Routt County fares well in annual health rankings

Annual nationwide health rankings released last week place Routt County as fifth highest of Colorado counties in overall health.

Health briefs: Dr. Michelle Jimerson becomes partner at YVMA

Yampa Valley Medical Associates, PC, is proud to announce that Michelle Jimerson, MD, MPH in now a practice partner.

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LiveWell's Northwest Colorado Food Coalition brings change to local food landscape

LiveWell's Northwest Colorado Food Coalition brings lasting change to the local food landscape

At LIFT-UP of Routt County’s food bank on Curve Court, emphasis is placed on healthy eating for the customers, fresh produce from local farmers is welcomed and a new policy bans cakes, cookies and candy from the shelves.

LiveWell Northwest Colorado: Value your breakfast

How many times have you heard it said that eating out costs too much? Most of the time, we are referring to money, but there are also nutritional and time costs to eating out.

Healthy Eating: High Altitude Hard-Boiled Eggs

A step-by-step guide to preparing hard-boiled eggs at altitude.

Monday Medical: SportsMed wraps up season as official U.S. Ski Teams' medical provider

From the top of the 2015 National US Freestyle Championships moguls course at Steamboat Ski Area, Yampa Valley Medical Center SportsMed physical therapist, Jennifer Kerr, doesn't have the best view.

More children insured in Routt County according to Kids Count in Colorado 2015 report

The number of uninsured children in Routt County has dropped drastically since 2012, according to data from the Colorado Children’s Campaign and local social services officials.

Health briefs: Free blood glucose screenings at VNA

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will provide free blood glucose screenings 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 24 at the VNA

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Oak Creek's recreation profile improved by LiveWell Northwest Colorado over the years

Series of small LiveWell grants lead to large, lasting improvements in Oak Creek

Initiated in 2009 as a way to disperse the funds of the state’s LiveWell organization locally, LiveWell Northwest Colorado quickly got behind a number of programs to support healthy eating and active lifestyles, including several in Oak Creek

Healthy Eating: Mustard and Basil Grilled Chicken

A recipe for Mustard and Basil Grilled Chicken from Karen Massey.

Monday Medical: Surgical terminology 101

Every year, there are more than 4,500 surgeries at Yampa Valley Medical Center. Writer Susan Cunningham outlines some of the surgical terms used frequently by YVMC doctors and nurses.

Focus on Fitness: Why strength train?

Long considered an activity for body builders, we now know how beneficial resistance exercise is for both men and women at any fitness level and any age.

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12th annual Penguin Plunge makes a splash Saturday

Benefiting a local cause, the 12th annual Penguin Plunge will take place Saturday at the Catamount Lake House pool.

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Yoga workshop to help welcome the spring season

On Sunday, local yoga instructors will get together for a unique opportunity to learn about different aspects of yoga and how to transition into the spring.

Health briefs: Meditation workshop offered

Feeding The Body Feeding The Soul, a health and wellness resource education center in Steamboat Springs, is now offering specialized laboratory testing for food and chemical sensitivity.

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