Christine McKelvie

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Monday Medical: The future of diabetes care

One of 500 practices in the nation to participate in the comprehensive primary care initiative through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Yampa Valley Medical Associates in Steamboat Springs has chosen to focus on diabetes.

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.

Monday Medical: Ask a question, save a life

Think about saving a life. Maybe you envision kneeling over a person, using the vigorous chest compressions of CPR. Or perhaps you picture an emergency medical team urgently treating a patient.

Monday Medical: Think pink for women's health

It’s time to think pink. All across the country, bright pink ribbons are reminding us that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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Monday Medical: Hayden resident overcomes disease to walk 5K

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.

Monday Medical: Therapy can help incontinence

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.

Monday Medical: It's tick time in the Rockies — protect yourself

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.

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Monday Medical: Medical research, information available for free

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.

Monday Medical: Taking colorectal cancer personally

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.

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