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Congressman planning visits for opioid abuse education

The trips are planned to begin in June, but it is not yet known if he will be visiting Routt or Moffat counties.

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You Heart What You Eat: Chick-Pea-Casse-Cotta

This week, Explore's food contributor Tera Johnson-Swartz shares a recipe that is easy to make and loaded with protein and vitamins.

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Health insurance region study clears Colorado House, Senate

A bill that would require a study of the feasibility of placing all of Colorado into a single region for purposes of determining health insurance costs has passed both the Colorado Senate and House and will now head to the governor’s desk.

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Hayden community health fair Thursday

The Hayden Valley Elementary Health & Wellness Team is gathering the Hayden community for a health fair this Thursday, April 28.

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Columbine survivor shares story of addiction

Austin Eubanks overcame addiction, is new program director for The Foundry

“It was an active addiction within a few months,” said Eubanks, who eventually fell into a cycle of taking Adderall, Oxycontin and Xanax daily during a period of addiction that lasted 12 years.

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Health briefs: VNA reminds residents to protect themselves from Hantavirus

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association advises precautions when cleaning — or just being in — areas inhabited by rodents.

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Monday Medical: Make sure kids breathe easy

If you find your child is often coughing and wheezing, the common cold may not be to blame. Rather, it could be asthma.

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Healthy Eating: Make-ahead breakfast burritos

A delicious recipe for make-ahead breakfast burritos.

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Bill study could even out health insurance costs across Colorado

A bill that would study the feasibility of putting all of Colorado into one geographic region to determine health care costs has passed the Colorado House of Representatives and will now head to the Colorado Senate for a vote.

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Forum addresses impact of marijuana on kids

A group of local youth advocates met last week to debunk some of the myths about youth marijuana use and offer suggestions for parents struggling to talk with their children about marijuana.

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Health briefs: Hepatitis A vaccine recommended before international travel

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association recommends people planning travel to international destinations — including Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America — receive a Hepatitis A vaccination.

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Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association: Advance care planning — start the conversation

While the vast majority of people believe it’s important to talk with loved ones about end-of-life care and to have one’s wishes put into writing, only about 25 percent of people actually take those steps, according to a 2012 study by the California HealthCare Foundation.

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Healthy eating: Stacked enchiladas

Stacking the deck: A different take on enchiladas.

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Local heads to Florida for kidney donation operation

Dave Berry didn’t think twice when he was asked to take a blood test last fall to see whether he might be a match for donating a kidney to his brother Scott Berry.

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Routt County CSU Extension: Try mindful eating instead of dieting

Mindful eating is not a diet, nor is it about restricting anything at all. In fact, its very essence is anti-diet, and for many, mindful eating has resulted in outcomes that outweigh popular weight loss programs.

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