Health briefs: New K-12 varicella vaccine requirement

The Colorado school required immunization schedule requires students in kindergarten through 12th grade to have two varicella (chicken pox) immunizations at the beginning of the 2015-16 school year.

Thoughtful Parenting: Encourage children to drink water

A cold drink of water tastes amazing on a hot summer day. Water is one of the most natural, healthy beverages children can drink. Encouraging children to quench their thirst with water will help them develop a taste for it, an important step toward life-long health.

LiveWell Northwest Colorado: Choice food and food choice

We are fortunate to have Lift-Up of Routt County, which provides emergency food assistance to almost 2,000 individuals each year at its three sites (Hayden, South Routt and Steamboat Springs). Thanks to the generous support of our community (churches, grocers, individuals), their food bank shelves stay stocked.

Monday Medical: There's a code for that

While the world of medical coding may not seem all that interesting, it’s certainly important to many aspects of healthcare.

Local volunteers help seniors in Northwest Colorado navigate Medicare

With as many as 10,000 baby boomers across America reaching the age of 65 each day, helping seniors navigate Medicare has become a growing task for local counselors.

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Justin Kaliszewsk: My time in the "Boat"

Founder and instructor of Outlaw Yoga, Justin Kaliszewsk, spent time in Steamboat Springs last weekend for the Steamboat Movement Fest and wrote about his experience exploring all the town has to offer and meeting the people.

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Arts and Entertainment reporter attends first yoga festival held in Steamboat Springs

This weekend was the inaugural Steamboat Movement Fest which brought a sense of ease and enlightenment to the community of attendees through a wide variety of classes and events offered at the Steamboat Grand.

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Study: Consumers still find sunscreen labels confusing

Though its been more than two years since the United States Food and Drug Administration rewrote the rules on sunscreen labeling, many consumers are still confused at what the numbers and letters on bottles mean.

Health briefs: Counselor will hold one-day mindfulness retreat

Marchele McCarthy, licensed professional counselor, will hold a one-day mindfulness retreat to rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit.

Focus on Fitness: Safety is the number one priority

At Old Town Hot Springs, safety is our number-one priority. We teach Red Cross swim lessons and base our privates on Red Cross standards. The Red Cross program not only teaches kids proper swim technique, but also emphasizes how to be safe in and around the water.

Monday Medical: Help prevent the spread of superbugs

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are on the rise, and Yampa Valley Medical Center is responding vigilantly and proactively.

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The inaugural Steamboat Movement Fest will take place this weekend

This weekend, the inaugural Steamboat Movement Fest will feature a transformative experience of yoga, live music and outdoor adventure while showcasing Steamboat’s talented community of yoga teachers, musicians and artists.

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Relay for Life kicks off Friday to support cancer patients, research

After raising $32,699 for cancer research last year, Relay for Life of Steamboat Springs returns at 6 p.m. Friday to the Steamboat Springs High School.

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Casey's Pond focuses on fresh, local food in dining room

Casey’s Pond senior living community is integrating more fresh, local foods into its dining menu as part of a new partnership with food and dining management company Unidine.

Monday Medical: Acupuncture: an effective treatment for PTSD

Acupuncture can prove an effective treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder.

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