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Northwest Colorado Health’s Hospice Daffodils can be ordered online

February 19, 2018 — Northwest Colorado Health's annual Hospice Daffodils fundraiser will be held March 13. Daffodils can be ordered at northwestcoloradohealth.org/daffodils. Delivery is available for orders of 10 bunches or more; deliveries will occur March 12. Daffodil orders also can be picked up March 13 at Northwest Colorado

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Monday Medical: A healthy heart at high altitude

February 19, 2018 — If you're coming to the mountains from sea level, the change in elevation can do more than bring on a bout of altitude sickness: it can also impact your heart. At higher elevations, the thinner air means each breath draws in fewer oxygen molecules. In

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Health book review: ‘Polio: An American Story’  

February 18, 2018 — ‘Polio: An American Story’   by David M. Oshinsky In a nonfiction book that reads more like your favorite novel with many parallels to current hot issues, Oshinsky explains the Salk-Sabin race to develop their respective vaccines for Polio — one live-attenuated, one killed virus

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Yampa Valley Medical Center ER achieves higher trauma designation

February 12, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The emergency department at UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs is taking patient care to a new level after being designated as a Level III trauma center by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Health Facilities and Emergency

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Doctor opens new naturopathic practice in Steamboat Springs

February 12, 2018 — Dr. Meghan Holpuch has opened a new naturopathic health practice, Sumovia Naturopathic Healthcare, at 1041 Lincoln Ave., #301, in Steamboat Springs, specializing in pediatric and family naturopathic health care. Holpuch is a registered naturopathic doctor in the state of Colorado. She earned her doctorate in

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Monday Medical: Protect your eyes all winter long

February 11, 2018 — Hitting the slopes, strapping on snowshoes or heading outside for a wintry jog? Then don't forget a small but mighty piece of gear: eye protection. Goggles or sunglasses are the key to keeping your eyes safe from the three main threats that winter sports pose,

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Got breast milk? Donor milk bank in Denver accepts donations

February 11, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Following a long labor that resulted in a C-section, Scarlet Marx entered the world on Jan. 10 at just over 8 pounds. "She was hungry," said first-time mom, April Marx. "She was so hungry."  Doctors at UCHealth Birth Center at Yampa Valley

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Concierge emergency care arrives in Steamboat

February 11, 2018 — Sponsored Content Independent emergency room offers full emergency care with five-star concierge service Written By Lauren Glendenning Brought to you by Steamboat Emergency Center In a resort town where medical emergencies can really get in the way of outdoor recreation time, the amount of time

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Healthy Eating: Veggie quinoa breakfast

February 10, 2018 — Ingredients: 1/3 cup onion chopped 2 cloves garlic minced 1/2 cup carrots chopped or shredded 1/2 cup broccoli chopped 1 tbsp olive oil salt and pepper salsa verde 2 eggs 1 cup quinoa 2 cups water (or vegetable broth) 1/4 cup water Directions: • In

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Monday Medical: What’s in a number? Blood pressure explained

February 5, 2018 — Recently updated blood pressure guidelines have a lot of people looking at their numbers. But what exactly do those numbers mean? Below, Dr. Will Baker, a cardiologist with UCHealth Heart and Vascular Clinics in Steamboat Springs and Craig, outlines what you need to know about

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Foundry Treatment Center transitions to all-male facility

February 4, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The Foundry Treatment Center in Steamboat Springs announced some major changes last week. The inpatient center transitioned to an all-male addiction treatment facility on Feb. 1 and also welcomed a new member to its leadership team. Dr. Michael Barnes has joined the

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Travel immunizations are available at Northwest Colorado Health

February 4, 2018 — Travel immunizations and health recommendations and precautions for international destinations are available via a consultation with a public health nurse at Northwest Colorado Health, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101, in Steamboat Springs. Appointments for a travel consultation and vaccinations are available from 10 a.m.

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New chiropractic office opens in downtown Steamboat

January 29, 2018 — Doctors Londee and Joshua Zink are opening Lifted Chiropractic office at 2700 Lincoln Ave. in downtown Steamboat Springs. The Zinks collaborate on every case and have specialized training in pediatric and pregnancy chiropractic care but they see patients of all ages. Londee Zink is the

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Monday Medical: The hidden stress of cellphones

January 29, 2018 — Most of us would probably wager that we use our cellphones a bit too much. What we may not know is how cellphone use affects us. Recent studies suggest Americans unlock their phones an average of 100 to 150 times per day. Whether that's to

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Flu season hits Steamboat Springs early, experts offer mixed forecast

January 28, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The bad news is that the influenza season hit early this year, and while Paul Hill, the laboratory section head and infectious prevention coordinator at UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center, would love to tell people that the flu season is over —

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Northwest Colorado Health names new CEO

January 26, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The board of directors of Northwest Colorado Health, headquartered in Steamboat Springs, announced Thursday hat it has promoted from within and selected Stephanie Einfeld to be the agency's new chief executive officer, replacing Lisa Brown who has served in that role for seven

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Opioid use down 40 percent as part of pilot program at Yampa Valley Medical Center

January 25, 2018 — UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center has spent the last six months working to reduce the amount of opioids it administers in its emergency department.

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Steamboat clinic brings new approach to reducing opioid use

January 24, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Nancy Beste knows about pain, and she is hoping that knowledge will be welcomed by those in Steamboat Springs who are dealing with it. Early next month, Mountain Medical Injury & Pain Professionals will open a clinic at 320 Oak St. in

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Northwest Colorado Health: Healthy lifestyle class supports those making healthy changes

January 22, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — We've all probably heard that eating better, exercising and making other lifestyle changes can reduce our risk of health problems such as obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Knowing how to achieve these goals can be another matter. Making changes to routines and

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Monday Medical: All in the family

January 21, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Being family comes with its benefits. Now that Yampa Valley Medical Center is part of the broader UCHealth family, there are a variety of innovative resources, specialists and services available to local patients, physicians and health care workers. In the past, tools

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