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Health briefs: Yellow fever vaccine in short supply

The yellow fever vaccine, recommended or required for travel to some areas of South America and Africa, is in very short supply and may be temporarily unavailable in some areas of the U.S.

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Healthy eating: Italian soup

Italian soup

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Northwest CO Food Coalition: Simple action, huge savings

Recently, 50 families completed Yampa Valley Sustainability Council’s Food: Too Good to Waste Challenge. The six-week campaign raised awareness about food waste and helped community members reduce wasted food in their homes.

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Monday Medical: Thoughts for New Mothers

Navigating life with a new baby can be challenging. In the initial weeks, a new routine needs to be established, which may not initially include many things from life before children.

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Health care premiums bill dies

A bipartisan bill aimed at reducing the financial burden on middle-income rural Colorado residents who are paying an exorbitant amount in health care premiums died in the state legislature this week.

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Health briefs: Alzheimer’s financial and legal planning workshop May 10

A legal and financial planning education program for people affected by Alzheimer’s disease will take place from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 10 at Steamboat Springs Community Center, 1605 Lincoln Ave.

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Possible Medicaid cuts worry local advocates for people with disabilities

Last month’s proposed American Health Care Act would have cut components of Medicaid funding that give beneficiaries in some states greater access to home and community-based services, allowing people more freedom to decide where they live.

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Monday Medical: Plantar fasciitis: treatment and prevention

The plantar fascia is a thick band of tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot, connecting the heel bone to the toes. And if that fascia — or the nearby muscles, ligaments or tendons — becomes inflamed and irritated, you might find yourself dealing with plantar fasciitis.

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Old Town Hot Springs: Triathlon presents unique, exciting challenge

For some athletes, the thrill of pushing themselves in one sport is simply not enough, and they find excitement in physically challenging themselves in multiple areas. The concept is part of what’s making triathlon one of the fastest-growing sports in America.

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Healthy eating: Beef and vegetable stir fry

Beef and vegetable stir fry

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Bill would offer stipends to rural Coloradans with high insurance costs

A bipartisan bill that passed the Colorado House Monday would provide financial relief to middle-income rural residents with exceptionally high health insurance premiums.

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Healthy eating: White bean chicken chili

White bean chicken chili

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Monday Medical: The joy of volunteering

From delivering cookies to patients and visitors, to assisting injured skiers in the Emergency Department, resident Beverly Engle has volunteered in most every program Yampa Valley Medical Center offers.

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Northwest Colorado Health recognized as top performer by CDC

When clinical staff at Northwest Colorado Health meet a patient with high blood pressure or diabetes, they consider how the patient’s personal goals might drive them to improve their health.

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Health briefs: Choose When to help pay for contraceptives

For those who want the most effective form of birth control but can’t afford it, Choose When can help. Choose When is a community funded project that is helping area women get IUDs and hormonal implants at low or no cost.

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