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Memorial Regional Health: Support essential in quest toward weight loss — Research shows emotional, social, practical support bolster weight-loss goals

January 20, 2019 — Editor's note: The following article is sponsored by Memorial Regional Health. Year after year, Americans make New Year's resolutions to lose weight, but research shows many completely give up on their goal by February. Many weight loss resolutions include some kind of quick-fix fad diet,

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Marijuana back on Craig City Council agenda for Tuesday

January 20, 2019 — CRAIG — Less than a week after its recreational marijuana legalization petition failed to gain enough signatures, the Committee to Grow Craig isn't giving up and has secured a place on the Craig City Council’s agenda for its upcoming meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan.

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Craig teen with muscular dystrophy inducted as honorary firefighter

January 20, 2019 — CRAIG — Nearly 10 years ago, Craig’s JP Price was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The disease affects one's ability to move freely and can cause frequent falls, trouble with standing or running, and some learning disabilities. It has rendered JP mostly bound to an

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Dry January: Why take a break from booze?

January 17, 2019 — "Dryuary" or "Dry January" started in 2013 in the United Kingdom and is gaining popularity in the United States. Committing to 30 days of not drinking alcohol is an excellent way to reevaluate your relationship with booze. As you explore other ways to relax and

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Memorial Regional Health Hospital board to consider investing in drug, alcohol treatment program

January 17, 2019 — CRAIG — A two-year, $502,639 investment in a public-private partnership for a drug and alcohol treatment program will be considered for approval when the Memorial Regional Health Board of Trustees meets at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17. The comprehensive program would see people struggling with substance abuse treated

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Superfood Tip: Seafood is good for you — eat it!

January 15, 2019 — Vary your protein routine by adding seafood to your weekly menu twice per week, according to current advice from the government and health organizations. Seafood is a nutrient-rich food that is a good source of protein, vitamins, and minerals. Scientific studies continue to explore the

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Fitness tips: 5 ways to get kids more active

January 15, 2019 — Physical activity is important for children and adults of all ages. Children need 60 minutes of exercise per day. Follow these tips to add more activity to your family's busy schedule. • Set specific activity times: Determine time slots throughout the week when the whole family

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Living Well: Ear infections common, but shouldn’t be ignored

January 15, 2019 — If your children have never had an ear infection, they're anomalies, because five out of six kids experience an ear infection by their 3rd birthday, according to the National Institutes of Health. Ear infections cause pain, often indicated by tugging on the ears, loss of

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4-H open house tonight at Moffat County Fairgrounds

January 15, 2019 — Moffat County’s 4-H group will continue to honor the long legacy of Moffat County’s farmers and ranchers tonight at the fairgrounds. The Moffat County Extension Office will be hosting an open house event from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday for all families and friends

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Three Moffat County organizations receive funding from El Pomar Foundation

January 13, 2019 — CRAIG — Three local organizations received support after the El Pomar Foundation Board of Trustees approved a $200,000 allocation to 14 nonprofit organizations in the northwest region during the Foundation's September and December trustees meetings. Memorial Regional Health Foundation will receive $30,000 toward construction of its medical

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Memorial Regional Heath: Patients who see primary care providers live longer — research shows primary care leads to prevention, better overall health

January 13, 2019 — Editor's note: The following article is sponsored by Memorial Regional Health Patients with access to primary health care have lower health care costs than those who don't, and they also live longer, healthier lives. The American Academy of Family Physicians points toward research that shows

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Avalanche training near Craig keeps crews ready

January 13, 2019 — CRAIG — Gathering their avalanche tools after a short gear check, a small band of about 15 snowmobilers revved their engines Saturday, Jan. 12, and set off into the miles of snowy trails surrounding Black Mountain, hoping to learn some valuable lessons. For more than

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Moffat County SNAP food assistance recipients may go hungry if federal shutdown persists

January 11, 2019 — CRAIG — Recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, also known as food stamps, might want to make sure their paperwork is in order during the federal government shutdown. According to the Moffat County Department of Human Services, the government shutdown may impact

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New year, new rules for hospital charges

January 10, 2019 — Editor's Note: Prices for health care services may not reflect the actual amount of individual financial responsibility. It is advisable to check with insurance and medical providers for pricing specific to various treatments. CRAIG — New national rules aim to make health care costs easier

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Craig residents question city council’s choice to convert to monochloramine

January 10, 2019 — CRAIG — About 30 residents attended the first Craig City Council meeting of 2019 and made the most of expanded opportunities for public comment, voicing concerns about the planned use of monochloramine as a secondary disinfectant in drinking water. "Fish live and breath in water,

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Government shutdown may halt Craig hospital construction

January 10, 2019 — CRAIG — The government shutdown may scuttle a multimillion-dollar hospital construction project in Craig and threaten other similar projects in Colorado and across the country. The construction of a new $29 million medical office building adjacent to the Memorial Regional Health hospital broke ground in

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Donations keep pouring in from Craig businesses as MSG Ready Mix moves Memorial Regional Health project closer to $1 million goal

January 10, 2019 — CRAIG — A donation of $5,000 helped solidify a new year of fundraising by Memorial Regional Health Foundation in support of building a new medical office building next to the hospital in Craig. The donation was made Wednesday, Jan. 9, at MRH by MSG Ready Mix

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Living Well: Ready, set, go! — Support available to help reach weight-loss goals

January 8, 2019 — It's the new year, and many people feel obligated to create a list of New Year's resolutions. Common resolutions include to stop smoking, get in shape, lose weight, or achieve a bucket list item. When it comes to a weight loss program, you don't have

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Fitness tip: Use snow to get fit

January 8, 2019 — It’s cold and snowy outside — the perfect time to “bundle up and enjoy the free gym outside,” according to the experts at webmd.com. That’s because many wintertime outdoor activities involve the cardiovascular system. The American Heart Association recommends an exercise target heart rate ranging from 50

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Superfood tip: Ancient seed offers contemporary option for protein

January 8, 2019 — Looking for a way to ditch grains while increasing protein and fiber in your diet? Consider a flowering plant in the amaranth family, believed to have been grown by the Aztecs and Mayans. Quinoa is a seed, but not a grass, like wheat or rice.

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