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McCreight Dentistry recognized for progressive approach to gum disease

November 19, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Nobody would blame the staff at McCreight Progressive Dentistry in Steamboat Springs if they are holding their heads a little higher this month. Dr. Jim McCreight and hygienist Jessica Berthelson and Dr. Wendy McCreight and hygienist Jamie Rotunno were honored by Perio Protect, LLC

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Thoughtful Parenting: Let go of negative self-talk

November 19, 2017 — I was trying to snap a cute picture of my daughter playing when I realized my iPhone storage was full. It was finally time to digitally clean up. Sitting down to get rid of unnecessary photos, I pulled up hundreds of moving memories and poignant

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Monday Medical: November is for men’s health

November 13, 2017 — This November, UCHealth is encouraging men to take time to take care of their health through their MANtenance program. A webstie provides information on fostering a healthy lifestyle and checking off appropriate medical screenings. Men who take a pledge to make their health a priority

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Northwest Colorado Health offers free screening on World Diabetes Day

November 13, 2017 — Northwest Colorado Health is recognizing World Diabetes Day by offering free drop in cardiovascular and diabetes screenings 8 a.m. to Noon Nov. 14 at Northwest Colorado Health, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101. Screenings include blood glucose test, cholesterol panel, blood pressure, body mass index

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Healthy Eating: Butternut quinoa risotto

November 13, 2017 — 2 cups butternut squash, peeled and cubed into 1/2 inch chunks 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 large clove of garlic, minced 1 large yellow onion, diced 1 teaspoon fresh sage, chopped (or 1/2 teaspoon dried) 1 cup uncooked quinoa 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 4

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Steamboat’s Lisa Brown steps down as CEO of Northwest Colorado Health

November 12, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Lisa Brown has witnessed many changes at Northwest Colorado Health since accepting the position as the organization’s chief executive officer six years ago. "We have expanded our services, so we have increased our clinical care by opening a community health center in

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Thoughtful Parenting: Head into winter, holidays with health in mind

November 12, 2017 — Managing children's health needs, as well as our own, is a constantly changing and challenging process. This is especially true this time of year when winter weather, cold and flu season and the holidays add stress to daily routines and health habits. SafeCare Colorado, a

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Monday Medical: Healing injuries with proper movement patterns

November 6, 2017 — Want to build back strength after an injury or surgery? Then first, you should make sure you're moving properly. That's where Davor Vasiljevic's work comes in. Vasiljevic is a physical therapist at UCHealth SportsMed Clinic and certified strength and conditioning coach, as well as a

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Healthy Eating: Baked spinach artichoke yogurt dip

November 6, 2017 — Swap out sour cream for yogurt to put a healthier twist on this classic appetizer dip. 1 (14-ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped 1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained 2 (6-ounce) container low-fat plain yogurts 2 cup shredded part-skim, low-moisture Mozzarella

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Help is available to Routt County residents for insurance enrollment

November 6, 2017 — Individuals who need health insurance or need to renew their plans must do so by Jan. 12.  ·         Financial help is available to lower monthly premiums in 2018. ·         Free in-person assistance is available to help you

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Thoughtful Parenting: Open dialogue about balancing screen time

November 6, 2017 — “Screenagers” director, Delaney Ruston, was facing a challenge that caught her off-guard — raising teenagers whose attention was increasingly consumed by screen-based activities. With a 14-year-old son who loved video game time, and a 12-year-old daughter who was lobbying hard for her own smartphone, she

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Steamboat’s Sue Birch continues quest to improve U.S. health care with new role

November 5, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Part-time Steamboat Springs resident Sue Birch will be changing her workplace in 2018 but not her belief that she can improve the U.S. healthcare system. "I'm gong to the frontline of healthcare transformation," Birch said, "I'm changing jobs come Jan. 1, but

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Why tens of thousands of Coloradans choose to pay a fine rather than buy health insurance

November 3, 2017 — Tens of thousands of Coloradans who could be eligible for free or reduced-cost health insurance instead pay a fine every year for not having insurance at all, according to a new report from a nonpartisan health group. The issue, for many, is the price of

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Hope Cook: Beware, health insurance enrollment shortened

November 1, 2017 — I would like to commend John Russell's article about the open enrollment that began on Wednesday, Nov. 1. This year, given the climate of uncertainty in the world of health insurance (insurance that just about everyone appreciates as essential for health as well economic reasons),

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Healthing Eating: Harvest pumpkin bread

October 29, 2017 — 1 cup all-purpose flour                                              1 cup whole wheat flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon baking

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Open enrollment for Connect for Health begins Wednesday; Steamboat area organizations offer assistance with sign-up

October 29, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — When Connect for Health Colorado, the state's health insurance marketplace, opens Wednesday, there are organizations in Routt County ready to help people navigate the process of signing up for health care insurance. "The open enrollment period and going through Connect for Health

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Frank May named Chairman of Colorado Hospital Association Board of Trustees

October 29, 2017 — Frank May, CEO of UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center, will serve as the 2018 Chairman of the Colorado Hospital Association Board of Trustees. CHA is the leading voice of Colorado's hospital and health system community. Representing more than 100 member hospitals and health systems throughout

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Monday Medical: Keep trick-or-treating spooky but safe

October 29, 2017 — With Halloween right around the corner, it's a good time to review steps for celebrating safely. "We want kids to have fun and enjoy Halloween," said Abigail Hoffner, a nurse practitioner specializing in pediatrics in Steamboat Springs. "But, it's still important to be aware, be

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LiftUp hoping Tower Gardens play key role in providing fresh produce for food bank

October 26, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — LiftUp of Routt County’s new greenhouse has not been built yet but that has not slowed the organization's drive to have locally grown produce available in the food bank year round. On Wednesday, Jeff Modesitt, LiftUp's community support manager, joined Juice Plus

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Denver cop to address suicide at Yampa Valley Wellness Conference

October 24, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Denver Police Department Lieutenant John Coppedge has seen just about everything in his 25 years in law enforcement, working criminal investigations, domestic assault cases and robberies and supervising the homicide unit. These days he trains officers and oversees the resiliency and wellness program

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