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Monday Medical: Everything in moderation, even moderation

‘Tis the season of festive parties, time off with family and friends and bounteous food and drinks — all of which can get your healthy habits off track. But the holiday season can be both fun and healthful.

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Some sugary holiday treats are safer on teeth than sports drinks

This time of year, it’s not only jolly men in red, fur-trimmed suits who are nibbling on cakes, cookies and candy canes. Tempting sweet holiday treats are on offer just about everywhere. Area dentists offer some surprising advice about the treats most likely to cause cavities, and sports drinks rank highly on their Grinch list.

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High cost hijacks detox program

Due to the high cost, those in need of detox are again being taken to Routt County Jail.

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Health briefs: Help available for insurance enrollment

Individuals who need health insurance or need to renew their plans must do so by Jan. 31, 2017.

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Use of telehealth technology in Northwest Colorado continues to expand

Telehealth services, which involve a health care provider and patient communicating through a video screen, while sitting in separate medical offices, are used on a daily basis at Mind Springs Health.

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LiveWell Northwest Colorado: Recognizing food insecurity

When someone is coming in looking for help with rent or car repairs, there is a good chance that they are also struggling to put food on the table.

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Monday Medical: Let off a little steam

Here are a few keys to maintaining sanity when your home is filled to the brim during the holidays.

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Healthy eating: Easy rice pudding

Delicious and easy rice pudding recipe.

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Oak Creek's Sarah Piano to give presentation on suicide awareness

Sarah Piano was thousands of miles from her Oak Creek home guiding sled dog tours in Alaska when she found out about her younger brother’s suicide attempt this July.

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Monday Medical: Outpatient Pavilion open for care

Another phase in keeping quality care close to home has begun: Yampa Valley Medical Center is announcing the official opening of its new Outpatient Pavilion.

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Healthy eating: Turkey tostadas

Turkey tostadas are a healthy option for Thanksgiving leftovers.

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Yampa Valley Autism Program finds new home

The Yampa Valley Autism Program is spreading its wings in a new location in Elk River Crossing on Steamboat Springs’s west side.

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Health briefs: Celebration of Light Dec. 7

Community members are invited to celebrate the holidays while honoring the memories of loved ones during the Celebration of Light, set for 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Rollingstone Respite House.

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Community supporting Strawberry Park student facing cancer relapse

A Strawberry Park Elementary third-grader is fighting a cancer relapse after spending more than a year presumably cancer-free.

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Nueva clase está ayudando a miembros de la comunidad latina

Una nueva clase patrocinada por Northwest Colorado Health está ayudando a miembros de la comunidad latina proporcionándoles conocimientos personales que posiblemente no tenían respecto a la salud.