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Monday Medical: Conquering the CPAP machine

November 18, 2019

If you’re one of the 22 million Americans suffering from sleep apnea, you may know what to do to treat it — but you may struggle following through. Standard treatment for sleep apnea is to...


Nitrous oxide now available for laboring moms

November 17, 2019

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — For the first time, nitrous oxide is available for mothers during labor at UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center. Nitrous oxide provides a relatively cheap and easy alternative to narcotics for pain relief...





New Steamboat Surgery Center slated to open spring 2020

November 15, 2019

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Construction is underway on the new Steamboat Surgery Center, with an opening planned for May or June. The remodeling of the old Sports Authority building in Wildhorse Marketplace is about a third...






Grand Futures: Why scare tactics don’t work

November 10, 2019

There are a multitude of strategies and prevention programs that are used as tools for drug abuse prevention. Programs like D.A.R.E. — before it was restructured — Just Say No and simulated car crashes to...


South Routt ‘Rallies for Rob’

November 10, 2019

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — In facing death, Rob Wofford exhibits tremendous calm, courage and wisdom. Since the diagnosis about a year ago of glioblastoma — terminal brain cancer — Wofford hasn’t lost the playful friendliness in...


Monday Medical: Ear infections in kids

November 4, 2019

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — With winter fast approaching, parents of young children are likely gearing up for the dreaded ear infection. “We’re entering the season,” said Dr. Jason Sigmon, an otolaryngologist at UCHealth Ear, Nose and...


Aquatic therapy can work wonders

November 3, 2019

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — When Robin Randell’s pain gets really bad, she can’t even get out of bed. Her back problems started when she was 18 and have been getting worse ever since. “I have every disc...


Monday Medical: Going nuts for nut butter

October 27, 2019

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — For a food packed with protein, fiber, heart-healthy fats, antioxidants, minerals and vitamins, look no further than nut butter. “Nut butters are excellent plant sources of protein, and at the same time,...