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Monday Medical: Take a class, know how to save a life

April 23, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Saving a life might be easier than you think, but it can take a little preparation. That's why UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center offers Heartsaver CPR/AED and basic first aid classes. Classes are available throughout the year and are open to anyone

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Steamboat boy battles kidney cancer

April 20, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Zack Mongomery has an undeniable appetite for Pepperidge Farm Goldfish, a profound love of his mom, dad and sister and a mischievous smile The 4-year-old, on Thursday, was busy trying to get his mom Nicole's attention as she talked, and clinging to

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Orthopedic surgeons partner to create new combined practice in Steamboat

April 18, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Steamboat Orthopaedic Associates and Orthopeadics of Steamboat are merging to form the Steamboat Orthopaedic & Spine Institute, a move the new partnership believes will better meet the needs of patients in Steamboat Springs and the surrounding area. "Orthopedic surgeons in Steamboat Springs

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Aging Well hosts Tai Chi for Arthritis classes

April 16, 2018 — Tai chi classes designed to improve and help prevent symptoms of arthritis are held Tuesdays at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. Individuals new to tai chi are encouraged to attend a Beginning Tai Chi for Arthritis class with instructor Susan Shoemaker from 9:15 to 10:15

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Monday Medical: Spring break safety tips

April 16, 2018 — Whether you're headed to Mexico or Moab, Utah for Steamboat Springs' spring break, you're likely prepared for rest and rejuvenation. But you may also want to prepare for the possibility of injury or illness. "People going on vacation tend to be at risk for more

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Five things to consider before lacing up your shoes for another running season

April 15, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The start of the running season in Steamboat Springs is three weeks away, but local long-distance runner and Steamboat Springs Running Series co-director, Cara Marrs said the time to start thinking about running is now. "Now is the time to really be

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Grand Futures: Students encouraged to celebrate 4/20 sober

April 15, 2018 — With April 20 coming up Friday, it's a perfect time to remind parents, teachers and youth-workers that conversations around marijuana should be ongoing and should start before they are exposed to it by their peers. April 20th, or 4/20, is the unofficial cultural holiday to

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Read for your health: ‘Something The Lord Made’

April 9, 2018 — This is not a film about religion rather an inspirational, emotional, true story about Dr. Alfred Blalock, a famous white surgeon and Vivien Thomas, a high school graduate, talented, soft spoken, black carpenter, who aspires to become a medical doctor. Set in the 1930s, during

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Monday Medical: Predicting success of spine surgery

April 9, 2018 — For people dealing with severe back and neck pain or arm and leg pain, spine surgery can be very effective. But there's a catch. While a patient's symptoms and imaging findings may suggest surgery will improve the condition, some patients have preoperative conditions that can

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Routt County ranks 10th among Colorado’s healthiest counties

April 8, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Routt County continues to be one of the healthiest places to live in Colorado, placing 10th in the most recent County Health Rankings & Roadmaps report released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. "Anytime

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Pilot program hopes to relieve burnout among medical providers

April 8, 2018 — HAYDEN — Burnout, stress and higher suicide rates are just a few of the things that many medical professionals across the country, and in every community, face every day. "This has really made me more aware of the stress that we face and how we

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Hospice volunteer training offered May 7 and 8

April 8, 2018 — Northwest Colorado Health will host a free hospice certification training for individuals interested in volunteering their time to support hospice patients and families in Routt County. The training will be 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 7 and May 8 at the Rollingstone Respite House,

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Stagecoach woman embarks on 175-mile run for multiple sclerosis

April 2, 2018 — If you come across a woman running north to south through the heart of Summit County in late May, say, down Colorado Highway 9 north of Silverthorne, with a van trailing behind her, don’t hesitate to grab your running sneakers and jog along, just like

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Doc Willett Awards return, nominations now being accepted

April 1, 2018 — After a five-year hiatus, the Doc Willett Awards, presented by UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation, will return on Thursday, Sept. 6 at Strings Music Pavilion. Named in honor of Dr. Frederick E. Willet for his 56 years of service to Steamboat Springs and neighboring

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Monday Medical: Depression screenings and teens

April 1, 2018 — Anyone can be impacted by depression, including children and teenagers. About two to six percent of children experience depression before puberty; after puberty, that rate increases to about eight percent. "It's more common than most people think," said Dr. Sheila Fountain, a pediatrician in Steamboat

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Healthy Eating: 4 ingredient fruit leathers

April 1, 2018 —  3 cups fruit (frozen or fresh) 3 Tbsp honey 2 Tbsp lemon juice 2 Tbsp chia seeds Add all fruit and chia seeds into blender or food processor. Mix until smooth. Can add small amounts of water as it blends, if necessary until a thick

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Northwest Colorado Food Coalition: Stretching your grocery dollar

April 1, 2018 — Eating local is an investment in our neighbors and our community, but it often costs more than what we'd otherwise pay at the grocery store.  An unofficial poll shows local middle-income families of four spend an average of $600 to $1,100 per month on food.

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Routt County among 10 healthiest counties in U.S., according to U.S. News rankings

March 29, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Routt County has once again been identified as one of the healthiest counties in the United States, according to U.S. News Healthiest Communities rankings released this week. According to the ranking, Routt County is the eighth healthiest county in the country, based

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Choose When to celebrate Steamboat community’s efforts to curb unplanned pregnancies

March 26, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Efforts to curb teen and unplanned pregnancies in Colorado have been hugely successful, but Dr. Larry Wolk thinks more can still be done. Wolk, executive director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, will be in Steamboat Springs on Thursday

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Monday Medical: Benefits of the HPV vaccine

March 26, 2018 — Though most people have heard about the HPV vaccine, many still have questions about what it does and whether it's necessary. The HPV vaccine helps protect against some types of cancers and warts caused by the human papillomavirus, a group of more than 150 related

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