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Monday Medical: Support for breastfeeding moms

When it comes to breastfeeding, there’s a long list of benefits for both babies and moms. But sometimes, getting the hang of it can be a challenge.

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Psychiatric hospital expansion planned

An expansion of the only psychiatric hospital between Denver and Salt Lake City, Utah, could help alleviate the mental health woes in Routt County and other communities in western Colorado.

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New Steamboat Springs freestanding ER could open by late summer

The new owner of a building slated to become a freestanding emergency room at the intersection of South Lincoln Avenue and Mid Valley Drive said the business would offer competitive rates and employ Steamboat Springs-based doctors and staff.

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Maple-glazed acorn squash

Maple-glazed acorn squash

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Old Town Hot Springs: Make workout resolutions last

Committing to a healthier lifestyle through exercise is perhaps the most widely accepted New Year’s resolution, however, the dedication many show in January often falls to the wayside in a matter of weeks.

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Health briefs: Free drop in cardiovascular screenings available for women Feb. 3

February 3 is National Wear Red Day, raising awareness of heart disease in women. Women can drop in for a free cardiovascular and diabetes screening 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3 at Northwest Colorado Health.

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Monday Medical: Jan Bishop Cancer Center opens today

When the Jan Bishop Cancer Center opens today, patients will see their desires are now realities.

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Animal therapy group Heeling Friends recruiting new teams

Steamboat Springs’ animal-assisted therapy organization Heeling Friends is seeking new person-and-pet duos to provide therapy in a variety of settings in Routt County.

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Fundraiser planned for Steamboat Navy veteran Rich Van De Carr

A fundraiser will be held Thursday for Navy veteran Rich Van De Carr, a longtime Steamboat Springs resident who is working to pay off medical bills.

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Healthy eating: Lemon carrots

This side dish gives carrots a whole new taste.

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Monday Medical: Nurse practitioners — meeting the needs of patients

Nurse practitioners are a critical part of the health care team, providing many of the same services as doctors. In Colorado, that includes conducting well visits, seeing sick patients, ordering labs and diagnostics, interpreting results and more.

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Northwest Colorado Health: Program expands age for free cervical cancer screening

At one time, cervical cancer was the leading cause of cancer death in women. Now, it is one of the most preventable forms of cancer and, if found early, one of the most successfully treated.

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Steamboat Springs event Jan. 31 explores racism's link to health inequity

Researcher Dr. Rachel Hardeman believes structural racism is directly linked to many health inequities among different races and groups of people in the United States.

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Health briefs: Is it too late for a flu shot?

Flu shots are available by appointment at Northwest Colorado Health, 940 Central Park Dr., Suite 101.

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Long-time director steps down at Old Town Hot Springs

Things have changed, but when Pat Carney steps down at executive director of the Old Town Hot Springs, her spirit and commitment will carry on.