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New Parents with a Purpose support group forming

A spinoff group of the community Rx Task Force is aiming to bring together parents of high school and middle school students to talk about substance abuse and mental health.

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YVMC plans updates in emergency department, orthopedics, child care

As one of the first steps of the project, YVMC Foundation has partnered with CCS Fundraising to conduct a philanthropic campaign feasibility and planning study.

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Health briefs: Cooking class will feature smart foods for kids

Natural Grocers Nutritional Health Coach Alicia McLeod will host "Smart foods for smart kids" from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 8, at the store, located at 335 Lincoln Ave.

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Livewell Northwest Colorado: Food recovery effort take hold in Yampa Valley

The issue of food waste doesn’t start in our refrigerator. It is complex and occurs along every step of the food chain.

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Monday Medical: Don’t bake your skin at altitude

The closer you are to the sun, the more intense the UV radiation you receive, which means living in places such as Steamboat Springs can come with risks.

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Healthy eating: Date power balls

Date power balls are great for cold weather, because they do not freeze and are portable to take on a bike, hike, or long run.

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Congressman planning visits for opioid abuse education

The trips are planned to begin in June, but it is not yet known if he will be visiting Routt or Moffat counties.

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You Heart What You Eat: Chick-Pea-Casse-Cotta

This week, Explore's food contributor Tera Johnson-Swartz shares a recipe that is easy to make and loaded with protein and vitamins.

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Health insurance region study clears Colorado House, Senate

A bill that would require a study of the feasibility of placing all of Colorado into a single region for purposes of determining health insurance costs has passed both the Colorado Senate and House and will now head to the governor’s desk.

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Hayden community health fair Thursday

The Hayden Valley Elementary Health & Wellness Team is gathering the Hayden community for a health fair this Thursday, April 28.

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Columbine survivor shares story of addiction

Austin Eubanks overcame addiction, is new program director for The Foundry

“It was an active addiction within a few months,” said Eubanks, who eventually fell into a cycle of taking Adderall, Oxycontin and Xanax daily during a period of addiction that lasted 12 years.

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Health briefs: VNA reminds residents to protect themselves from Hantavirus

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association advises precautions when cleaning — or just being in — areas inhabited by rodents.

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Monday Medical: Make sure kids breathe easy

If you find your child is often coughing and wheezing, the common cold may not be to blame. Rather, it could be asthma.

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Healthy Eating: Make-ahead breakfast burritos

A delicious recipe for make-ahead breakfast burritos.

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Bill study could even out health insurance costs across Colorado

A bill that would study the feasibility of putting all of Colorado into one geographic region to determine health care costs has passed the Colorado House of Representatives and will now head to the Colorado Senate for a vote.

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