Breaking the silence: Laura's story

For Steamboat Springs native Laura*, an addiction to prescription pills began with a snowboarding injury at 16.

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Breaking the silence: Steamboat Springs is not immune to national health crisis

Steamboat Springs community begins to address national issue of opiate addiction

“This community has 100 percent been affected; I see it on a daily basis — the abuse of alcohol and drugs,” Dr. Davis Wilkinson, a Steamboat Springs medical provider, said. “It’s here, and the problem isn’t going to go away, and we don’t have a lot of time.

Health briefs: Purely Paleo discussion at Natural Grocers Feb. 2

Nutritional health coach Alicia McLeod will host "Purely Paleo: The science behind the Paleo diet" at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2 at Natural Grocers, 335 Lincoln Ave.

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Dietitians on board with new guidelines taking aim at added sugars

Added sugars lurk in many foods and beverages, and new national dietary guidelines suggest it’s time for everyone to shift eating habits to avoid excess sugar consumption.

Monday Medical: Bright, new space for top-of-the-line care for women

With bright, airy rooms, easy access and lots of space, YampaCare For Women’s new office will benefit patients and doctors alike.

The Foundry: Is AA a religious program?

One of the questions often asked is “Isn’t AA a religious program?” and the answer is, “absolutely not.”

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Explore’s Top 5 events Jan. 22 to 24

Not sure what to do this weekend? Explore brings you its top five picks for this weekend's events.

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Ski for Parkinson's fundraiser returns to Haymaker Saturday

The event supports the ongoing work of the network, which now offers nearly a dozen regular support groups, exercise classes and planned outings for people with Parkinson’s and their caregivers and partners in the Steamboat Springs area.

Health briefs: Sleep well seminar planned for Feb. 4

Dr. Kristen Van De Carr, DC, will host "Why Can't I Get a Good Night's Sleep?" at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4 at Natural Grocers, 335 Lincoln Ave.

Healthy eating: Vegetable chicken lasagna

Vegetable chicken lasagna, a healthier option to traditional lasagna, takes a bit of effort but feeds a crowd and freezes well.

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association: Prevent cervical cancer — get vaccinated, get screened

January, recognized as Cervical Health Awareness month, is a good time to highlight measures that can be taken to prevent cervical cancer. In the past 30 years, cervical cancer deaths have decreased by 50 percent, largely due to more women getting regular cervical screenings or Pap tests, which can detect changes in the cervix before cancer develops.

Monday Medical: Know your risk of ACL injury

It is common knowledge that the most common ski injury is an ACL tear. What is less commonly known is the variety of risk factors associated with ACL injury, including gender, skill level, conditions and medical history.

Health briefs: VNA restarts divorce support group

The Northwest Colorado VNA will host a support group for adults coping with divorce.

Colorado officials stress there's still time to buy health insurance

Experts advise residents to seek out help as they purchase plans

In order to be covered by Feb. 1, individuals must purchase health insurance by Jan. 15. The signup deadline for coverage starting on March 1 is Jan. 31 — and that’s the last chance to sign up for this year, although exceptions exist for life-changing events.

Routt County CSU Extension: The best weight management strategy — record your food

There is one winning weight management strategy upon which most experts agree — record everything you eat and drink.