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Health briefs: Yampa Valley Medical Associates joins public-private partnership

Yampa Valley Medical Associates in Steamboat Springs and 2,900 other primary care practices nationwide have begun participating in a new partnership with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

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Steamboat Springs providers consider new right-to-die legislation

As local medical providers wrestle with whether to help facilitate Colorado’s newly passed right-to-die law, it’s unclear whether someone eligible in Routt County would be able to receive a lethal dose of medicine locally.

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Monday Medical: Small goals, big success

When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, diet and exercise often make the list. But people may be tackling these resolutions in the wrong way, trying to do too much, too soon.

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Healthy eating: Baked penne and whatever

A great way to use up whatever is in the refrigerator.

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Sarah Coleman: Bacon, mmm, bacon

You can just about get anything these days with a side helping of bacon whether that is a bacon wallet, bacon earrings or a bacon cupcake.

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Former Steamboat Springs Staples building sells to urgent care developers for $2.65 million

The 15,000-square-foot building on Mid Valley Drive next to Walgreens has been vacant since May 2014, when Staples vacated the space with two years remaining on its lease.

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Flu season ramping up in Routt County

“We’re certainly active, but we don’t have a sense that the season has peaked quite yet,” said Dr. Brian Harrington of Yampa Valley Medical Associates.

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Health briefs: Fermented food fair Jan. 26

Natural Grocers will sponsor an Alive and Well Fermented Food Fair from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23 at the store, 335 Lincoln Ave.

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Routt County CSU Extension: Slow cooker season — cheap, healthy, easy

Today, slow cooking is as popular as ever, and satisfying and flavorful recipes fill the internet.

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Monday Medical: Relax your resolutions

Every new year is an opportunity to write resolutions. This year, Rachel Van Parys, health and wellness coordinator for Yampa Valley Medical Center, recommends trying a kinder, lighter approach.

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Healthy eating: Slow cooker black-eyed pea soup

Slow cooker black-eyed pea soup

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Board member selected as new leader of Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation

After five years serving on Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation’s board, Karen Schneider chose to leave her career in sales for a chance to lead the philanthropic organization.

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Healthy eating: Sweet and sour chicken

Sweet and sour chicken

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Health briefs: Exercise class offered for older adults

Northwest Colorado Health hosts Aging Well fitness classes in Steamboat Springs, Oak Creek and Yampa. Gentle, intermediate and advanced exercise and Tai Chi classes are available.

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The Foundry offering free ear acupuncture this week

The center’s clinical director and two therapists are offering free 30-minute ear acupuncture from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday as part of their efforts to become acu detox specialists.

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