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Health briefs: Alzheimer’s financial and legal planning workshop May 10

A legal and financial planning education program for people affected by Alzheimer’s disease will take place from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 10 at Steamboat Springs Community Center, 1605 Lincoln Ave.

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Possible Medicaid cuts worry local advocates for people with disabilities

Last month’s proposed American Health Care Act would have cut components of Medicaid funding that give beneficiaries in some states greater access to home and community-based services, allowing people more freedom to decide where they live.

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Monday Medical: Plantar fasciitis: treatment and prevention

The plantar fascia is a thick band of tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot, connecting the heel bone to the toes. And if that fascia — or the nearby muscles, ligaments or tendons — becomes inflamed and irritated, you might find yourself dealing with plantar fasciitis.

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Old Town Hot Springs: Triathlon presents unique, exciting challenge

For some athletes, the thrill of pushing themselves in one sport is simply not enough, and they find excitement in physically challenging themselves in multiple areas. The concept is part of what’s making triathlon one of the fastest-growing sports in America.

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Healthy eating: Beef and vegetable stir fry

Beef and vegetable stir fry

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Bill would offer stipends to rural Coloradans with high insurance costs

A bipartisan bill that passed the Colorado House Monday would provide financial relief to middle-income rural residents with exceptionally high health insurance premiums.

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Healthy eating: White bean chicken chili

White bean chicken chili

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Monday Medical: The joy of volunteering

From delivering cookies to patients and visitors, to assisting injured skiers in the Emergency Department, resident Beverly Engle has volunteered in most every program Yampa Valley Medical Center offers.

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Northwest Colorado Health recognized as top performer by CDC

When clinical staff at Northwest Colorado Health meet a patient with high blood pressure or diabetes, they consider how the patient’s personal goals might drive them to improve their health.

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Health briefs: Choose When to help pay for contraceptives

For those who want the most effective form of birth control but can’t afford it, Choose When can help. Choose When is a community funded project that is helping area women get IUDs and hormonal implants at low or no cost.

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The Foundry Treatment Center opens transitional sober housing

People in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction can now take advantage of new transitional sober housing provided by The Foundry Treatment Center.

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Sarah Coleman: Smoothies for you

Health and wellness contributor Sarah Coleman shares a long list of delicious and healthy smoothies for you to make.

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Steamboat humanitarian Mayling Simpson recognized by Longwood University

As a child, Mayling Simpson and her family moved into a Reynoldsburg, Ohio, home that was once part of the Underground Railroad.

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Health briefs: YVMC seeking volunteers

Yampa Valley Medical Center is seeking caring people to join its volunteer team. There are openings in the following programs: cookie cart, day surgery, front desk at the Outpatient Pavilion and music programs.

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Monday Medical: Take time to manage stress

When it comes to stress, there’s one thing everyone has in common: We all experience it.

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