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Bill would offer stipends to rural Coloradans with high insurance costs

A bipartisan bill that passed the Colorado House Monday would provide financial relief to middle-income rural residents with exceptionally high health insurance premiums.

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Healthy eating: White bean chicken chili

White bean chicken chili

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Monday Medical: The joy of volunteering

From delivering cookies to patients and visitors, to assisting injured skiers in the Emergency Department, resident Beverly Engle has volunteered in most every program Yampa Valley Medical Center offers.

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Northwest Colorado Health recognized as top performer by CDC

When clinical staff at Northwest Colorado Health meet a patient with high blood pressure or diabetes, they consider how the patient’s personal goals might drive them to improve their health.

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Health briefs: Choose When to help pay for contraceptives

For those who want the most effective form of birth control but can’t afford it, Choose When can help. Choose When is a community funded project that is helping area women get IUDs and hormonal implants at low or no cost.

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The Foundry Treatment Center opens transitional sober housing

People in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction can now take advantage of new transitional sober housing provided by The Foundry Treatment Center.

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Sarah Coleman: Smoothies for you

Health and wellness contributor Sarah Coleman shares a long list of delicious and healthy smoothies for you to make.

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Steamboat humanitarian Mayling Simpson recognized by Longwood University

As a child, Mayling Simpson and her family moved into a Reynoldsburg, Ohio, home that was once part of the Underground Railroad.

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Health briefs: YVMC seeking volunteers

Yampa Valley Medical Center is seeking caring people to join its volunteer team. There are openings in the following programs: cookie cart, day surgery, front desk at the Outpatient Pavilion and music programs.

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Monday Medical: Take time to manage stress

When it comes to stress, there’s one thing everyone has in common: We all experience it.

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Free birth control now available through Choose When project

Free, long-acting birth control is now available for low-income Steamboat Springs women, thanks to the efforts of the newly formed Choose When group.

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Healthy eating: Hard-cooked eggs at altitude

This recipe is easy and makes perfect hard-cooked eggs at higher elevations.

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Routt County ranked fourth healthiest county in Colorado for 2017

A set of newly released annual health rankings place Routt County as the fourth highest in overall health among Colorado counties, the area’s highest ranking yet.

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High country residents find partial solutions to health care costs

The arid garden of affordable health care has sprouted some promising blooms in Colorado’s mountain valleys, thanks to innovation, generosity and cooperation.

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Colorado’s mountain hospitals have higher net income margins

Hospital bills in the high country are higher than in metro Denver — but that’s inevitable anywhere there is a small population base, say hospital executives.

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