Respiratory virus hits Steamboat Springs children

Local pediatric offices have been overrun by patients with respiratory symptoms throughout the past few weeks, and doctors suspect the cases could be enterovirus D68, a respiratory illness quickly sweeping across the country.

Health briefs: Family Health and Safety Fair is Saturday

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will be at the Yampa Valley Medical Center’s Family Health and Safety Fair from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

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Local herbalist releases 1st e-book in series

Already a published author of a book of health tips called "Take Back Your Body," Susan Mead now is working on a series of a la carte health e-books for different ailments.

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association: Get healthy

Have you wondered or possibly been told that you are at risk for developing diabetes or that you have prediabetes? Or are you just looking for some help to get healthy?

Healthy Eating: Green Chili Soup

This is a great recipe for locally roasted chilies, too.

Monday Medical: Health and Safety Fair a family affair

Boats, helicopters and pancakes aren’t normally associated with health fairs, but those are a few perks of an event meant to be fun and educational for adults and kids alike.

Healthy Eating: Mexican Cornbread

Serve this bread fresh from the oven with a steaming bowl of chili.

Monday Medical: Sepsis awareness is crucial

Sepsis is a leading cause of death in the U.S, yet many people have not heard of it or do not fully understand the seriousness of this condition.

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Routt County CSU Extension: Cook it in cast iron

I love sorting through kitchen gadgets at garage sales. As I rummage through boxes filled with mismatched pots and lids, what I am really looking for is cast iron. There is nothing better than a well-used cast-iron skillet or griddle for home cooking, and you never can have too many of them.

Health briefs: New balance class offered through Oct. 31

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association's Aging Well program is hosting a new balance class at the Steamboat Springs Community Center.

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Suicide of Robin Williams highlights local public health problem

The suicide of beloved actor and comedian Robin Williams in August released a flood of brokenhearted tributes from his many fans, friends and admirers. It also brought attention to a public health problem that Coloradans suffer at a higher rate than most of the rest of the country.

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Customers' seizures at Walmart force store evacuation

Two customers at Walmart in Steamboat Springs were struck by seizures, and two more people at the store reported feeling ill, triggering an evacuation of the Central Park Plaza location at about noon Tuesday.

Monday Medical: Pack well, eat well

Lunch should be a nutrient-rich meal to fuel children’s brains and bodies for the afternoon so they can concentrate in the classroom and have energy for sports activities. Strive for these key ingredients: protein, whole grains, fruits and vegetables, dairy and healthy fats.

Health Briefs: Walk to End Alzheimer's at Casey's Pond on Saturday

Casey’s Pond Senior Living is hosting a Walk to End Alzheimer’s to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Healthy Eating: Kale with Balsamic-Walnut Sauce

This sauce is a perfect topping for kale and other hearty vegetables.

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