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Health briefs: Weigh and Win kiosk at Northwest Colorado Health

June 18, 2017 — 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 […]

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Healthy eating: Salmon cakes

June 18, 2017 — Salmon cakes 1 can salmon drained and crumbled 1 potato, peeled, boiled, and cooled 1 egg beaten 1/2 onion, chopped fine 1 tsp. garlic, chopped 1/2 tbsp. Dijon mustard 1/2 cup dried bread crumbs Juice of 1 lemon 2 tbsp. olive oil 2 tbsp. plain […]

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Monday Medical: Skip the juice; choose fruit instead

June 18, 2017 — Before you reach for that glass of juice, you might want to keep in mind what's in it: a lot of sugar and carbohydrate, with none of the fiber real fruit contains. "I always recommend that people eat fruit instead of drinking juice," said Cara […]

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Profiles in caring: Learning the meaning of family

June 18, 2017 — Family is everything to Steamboat Springs resident Lisa VanHorne. "I always kind of planned on having her up here," she said of moving her mother, Toni Erwin, into her Steamboat Springs home. "It was never talked about … but now, I can't imagine her not […]

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Profiles in caring: Retirement not all porch swings, golf swings when dealing with Alzheimer’s

June 18, 2017 — Dan Tyler said he knew something was wrong long before he traveled with his longtime partner, Betty, to visit friends in Dallas in 2012. "Looking back, this had been going on for a significant amount of time," Dan said. "I thought she might be uncomfortable […]

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Profiles in caring: Caring for loved ones just part of the plan for Ibarra family

June 18, 2017 — The connection Amy Ibarra shares with her aunt, Gayle Egan, is easy to see as the two women laugh during a conversation inside an apartment at the Casey's Pond senior living center. "I grew up with her," Amy said. "She came to our house for […]

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Sarah Coleman: Top 10 excellent substitutions

June 15, 2017 — We all like to eat. We all like to look good. Here are a few tips to help you slim down the waistline but still feel satisfied — a win-win if you ask me. Healthy and tasty, what's better than that? 1. Swap noodles for […]

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Health briefs: Library’s health perspectives session focuses on dementia

June 11, 2017 — Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a free Health Perspective Series talk focusing on dementia at 7 p.m. Monday, June 12 in Library Hall. Peggy Watson, an expert in non-pharmacological behavior management for dementia and the author of two books on dementia, including "Dementia: Loving Care with […]

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Healthy Eating: Easy Tex-Mex chicken salad

June 11, 2017 — 1 1/4 pound uncooked boneless chicken breast 1/2 cup fat free mayonnaise 1/4 cup fat free sour cream 1/2 tsp ground cumin 1/4 tsp chili powder 1 small sweet red pepper, chopped 1 small green pepper, chopped 2 medium uncooked scallions, sliced 15 1/4 oz […]

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Routt County CSU Extension: Would your kitchen pass inspection?

June 11, 2017 — Would your kitchen pass a food safety inspection? If you enjoy eating in our local restaurants, then you benefit from the partnership between local restauranteurs and the Routt County Environmental Health Department to keep your food safe to eat. While your home kitchen doesn't get […]

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Monday Medical: Summer gardening, without the pain

June 11, 2017 — Your thumb might be green, but if you find yourself suffering from osteoarthritis of the thumb joint, your summer gardening might get put on hold. The joint at the base of the thumb is one of the most common joints to be affected by osteoarthritis, […]

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Yampa Valley Medical Center poised to open new chapter with UCHealth

June 8, 2017 — Yampa Valley Medical Center and UCHealth took a major step this week after officials signed an agreement finalizing a deal to merge YVMC into UCHealth.

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Yampa Valley Medical Center and UCHealth finalize merger

June 8, 2017 — Yampa Valley Medical Center and UCHealth announced Thursday morning the two organizations have signed an agreement finalizing a deal to merge YVMC into UCHealth.

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Old Town Hot Springs kicks off $6M fundraising campaign for major renovations

June 6, 2017 — Pat Carney has been a driving force at the Old Town Hot Springs for generations, so it's no surprise that she is in a key position as the Old Town Hot Springs kicks off a fundraising campaign that has a goal of raising $3 million this […]

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Vickie Clark to leave her position at Routt County Department of Human Services

June 5, 2017 — For more than nine years, Vickie Clark, in her role as director of the Routt County Human Services Department, has been involved in just about everything and anything to do with community welfare. "I'm proud of that," Clark said Monday morning. "If there was a place […]

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Health briefs: Precautions advised during tick season  

June 4, 2017 — Northwest Colorado Health advises precautions against ticks and tick-borne diseases during spring and summer months. Tick bites in Colorado can result in Colorado Tick Fever, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, tularemia, Tick-borne Relapsing Fever. Ticks should be removed from skin as soon as possible. If you […]

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Thoughtful Parenting: Consequences vs. punishment

June 4, 2017 — Chris Young/For Steamboat Today How do children learn right from wrong, good from bad and other important life lessons? We parents, in the beginning of our children's lives, are their most powerful teachers. Children learn from watching adult behavior. Our smiles, frowns, laughter and hugs, […]

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Livewell Northwest Colorado: Adopt a Shelf

June 4, 2017 — Adopting a shelf of food or personal items at LiftUp is a great way for you, or your organization, to get involved in our community in a meaningful way. Simply pick what you'd like to adopt, then decide whether you'd like to donate that item […]

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Healthy eating: Green beans Far East

June 4, 2017 — 1 pound green beans 1/4 cup finely chopped onions 1 tablespoon butter 1/2 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup plain yogurt 1 tablespoon rice vinegar 5 oz. can sliced water chestnuts Steam green beans until tender, about 20 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan […]

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Steamboat Springs’ Casey’s Pond earns top honors, recognized as one of best independent living centers

June 4, 2017 — Casey's  Pond Independent Living Center has taken its place among the nation's best after earning several top Pinnacle Customer Experience Awards during the past year. The honors were announced earlier this year, as Pinnacle Quality Insight, a satisfaction measurement firm, honored senior and longterm care facilities across the […]

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