It’s time to think pink. All across the country, bright pink ribbons are reminding us that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Martha “Sam” Van Horn, clad in a Yampa Valley Medical Center pulmonary rehab T-shirt and pushing a cart-full of oxygen canisters, was pumping her fist in pride as she completed a Steamboat Springs 5-kilometer walk in June.
Starting a discussion can lead to important treatment
Bladder leakage, also called urinary incontinence, is a health issue that some people are too embarrassed to discuss. Yet by staying silent, many people simply live with the condition, unaware that there are treatment options.
Watch out for ticks on yourself and your pets. Ticks can carry diseases including Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and they're starting to show up in Routt County as the weather gets warmer.
Hospital offers books, journals and assistance
We all have heard many references to “Steamboat’s best-kept secret,” a phrase that has been used to describe various restaurants, retail businesses and services. While it’s always nice to discover delicious cuisine or a new shopping experience, I’d like to tell you about another secret that could truly enhance your life. For free.
Yampa Valley Medical Center’s focus on Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in March brings a flood of memories and emotions to the McKelvie family. You see, we take this disease very personally.
Breathe in, breathe out. It’s something that a healthy person does about 12 to 18 times per minute each day. But most of us do not notice our breathing patterns unless we are exercising or suffering from a cold.
We’re all in it together. That’s the infection-prevention message that Yampa Valley Medical Center is sharing with employees, physicians, patients and visitors.
From prevention to treatment, cardiac care could be headed for an exciting decade. That’s the view of Steamboat Springs cardiologist William Baker, M.D., F.A.C.C. He sees a hopeful horizon in a medical specialty that is continually evolving, and he will share some of these developments in a program at Yampa Valley Medical Center on Tuesday evening.
As the double-O decade draws to a close, Yampa Valley Medical Center is preparing to celebrate 10 years of providing vital and ever-growing medical services at the Central Park Drive campus. A special event is being planned to mark the anniversary along with a grand opening of expanded and remodeled facilities.