Health briefs: VNA offers well body class

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is offering a Well Body class, noon to 1 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 23 through March 30.

Healthy Eating: Black Bean Dip with a Kick

Karen Massey shares her recipe for black bean dip with a kick.

Monday Medical: measles is very contagious and preventable

Considered the most contagious virus today, measles can live on a surface or in the air for up to two hours. That fact highlights the importance of being vaccinated for the virus

Residential addiction rehab facility could open south of Steamboat

A substance abuse treatment center called The Foundry could open as early as May on Highway 131 southeast of Steamboat.

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YVMC participates in program to reduce patient harms

A series of follow-up protocol for patients getting discharged from Yampa Valley Medical Center is putting the hospital on course to have zero preventable patient harm.

Health briefs: VNA offers options to help you quit tobacco

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association has multiple options available to help smokers and smokeless tobacco users address complex factors of nicotine addiction that make quitting very difficult.

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Spring recruitment event for Heeling Friends animal therapy organization next week

Animal-assisted therapy organization Heeling Friends will hold its spring recruit next week, and the group is seeking new animal-owner therapy teams to serve locally.

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Steamboat's newest naturopathic doctor mixes conventional, alternative medicine

When naturopathic doctor Grace Calihan meets a patient suffering from a particular condition or ailment, she weighs the options of conventional and alternative medicine.

Monday Medical: Understanding knee pain

In a town as active as Steamboat Springs, there is no shortage of individuals who have questions about knee pain, as it’s not always easy to know what type of knee pain or injury you may have.

Healthy Eating: Baked Sweet Potato Fries

A healthy alternative to french fries.

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association: Spit it out for good

Being free to enjoy life without the urge to dip is a good reason to quit chewing.

Health insurance enrollment rises as deadline approaches

Nearly twice the number of Routt and Moffat County residents have signed up for health insurance through the state marketplace for 2015 as did during open enrollment last year.

School officials keeping close eye on measles outbreak

A measles outbreak traced to California’s Disneyland amusement park has led to more than 100 cases in several states since December, including one confirmed measles patient in Colorado.

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Youth smoking, drinking habits highlight state survey

Newly released results from the fall 2013 Healthy Kids Colorado Survey paint a picture of substance use, safety and physical health habits of students in Routt County.

Focus on Fitness: How to get over the plateau

Plateau happens to all of us. From endurance athletes and power lifters to those of us who are trying to lose weight. We get a point in our training where, no matter what we do, we can’t seem to progress. Our first thought is that we’re doing something wrong.