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Precautions advised during tick season
Precautions advised during tick season

May 17, 2019

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Northwest Colorado Health advises precautions against ticks and tick-borne diseases during spring and summer months. Ticks are commonly found in wooded or brushy areas with tall grass. They also may inhabit rustic...





Monday Medical: Dance for your health
Monday Medical: Dance for your health

May 13, 2019

Do you want improved flexibility, core strength and balance? Then crank up the music and dance. “There are so many great health benefits of dance,” said Jodi Bringuel, a dancer, physical therapist and certified lymphedema...



Monday Medical: Self-care for moms
Monday Medical: Self-care for moms

May 6, 2019

Moms spend a lot of time taking care of others. Which makes it all the more important that they make time for themselves. But often, that’s easier said than done. Below, Dr. Rosanne Iversen, a...


Free skin cancer checks May 10 in South Routt
Free skin cancer checks May 10 in South Routt

May 6, 2019

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — As part of Skin Cancer Awareness Month in May, Dr. Laurie Good will be providing free skin cancer checks from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, May 10, at South Routt Medical Center,...




REPS to host free suicide prevention training
REPS to host free suicide prevention training

May 4, 2019

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide is hosting a free two-day suicide prevention training from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 23 and 24 at UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center. The Applied Suicide Intervention...


Free CPR, Stop the Bleed classes offered May 22
Free CPR, Stop the Bleed classes offered May 22

May 4, 2019

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue will be offering two free CPR and Stop the Bleed community classes May 22 at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. The morning session is from 9 a.m. to...



Monday Medical: Hantavirus in the home
Monday Medical: Hantavirus in the home

April 29, 2019

With springtime comes spring cleaning, which means it’s a good time to talk about hantavirus. Hantavirus is a family of viruses carried by rodents. Different strains can be found in different places around the world....







Monday Medical: Healthy grocery shopping
Monday Medical: Healthy grocery shopping

April 22, 2019

Whether you’re on a diet or just trying to eat better, healthy eating habits begin at the grocery store. Dr. Charlie Petersen, an internal medicine physician in Steamboat Springs and a member of the medical...