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.

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Routt County CSU Extension: Fermentation shouldn't be scary

For many, fermentation represents the latest food trend, but it’s actually been going on for thousands of years in different cultures.

Monday Medical: Carbohydrates: A conversation about health

Carbohydrates. Are they good for me? Do they make me fat? What foods contain them?

Colorado bills would protect the elderly

Several bills are circulating the state Capitol to protect and boost the quality of life for Colorado’s elderly population, and lawmakers seem keenly aware of how the proposed laws could positively affect senior citizens.

Planning Commission denies application for The Foundry rehab center

The Routt County Planning Commission has denied approval of a special use permit to create a drug rehabilitation facility off Highway 131 outside Steamboat.

Health briefs: Hep A vaccination recommended for travel

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association recommends people planning travel to Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America receive a Hepatitis A vaccination.

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.