Monday Medical: Backpack safety is important

Amid all the back-to-school busyness, backpack safety is probably not foremost in most parents’ minds. However, occupational therapy and safety organizations warn that it should be. Pain, strain and the potential for long-term injuries among backpack-toting kids and college students has spurred a “Pack it Light, Wear it Right” campaign from the American Occupational Therapy Association.

Health Briefs: McCarthy to offer 6-week workshop

Marchele McCarthy will be offering a new workshop called “Finding Freedom from Old Habits and Negative Emotions.”

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Routt County CSU Extension: It’s about the whole diet, and not the occasional treat

How many calories are there in a funnel cake? I found myself wondering about this and many other nutrition questions while exploring the food vendors at this year’s Routt County Fair. I received a few nervous looks from those that know that I am a registered dietitian nutritionist, when they passed me carrying a dinner-sized plate of sugar covered, deep fried dough.

Healthy Eating: Quinoa and Spinach Patties

These patties can be made with any steamed greens from the Steamboat Farmers Market, such as mustard greens or steamed, chopped kale.

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Major William Adams Veterans TeleHealth Clinic in Craig receives Caregivers of the Year Award

Dozens gathered Thursday morning outside the Major William Adams Veterans TeleHealth Clinic in Craig for an award ceremony to honor the clinic. The occasion was a welcome opportunity to shine a positive light on veterans health services after all of the negative attention received by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in recent months.

Health briefs: Take precautions with West Nile virus

West Nile virus is rare, but if you have symptoms including high fever, severe headache and stiff neck, contact your health care provider immediately.

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association: Celebrate National Health Center Week 2014

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association’s Community Health Center is recognizing National Health Center Week 2014 from Aug. 10 to 16. CHCs all across the United States are nonprofit health care providers with a mission to provide comprehensive primary health care you can trust.

Healthy Eating: Watermelon salsa

The watermelon cools off the jalapenos enough that even people who don’t like hot things love this salsa.

Monday Medical: Concussion tools help recovery

Ryan McConnell, 23, would like nothing more than to ski this coming winter and do other activities he enjoyed before his accident. Five months ago, McConnell fell 100 feet while hiking near Moab, Utah. His injures included a traumatic brain injury, which affected his cognitive skills, speech and other brain functions.

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Eating locally is a healthy choice for individuals, communities

Perhaps you’ve eyed those signs and stickers in the store touting the abundance of Colorado produce available and wondered if it’s really worth going out of your way for. If you’ve been sitting on the fence about local food, now is the perfect time to sit up and pay attention.

Seminars at Steamboat event to offer discussion on health care issues

Medical advances come with a hefty prices, medical ethicist Arthur Caplan will speak about moving forwarding and reaching a consensus on the issues of health care and medical ethics.

Steamboat woman's story turns from tragedy to miracle in matter of minutes

Steamboat Springs resident Mary Stone grew up with cystic fibrosis and took a turn for the worse in 2011. Since then, it has been a roller coaster of emotions and health. Now things are starting to look up for the Stone family.

LiveWell Northwest Colorado: Go, Slow, Whoa

Should I use butter? Eat only lean meat? Add olive oil to veggies? There is so much information about making healthy food choices that it can be overwhelming.

Health briefs: Tobacco Free Group starts meeting this month

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is forming a Tobacco Free Group for those who are interested in quitting tobacco for good.

Healthy Eating: Gazpacho

A great recipe for these warm summer days.