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Freedom Hooves Therapeutic Riding of Northwest Colorado: Horses are valuable partners in human healing

March 25, 2019 — Did you know that horses can read human emotions, such as sadness or nervousness, even before we've even consciously registered them? Horses are known to provide "mirroring" and biofeedback of human emotions, allowing participants a compassionate partner who responds and reflects in a way that

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Are you safe from injury at your workplace?

March 24, 2019 — From a fall down the stairs to respiratory problems, people need medical attention for all kinds of work-related injuries or illnesses. Physician Assistant Carol Bolt is one of the providers at Memorial Regional Health who treats workers' compensation injuries and accidents. Workplace injuries can cause

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Northwest Colorado Health: Thank you for supporting Hospice Daffodils

March 24, 2019 — Relief, gratitude, closure. You are likely to hear these words if you speak to individuals who have received support from our Hospice team during a loved one's end-of-life journey. They will tell you about feeling relieved to have help from our nurses and medical staff

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Student nurses wow Memorial Regional Health providers

March 21, 2019 — During the eighth annual poster presentation held recently at The Memorial Hospital, second-year nursing students from Colorado Northwestern Community College spoke to providers about their research and ideas to improve medical care. “For the Peoples Choice, and most thought-provoking poster, the winner was Tiffany Ford, with

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Hospital Transformation Project, physician contracts top Memorial Regional Health agenda

March 20, 2019 — An update on the Colorado Hospital Transformation Project will be the topic of an educational presentation over dinner when the Memorial Regional Health Board of Trustees meets at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 21. HTP is an initiative mandated by Senate Bill 17-267 and under development by

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Living Well: When to seek medical treatment for the flu or common cold

March 20, 2019 — Did you know flu season can last as late as May? It's not too late to get a flu vaccine, which can help reduce the risk of flu illness by up to 60 percent, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This flu

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WIC provides nutrition stepping stone

March 20, 2019 — Good nutrition, a stepping stone to a healthy life, starts early. To establish a healthy diet during pregnancy and early childhood, families need access to nutritious foods as well as education and support to help them overcome barriers to healthy eating. That is where WIC

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No more: Moffat County commissioners declare March 24 to 30 domestic violence week

March 20, 2019 — The Moffat County Board of County Commissioners wants to do its part to combat domestic violence in the Yampa Valley. During their Tuesday, March 19 meeting, commissioners declared March 24 to 30 as "No More" week in Moffat County. The week will be spearheaded by

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City officials excited about $150,000 award for Breeze Park improvements

March 19, 2019 — Craig residents and their families who frequent Breeze Park may be happy to know the park will get a six-figure facelift this year. In a recent news release, Great Outdoors Colorado announced its board awarded the city of Craig a $150,000 grant to update Breeze

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Fitness Tip: Apps to help keep your resolve

March 19, 2019 — It’s the middle of March, but when the weather turns nice many people are turning away from the fitness resolutions they made at the beginning of the year. Some health experts recommend using an app to stay on track. The All Home Connections from AT&T data

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Superfood Tip: Colorado beef in spotlight

March 18, 2019 — Moffat County ranks as one of Colorado’s largest beef producers. Lean beef can be a healthy part of a balanced diet, according to health experts. “Meat is one of the most complete dietary sources of protein, the amino acid profile being almost identical to that

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Northwest Colorado veteran fights for better health care in rural Colorado and nationally

March 17, 2019 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Health care benefits for veterans aren’t just handed over. They must be constantly fought for, as Jim Stanko knows firsthand.

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Memorial Regional Health: Feeling tired, fatigued? It could be a lack of quality sleep

March 17, 2019 — Editor’s note: The following article is sponsored by Memorial Regional Health. A few portions of this article previously appeared in a separate MRH-sponsored article in the Craig Press. Do you feel excessively tired or unrefreshed during the day? Does your partner complain of loud snoring or

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Colorado at high risk for measles outbreak

March 12, 2019 — It’s a scary experience for any parent: wiping tears and quieting screams from babies and toddlers who have been pricked — often with more than one needle per visit — at the pediatrician’s office, then spending a day or two with a fussy, feverish little one

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Living Well — Keep cholesterol in check

March 12, 2019 — It isn't news that cholesterol levels are directly tied to heart disease risk. The higher your cholesterol, the higher your risk. While there are some genetic components to cholesterol that are out of your control, there are ways you can lower your cholesterol. The first

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Craig Walmart shoppers showered with swag, snow for wearing seat belts Sunday

March 10, 2019 — Members of the team responsible for dispatching emergency responders stepped out from behind their computers Sunday to meet residents and reward them for buckling up. “I think it’s great, especially for the younger generation. I always have to remind my kids to buckle up,” said shopper

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Memorial Regional Health: Good nutrition doesn’t need to be complicated or expensive — developing healthier eating habits easier than you may think

March 10, 2019 — Editor's note: The following article is sponsored by Memorial Regional Health. Thanks to technology and affordability, healthy foods are becoming tastier and more accessible for all people. Healthy options are tastier thanks to the endless access to online recipes, which debunks the assumption that healthy

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Bright yellow flowers sign of hope in support of hospice

March 7, 2019 — Skies might be grey and snow might be falling, but next week, Craig will fill with the first flowers of spring — daffodils — sold to support the hospice program at Northwest Colorado Health in a tradition started by Steamboat Springs florist Susanne Bostrom in 1993.

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Weigh and Win no longer available at NWCH

March 7, 2019 — Beginning April 1, Northwest Colorado Health will no longer offer the Weigh and Win program. Current program participants and those who would like to join can visit weighandwin.com for information about other kiosk locations in Colorado. For more information or to make an appointment for

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CNCC nursing program led by alumnus

March 6, 2019 — It was a bit of luck that connected Erica Yantzer to Colorado Northwestern Community College. Though she had been living in Steamboat Springs and Craig for many years, her plan was to attend nursing school in Rock Springs, Wyoming, where she could stay with family

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