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Be safe, use proper gear when playing in the Yampa River this spring

Proper gear a must for spring, summer water outings

With Memorial Day marking the unofficial start of summer, Steamboat Springs residents may be dragging out their warm-weather toys, including kayaks, rafts and paddleboards — if they haven’t already.

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Health briefs: YVMC announces results of feasibility study

The study is now complete, having engaged 70 individuals or families in private interviews and nearly 150 individuals in an electronic survey.

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Healthy eating: Asian lettuce wraps

Asian lettuce wraps

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Monday Medical: Protect your skin with sun-safe clothing

When it comes to protecting your skin from the sun, most people think about sunscreen first. But there’s another option that’s just as powerful: sun protective clothing.

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The Foundry: Alpha-stem a powerful treatment tool

One of the great therapeutic modalities we use in treatment at The Foundry Treatment Center is the ALPHA-STIM. This type of technology helps individuals with recovery by relieving pain, anxiety, depression and insomnia.

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Sarah Coleman: Spice it up

This week, Explore health and fitness contributor Sarah Coleman shares a few tips on how to get out of relationship ruts.

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VNA Community Health Center fills key niche in community

The Community Health Center has three primary care doctors on staff, along with four physician assistants and one nurse practitioner. Six of the eight providers divide work time between Craig and Steamboat Springs, with two physician assistants working only in Craig.

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Health briefs: Casey's Pond hosts community happy hour

Casey's Pond Distinctive Senior Living hosts a happy hour from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on the last Thursday of each month at the community, 2855 Owl Hoot Trail.

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Healthy eating: Three bean salad with roasted onion

Three bean salad with roasted onion.

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Monday Medical: Sun safety for kids

Melanoma, the most deadly type of skin cancer, doesn’t only affect adults; it also affects children. Though pediatric melanoma is rare, the disease is on the rise in the U.S., particularly among teenagers.

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Master gardener recommends mixture of vermiculite, blended compost and peat moss

Salad bowl garden

Steamboat’s growing season of 39 frost-free days, combined with clay soils and desiccating winds, presents its own set of problems for gardeners.

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Annual Hayden Cog Ride celebrates history, landscape

This Saturday marks the Third annual Hayden Cog Ride, which will showcase the history and landscape of Hayden, while benefiting the Hayden Heritage Center.

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Free yoga offered Sunday to area

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a free yoga session for May’s community yoga practice focusing on Nicki Doane’s “Maya Yoga Vinyasa Fusion Standing Flow Series” DVD at 10 a.m. Sunday in Library Hall.

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Steamboat local reports smooth recovery after donating kidney

Steamboat Springs resident Dave Berry said he’s been blown away by the experience of becoming a live kidney donor to his oldest brother.

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Health briefs: Free cardiovascular screenings at Taco Cabo

In recognition of Stroke Awareness Month, the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will provide free cardiovascular screenings, 8 to 11 a.m. May 20 at Taco Cabo.

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