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New cooking class in Hayden is 1 part fun, 1 part education

A high trend of obesity in Hayden School District spurred a new cooking course funded by LiveWell Northwest Colorado and a Healthy Schools Successful Students grant.

Monday Medical: Core training is essential

Now that spring weather finally has arrived in the Yampa Valley, thoughts turn to spring activities such as biking, hiking and running. “Getting fit for spring sports is essential,” occupational therapist Marty Melland said. “You want to condition yourself in order to avoid injury.”

Health briefs: VNA offering immunizations for infants, children at Soroco High School

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will offer immunizations for infants and preschool children (including those entering kindergarten) at the South Routt High School Commons Area from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday.

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Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association: Vaccinating on time important for keeping kids safe, healthy

Parents agree that feeding and sleep schedules are important to help keep their children healthy. The same goes for childhood immunizations. Vaccinating children on time is the best way to protect them against 14 serious and potentially deadly diseases before their second birthday.

Healthy Eating: Lemon Chicken Soup

A delicious soup for lemon lovers. Not as good for leftovers, but you won’t have leftovers anyway!

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SportsMed physical therapist earns high-level certification

Jennifer Kerr, a physical therapist at Yampa Valley Medical Center's SportsMed, recently got designated as a board-certified clinical specialist in sports physical therapy.

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As Steamboat continues to cope with tragic deaths of 2 children, local officials push child abuse prevention

Two deaths of children allegedly caused by child abuse and neglect are part of a broader issue in Routt County.

Colorado's private health insurance enrollment stands at 124,000

Final figures for Colorado's open-enrollment in private health insurance under the Affordable Care Act stand at about 124,000, according to state officials.

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New support group for teenagers grieving loss of a loved one being formed in Steamboat

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is starting the group for 12- to 15-year-olds.

Health briefs: Beware of Hantavirus during spring cleaning

Hantavirus is a serious respiratory disease carried by deer mice (brown on top and white underneath with large ears). Steamboat residents should be careful when doing spring cleaning and before opening up cabins, buildings, sheds and barns. People can become infected when you inhale dirt and dust contaminated with deer mice droppings.

Healthy Eating: High Altitude Hard-Boiled Eggs

Use this method for preparing hard-boiled eggs when you live above 5,000 feet.

Routt County CSU Extension: Eggs are a healthy choice

I love hard-boiled eggs, but the only time I think of making them is around Easter time. A bowl of hard-cooked eggs can be an easy and healthy part of any meal.

Monday Medical: April is occupational therapy month

Occupational Therapy — you may have heard of it, but do you actually know what it is? Occupational therapists are an integral member of a rehabilitation team. In honor of Occupational Therapy Month, we thought we would shed some light on this lesser-known profession.

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Twentymile Coal Co. recognized for safety record

For a second consecutive year, Routt County’s Twentymile Coal Co. has received its parent company’s top award for safety.

Health briefs: Community Blood Drive is Thursday at YVMC

A Steamboat Community Blood Drive will be held from 12:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Yampa Valley Medical Center.

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