Monday Medical: Try out a surgeon's high-tech tool — the robot

This Thursday, the community is invited to try out an actual da Vinci Surgical System. Yampa Valley Medical Center's Robotic Showdown promises a unique, behind-the-scenes opportunity to play with cutting-edge technology.

Healthy recipe: Blue ribbon zucchini bread

Blue ribbon zucchini bread: This moist bread freezes well and is a great way to use your excess zucchini.

Monday Medical: Help prevent spread of superbugs

If “Superbugs” were a movie, the villain would be a gang of organisms endangering humankind. Enter the heroes, a team of medical professionals determined to halt the growing health threat. Can science find a way to thwart the rapidly evolving bacteria?

Focus on Fitness: Dance Fitness holds health benefits for everyone

Dance has been part of the fitness world since 1969, when Jazzercise was first introduced by Judi Sheppard Misset. Since then, it’s exploded into hundreds of crazes and genres, such as Zumba Fitness, Dance Fit, Masala Bhangra and more recently, Dancinerate and Cize.

Health briefs: Primal birthing class slated for September

An intense two-day “Primal Birthing” childbirth and breastfeeding education class will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 12 and Sept. 13 in the small meeting room at Bud Werner Memorial Library.

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Essential oils attract devoted following, offer health benefits

Holly Rogers used to think that impressive benefits advertised with the use of essential oils were just hype. But about a year ago, Rogers decided to give the oils a try anyway.

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Generous donor earns naming rights for new YVMC Cancer Care Center

A groundbreaking for the new Jan Bishop Memorial Cancer Care Center is expected to take place in October.

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Cycling provides good, not perfect, cross-training for ski season

In a town known for its powder skiing and winter Olympians, all this pedaling around begs the question — is cycling good cross-training for ski season?

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association: Home health supports home healing

Nearly a year ago, Gerry Pritchard of Craig received a dire diagnosis — stage four melanoma.

Health Eating: Pasta with spinach and cherry tomatoes

A delicious summer dish — pasta with spinach and cherry tomatoes

Health briefs: Back to school immunization clinic this week

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will hold an immunization clinic for K-12 students 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. August 21 at Steamboat Springs Middle School.

Monday Medical: Don't let pain end your cycling season early

For avid cyclists, late summer can be associated with a plateau, where injuries and pain make the thought of logging more miles much less appealing than earlier in the year.

Health briefs: The Haven accepting new residents

The Haven Assisted Living Center in Hayden is accepting new residents.

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Eating local foods focus of August's Colorado Proud month

August’s statewide “Colorado Proud” campaign is challenging residents to purchase and eat more foods produced within Colorado.

Routt County CSU Extension: Is organic produce worth the price?

In the produce department, I am often faced with quandary: Should I spring for the organic or save some money and buy the conventionally grown fruits and vegetables?

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