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Monday Medical: Check in, check up, check out

Looking for the scoop on the upcoming Community Health Fair events at Yampa Valley Medical Center? Your search is over.

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Steamboat startups: Click Medical brings comfort, convenience to medical devices

Tucked into home offices, rented shops and basements around town is the next batch of Steamboat Springs entrepreneurs.

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Monday Medical: The role of PAs today

Physician assistants, or PAs, are an integral part of the health care team and are quickly growing in popularity, but there remains some confusion about what these medical professionals can do.

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Healthy eating: CJ’s lamb or goat marinade

We have used this recipe for many goat barbecues, and it is perfect for a goat purchased at the Routt County Fair and served for the Extension staff office party on occasion. CJ Mucklow was the Routt County agriculture agent from 1989 to 2011.

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Solandt Memorial Hospital building picks up $30,000 for restoration effort

The original wood floors inside the historic Solandt Memorial Hospital building in Hayden shine with a luster that can only be fully appreciated by the people who’ve worked so hard to restore the nearly century-old structure.

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Health briefs: LiveWell launches new health campaign

LiveWell Colorado is launching a major public awareness campaign called No More 24, which will educate Coloradans about the state’s health paradox.

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Steamboat Movement Fest returns Aug. 11 to 14

Steamboat Movement Fest co-founders Kristen Rockford and Talaya Thomas said the festival’s new location,at West Lincoln Park will give the festival a greater presence in town and offer more outdoor time for attendees.

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Routt County CSU Extension: Is too much produce a good thing?

Some call it “crisper remorse” — that guilty feeling you get when you have to throw away spoiled produce. It’s frustrating to realize the produce you have purchased at the farmers market or received from your CSA share has taken on a life of its own in the back of your refrigerator.

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Monday Medical: Adding value with lower MRI costs

When thoughts of shopping cross one’s mind, health care is probably not at the top of the list. Yet, for many individuals, especially those with high-deductible insurance plans, shopping for medical procedures has become common practice.

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Health briefs: REPS seeks emergency department volunteers

Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide, or REPS, is collaborating with the Yampa Valley Medical Center to increase the number and presence of volunteers in the hospital Emergency Department assisting suicidal patients.

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YVMC announces lower prices for MRI services

Local residents in the market for MRI services should consider looking closer to home when price-shopping.

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Prescription drug discount program saves $23k for local residents

A prescription drug discount program offered through Routt County United Way served nearly 200 people last year, saving them more than $23,000, according to organization leaders.

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Monday Medical: Stay fit to ease aging

Staying fit is important to our health and well-being, especially as we age. Scientists have found that one of the best predictors of life expectancy for seniors is how mobile they are.

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Casey's Pond partners with Strings Music Festival for series of concerts

The desire to bring music to residents at Casey’s Pond has brought about a unique partnership between the senior living community and Strings Music Festival, leading to five live Strings performances on site at Casey’s Pond this year.

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Health briefs: Tickets available for Rubber Ducky Race

Northwest Colorado Health (formerly Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association) will host the Rubber Ducky Race for Hospice Sept. 10.