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Memorial Regional Health: Smart sexual behavior begins with education — sexual education curriculum a focus for 2018-19 school year

July 13, 2018 — Since the 2016 release of reports of increasing teen pregnancy rates in Moffat County, community leaders have been ramping up efforts to combat the issue by providing better education for local youth. Memorial Regional Health has obtained a $10,000 grant from the Buell Foundation to

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Take precautions with bats, which may carry rabies – Health Briefs

July 13, 2018 — Rabies is a potentially deadly virus transmitted through the saliva of infected animals. Some bats have tested positive for rabies in Northwest Colorado. The following precautions will help avoid exposure to potentially infected bats or other wild animals. • Never touch a wild bat or

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Tickets available for Rubber Ducky Race Aug. 4

July 12, 2018 — CRAIG — Northwest Colorado Health will host the Rubber Ducky Race for Hospice on Aug. 4 at the Moffat County Hot Air Balloon Festival. Tickets are $10. The race will begin at 9 a.m. at the Ranney Street Bridge, and there will be $1,000 in

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Living Well: Solutions for wounds that won’t heal

July 10, 2018 — Maybe you've heard that putting Vaseline or aloe vera oil on a wound will help it heal. Or, that you should take supplements of vitamin A, copper and zinc to promote healing. While these home remedies might work with minor wounds, they won't do much

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Haley Hughes: Can alcohol be a part of a healthy diet?

July 9, 2018 — How do we include alcohol in a healthy diet? Moderation, moderation, moderation, right? Except it’s a little more complicated than that. On one hand, we know alcohol is linked to violence, motor vehicle crashes, cirrhosis of the liver, certain cancers and multiple chronic diseases. On

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Memorial Regional Health: Make safety a priority this summer

July 8, 2018 — The summer months bring a time of more freedom and joy for children, but also more worry for parents. With so much to do outside in and around Craig, Memorial Regional Health reminds parents and youth about how to enjoy the fun activities of summer

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Moving in a positive direction: Q&A with ultra-endurance runner Christian Griffith

July 8, 2018 — As part of a cross country running effort, Christian Griffith passed through Craig and Moffat County in late June and early July as Run2Heal, part of Help for Children, a 501c3 organization devoted to preventing and treating child abuse. Griffith is an ultra-endurance athlete who

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Fitness tip: Paddle toward physical fitness

July 3, 2018 — Stand Up Paddle Boarding is low impact, strengthens the core, tones every muscle and gets you on the water enjoying nature. To enjoy this sport, the following equipment is needed. • A board: In general, a wide board of 30 inches or greater should provide a

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Superfood tip: Choose blueberries for a berry healthy snack

July 3, 2018 — Blueberries are a perfect way to add color, sweetness and fruit to your day. They are very low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. They are also a good source of dietary fiber and a very good source

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Living Well: Enjoy fireworks safely on the 4th

July 3, 2018 — It's Fourth of July, and, no doubt, you want to celebrate. Go ahead, set off a few permissible fireworks — namely, anything that doesn't explode or leave the ground. As for the rest of the stuff, leave it at the stands in Wyoming where it

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Memorial Regional Health: E-cigarettes a pathway to addiction — Teen use of e-cigarettes is rising, along with risks for long-term health consequences

July 1, 2018 — A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that Colorado teens use e-cigarettes more than teens in at least 37 other states. The study found that Colorado teens use electronic vapor cigarettes twice as often as the national average, according to

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Best of Moffat County 2018: Dentist sinks his teeth into work, school board, chocolate

June 29, 2018 — It doesn't matter that many people would rather not see him — one Craig dentist truly enjoys his work. "Come and see us; we'd love to see you," said Dr. Lee Atkin, who was voted 2018’s Best Dentist and owner of Craig Family Dental. "Dentistry

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New health, wellness group meets Tuesdays — Health Briefs

June 28, 2018 — A free health and wellness group has begun meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays at 18 W. Victory Way. The group focuses on weight loss and fitness and is structured similarly to Weight Watchers, with weekly meetings, weigh-ins, discussions and guest speakers.   For more information

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MRH board approves $150-180 expenditure, sale of residential property

June 28, 2018 — CRAIG — When it met on Thursday, June 21, the hospital board expressed its appreciation for and gave flowers to retiring Vice President of Finance Denise Arola. "Thank you. I've really enjoyed my time here," she said. Members of the Memorial Regional Health Board of

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Fitness tip: Fishing for fun and fitness

June 26, 2018 — Fishing not only offers fun, it also offers a full body workout. Arms, back, core and legs are all involved in the act of walking, wading, casting, reeling and catching fish. Fishing is not only a great way to burn calories; it also calls upon

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Superfood tip: Colorado tomatoes make for great eating anytime

June 26, 2018 — Colorado's plentiful sunshine is perfect for growing tomatoes outside or inside. In fact, tomatoes are grown under more than one million square feet of glass or other protection in Colorado, so you don’t have to wait for the end of summer to enjoy one. Fresh or

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Living Well: First 3 years crucial for brain development

June 26, 2018 — What you do in the first three years of your child's life builds the architecture of his or her brain. That feels like a lot of pressure as a parent, but remember, interacting with your baby, talking, playing and cuddling with them is often enough.

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Colorado Northwestern Community College to hold open EMS open house Tuesday

June 25, 2018 — CRAIG — Colorado Northwestern Community College in Craig is holding an inaugural Emergency Medical Services barbecue and open house from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, in the lower parking lot. The event will include free barbecue and information about both the CNCC EMS program

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Memorial Regional Health: Prevent prediabetes with diet, exercise

June 22, 2018 — Prediabetes occurs when blood sugar levels reach higher than normal levels but aren't high enough to be considered type 2 diabetes. However, the long-term damage associated with diabetes may have already begun. The heart, blood vessels and kidneys are what take the biggest hit with

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Superfood Tip: Vary your protein routine for better health

June 21, 2018 — Proteins function as building blocks for bones, muscles, cartilage, skin and blood. They are also building blocks for enzymes, hormones and vitamins. All foods made from meat, poultry, seafood, beans and peas, eggs, processed soy products, nuts and seeds are considered part of the protein

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