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Community members consider how to address prescription drug and heroin abuse

Community members and human service agencies gathered together last week at a community forum hosted by Grand Futures Prevention Coalition and the Moffat County Department of Social Services to learn more about prescription drug addiction, heroin abuse and what might be done to work on these problems now, before they become community epidemics.

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Healthy eating: Balsamic grilled peaches

Balsamic grilled peaches

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Health briefs: Natural Grocers hosts talk on foods for fitness

Nutritional Health Coach Alicia McLeod will host "Foods for Fitness" from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, August 29 at Natural Grocers, 335 Lincoln Ave.

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Old Staples building likely to become urgent care facility

After sitting vacant for more than two years, the former Staples building near U.S. Highway 40 is likely to become an urgent care facility.

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Monday Medical: Check in, check up, check out

Looking for the scoop on the upcoming Community Health Fair events at Yampa Valley Medical Center? Your search is over.

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Steamboat startups: Click Medical brings comfort, convenience to medical devices

Tucked into home offices, rented shops and basements around town is the next batch of Steamboat Springs entrepreneurs.

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Monday Medical: The role of PAs today

Physician assistants, or PAs, are an integral part of the health care team and are quickly growing in popularity, but there remains some confusion about what these medical professionals can do.

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Healthy eating: CJ’s lamb or goat marinade

We have used this recipe for many goat barbecues, and it is perfect for a goat purchased at the Routt County Fair and served for the Extension staff office party on occasion. CJ Mucklow was the Routt County agriculture agent from 1989 to 2011.

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Solandt Memorial Hospital building picks up $30,000 for restoration effort

The original wood floors inside the historic Solandt Memorial Hospital building in Hayden shine with a luster that can only be fully appreciated by the people who’ve worked so hard to restore the nearly century-old structure.

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Health briefs: LiveWell launches new health campaign

LiveWell Colorado is launching a major public awareness campaign called No More 24, which will educate Coloradans about the state’s health paradox.

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Steamboat Movement Fest returns Aug. 11 to 14

Steamboat Movement Fest co-founders Kristen Rockford and Talaya Thomas said the festival’s new location,at West Lincoln Park will give the festival a greater presence in town and offer more outdoor time for attendees.

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Routt County CSU Extension: Is too much produce a good thing?

Some call it “crisper remorse” — that guilty feeling you get when you have to throw away spoiled produce. It’s frustrating to realize the produce you have purchased at the farmers market or received from your CSA share has taken on a life of its own in the back of your refrigerator.

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Monday Medical: Adding value with lower MRI costs

When thoughts of shopping cross one’s mind, health care is probably not at the top of the list. Yet, for many individuals, especially those with high-deductible insurance plans, shopping for medical procedures has become common practice.

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Health briefs: REPS seeks emergency department volunteers

Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide, or REPS, is collaborating with the Yampa Valley Medical Center to increase the number and presence of volunteers in the hospital Emergency Department assisting suicidal patients.

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YVMC announces lower prices for MRI services

Local residents in the market for MRI services should consider looking closer to home when price-shopping.

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