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Stage hypnosis and hypnotherapy share techniques but vary in purpose, delivery, theatrics

During a private session of hypnotherapy, a person does not lose control or fall asleep, but instead, enters a state of deep relaxation, allowing the body and mind to focus and concentrate.

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Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association: Program educates teens about unplanned pregnancy

If and when to become pregnant is one of the most important decisions a woman or couple will make. But becoming pregnant is not always a conscious decision.

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Routt County CSU Extension: Eating for gut health

We have always known that the digestive tract is home to a world of bacteria, fungi and viruses. Only in the past few years did we fully appreciate the role this invisible population, also known as the gut microbiome, plays in our digestion and health.

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Monday Medical: Sunscreen — decoding the bottle

If you’ve skipped sunscreen when the sky is cloudy or when you think you’ll just be inside, you may want to reconsider. About 80 percent of your exposure to ultraviolet, or UV, radiation is incidental — when you’re walking into the grocery store, driving to work or sitting by a window.

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Healthy eating: Spiced lentils over pasta

A tasty take on lentils, pasta

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Rx Task Force to host new series of forums on opioid abuse

Building on the momentum of a series of community meetings in late March, a second round of Rx Task Force presentations are scheduled to take place the evenings of May 15, 17 and 19 at Chief Theater.

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Bill would allow medical marijuana use in schools

A bill awaiting signature on Gov. John Hickenlooper’s desk would allow young medical marijuana patients access to their prescribed medication while on school grounds or at school events.

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Health briefs: Natural Grocers hosts talk on how negative thoughts affect health

Natural Grocers will hold "Negative Thoughts Affect Your Health," featuring Dr. Kristen Van De Carr, DC, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at the store, 355 Lincoln Ave.

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Monday Medical: Working out? Don’t forget sunscreen

Cases of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers, most of which are caused by exposure to ultraviolet, or UV radiation from the sun, are increasing worldwide, and athletes can be at even greater risk.

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Healthy eating: Zesty lemon dill salmon

Make this mouth-watering dish by adding a touch of citrus and dill to a salmon fillet.

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You Heart What You Eat: Strawberries with love

Now that spring has sprung, Tera Johnson-Swartz brings a recipe that is perfect for this season's berries.

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New Parents with a Purpose support group forming

A spinoff group of the community Rx Task Force is aiming to bring together parents of high school and middle school students to talk about substance abuse and mental health.

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YVMC plans updates in emergency department, orthopedics, child care

As one of the first steps of the project, YVMC Foundation has partnered with CCS Fundraising to conduct a philanthropic campaign feasibility and planning study.

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Health briefs: Cooking class will feature smart foods for kids

Natural Grocers Nutritional Health Coach Alicia McLeod will host "Smart foods for smart kids" from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 8, at the store, located at 335 Lincoln Ave.

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Livewell Northwest Colorado: Food recovery effort take hold in Yampa Valley

The issue of food waste doesn’t start in our refrigerator. It is complex and occurs along every step of the food chain.