Monday Medical: Surgical terminology 101

Every year, there are more than 4,500 surgeries at Yampa Valley Medical Center. Writer Susan Cunningham outlines some of the surgical terms used frequently by YVMC doctors and nurses.

Focus on Fitness: Why strength train?

Long considered an activity for body builders, we now know how beneficial resistance exercise is for both men and women at any fitness level and any age.

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12th annual Penguin Plunge makes a splash Saturday

Benefiting a local cause, the 12th annual Penguin Plunge will take place Saturday at the Catamount Lake House pool.

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Yoga workshop to help welcome the spring season

On Sunday, local yoga instructors will get together for a unique opportunity to learn about different aspects of yoga and how to transition into the spring.

Health briefs: Meditation workshop offered

Feeding The Body Feeding The Soul, a health and wellness resource education center in Steamboat Springs, is now offering specialized laboratory testing for food and chemical sensitivity.

Focus on Fitness: Combating winter ailments with exercise

So, how do you jump back on the fitness bandwagon if you’ve been out of routine this winter?

Monday Medical: Building better bones

In a place like Steamboat, where active lifestyles are common, it’s important to build and maintain healthy bones — especially for women.

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association: Daffodils brighten lives in many ways

Daffodils for Hospice, a mainstay of spring in the Yampa Valley, raises funds for the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association’s Hospice and Palliative Care program, which has cared for and comforted terminally ill and injured patients and their families for more than 20 years.

Healthy Eating: Boulder Burritos

A meatless entrée that makes a great healthy grab-and-go meal, an adventurous way to add more greens to your diet.

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10.10.10 ask CEOs to tackle wicked problems in health

A program launched in Denver last month is asking entrepreneurs and CEOs to study 10 wicked problems in health and consider business solutions to them.

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Doctors believe health dangers of marijuana are being overlooked

Yampa Valley Medical Center sees surge in patients with marijuana intoxication

The liberalization of marijuana laws and the opening of medical and recreational shops in Routt County have led to a significant increase in hospital patients experiencing side effects from the drug.

Bill would extend help for rural hospitals, including YVMC

A bill introduced in Congress in late February would extend a program that helps rural hospitals including Yampa Valley Medical Center.

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CNCC nursing students present evidence-based practices

CNCC nursing students envision improvements to nursing care

Colorado Northwestern Community College nursing students last week envisioned a world where hospital scrubs are never worn out of the medical center, Intensive Care Units have designated quiet times and measures are taken to prevent nursing burnout.

Health briefs: Shingles vaccine available at VNA

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association has Zostavax vaccine available to prevent shingles.

Healthy eating: Spinach Yogurt Dip

A recipe for spinach yogurt dip submitted by Karen Massey and adapted from the Hidden Valley website.