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Why excess belly fat is especially harmful

February 22, 2018 — There are a lot of habits and foods that can increase our waistlines, but visceral fat is a particular kind of fat that's particularly dangerous to overall health. Visceral fat, or excess belly fat, is a deeper fat that affects the functioning of hormones and

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Northwest Colorado Health: Daffodils a cheerful way to give to a good cause in the Yampa Valley

February 22, 2018 — Daffodils are a sure sign of spring. For many people in the Yampa Valley, they also are symbols of hospice and the love, comfort and connections made possible by end-of-life care. The annual Hospice Daffodils fundraiser returns March 13. The event supports Northwest Colorado Health's

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Bank of Colorado in Craig invests $15K to build medical clinic

February 21, 2018 — CRAIG — Bank of Colorado recently showed commitment to the community with a $15,000 donation to the Memorial Regional Health Foundation to help with construction of the new MRH medical office building. "Bank of Colorado is only as strong as the communities it serves. The

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Memorial Regional Health board to undergo annual reorganization at meeting Thursday

February 21, 2018 — CRAIG — The annual reorganization of Board of Trustees at Memorial Regional Health is set to occur during the boards meeting Thursday, Feb. 22. The board of trustees will meet at 5 p.m. for dinner, with the business meeting to follow at 6 p.m., in

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Memorial Regional Health Living Well: Heart disease different for women than men

February 20, 2018 — Quick! Imagine someone having a heart attack. What do you see? There's a good chance you pictured a man clutching his chest. Yet, you could have just as readily have imagined a woman. According to the American Heart Association, heart attacks and strokes are the

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Superfood Tip: Become salt savvy for improved health

February 20, 2018 — The human body needs a small amount of sodium to function, but most Americans consume too much, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. High sodium consumption can raise blood pressure, and high blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease

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Ankle injuries common in Craig

February 18, 2018 — One of the most common foot-related problems doctors see in Craig is an ankle sprain, which occurs when ankle ligaments tear. "It's very common here due to sports injuries, farming, outdoor activities and just being on your feet a lot," said Dr. Derek Harper, a

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Hospice daffodils can be ordered online

February 16, 2018 — CRAIG — Northwest Colorado Health's annual Hospice Daffodils fundraiser will be March 13. Daffodils can be ordered online at northwestcoloradohealth.org/daffodils. Delivery is available for orders of 10 bunches or more, and flowers will be delivered March 12. Daffodil orders also may be picked up March 13

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Report finds Moffat County Youth low risk of dropout, high risk for mental health issues, binge drinking

February 15, 2018 — CRAIG — A report released Feb. 9 by Communities that Care is expected to help the community come together and better support Moffat County youth. "Moffat County students report having many opportunities for pro-social engagement — anything that is a positive activity, such as sports,

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Affordable Health Screenings Coming to Craig in March

February 14, 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 on March 27, at Craig Assembly of God, 1150 E. Ninth St. Screenings can check

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Tips offered to prevent opioid overdose

February 13, 2018 — Prescription opioids, such as hydrocodone, oxycodone and morphine, as well as illicit opioids, such as heroin and illegally made fentanyl, are powerful drugs that carry the risk of a potentially fatal overdose. Anyone who uses opioids can experience an overdose, but according to the Centers

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Yampa Valley Bank donates $10K to Memorial Regional Health Foundation’s capital campaign

February 12, 2018 — CRAIG — Locally owned Yampa Valley Bank is the latest company to donate in support of a new medical office building in Craig. The company contributed $10,000 toward the $1 million fundraising goal, set by the Memorial Regional Health Foundation. "We are thrilled to provide

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Memorial Regional Health Living Well: Move your body toward better heart health

February 9, 2018 —   If cardiovascular exercise isn't a part of your routine already, starting out with just 10 minutes of walking a few days per week could send your heart on a path toward better health. The American Heart Association recommends at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity,

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Free cardiovascular screenings on Valentine’s Day top list of 4 programs offered by Northwest Colorado Health   

February 8, 2018 — In recognition of American Heart Month, Northwest Colorado Health is offering free, drop-in cardiovascular screenings from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb 14, at 745 Russell Street. Screenings include blood pressure and blood glucose checks, cholesterol panel, BMI and information about how to reduce

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Get to know the new director of public health for Moffat, Routt and Jackson Counties

February 7, 2018 — CRAIG — The new director of public health for Moffat, Routt and Jackson counties is part of a tradition of state-supported public health, established in 1977 with the formation of the Colorado State Board of Health by an act of Colorado's First General Assembly. "The

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Living Well: MRH offers services to help keep cholesterol in check

February 6, 2018 — As you likely know, cholesterol levels are directly linked to heart disease risk, and the higher your cholesterol, the higher your risk. While there is a genetic component to serum cholesterol that is out of your control, there are still some ways you can lower

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Superfood Tip: Life giving you lemons?

February 4, 2018 — If life is giving you lemons, that might be a good thing for your health. Lemons originated in China and are valued for their many uses in flavoring the food we eat, as a garnish and for household purposes. Lemons add tart, fresh flavor to

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Fitness Tip: Physical activity helps increase body temperature no matter the weather

February 4, 2018 — Colder winters and unpredictable spring weather make staying active a challenge, but staying active can also help keep you warm this season. Keeping warm is only one of the many reasons to exercise.  Regular physical activity can produce long-term health benefits. People of all ages,

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With the push of a button, help is never far away

February 2, 2018 — CRAIG — There comes a time in many people's lives when instability can threaten safety, but it's not always due to old age. There's a memorable commercial that aired in the 1980s and '90s that showed a woman on the floor shouting, "I've fallen, and

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Communities that Care to release report about well being of Moffat County Youth

February 1, 2018 — CRAIG — Communities that Care is building the village — a connected group of people — to provide youth in Moffat County the support they need to succeed by strengthening and supplementing existing work to help reduce alcohol and substance use, violence, crime and other

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