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Northwest Colorado organization working to improve community's health

Tucked down a long hallway in the Victoria Building in downtown Steamboat Springs is a small organization aiming to make a big impact on health in Northwest Colorado.

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Healthy eating: Stir-fry bok choy

Stir-fry bok choy

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Livewell Northwest Colorado: Bring growing back home

We stand at the convergence of humanities and technology, and vertical aeroponics serves as nature with aerodynamic design.

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Sarah Coleman: What fills your cup?

I recently read an article about getting rid of toxic things in your life. It made me think about what actually fills my cup. And, on the flip side, what drains it.

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Monday Medical: Kids — play with your food

If there’s one thing most kids have heard at the dinner table, it’s, “Stop playing with your food.” But playing with food is actually an important way for children to learn about foods.

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Northwest Colorado Health: Hospice Daffodils bring cheer, connection

Anyone who needs hospice receives it, regardless of their ability to pay. Care can involve medications; equipment, such as beds; walkers and wheelchairs; oxygen; and other supplies. Costs often exceed insurance reimbursement. Hospice Daffodils and private donations help cover this gap.

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Cases of mumps in Colorado climbing, nearly 150 Steamboat students not immunized

A Colorado mumps outbreak focused on the Front Range reached 49 cases last week, though the contagious disease has yet to reach the Yampa Valley.

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Health briefs: Blood drive March 30 at YVMC

Bonfils Blood Center will host a blood drive from 12:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 30 in the conference rooms at Yampa Valley Medical Center, 1024 Central Park Drive.

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Yampa Valley Medical Center could merge with UCHealth hospital system

Yampa Valley Medical Center officials announced Wednesday the hospital was pursuing a merger with the UCHealth hospital system.

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Yampa Valley Medical Center pursues merger with UCHealth

If an agreement is reached, YVMC employees would become employees of UCHealth, and the two organizations would consolidate their balance sheets.

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Rural Routt County districts among top in state for promoting student health

Staff at Routt County’s rural Hayden and South Routt school districts have ramped up efforts to improve student health — leading to recognition and prize money from a nonprofit that works with the Colorado Department of Education.

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Monday Medical: Older than 40? Consider a statin

If you’re older than 40 and you’re not currently taking a statin, you might want to reconsider.

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Health briefs: Colorado reports increase in mumps cases

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is alerting parents and healthcare providers about an increase in mumps cases, currently focused in Denver and Aurora areas

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Routt County tourists continue visiting ER for marijuana use

A new report shows how the legalization of recreational marijuana has brought more people to emergency rooms for complications from the drug than before, particularly in Routt County.

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Old Town Hot Springs: Summer race success requires training now

The Steamboat marathon, half marathon and 10K are just under 14 weeks away, and while that may seem a long way off, those looking to compete in the local event or other races this summer should already be putting in the work to find the most success.