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Monday Medical: Cataracts — From cloudy to clear

January 13, 2020

If you have cloudy, blurred vision or difficulty driving at night, you might have cataracts. Dr. Nathan Hamburger, an ophthalmologist in Steamboat Springs and a member of the medical staff at UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical...


Why we sneeze: Science, myths and more

January 13, 2020

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — While on one hand just a basic bodily reflex — sneezes also come with tremendous variance in sound, a long history of superstitions, myths and fun facts. In Polish culture, if you...



Monday Medical: Fending off frostbite

January 6, 2020

As you head out into the elements this winter, don’t forget to protect yourself from the cold. “Frostbite is a significant issue in our community, and particularly hits cold weather enthusiasts, people who work in...


Reiki master opens wellness practice in Steamboat

January 6, 2020

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — As health care providers increasingly focus on a more holistic approach — connecting mental health and physical health and better recognizing the relationship between the mind and the body — the perspective...


Grand Futures: Recent tobacco legislation

January 5, 2020

Ease of access and the misconception among teens that vaping is less harmful are two of the leading reasons for such a significant increase in the number of youth using vaping products in the U.S....


Monday Medical: New Year’s Tips for health

December 30, 2019

To help ring in 2020, we searched through the past year of Monday Medical articles and culled a few tips that you just might want to add to your list of resolutions. Check them out...


YVMC Foundation kicks off community health grant cycle

December 29, 2019

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The inaugural grant cycle for the Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation’s Community Health Benefit Fund opens Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020, offering up to $275,000 for local nonprofits. The funding was part of...


Monday Medical: Creating a wellness toolbox

December 23, 2019

Stressed out by the busy holiday season? Then consider putting together your very own wellness toolbox to help lessen stress and up the holiday cheer. Below, Lisa Bankard, employee well-being program manager for UCHealth, gives...


Battling the Blues: — Part 4: Connect

December 23, 2019

Editor’s note: This is part four in a series of four articles exploring the causes of — and ways to combat — winter blues. The focus of the series is on mental health and strategies for improving...


Hepatitis A case reported at Steamboat Springs High School

December 20, 2019

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A student at Steamboat Springs High School tested positive for hepatitis A this week.  The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is working with Routt County Public Health to investigate the...


Monday Medical: Winter viruses in kids

December 16, 2019

Editor’s note: This is the second part of a two-part series on viruses that affect children in winter. Part one covered the common cold. While the common cold might be the viral infection that most...


Battling the Blues — Part 3: Nurture your gut

December 15, 2019

Editor’s note: This is part three in a series of four articles exploring the causes of — and ways to combat — winter blues. The focus of the series is on mental health and strategies for improving...




Monday Medical: Your child and the common cold

December 9, 2019

Editor’s note: This is the first part of a two-part series on viruses that affect children in winter. Part 2 covers other viral illnesses, including flu. Runny nose? Cough? Sore throat? Your child might be...


Battling the Blues — Part 2: Nurture the spirit

December 8, 2019

Editor’s note: This is part two in a series of four articles exploring the causes of — and ways to combat — winter blues. The focus of the series is on mental health and strategies for improving...




New mural adds comfort to blood draws

December 2, 2019

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Getting your blood drawn isn’t fun at any age. But now, it’s a little better in one of the patient rooms at the main lab at UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center. Over the...