Health briefs: Program helps pregnant women quit smoking
Northwest Colorado Health’s Baby and Me Tobacco Free program helps expectant moms quit tobacco with four prenatal smoking cessation sessions and incentives. Smoking during pregnancy increases risk of miscarriage, premature birth, birth defects and infant death. Program participants who quit smoking and remain smoke free throughout their pregnancy and after their baby is born receive monthly vouchers for free diapers for up to a year. For more information, call Hope Cook at 970-871-7622.
NWCH offers birth control, STD screenings
Northwest Colorado Health offers low-cost birth control, STD screenings (for men and women), Pap tests, breast exams and general women’s health care based on income. Women age 40 to 64 may qualify for free Pap tests and breast exams. For more information or to make an appointment, call 970-879-1632.
Variety of support groups meet this week
• A bereavement support group meets from 1 to 2 p.m. Mondays at Rollingstone Respite House. The group is open to anyone grieving the loss of a loved one. Call 970-871-7629 prior to attending.
• A domestic violence support group for women meets from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays at Advocates Building Peaceful Communities. Call Diane at 970-879-2034 before attending.
• A Heartbeat Suicide Survivor support group meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Yampa Valley Medical Center’s Integrated Health campus, 3001 S. Lincoln Ave. The group is for survivors to learn skills to help manage grief. Enroll by calling 970-846-8182.
• A depression, anxiety and bipolar support group meets from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays in Conference Room 2 at Yampa Valley Medical Center, 1024 Central Park Drive. The group provides support, education and tools to help with everyday life. Family and friends are welcome. Call 970-819-2232 for more information.
• A Parkinson’s care partners group, for those who care for people with Parkinson’s disease, meets from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday. For the meeting location, contact 970-879-0518 or email@example.com.
To submit a health brief, email tristow@SteamboatToday.com.
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