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Free children’s health screenings offered in Craig April 18, 19
Free children’s health screenings offered in Craig April 18, 19

April 12, 2019

Instead of rushing around to multiple providers to seek regular well-child health screenings, Moffat County educators, health care providers, and service agencies are providing free developmental screenings. “Developmental screenings look at how a child is...


Community Health Fair is April 13 in Craig
Community Health Fair is April 13 in Craig

April 10, 2019

Ensuring all people have access to health information and high-quality, affordable, and consistent healthcare service are essential to eliminating health disparities. That’s according to a 2014 study, “The reach and rationale for community health fairs,”...


Health insurance enrollment down in Moffat County
Health insurance enrollment down in Moffat County

April 8, 2019

While enrollment in the health insurance market place increased across the state by 3% and premiums decreased by 14%, according to Connect for Health Colorado‘s open enrollment report — By the Numbers — in Moffat County, those...


Smokers often underestimate the severity of risks
Smokers often underestimate the severity of risks

April 5, 2019

Some smokers end up having to carry portable oxygen, seriously impacting their ability to get around and participate in daily activities. Others might end up with cancers in the mouth or lungs, stroke, heart disease...


Veterans resource tour comes to Craig April 11
Veterans resource tour comes to Craig April 11

April 4, 2019

Veterans Affairs Western Colorado Health Care System will hold a veterans resource tour from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at Veteran’s Hall, 419 E. Victory Way. Information and help with VA Healthcare enrollment, VA...


Living Well: No amount of nicotine is safe for youth
Living Well: No amount of nicotine is safe for youth

April 3, 2019

The number of American middle and high school students who used a tobacco product in the last 30 days increased dramatically — from 3.6 million users to 4.9 million users —  between 2017 and 2018,...






Living Well: Transitioning from hospital to home
Living Well: Transitioning from hospital to home

March 27, 2019

After an illness or injury, some patients need a little extra help as they make the move from hospital to home. This move can be worrisome for patients and their loved ones depending on how...