February 15, 2019 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Outbreaks of mumps are being reported in Colorado and other states. Mumps is a contagious virus that causes painful swelling in the cheek and jaw area. The disease typically starts with a few days of fever, headache, muscle aches, fatigue and loss
February 11, 2019 — For more than 30 years in Steamboat Springs, Jan Fritz, director of cancer services at the UCHealth Jan Bishop Cancer Center, has been a guiding force for patients and their families as they navigate through two of life’s most difficult journeys: cancer and hospice. She has been selected as the 2019 winner of the Hazie Werner Award.
February 10, 2019 — It’s a movement growing across the country — driven by the idea of simplifying the delivery of basic health care needs, and strengthening the doctor/patient relationship.
Dr. Catherine Cantway is the first Direct Primary Care (DPC) practice to open in Steamboat.
February 8, 2019 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — As the largest joint in the body, the knee does some heavy lifting — and it is prone to injury. "The knee relies heavily on ligaments to support it," said Dr. Alex Meininger, an orthopedic surgeon in Steamboat Springs and a member
February 4, 2019 — If you've had a persistent cough, shortness of breath and feel run down, you may have bronchitis. Then again, it might be pneumonia. Both illnesses have similar symptoms but require different treatments. And pneumonia is especially important to diagnose as it can become a serious
February 3, 2019 — With marijuana tax revenue providing a significant source of funding, the body of research is growing on the use and misuse of alcohol, marijuana, tobacco, and other drugs among youth.
The three high priority risks, the team found, were all related to the community’s attitudes toward drinking substance use. The report describes the three risk factors as: “laws and norms favorable to substance use, parental attitudes favorable to substance use, and youth attitudes favorable to substance use.”
February 3, 2019 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — To become an informed patient or for a family member, a Community Health Resource Center volunteer can assist with research and provide those who need help with information that is beneficial and free. Search results can be sent to the patient via
February 3, 2019 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Measles is a highly contagious disease that causes fever, rash, cough, runny nose and swelling of the eyes. Serious cases can lead to brain damage or death. Getting vaccinated is the best way to prevent measles. Although the disease is rare in
February 1, 2019 — One year, eight months, 17 seconds. That is how long Steamboat resident Alex Malacoff has been clean, at least on Thursday morning when he opened an app on his phone that tracks his recovery.
January 28, 2019 — Although every woman experiences menopause, there are some common misconceptions about it. Below, Dr. Jeff Chamberlain, an OB/GYN with UCHealth Women's Care Clinics in Steamboat Springs and Craig, clears up a few myths about menopause. • Menopause only affects the ovaries: Menopause is a natural
January 27, 2019 — To become an informed patient for yourself or for a family member, a Community Health Resource Center volunteer will do the research and provide you with helpful information for free. Your search results can be sent via email, regular mail or you may pick them
January 27, 2019 — As a bipartisan bill aimed at establishing a public health insurance option for Coloradoans makes its way onto the House floor, Rep. Dylan Roberts (D-Avon) is feeling confident about support from the Senate and the Governor’s office.
January 27, 2019 — Parents have been learning about "Give a Hoot – Don't Pollute!" from friendly, feathered educator Woodsy Owl since 1971. Today, Woodsy's pollution prevention lessons include teaching drivers to "Turn Your Key, Be Idle Free." The wise owl knows that preventing air pollution can be as
January 25, 2019 — Gary Gurney, a licensed counselor and certified addictions therapist, has been seeing patients with substance abuse problems at Yampa Valley for over 20 years.
In the last year, he has seen a new kind of addiction patient, people hooked on a substance that some don’t even consider addictive: cannabis. The phenomenon has shocked him.
January 25, 2019 — CRAIG — Health services for Moffat County commuters and people on the west end of Steamboat Springs are about to expand as Memorial Regional Health opens its second Rapid Care Clinic in space leased at 2201 Curve Plaza in Steamboat. The new service will launch
January 23, 2019 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a free health perspectives talk focusing on “Alternative Approaches for Managing Pain” with Dr. Barbara Novotny at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29 in Library Hall. Novotny will share non-pharmacological approaches for pain treatment, including acupuncture, massage, cranial
January 21, 2019 — If your child's cough sounds like a seal barking or a frog croaking, he or she may have croup. Croup is fairly common in young children during winter months. It results when the viruses that cause common colds affect a child's main airway, or trachea.