Steamboat doctor recruiting for knee cartilage reconstruction study

A Steamboat doctor is recruiting for a study of a new knee cartilage reconstruction surgery that could replace the traditional method of building scar tissue to reconstruct damaged cartilage.

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New Colorado rules will complicate immunization exemptions for students

A unanimous vote by the Colorado State Health Board last week will complicate the process for parents wishing to opt their children out of required immunizations.

Monday Medical: Being a cure

During her senior year at college, Allison Mecklenburg signed up to be a marrow donor on the Be The Match Registry. It was easy to do — all that was required was a cheek swab.

Healthy eating: Garlicky beet salad

This salad combines beets, mayonnaise and garlic.

Health briefs: Free cardiovascular screenings offered

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association provides cardiovascular screenings, including blood pressure, BMI, cholesterol panel, glucose screening and personalized education regarding a person’s risk for heart disease.

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association: Vaccine helps protect against meningococcal disease

Vaccinations can help protect against bacterial meningococcal disease.

YampaCare for Women OB-GYN practice opening at YVMC

Three established OB-GYNs are forming a new practice at Yampa Valley Medical Center called YampaCare for Women.

MALT campaign targets parents to prevent youth drug use

A new campaign to prevent teen drug use in Northwest Colorado is specifically targeting parents.

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Vision therapy helps with learning disabilities, sports vision and traumatic brain injuries

Standing in front of a large television monitor, doctor of optometry Natalie Hansen touches red dots on alternating sides of the screen using each of her hands.

Healthy Eating: Polenta Antipasto

For an appetizer that looks impressive and is quick to fix, try this tasty antipasto.

Health briefs: YVMC announces new OB/GYN practice

Mary Bowman, M.D., Diane Petersen, M.D., and David Schaller, M.D., will join Yampa Valley Medical Center to create a new women's health practice. YampaCare For Women will open May 5.

Monday medical: Don't let tennis elbow keep you off the courts

While the ski lifts may have only stopped turning Sunday, an unusually dry and warm late season had many in the valley long to turn their attention to warm weather recreation. Tennis certainly ranks high on the list, and although indoor courts fuel a competitive, year-round community in Steamboat Springs, sun-filled days ensure a rapid return of the weekend warriors to the game.

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YVMC honored for support of military service

Six weeks after starting his job as an emergency room technician at Yampa Valley Medical Center, Bret Martin was called to serve.

Focus on fitness: The long walk to the pool

The first step in returning to the swimming pool is the walk to get there.

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LiveWell Northwest Colorado boosts healthy eating and exercise in local schools

Sometimes all it takes is a taste test to change the eating habits of a picky child, or open their mind to a new food or new way to prepare an old one.