, 2018 — CRAIG — An innovative partnership between the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office and Memorial Regional Health has improved health care for jail inmates at substantial savings to taxpayers. "We are receiving an improved level of service for less taxpayer dollars," said Moffat County Sheriff KC Hume.
March 9, 2018 — A simple blood draw can tell a larger story about a person's overall health, which is why doctors often recommend patients get a blood test annually. Blood tests can reveal how organs are working, whether infections or cancers are present and alert doctors of potential
March 8, 2018 — CRAIG — In the aftermath of horrific events, many people are left with a sense of vulnerability, and the perceived lack of safety can be keenly felt by the most impressionable — children. "We share underlying circumstances – vulnerability in daily life and a growing
March 8, 2018 — Raw milk is milk that hasn't been treated by heat to remove harmful germs. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does not recommend drinking it. "If you're thinking about drinking raw milk because you believe it has health benefits, consider other options. Raw milk
March 8, 2018 — CRAIG — Starting with a fire that burned down his father's home and ending in five surgeries, 2016 was a difficult year for Moffat County High School student Nathan Baker. "On Sept. 2, 2016, I was returning a punt for the school … My left
March 8, 2018 — Swimming offers health benefits for the mind and body and is accessible to people who are unable to participate in other forms of exercise. A post on the blog Jen Reviews provides a compilation of the top eight health benefits offered by swimming. according to
March 7, 2018 — GRAND COUNTY — Coloradans recently got a first glimpse into how the controversial new physician-assisted suicide act played out in its first year as the Center for Health and Environmental Data released the 2017 data summary for the Colorado End-of-Life Options Act earlier this month.