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Thoughtful Parenting: February National Children’s Dental Health Month

Did you know that cavities are the most common childhood disease? The good news is that cavities are almost 100 percent preventable.

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Monday Medical: Strides to keep hearts healthy

Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States, but new treatments are making it easier to keep hearts healthy.

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LiveWell Northwest Colorado: National School Lunch Program going strong

In response to widespread malnutrition among World War II recruits and an abundance of U.S.-produced agricultural products, the U.S. Congress enacted the National School Lunch Act in 1946, with hopes of "strengthening the nation through better nutrition for our school children," while, at the same time, supporting U.S. farmers through guaranteed purchases of commodity products to use in government programs.

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Routt County CSU Extension: The dating game

Understand what food label dates really mean

Confusion about food date labels is a growing problem as consumers have become more aware of food safety.

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Community Connections: It Takes Courage

We all know that children are vulnerable and need to be protected. But did you know school-aged children are likely to be exposed to a serious threat every day? That threat is both physical and emotional — it’s called bullying.

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From the editor: Immerse yourself in the Steamboat experience

Wish You Were Here is a new 360 video project that we’re embarking on, which will allow our audience, near and far, to immerse themselves in the Steamboat Springs experience.

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Ending suicide goal of new program in western Colorado

Mental health provider Mind Springs Health has joined state and national Zero Suicide initiatives that offer tools to end suicide. “Zero Suicide embraces the critically important, fundamental idea that suicide is preventable,” said Executive Vice President of Mind Springs Health Michelle Hoy.

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Book review: Derivative ‘Unbound’ falls short

As a lady who skis and reads books, I was, of course, drawn to a book written by and about a lady who skis. Steph Jagger’s “Unbound" details her year-long adventure to ski four million vertical feet by chasing winter around the world.

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Janet Sheridan: Why do people fall in love?

In early 2015, an online hubbub erupted over a researcher’s claim that 36 specific questions, answered seriously, could create intimacy and cause two people to fall in love. It’s that easy? I must have wasted my time entertaining butterflies in my stomach, losing my ability to concentrate and feeling insanely happy. Silly me. I could have skipped periods of bliss and moments of uncertainty of by answering 36 questions and listening to a possible partner do the same.

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Sarah Coleman: For the love of pizza

Health and fitness writer Sarah Coleman professes her love for pizza and shares a healthy version readers can make at home.

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Jimmy Westlake: Watch the moon eclipse a star

Early on the evening of March 4, the first quarter moon will perform a prime time occultation of the bright star Aldebaran for folks living in the western U.S.

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Thoughtful Parenting: Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning

During winter months, even as Northwest Colorado residents enjoy activities in the fresh mountain air, they also tend to spend more time indoors, breathing indoor air. If stoves or furnaces malfunction, families can be at risk for carbon monoxide poisoning, a leading cause of poisoning deaths in the U.S.

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Monday Medical: Support for breastfeeding moms

When it comes to breastfeeding, there’s a long list of benefits for both babies and moms. But sometimes, getting the hang of it can be a challenge.

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Think big on Colorado River restoration

The Colorado River runs through the heart of my family’s ranch near Kremmling, where I live and work, so we have firsthand knowledge of the importance of water to the state.

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A sentimental ski to a special backcountry hut

Deb Proper recalled this week that, for her first backcountry hut trip on skinny skis to the Fowler Hilliard hut in 1984, she wore wool knee socks and knickers.