Healthy Eating: Apricot-Filled Oatmeal Bars

A kid pleaser, these bars can easily be made with your favorite preserves.

State Rep. Mitsch Bush talks to constituents in Steamboat Springs about health insurance costs

State Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush, D-Steamboat Springs, voted among the majority on the House Health, Insurance and Environment Committee on Thursday in a 7-6 vote to kill a bill that would have repealed Connect for Health.

Focus on Fitness: Feel for the water

Feel for the water is the third pillar of swimming, and it is the most elusive and difficult to grasp. When mastered, it allows you to transfer the power generated from your major muscle groups to the water with your palms, forearm and feet.

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Simulation lab provides lifelike practice to nurses at YVMC

Four Yampa Valley Medical Center nurses last Tuesday huddled around the hospital bed of Vickie, a woman who had just given birth to her fifth child, and who was quickly beginning to post-partum hemorrhage.

Healthy Eating: Asian Edamame Salad

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Monday Medical: A healthier hospital

With real food smoothies, fruit-infused water and homemade entrees, Yampa Valley Medical Center’s Nutrition Services strives to offer food that’s both flavorful and healthy.

Health briefs: Community blood drive is Thursday

A Steamboat Community Blood Drive will be held from 12:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Yampa Valley Medical Center.

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Fundraising underway for water station at Soroco High School

Water bottle-filling stations installed at South Routt Elementary and Soroco Middle School are proving popular with students, and the district is fundraising to install a third station at the high school.

Monday Medical: Understanding TMJ dysfunction

Have you ever bitten into an apple or bagel and felt a “popping” in your jaw? Do you often end your workday with a dull ache at your temples or cheeks? Has your jaw ever “locked” or felt off center? If you answered “yes” to any or all of these questions, you may be suffering from a condition commonly referred to as temporomandibular joint dysfunction.

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association: VNA expands volunteer program

Each volunteer has a unique set of skills and interests that can benefit others in a multitude of ways. To date, VNA volunteers have primarily provided assistance with fundraising, client support and other aspects of Hospice.

Health briefs: Weight-loss kiosk at the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association

Weigh and Win, a free community weight loss program, has installed a kiosk in the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association lobby.

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Weigh and Win kiosk installed at Steamboat Springs VNA

New weight loss kiosks have been installed at the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association offices in Steamboat Springs and Craig.

Healthy Eating: Pumpkin Curry Soup

The seasonings give this soup an appealing sweetness, and the use of canned pumpkin makes the preparation quick. Cooked winter squash (butternut, Hubbard) can be a substitute for the canned pumpkin.

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Former Steamboat resident chronicles life, illness in new memoir

Rick Freeman was living in Steamboat Springs with his daughter Lily when he began to turn a decade of journals into a memoir he would later share with the world.

Healthy Eating: Oriental Pasta with Peanut Sauce

This recipe can easily be made vegetarian by leaving out the chicken and changing the broth to vegetable broth.