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Recent Stories in Health

Frances Hohl: UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center hosts ‘Stop the Bleed’ class

December 9, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — When my editor asked me to cover a Stop the Bleed class to give readers a first-person account, I have to admit, I thought, "Oh my, I'm too fat to be getting down on the floor with Resuscitation Annie and my bad

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Thoughtful Parenting: Cultivating gratitude during the holidays

December 9, 2018 — The best gift we could ever give our children is an attitude of gratitude. Teaching gratitude can happen throughout the year but seems to be near and dear to my heart during the holiday season. This time of year gives us the opportunity to direct

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Monday Medical: Tips for clear vision and healthy eyes

December 9, 2018 — It may be easy to take good vision for granted, but that quickly changes when an issue strikes. Dr. Nathan Hamburger, an ophthalmologist in Steamboat Springs and a member of the medical staff at UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center, shares his tips to keep eyes

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Gift helps Hayden woman who lost sight regain some independence

December 7, 2018 — It was bad enough that Sammi Forrest lost her sight as the result of a tumor in 2017, but what was worse is that the Hayden woman also lost her independence.

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Monday Medical: The 12 days of fitness

December 3, 2018 — The holidays are the perfect time to connect with family and friends, to enjoy festive foods and even to make fitness fun. Below, Alyssa Hornbrook, a physical therapist and certified strength and conditioning specialist at UCHealth SportsMed Clinics in Steamboat Springs and Hayden, shares her

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Northwest Colorado Food Coalition: TIM — Tower in Motion — takes to the streets

December 2, 2018 — I’ve been gardening aeroponically since 2014 and have had many fun adventures with the 5-foot Tower Garden® since then. From helping students at Emerald Mountain School get started in this type of gardening, to helping secure funding for four of these free-food-growing-machines to go into

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Be strategic about holiday indulging

December 2, 2018 — There are strategies for staying (somewhat) health-conscious without adding stress or sacrificing too much food and fun. After all, it’s the holidays. Life is short. Indulgences should not be avoided entirely, but can be chosen with consideration.

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Monday Medical: Healthy holiday recipe swaps

November 26, 2018 — Don't be afraid to load your plate up for the holidays — if you're choosing the healthy options, that is. With a range of plant-based, whole-grain recipes that are festive and aren't difficult to make, eating healthfully during the holidays may be easier than you

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Free course teaches Routt County community how to respond to mental health crises

November 25, 2018 — Just as heart attacks don’t usually hit at the moment a doctor is looking over you in the emergency room, mental health problems and crises often happen when a person is not seeing a mental health professional. To help community members learn how to respond to crises and look out for signs of mental health problems Sarah Valentino leads daylong courses certifying people in Mental Health First Aid. Valentino, a regional behavioral health educator at Northwest Colorado Community Health Partnership, uses early responses to a heart attack as an example of how the class can prepare you to respond to signs and symptoms of mental health problems.

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Company expands to provide medical ground transport

November 25, 2018 — Ebin Latrimurti, president of Event Medical Solutions (EMS) Unlimited, saw a need in the region he believes his company can help fill. Beginning in mid-December, the Steamboat-based company will begin offering ambulance transport to hospitals in Denver or Grand Junction.

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Focus on Fitness: Spin class offers great winter workout

November 25, 2018 — While skiing and snowboarding may be on the minds of most in Steamboat Springs, those who take cycling or mountain biking seriously know that putting in the effort during the winter months is an important part of having a successful and enjoyable season once the

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Thoughtful Parenting: Keep your home safe for babies on the move

November 25, 2018 — Crawling and walking are exciting milestones for babies. This newfound mobility, however, can be challenging for parents tasked with keeping their children safe in the home. Babies and toddlers on the move can push, pull and climb their way into to trouble quickly. Ideally, parents

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Open enrollment assistance available at Yampa Valley Medical Center

November 23, 2018 — Financial counselors at UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center are available to the community during open enrollment. Financial counselors can help complete applications, determine eligibility for tax credits and cost sharing reductions and provide education on the various plans available. Yampa Valley Medical Center cannot determine

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UCHealth donates $1 million to Old Town Hot Springs capital campaign

November 21, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Supporters of the expansion efforts at Old Town Hot Springs have a million reasons to feel thankful this holiday season.

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Rocky Mountain Health Foundation awards $105K to nonprofits

November 19, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Eight nonprofit organizations serving Jackson, Moffat, Rio Blanco and Routt counties received a total of $105,000 from Rocky Mountain Health Foundation. The funding supports health and wellness related causes that directly impact education, prevention, access to health, community engagement, intervention and treatment. "I am thrilled

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Monday Medical: Subtle signs of health issues

November 19, 2018 — Editor's note: This is the second story in a two-part series about symptoms you shouldn't ignore. Part 1 covered symptoms that require immediate attention; Part 2 covers issues that may sometimes seem less urgent, but still need care. There are classics symptoms that require fast

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Voice coach works with Parkinson’s patients

November 18, 2018 — Last week, visiting voice teacher Dr. Dan Comstock spent two days working with a small group of men who have Parkinson’s Disease.

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Northwest Colorado Health: Hospice best utilized sooner rather than later

November 18, 2018 — Strong relationships and trust between hospice patients and hospice teams yield the most meaningful benefits. Trust takes time, and many people nearing end-of-life are waiting too long to begin hospice care. Although patients with a life expectancy of six months or less may enter the

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Community Connections: Community eases grief during the holidays

November 18, 2018 — Mission: To improve quality of life for all Northwest Colorado residents by providing comprehensive health resources and creating an environment that supports community wellness. Extending kindness is good for our well-being, especially when we feel sad or lonely because someone we love is no longer

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Grand Futures: Routt County youth with passion for social justice

November 12, 2018 — Grand Futures Prevention Coalition was selected by the Colorado School of Public Health, Center for Public Health Practice as one of 20 youth-serving organizations and schools across the state who will host youth coalitions as part of the Statewide Social Justice Youth Tobacco Control Movement.

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