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Colorado hospitals owed millions in unpaid Medicaid claims

September 21, 2017 — After Colorado launched a new system for reimbursing Medicaid claims in March, hospitals are still owed millions of dollars. The Denver Post reported that Colorado Hospital Association data released on Wednesday shows five hospitals and five hospital systems were owed nearly $211 million in claims […]

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Talking Green: Community Recycling Drop-Off set for Sept. 23

September 18, 2017 — Start gathering those items that have been cluttering your garage, load up your car, and do the right thing with your hard-to-recycle materials at Yampa Valley Sustainability Council's Community Recycling Drop Off from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 23 at the Meadows Parking Lot. […]

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Thoughtful Parenting: Reading to your children

September 18, 2017 — I had a charmed childhood: I befriended a big red dog and learned about my town; a train encouraged me to think that I can; I gave a mouse a cookie; and a monkey in a delightfully yellow hat taught me to be curious. That […]

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Monday Medical: Pilates for physical therapy

September 18, 2017 — You probably know that Pilates can help you get in shape and improve your posture. But you may not realize that Pilates can be a powerful tool in physical therapy. "I use Pilates with a lot of my patients," said Carolyn Christiano, a physical therapist […]

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Healthy eating: French Onion Soup

September 18, 2017 — 1/4 cup unsalted butter 1/4 cup olive oil 8 cups sliced yellow sweet onions, about 5 2 garlic cloves, chopped 2 bay leaves 2 fresh thyme sprigs 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 cup red wine 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 quarts beef broth […]

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The mental health impact of major disasters like Harvey and Irma

September 17, 2017 — When major disasters like Hurricanes Harvey and Irma hit, the first priority is to keep people safe. This process can involve dramatic evacuations, rescues and searches. However, after the initial emergency passes, a much longer process of recovering and rebuilding begins. For individuals, families and […]

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Monday Medical: Why wound care?

September 11, 2017 — Most of the time, small cuts and sores heal on their own. But for some people, especially those who are bedridden or dealing with chronic swelling, diabetes or an otherwise compromised immune system, a simple cut can quickly develop into something more serious. "We want […]

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Healthy eating: Easy chicken taco salad

September 10, 2017 — Easy chicken taco salad 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 chicken breasts, cut into ½-inch cubes 1/2 teaspoon sea salt Freshly ground pepper to taste 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 cup ranch dressing 1/2 cup salsa 1/2 head romaine lettuce, torn 1 cup crumbled tortillas chips […]

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Monday Medical: Community Health Fair basics

September 10, 2017 — Want to check in on your health? Then check out the upcoming Community Health Fair. Blood draws are one of the most popular features of the event. They're affordable, ranging from $15 for a complete blood count to $35 for a health profile that includes […]

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In effort to promote longer, healthier lives, local health partnership to explore Blue Zones

September 8, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The Northwest Colorado Community Health Partnership is hoping to become the vehicle that will carry people in mountain communities to longer, better lives. "We will have an opportunity to learn more in-depth about the Blue Zones Demonstration Projects and have the opportunity […]

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Routt County fires ignite health concerns

September 5, 2017 — An air quality health advisory was issued for Routt County Tuesday morning by the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment because of the smoke in the air caused by the Deep Creek and Big Red fires as well as other fires burning in the […]

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Northwest Colorado Food Coalition: LiftUp focus, needs changing

September 3, 2017 — Steamboat Springs is a beautiful place to live and work. It is also very expensive, so it's no surprise the cost-of-living index is significantly higher in Steamboat than other places in the country. Routt County has a high percentage of working families and individuals, who […]

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Healthy eating: Light tiramisu

September 3, 2017 — Light tiramisu 8 ounces mascarpone cheese, softened 4 ounces light cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar 1 cup frozen light whipped topping, thawed 2/3 cup hot water 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules 1/4 cup brandy or coffee liqueur 2 packages (3 ounces each) ladyfingers […]

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Local dermatology office seeks solutions to rising prescription prices

September 3, 2017 — Dermatologist Sandra Eivins has seen how the rising cost of prescription drugs has impacted her patients and understands how it can impact the business she has been building in Steamboat Springs since the Dermatology Center of Steamboat opened its doors in 1999. "Dermatology has been […]

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Yampa Valley Medical Center unveils new sign, celebrates joining UCHealth family

September 1, 2017 — It took only a few seconds Friday for Frank May, Yampa Valley Medical Center's Chief Executive Officer, and Kevin Unger, president and CEO of Poudre Valley Hospital and Medical Center of the Rockies, to pull back the temporary covering and reveal the new UCHeath Yampa Valley […]

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Yampa Valley Medical Center, UCHealth invite public to celebrate partnership

September 1, 2017 — The work has been completed, and now, the leadership of Yampa Valley Medical Center and UCHealth are inviting the public to celebrate. The deal was months in the making, but YVMC and UCHealth have made their partnership official and have planned public events to mark the […]

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A chance to give back: Local dentists says thanks to military with free dental services

August 27, 2017 — On Sept. 11, the staff at Pine Grove Dental Arts will take the time to say, “Thank you” to the men and women who have served the country in the armed forces. "We will collect no money from them at all — not from their […]

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Health briefs: Free, confidential Medicare help available

August 27, 2017 — The Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Colorado has established a new local office to provide free, confidential counseling to anyone with questions about Medicare. The office is located at 3001 S. Lincoln Ave., Suite E, and the local phone number is 970-819-6401. The office […]

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Healthy eating: Easy balsamic vinaigrette

August 27, 2017 — 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon chopped garlic 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 3/4 cup Extra Virgin olive oil In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper. Continue to mix until salt is dissolved. Slowly add the […]

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Health briefs: NWCH seeks new board members

August 20, 2017 — Northwest Colorado Health, a nonprofit organization based in Routt and Moffat counties, is accepting applications for new board members. Northwest Colorado Health delivers health and wellness services to residents through three program areas: primary care (including dental and behavioral health services), public health and home […]

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