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Health briefs: Weigh and Win kiosk at Northwest Colorado Health

Weigh and Win is a free community program that provides cash incentives to participants who reach their weight-loss goals. Participants weigh in at a kiosk located in the lobby at Northwest Colorado Health, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101.

Between weigh ins, participants receive daily emails or texts with tips about healthy eating, exercise and overcoming weight-loss challenges.

Weigh and Win is a nonprofit program aimed at reducing obesity rates in Colorado. Participation is free. The kiosk is available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and participants can enroll at the kiosk, at weighandwin.com or by texting JOIN to 303-500-1702.

For more information, visit northwestcoloradohealth.org/weighandwin or call 970-871-7618.

Parkinson's Support Group helps patients, caregivers

The Yampa Valley Parkinson's Support Network meets at 5 p.m. the second Monday of every month at Casey's Pond. All patients, caregivers and family members are welcome to attend. Discussions often include guest speakers and focus on quality of life issues, research updates and living well with Parkinson's Disease. For more information, contact Adrienne Hearne at ahearne@nwcovna.org or 512-630-1373.

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Support available to quit tobacco

Smoking cigarettes or using smokeless tobacco can have serious, potentially fatal, heath consequences. Tobacco cessation support can significantly improve a person's chances of quitting for good. The Colorado QuitLine provides cessation phone or online support for people who want to quit smoking or using smokeless tobacco. Free nicotine patches and gum are available. Call 800-QUIT-NOW or visit coquitline.org. Smokefree TXT provides personalized text message support for people who want to quit smoking. Sign up at smokefree.gov.

Share healthy recipes with Steamboat Today

The Steamboat Today publishes simple, healthy recipes in the Yampa Valley Health section of the newspaper on Monday. Anyone who has a recipe that is easy-to-fix and made from commonly found ingredients is welcome to share it with the paper. Forget the fussy soufflé or the dish requiring fenugreek seeds, we're looking for basic recipes that will inspire people to cook. Email recipes to Karen Massey at karen.massey@colostate.edu or send them to Massey at the Routt County Extension Office, P.O. Box 772830, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477.

To submit a health brief, email jpatterson@steamboattoday.com.

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