Monday Medical: Home cooking on the extinct list

It’s 6:05 on a Tuesday night. I’m driving through downtown after picking up the kids from their after-school activities and running through the next day’s events in my head when it dawns on me that I have no meal planned for dinner. Sound familiar?

Health briefs: Great American Smokeout is Nov. 20

Quitting tobacco usually takes multiple attempts, but studies show support can significantly improve a person’s chance for success.

Routt County CSU Extension: Food costs add up

Mountain living is expensive. That is the reality that we all face when we search for housing, fill our gas tank or shop for food. While I have always considered the beauty and lifestyle that we enjoy in our remote community as a form of “psychological income," it’s not the type of income that puts food on the table.

Healthy Eating: Colorado Green Chili Stew

Colorado Green Chili Stew

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Flores dominates powerlifting meet, eyes national competition

Rodrigo Flores, 27, improved his powerlifting competition total weight by more than 100 pounds to win Sunday's Old Town Hot Springs first fall classic meet.

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United Way releases new 2015-17 Health & Human Services Plan

The Routt County Health & Human Services Plan for 2015 to 2017 is a comprehensive document put together by more than 20 agencies under the direction of the United Way of Routt County.

Focus on Fitness: Ski and swim this winter

If you’re anything like me, when ski season arrives, you’re in excellent condition. The summer months lend themselves to lots of running, biking, swimming and hiking, all of which work the cardiovascular system. But when the days are short and the weather is cold, I find that all I do is downhill ski.

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Experts' advice: Making the last-minute ski fit push

With ski season right around the corner, we caught up with a few local ski fit trainers to get some last-minute advice on strengthening and stretching the muscles that are imperative when hitting the slopes and Nordic trails.

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Understanding the new health insurance landscape

Mention the words “health insurance,” and most people’s eyes glaze over. It’s never been the most riveting subject, and most of us try to deal with it as little as possible. But the rules have changed with the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, and to find the best health insurance plan for ourselves and our families, our approach also must shift.

Monday Medical: YVMC prepared for Ebola

Prominent signs posted at Yampa Valley Medical Center ask visitors to report if they recently have traveled to West Africa. The question is repeated by staff admitting patients to the hospital.

LiveWell Northwest Colorado: Make your lunch a GO!

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day but lunch comes in as a close second. Recent national surveys show that only a third of American workers say that they take a lunch break. Sixty-five percent of those that do take a lunch break eat at their desk. Eating a well-balanced GO lunch helps you to be more alert and increases productivity.

Healthy Eating: Thai Peanut Coleslaw

This recipe has been adapted from Robin Sandler’s recipe in "Fair Family Favorites-Celebrating 100 Years Routt County Fair."

Health briefs: VNA to have limited birth certificate application hours this week

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will have limited birth certificate hours during the week of Nov. 3 to 7 in the Steamboat Springs office.

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Rise Above Colorado targets Steamboat teens

A Colorado teen drug-use prevention organization is asking students in Steamboat Springs and Craig to “rise above” drugs and enjoy healthy alternatives.

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Ken Rogers settling in as new manager at South Routt Medical Center

The recently renovated South Routt Medical Center has been operating without a manager since its doors reopened earlier this year. Since Oct. 20, 10-year Oak Creek resident Ken Rogers has filled that void, bringing in roughly 40 years of medical and business experience.