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Monday Medical: A century of care

The year 1914 was a year of firsts in Steamboat Springs and Routt County. In February, the town hosted the inaugural Mid-Winter Sports Carnival, featuring ski jumping, ski races and nightly dances.

Monday Medical: Women find help for pelvic pain

Pelvic pain has various descriptions, a range of causes and a multitude of symptoms. It can be serious enough to interfere with work and recreational activities. Sometimes, it is cyclical, an unwelcome aspect of a woman’s menstrual cycle. Or it may develop at a later age.

Monday Medical: Exercise can pose risks

“This talk is designed for a broad audience, not just older adults who are more aware of their cardiac risk factors,” Baker said. “I would like to see young athletes, parents, coaches and people of all ages who are exercising and think they are healthy.”

Monday Medical: Bladder leakage treated with new technology

Bladder leakage, also called urinary incontinence, is a health issue that some people are too embarrassed to discuss. Yet treatment options and new technology can treat the problem, and people do not need to suffer in silence.

Monday Medical: The heart is not lonely at cardiac rehab

Pete Kenney is not surprised that Yampa Valley Medical Center’s cardiac rehab program recently earned certification from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. The 51-year-old, single father of two counts on it to keep his struggling heart as healthy as possible.

Monday Medical: Breast cancer care available close to home

Amid the sometimes daunting statistics and stories about breast cancer, Yampa Valley Medical Center Cancer Services Director Jan Fritz has a message of hope.

Monday Medical: New surgical technique resolves hip pain

Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Bryan Bomberg said hip arthroscopy has emerged as the most effective way to treat a painful condition called femoroacetabular impingement

Monday Medical: Massage therapy is more than pampering

The very word “massage” conveys a feeling of relaxation, but this ancient healing art often transcends the pampering to focus on pain relief and other physical benefits.


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