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Health briefs: Free cardiovascular screenings for World Heart Day

Northwest Colorado Health is recognizing World Heart Day by offering drop in cardiovascular screenings 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29 at Northwest Colorado Health.

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Northwest Colorado Health: Learning series highlights health equity

Equality and equity are not the same thing. Equality gives everyone the same step toward good health and opportunity. Equity recognizes that some people, due to the conditions in which they grow, live, work and age, need an extra boost.

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Former SSMS teacher donates kidney to former student

When Steamboat Springs Middle School Principal Jerry Buelter forwarded an email to staff seeking a kidney donor for former student Henry Howard, Howard didn’t expect much.

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Monday Medical: Wash hands, but hold on antibacterial soap

With flu season rapidly approaching, it’s a good time to remember the importance of washing your hands. But this year, there’s no need to reach for the antibacterial soap.

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Healthy eating; Green chile sauce

This authentic green chile sauce can be served with tortillas or used to top burritos, enchiladas, omelets, hamburgers, tostadas, corn bread and more.

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Health briefs: Program helps pregnant women quit smoking

Northwest Colorado Health’s Baby and Me Tobacco Free program helps expectant moms quit tobacco with four prenatal smoking cessation sessions and incentives.

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Monday Medical: Tips for the sleep-deprived

A good night’s rest leaves you refreshed and ready to face the day. A poor night’s rest has the opposite effect, causing you to be tired, unable to concentrate and, likely, a little irritable.

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Healthy eating: Roaring fork ratatouille

Roaring fork ratatouille

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Debate on Amendment 69 healthcare proposal continues

Steamboat Springs retiree Mayling Simpson said she would end up paying more for health insurance under the proposed universal healthcare system being put to Colorado voters this fall.

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Monday Medical: Managing diabetes? Try home-cooked meal

If you’re dealing with diabetes, the kitchen might be your new best friend. There are a number of benefits of cooking from scratch, especially when it comes to managing diabetes.

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Healthy eating: Red lentil Thai chili

Red lentil Thai chili

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LiveWell Northwest Colorado: Feeding a community

According to research from Feeding America, approximately 3,030 Routt County residents, or 13 percent, are food insecure. Each year, 40 percent of the food produced in the United States is thrown away.

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Young Tracks launches local food program

“It started last fall, when I realized the prices in the grocery store had been going up and up,” said Hillary Ackerman, a Young Tracks employee.

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Health briefs: Self-compassion workshop planned

Licensed professional counselor Marchele McCarthy will hold a four-week workshop on self compassion from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays Sept. 20 through Oct. 11.

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Steamboat resident's Mindful Life program expands to businesses

Steamboat Springs mindfulness master Kristen Race’s latest project brings her Mindful Life program to working professionals.

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