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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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Fitness Tip: Stretch to achieve fitness goals

September 4, 2018 — Change up your exercise routine by incorporating new flexibility exercises. Flexibility, or stretching, exercises give you more freedom of movement for your physical activities and your everyday activities, such as getting dressed and reaching objects on a shelf, according to the experts at the National

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Travel immunizations available at Northwest Colorado Health

September 4, 2018 — CRAIG — Travel immunizations and health recommendations and precautions for international destinations are available via a consultation with a public health nurse at Northwest Colorado Health, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101. Travel consultations are $80. It is recommended travelers make an appointment at least

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Living Well: Helping your baby develop speech, language skills: Memorial Regional Health offers pediatric speech-language therapy

September 4, 2018 — Nothing is more fun than hearing your baby babble, coo, and make sounds. While it sounds fun, they are working hard to learn and practice the sounds that make up language. There are ways you can enhance your baby's language development, but mostly, all it

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Memorial Regional Health: When practicing good health, don’t forget the mind — mental fitness increasingly important as people age

August 31, 2018 — Staying mentally fit is one of the habits the world's longest-living people have in common, but it requires work. The World Health Organization reports that Alzheimer's and other brain diseases will affect one in five people at some point in life. Some of these brain

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$150K grant for youth opioid prevention awarded to Grand Futures Prevention Coalition

August 29, 2018 — CRAIG — New resources are available for Northwest Colorado communities working to prevent prescription drug abuse. According to the 2015 Healthy Kids Colorado Survey results, 14.8 percent of youth age 12 to 18 in Grand, Moffat, and Routt counties have taken a prescription pill without a

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Food allergies don’t have to create back-to-school stress

August 29, 2018 — For parents of children with food allergies, back-to-school can be particularly stressful. When children are away at school, parents have little control over the foods their children may encounter. "More children than ever have food allergies, and in severe cases, just being around certain foods can create an

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Living Well: Avoid back-to-school illnesses

August 28, 2018 — If you have school-aged children, you may regret the start of school, simply because it can also mean the start of cold and flu season. That's because, on average, elementary-age children experience eight to 12 bouts of colds or the flu each school year, according

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Nonprofits to mark International Overdose Awareness Day in Moffat County

August 27, 2018 — CRAIG — A special event is being planned to raise awareness and reduce the stigma about drug-related deaths, remember those who have died or suffered permanent injury because of drug overdose, and stimulate discussion about overdose prevention and drug policy. In partnership with Communities That

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Memorial Regional Health: When common headaches are cause for concern — Headaches are common, but certain types could signal underlying health concerns

August 23, 2018 — Editor’s note: The following article is sponsored content from Memorial Regional Health. Headaches are not created equally, and unfortunately for some, they can be severe and cause interruptions to daily life. Most people will experience a headache at some point in their lifetime. Nearly two

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