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Yampa Valley Medical Center withdraws from police station real estate talks

The hospital's decision leaves the city without one of the Steamboat Springs City Council's top three potential building sites for the station and will delay the council's consideration of building locations until at least January.

Monday Medical: Health for the holidays

Shopping, travel, parties, family visiting, children’s activities, end-of-the-year obligations — the commitments this time of year may seem endless. You may find your usual routines disrupted, and when this happens, it’s easy to let good health habits slide.

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Flu season underway in Colorado; few cases locally

Flu season is ramping up in Colorado, with the most recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention statistics showing increased influenza activity across the state.

Health briefs: Health insurance enrollment problems

Some people are encountering problems enrolling in health insurance through the Connect for Health website. Anyone who is having problems should send an email to help@sc.connectforhealthco.com with name, phone number and account number as it appears in the application. Dec. 15 is the deadline to enroll in health insurance that will be effective Jan. 1. For those who have encountered an error, the deadline may be extended.

Healthy eating: Cran-apple Crisp

If cranberries are not available, just use apples; and decrease the brown sugar for the filling to 1/4 cup.

Focus on Fitness: The new mom challenge

We all say it when we are pregnant: “I can’t wait to get me pre-baby body back.” What we don’t know is that it is a lot more challenging for most of us than we ever anticipated. We all say it when we are pregnant: “I can’t wait to get my pre-baby body back.” What we don’t know is that it is a lot more challenging for most of us than we ever anticipated.

Routt County CSU Extension: Calorie labeling, coming to a menu near you

Valuable calorie information now is going to be available nationwide at a restaurant near you. New calorie labeling requirements were announced last month that will make calorie content in eating establishments easier to find. As part of the Affordable Care Act, some restaurants will be required to clearly post the calorie information for items on their menus, including alcohol.

Monday Medical: Is a good night’s sleep on your Christmas list?

This holiday season, many will find themselves worn down, tired and stressed out. This often is the result of racing around trying to make those perfect holiday memories, but for others, the feeling lasts throughout the year.

Health briefs: YVMC offering open enrollment sessions for health insurance through Feb. 10

Open enrollment sessions for health insurance will be held every Tuesday through Feb. 10 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Yampa Valley Medical Center.

Healthy Eating: Spicy African Rice and Peanut Stew

This hearty stew also can be made without the addition of peanut butter, but it tastes better when it’s included.

Healthy Eating: Beef Burgundy

This slow-cooker recipe is great when company is expected and you don’t have much time to cook.

LiveWell Northwest Colorado: Enjoy a GO holiday season

Enjoy a GO (green light) holiday season this year. How? Choose one behavior change that allows you to make the healthy choice the easy choice.

Health briefs: Open enrollment sessions for health insurance are Tuesdays

Open enrollment sessions for health insurance will be held every Tuesday through Feb. 10 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Yampa Valley Medical Center.

Monday Medical: Take it slow in ice and snow

Let’s be careful out there. As the Colorado Department of Transportation recommends, “Ice and snow, take it slow.”

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South Routt 3rd-grader goes the extra mile to help beat cancer

South Routt Elementary School third-grader Lexi Vandenburg learned the perils of cancer at a very young age. Lexi took an ordinary school project and turned it into something much more in an effort to honor a stricken family member.

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