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Monday Medical: Your heart and caffeine

October 21, 2019

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — If you can’t live without your morning coffee, you’re not alone. Up to 80% of adults consume some type of caffeine every day. But all those cups of joe might leave you...

State of the art PET scans now available close to home

October 20, 2019

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Every two weeks, a traveling PET/CT scan mobile unit makes its way to Routt County. Parked outside the UCHealth Jan Bishop Cancer Center, the new technology has been available locally since late...

Utah wildfires to blame for haziness in Steamboat, Hayden

October 17, 2019

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Several residents in Hayden and Steamboat Springs noted some haziness and the smell of smoke Thursday afternoon. David “Mo” DeMorat, Routt County’s emergency operations director, attributed the traces of smoke to wildfires...

Monday Medical: Breast health through the ages

October 14, 2019

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — When it comes to breast health, the things you worry about in your 20s may not cross your mind in your 50s. Dr. Terese Kaske, a breast radiologist and medical director of...

From the editor: The Pilot goes pink

October 14, 2019

Today is the day the Steamboat Pilot & Today and go pink in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness month. The annual Pink Paper is the Pilot & Today’s way of honoring all those...

Busting the mammography myths about radiation exposure

October 13, 2019

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — People living in the Rocky Mountains are exposed to more radiation from radon in their home than they are getting a mammogram.  “Some people will use the radiation exposure as an excuse not...

Monday Medical: Eliminating eczema

October 7, 2019

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — If you or your child are dealing with dry, itchy skin accompanied by a rash, you might have eczema. Though it can be painful and annoying, it can be treated. Below, Dr....

South Routt health fair offers free screenings Friday

October 6, 2019

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — It’s the only health fair of it’s kind in Routt County, said Ken Rogers, district manager of South Routt Health Service District. And the plan is to make it an annual event...

Monday Medical: Safe sleep for infants

September 30, 2019

Unfortunately for exhausted parents everywhere, there’s no easy answer for getting your baby to sleep more. But there are steps you should take to keep your baby safe when sleeping. Dr. Dana Fitzgerald, a pediatrician...