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Healthy eating: Lemony white bean spread

This is a versatile dip — experiment with different flavors. Try with roasted red peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts or different herbs, such as thyme, mint, rosemary or cumin.

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Routt County CSU Extension: Sugar sleuths will like new labels

Understanding the sugar content of your food is about to get easier. The Food and Drug Administration recently announced that, among the many changes to their revised nutrition label, foods will now have an extra line to show how much “added sugar” has been added to the product.

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Monday Medical: Know genes to fight cancer

A genetic test for cancer can be beneficial for men and women, especially those who have a family history of cancer.

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New survey shows teens in Northwest Colorado smoking more

New state-collected data from the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey show more teens in Northwest Colorado may be taking up regular cigarette use, despite an overall statewide decrease in youth use.

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Health briefs: Natural Grocers hosts 'quick classes'

Nutritional Health Coach Alicia McLeod will host a series of 30-minute food classes through the next two weeks at Natural Grocers, 335 Lincoln Ave.

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Yampa Valley Medical Center unveils strategic plan

Yampa Valley Medical Center patients could see lower prices and more streamlined medical care under a new strategic plan unveiled by the hospital this week.

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Monday Medical: Protect yourself from foodborne illness

It’s Independence Day, and many plan to barbecue, not only today, but throughout the summer. Food safety can take a back seat to enjoying a meal with family and friends. Yet, from pitchfork to table fork, every step of the food chain requires vigilant safety measures.

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Healthy eating: Quinoa and black bean salad

Quinoa and black bean salad.

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Livewell Northwest Colorado: Fighting food insecurity in Routt County

Many of our neighbors, co-workers and friends here in Routt County do not have reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food. They are food insecure.

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Health briefs: Yellow fever vaccine in short supply

The yellow fever vaccine, recommended or required for travel to some international destinations, is in short supply.

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Proponents, opponents consider single-payer healthcare plan during debate

Voters will decide in November whether to approve Amendment 69, which would separate Colorado from the Affordable Care Act and make it the first state to pay for comprehensive healthcare for residents through a program called ColoradoCare.

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Health briefs: Presentation reaches out to grieving fathers

Author Kelly Farley will discuss his book, “Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back Again,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, at Rollingstone Respite House, 480 Rollingstone Drive.

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The Foundry: Beating addiction cravings with nutrition

As chef at The Foundry — and as someone who has overcome addiction to celebrate four years of sobriety — I have seen why nutrition is such an important topic for those in recovery.

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Healthy eating: Strawberry-lemon trifle

For the Fourth of July, this red, white and blueberry dessert is truly patriotic.

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Monday Medical: Bee sting allergy — to hike or not to hike

Outdoor recreation is one of the biggest draws to living in Steamboat Springs, but for those with a history of bee sting allergy, it can be more frightening than enjoyable, at times.