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Access to dental care improving for Routt County Medicaid patients

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association hires hygienist, working with dentists

Access to affordable dental care in Routt County has been limited in recent years, but local public health officials are hopeful availability will improve in the coming months.

Health briefs: Help available for health insurance enrollment

Individuals who need health insurance or need to renew their plans must do so by Jan. 31 and they need to be aware of some important information.

Three aspects for a pre-ski season workout

Welcome back to the third and final installment of my ski-specific fall workout. To recap, we are aiming for 30 minutes of cardio each day and 10 to 15 minutes of either plyometric or strength exercises.

Healthy eating: Sweet potato-pecan casserole

Sweet potato-pecan casserole

Monday Medical: Be kind to your feet and ankles

With 26 bones, 33 joints and dozens of tendons, ligaments and muscles, the foot is complex. Add the ankle, plus the never-ending work of moving around 100-plus pounds, and it’s no wonder injuries happen.

Health briefs: Holiday grief support event planned

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will host "Getting through the holidays," a grief education and support event, 5 to 6:30 pm, Nov. 17 at the Rollingstone Respite House.

Healthy eating: Baked breakfast apples

Baked breakfast apples make a delicious, warm start to a cold morning.

Monday Medical: Allergic to penicillin? Probably not

At every doctor’s visit, you’re asked to report allergies to medications. Maybe you remember your mom saying you had a rash while taking penicillin, so you diligently mark that down as an allergy. But if you’re not actually allergic, you may end up dealing with unnecessary negative consequences.

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Health insurance enrollment underway for 2016 plans

The third annual open enrollment period for health coverage began earlier this month, and the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is ramping up to help Northwest Coloradans get covered.

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association: Take advantage of help enrolling in health insurance

If the thought of finding health insurance makes your blood pressure rise, it’s understandable. The process can be confusing and complex.

Test results show no indication of bacterial meningitis Tuesday

Test results for the two teens who presented with possible meningitis symptoms this weekend have shown no indication of bacterial meningitis, according to TMH Chief of Marketing and Business Development Jennifer Riley.

Healthy eating: Share your healthy recipes

It’s time for us to publish healthy recipes from others in our community. Do you have a recipe that is relatively easy to prepare from commonly found ingredients that you would like to share?

Health briefs: Hospice volunteer training planned

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will host a Hospice Certification Training for individuals interested in volunteering their time to support hospice patients and families.

Healthy eating: Mountain mashers

This small turkey breast gives you the smell and flavor of turkey without the work of dealing with a full bird.

Focus on Fitness: Three aspects for a pre-ski season workout

Plyometrics aim to increase power by working on both speed and strength. Plyometrics are a great match to skiing, since they are done for short intervals followed by a rest period, just like taking a run and then sitting on the lift.