Routt County Grand Futures to see leadership change

Grand Futures Prevention Coalition will see a leadership change this spring, when current Routt County Program Director Kate Elkins steps down and Grand County program director Megan McCord takes her place.

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Experts say youth should steer clear of energy drinks

Everyone needs a little boost now and then, but some health experts have raised concerns about the possible dangers of energy drinks.

Focus on Fitness: Don't give up on New Year's resolutions

Don’t give up on those New Year’s resolutions to improve your health, wellness and fitness. It takes more than 90 days to develop a new habit.

LiveWell Northwest Colorado: What is the deal with fruits and vegetables?

When it comes to eating the recommended nine to 11 servings (4.5 to 5.5 cups) of fruits and vegetables each day, Routt County is way behind, according to data collected by LiveWell Northwest Colorado.

Healthy Eating: Cinnamon Oat Pancakes

A recipe for cinnamon oat pancakes adapted from the "Best of Simply Colorado" cookbook.

Monday Medical: Colorectal cancer awareness not just for those over 50

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and an important time to understand that while colorectal cancer is the number two cause of cancer deaths in the U.S., the disease is preventable, as well as treatable, when detected early.

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.