Monday Medical: Understanding knee pain

In a town as active as Steamboat Springs, there is no shortage of individuals who have questions about knee pain, as it’s not always easy to know what type of knee pain or injury you may have.

Healthy Eating: Baked Sweet Potato Fries

A healthy alternative to french fries.

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association: Spit it out for good

Being free to enjoy life without the urge to dip is a good reason to quit chewing.

Health insurance enrollment rises as deadline approaches

Nearly twice the number of Routt and Moffat County residents have signed up for health insurance through the state marketplace for 2015 as did during open enrollment last year.

School officials keeping close eye on measles outbreak

A measles outbreak traced to California’s Disneyland amusement park has led to more than 100 cases in several states since December, including one confirmed measles patient in Colorado.

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Youth smoking, drinking habits highlight state survey

Newly released results from the fall 2013 Healthy Kids Colorado Survey paint a picture of substance use, safety and physical health habits of students in Routt County.

Focus on Fitness: How to get over the plateau

Plateau happens to all of us. From endurance athletes and power lifters to those of us who are trying to lose weight. We get a point in our training where, no matter what we do, we can’t seem to progress. Our first thought is that we’re doing something wrong.

Routt County CSU Extension: When 'fresh' is hard to find

Some complain that they eat less produce during the winter months because fresh produce is hard to find or very expensive. Next time you go shopping consider canned or frozen produce as a convenient and less expensive alternative to well-traveled fresh produce.

Healthy Eating: Eggplant Parmesan

Go vegetarian for a night with this healthy Eggplant Parmesan recipe.

Monday Medical: Blueberries, sunshine and marriage

Eat a cup of blueberries, spend some time in the sunshine and get married. Sounds simple enough, but why? Recent studies suggest that each of these lifestyle changes can positively affect blood pressure in certain populations.

Health briefs: Last insurance help session this week

Open enrollment sessions for health insurance will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Yampa Valley Medical Center.

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Steamboat Ski Area introduces healthy eating programs

Two new programs this year at Steamboat Ski Area are aiming to encourage healthier eating for employees and guests on the hill.

Health briefs: VNA will host support group for middle-school students coping with divorce

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will host a support group for middle school-age students coping with divorce.

LiveWell Northwest Colorado: How affordable is it to eat healthy in Routt County?

As part of a Routt County Food Assessment report, members of the Northwest Colorado Food Coalition compared common food item costs for a family of four in Routt County with the rest of the U.S. We found that it costs about 34 percent more to buy groceries in Routt County.

Monday Medical: 3 ways to love your heart

Design a pump to work non-stop for 80-plus years, and it’d be a technological marvel — but that’s exactly what your heart does.