Zika virus travel warnings issued

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending women who are pregnant or attempting to become pregnant consider postponing travel to areas where there is ongoing risk of Zika virus.

Health briefs: YVMA hosts new diabetes management group

Yampa Valley Medical Associates has chosen diabetes management as a clinical focus and will be implementing group visits as an innovative approach to helping patients manage diabetes.

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YVMC opens new YampaCare for Women facility

YampaCare for Women, a new three-doctor women’s health practice at Yampa Valley Medical Center, will open to patients in its new location Monday.

LiveWell Northwest Colorado: Kids' questions about hydration

In response to a recent study, which revealed that 84 percent of children start the school day in a state of mild dehydration, as well as local anecdotal evidence supporting this statistic, wellness efforts in the Hayden and South Routt School Districts have included a focus on hydration.0

Healthy eating: Spinach enchilada casserole

Spinach enchilada casserole

Monday Medical: Watch your back

Back injuries can happen any time of year, but with slippery ice and mounds of snow to shovel, winter poses extra risks to the back. Most people experience back pain sometime during their life, and according to the Mayo Clinic, back pain is one of the most common reasons people end up at the doctor’s office or miss work.

Breaking the silence: Access to addiction treatment is a challenge in Northwest Colorado

Access to addiction treatment is a challenge in Northwest Colorado

A key piece to the puzzle of addiction lies in access to treatment and recovery — a resource that local experts say is limited in Northwest Colorado.

Breaking the silence: Amanda's story

“No one thinks they’re going to become a heroin user.”

Watching Amanda* interact with her young son, it’s hard to believe that a year and four months ago she was a hardcore heroin user.

Breaking the silence: Laura's story

For Steamboat Springs native Laura*, an addiction to prescription pills began with a snowboarding injury at 16.

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Breaking the silence: Steamboat Springs is not immune to national health crisis

Steamboat Springs community begins to address national issue of opiate addiction

“This community has 100 percent been affected; I see it on a daily basis — the abuse of alcohol and drugs,” Dr. Davis Wilkinson, a Steamboat Springs medical provider, said. “It’s here, and the problem isn’t going to go away, and we don’t have a lot of time.

Health briefs: Purely Paleo discussion at Natural Grocers Feb. 2

Nutritional health coach Alicia McLeod will host "Purely Paleo: The science behind the Paleo diet" at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2 at Natural Grocers, 335 Lincoln Ave.

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Dietitians on board with new guidelines taking aim at added sugars

Added sugars lurk in many foods and beverages, and new national dietary guidelines suggest it’s time for everyone to shift eating habits to avoid excess sugar consumption.

Monday Medical: Bright, new space for top-of-the-line care for women

With bright, airy rooms, easy access and lots of space, YampaCare For Women’s new office will benefit patients and doctors alike.

The Foundry: Is AA a religious program?

One of the questions often asked is “Isn’t AA a religious program?” and the answer is, “absolutely not.”

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Explore’s Top 5 events Jan. 22 to 24

Not sure what to do this weekend? Explore brings you its top five picks for this weekend's events.