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Forum addresses impact of marijuana on kids

A group of local youth advocates met last week to debunk some of the myths about youth marijuana use and offer suggestions for parents struggling to talk with their children about marijuana.

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Health briefs: Hepatitis A vaccine recommended before international travel

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association recommends people planning travel to international destinations — including Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America — receive a Hepatitis A vaccination.

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Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association: Advance care planning — start the conversation

While the vast majority of people believe it’s important to talk with loved ones about end-of-life care and to have one’s wishes put into writing, only about 25 percent of people actually take those steps, according to a 2012 study by the California HealthCare Foundation.

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Healthy eating: Stacked enchiladas

Stacking the deck: A different take on enchiladas.

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Local heads to Florida for kidney donation operation

Dave Berry didn’t think twice when he was asked to take a blood test last fall to see whether he might be a match for donating a kidney to his brother Scott Berry.

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Routt County CSU Extension: Try mindful eating instead of dieting

Mindful eating is not a diet, nor is it about restricting anything at all. In fact, its very essence is anti-diet, and for many, mindful eating has resulted in outcomes that outweigh popular weight loss programs.

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Monday Medical: Changing awareness to acceptance

April is Autism Awareness month, but Dr. Roseanne Iversen thinks the focus should be on more than just awareness — it should also be on acceptance.

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Healthy eating: Spicy roasted sweet potato wedges

Spicy roasted sweet potato wedges.

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Health briefs: Natural Grocers hosts skin protection talk

Nutritional Health Coach Alicia McLeod will host "Protect Your Skin from the Inside Out" at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at Natural Grocers, 335 Lincoln Ave.

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The high costs of detox

A detox facility comes at a high cost, but local officials feel it is a necessary one.

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Livewell Northwest Colorado: You are what you eat

Kids are pretty good at identifying which foods are good for them and which are not. However, when it comes to selecting which foods to eat, kids generally opt for what they already know that they like. Telling kids about how foods go to work in different parts of their bodies can be a good strategy to get them to try new healthy foods.

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Monday Medical: World-class medical resources close to home

Your local doctors might be based in Steamboat Springs, but they have world-class medical resources available at their fingertips.

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Healthy Eating: Granolaberry pancakes

A recipe for healthy breakfast pancakes.

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Health briefs: Casey's Pond plans happy hour events

Casey's Pond Distinctive Senior Living hosts a happy hour from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on the last Thursday of each month at the community, 2855 Owl Hoot Trail.

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Kids Count report studies child well-being in Routt County, statewide

The annual Kids Count in Colorado Report released Monday uses snapshots of data to help determine child well-being in a given county but doesn’t always paint a full picture, according to local education and social services experts.