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Northwest Colorado Health: Nurse-Family Partnership celebrates 20 years in Yampa Valley

October 10, 2019

The Nurse-Family Partnership program is free for first-time moms who financially qualify, providing regular home visits from specially trained nurses during pregnancy and through a child’s second birthday. Since its inception in 1999, over 26,000 women have enrolled in Colorado Nurse-Family Partnership, and nearly 4,000 women are served annually by 150 nurses in all of Colorado’s 64 counties.



Celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month with free mammograms

October 8, 2019

The Women’s Wellness Connection urges women ages 40 years and older to talk with their doctors during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October about screening for breast cancer. Women who can’t afford mammograms may...






Colowyo lowers air pollution estimates

October 1, 2019

Colowyo Coal Company is amending its air pollution permit with the state of Colorado to pollute a bit less as part of its massive Collom expansion — a project the company says could add decades to the life of the surface coal mine.










Northwest Colorado Health: The Haven Assisted Living welcomes new director

September 19, 2019

Northwest Colorado Health is proud to welcome Adrienne Idsal, LSW, as the new Director of The Haven Assisted Living Facility in Hayden. Idsal previously served as the medical social worker for Northwest Colorado Health’s Home Health and Hospice program, and has her master's degree in geriatric social work.


Living Well: Pain in the jaw? It could be a TMJ disorder

September 18, 2019

There’s a hinge that connects the side of the skull to the lower jaw that makes it possible to open and close our mouths. This hinge, the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), can get injured or damaged and cause pain in the jaw, ears and head.