Health briefs: YVMC picks contractor for outpatient pavillion

Following a rigorous submission process, a selection has been made among three finalists to serve as the general contractor for the new Outpatient Pavilion and Cancer Center on the Yampa Valley Medical Center campus.

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County, hospital officials weigh concerns about YVMC's growing presence in Craig

Yampa Valley Medical Center’s purchase of the old Safeway building in Craig has raised concerns amongst hospital and county leadership about how it might impact Craig and the county-owned The Memorial Hospital.

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YVMC to take over Steamboat Springs School District health center

The Steamboat Springs School District is negotiating a contract with Yampa Valley Medical Center to take over operations of the district’s employee health center.

Health briefs: Avoid mosquito bites and West Nile virus

Drain standing water where mosquitoes lay eggs. Empty old tires, cans, flower pots, clogged rain gutters, rain barrels and toys where puddles occur.

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National organizations release formal recommendations on marijuana use during pregnancy

The legalization of recreational marijuana in states including Colorado has led national medical organizations to release formal recommendations on the use of the drug, specifically as they may affect pregnant women and mothers.

Focus on Fitness: Just add water and shake

With the temperatures hovering in the high 80s, the pool becomes a natural place to gravitate to.

LiveWell Northwest Colorado: Value your dinner

It's worth the effort to cook at home versus eating out.

Healthy Eating: Caprese skewers

A delicious recipe for Caprese skewers with tomatoes and mozzarella.

Monday Medical: Biologic supplementation is tool for treating orthopaedic issues

Biologic supplementation brings new options to orthopaedic patients.

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South Routt Medical Center to add dental, gynecological services

When Ken Rogers became the district manager for the newly renovated South Routt Medical Center in October, one of his first goals was to find a dentist for Oak Creek residents. However, months would pass before Rogers finally found the person he was seeking.

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Rural hospital bill that would benefit YVMC moves through Senate

A bill introduced by democratic Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet and others earlier this year to extend a program helping rural hospitals including Yampa Valley Medical Center has passed through the Senate Finance Committee.

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Running in the heat: Rules of hydration and body temperature regulation

Training in heat can have performative benefits, since the body will be able to better adjust to changes in internal body heat. But without the proper preparation and risk management, aerobic exercise can stress the body, sometimes to a fatal degree.

Health briefs: Steamboat Running Series Mountain Madness run/walk is July 4

The Steamboat Running Series Mountain Madness run/walk will begin 7:30 a.m. Saturday, July 4 in the Steamboat Springs Parks and Recreation Parking lot.

Monday Medical: Living well with diabetes

Being diagnosed with diabetes can be overwhelming. But there can be a silver lining: properly managing the disease can lead to a fuller, healthier lifestyle.

Healthy Eating: Yampa Valley Lamb Burgers

Just in time for July Fourth, a delicious recipe for lamb burgers.