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Proponents, opponents consider single-payer healthcare plan during debate

Voters will decide in November whether to approve Amendment 69, which would separate Colorado from the Affordable Care Act and make it the first state to pay for comprehensive healthcare for residents through a program called ColoradoCare.

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Health briefs: Presentation reaches out to grieving fathers

Author Kelly Farley will discuss his book, “Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back Again,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, at Rollingstone Respite House, 480 Rollingstone Drive.

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The Foundry: Beating addiction cravings with nutrition

As chef at The Foundry — and as someone who has overcome addiction to celebrate four years of sobriety — I have seen why nutrition is such an important topic for those in recovery.

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Healthy eating: Strawberry-lemon trifle

For the Fourth of July, this red, white and blueberry dessert is truly patriotic.

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Monday Medical: Bee sting allergy — to hike or not to hike

Outdoor recreation is one of the biggest draws to living in Steamboat Springs, but for those with a history of bee sting allergy, it can be more frightening than enjoyable, at times.

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Miners Clinic of Colorado to offer information about federal programs

Health screening scheduled for Thursday and Friday at The Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic

“We do the screenings for free, and if people have evidence for either Black Lung or another qualifying condition … then we will tell them how to file,” said Cecile Rose, medical director of the Miners Clinic of Colorado.

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Northwest Colorado Health: Prevention key to men’s health

Men’s Health Month in June heightens awareness of preventable health problems and encourages early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.

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Monday Medical: Helping dad stay healthy

This year, encourage dads to give themselves one of the best Father’s Day gifts of all: time to take care of their health.

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Healthy eating: Energy bars

These bars are great for a mid-day snack; they provide protein, healthy fat and a touch of sweetness without a lot of sugar.

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Northwest Colorado Health hospice volunteer creates personalized art for families

Last May, Jayne found herself watching a good friend in her early 30s with two young children enter hospice while battling ovarian cancer.

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Health briefs: Medicare counseling available

The Area Agency of Aging of Northwest Colorado has opened an office at 3001 S. Lincoln Ave., Suite E, at which the organization will provide Medicare counseling.

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Steamboat bookseller, retired pharmacologist signs letter to move 2016 Rio Games

A Steamboat Springs bookstore owner and retired pharmacologist is among 230 medical professionals and scientists urging the World Health Organization to recommend moving or postponing the Rio 2016 Olympic Games because of Zika virus.

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Health briefs: Parkinson’s Support Group helps patients, caregivers

The Yampa Valley Parkinson’s Support Network meets at 5 p.m. the second Monday of every month at Casey’s Pond.

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Monday Medical: Keep shoulders free of pain

With a number of muscles and tendons coming together and a very shallow socket that allows for great mobility, the shoulder is predisposed to unique injuries, such as dislocation.

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Livewell Northwest Colorado: It takes a community

Despite Steamboat’s epic winters, the more I talk with people in this community, the more I think spring is one of the most popular seasons in the Yampa Valley.

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