Bill would extend help for rural hospitals, including YVMC

A bill introduced in Congress in late February would extend a program that helps rural hospitals including Yampa Valley Medical Center.

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CNCC nursing students present evidence-based practices

CNCC nursing students envision improvements to nursing care

Colorado Northwestern Community College nursing students last week envisioned a world where hospital scrubs are never worn out of the medical center, Intensive Care Units have designated quiet times and measures are taken to prevent nursing burnout.

Health briefs: Shingles vaccine available at VNA

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association has Zostavax vaccine available to prevent shingles.

Healthy eating: Spinach Yogurt Dip

A recipe for spinach yogurt dip submitted by Karen Massey and adapted from the Hidden Valley website.

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Routt County CSU Extension: Fermentation shouldn't be scary

For many, fermentation represents the latest food trend, but it’s actually been going on for thousands of years in different cultures.

Monday Medical: Carbohydrates: A conversation about health

Carbohydrates. Are they good for me? Do they make me fat? What foods contain them?

Colorado bills would protect the elderly

Several bills are circulating the state Capitol to protect and boost the quality of life for Colorado’s elderly population, and lawmakers seem keenly aware of how the proposed laws could positively affect senior citizens.

Planning Commission denies application for The Foundry rehab center

The Routt County Planning Commission has denied approval of a special use permit to create a drug rehabilitation facility off Highway 131 outside Steamboat.

Health briefs: Hep A vaccination recommended for travel

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

Routt County Grand Futures to see leadership change

Grand Futures Prevention Coalition will see a leadership change this spring, when current Routt County Program Director Kate Elkins steps down and Grand County program director Megan McCord takes her place.

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Experts say youth should steer clear of energy drinks

Everyone needs a little boost now and then, but some health experts have raised concerns about the possible dangers of energy drinks.

Focus on Fitness: Don't give up on New Year's resolutions

Don’t give up on those New Year’s resolutions to improve your health, wellness and fitness. It takes more than 90 days to develop a new habit.

LiveWell Northwest Colorado: What is the deal with fruits and vegetables?

When it comes to eating the recommended nine to 11 servings (4.5 to 5.5 cups) of fruits and vegetables each day, Routt County is way behind, according to data collected by LiveWell Northwest Colorado.

Healthy Eating: Cinnamon Oat Pancakes

A recipe for cinnamon oat pancakes adapted from the "Best of Simply Colorado" cookbook.

Monday Medical: Colorectal cancer awareness not just for those over 50

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and an important time to understand that while colorectal cancer is the number two cause of cancer deaths in the U.S., the disease is preventable, as well as treatable, when detected early.