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Free Cervical Cancer Screenings

Free cervical cancer screenings are now being offered to woman ages 21 to 64 in Craig and Steamboat.  Northwest Colorado Health is offering the free Continue reading

Assistance To Help Find Health Insurance

Northwest Colorado Health will offer open enrollment assistance for health insurance next week at Yampa Care Family Medicine in Craig. The clinic Continue reading

Winter Vomiting Bug Spreading In Wyoming

wyoming-flag-graphicCases of norovirus, also known as the winter vomiting bug, are spreading in Wyoming according to the Wyoming Department of Public Health. Norovirus results in stomach aches, vomiting and watery diarrhea. The disease is infectious and can be spread through Continue reading

Turkey Trot 5K Saturday

turkey-trotThe 5K Turkey Trot and one mile fun run to benefit the Hayden Valley Elementary Health and Wellness Team is this Saturday in Hayden. The runs will start Saturday Continue reading

Free Diabetes And Cardio Vascular Screenings

NW Colorado HealthThere will be free diabetes and cardio vascular screenings offered next week through Northwest Colorado Health. The screenings will test blood Continue reading

Meeker Volleyball Coach Nominated To Hall Of Fame

debbie-cooLong time Meeker High School volleyball coach Debbie Cook has been selected as part of the 2016 class to be included in the Colorado High School Activities Association Hall of Fame. Cook is known for her efforts to promote health and wellness in Northwest Colorado, and for helping with education programs throughout her career. Cook’s teams went 393 and 125 during her 22 year career as the head volleyball coach, winning the Continue reading

Tickets Available For Steamboat Rubber Ducky Race

racing-duckTickets are available for purchase for this years Rubber Ducky Race in Steamboat, sponsored by Northwest Colorado Health, formerly the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurses Association. Rubber ducks can be purchased for $10 online, at Northwest Colorado Health on Central Park Drive, or from Yampa Valley Bank on Lincoln Ave. All proceeds benefit the Continue reading

Buy Tickets For Rubber Ducky Race In Craig

NW Colorado HealthTickets are available for purchase for the 2nd annual Rubber Ducky Race in Craig, sponsored by Northwest Colorado Health, formerly the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurses Association. Rubber ducks can be Continue reading

Do You Need A Living Will?

what-is-a-living-willA free seminar will take place Wednesday in Meeker to talk about living wills, and the importance of discussing health care options. A living will, is a legal document that specifies what actions should or should not be taken in the event that a patient is unable to make the Continue reading

Health Effects Of Fracking Examined

frackingA three-year study on fracking well emissions could help researchers figure out if there are any harmful health effects on humans. The study measured methane, a greenhouse gas, and ozone- Continue reading

Colorado Health Care Infection Rates

Health-Care-300Infection rates in Colorado health care facilities are lower in some areas and higher in others when compared to national averages according to a report released by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The numbers show that infections rates were lower than the national average for colon surgeries, hip replacements, and Continue reading

Rules To Change For Breathalyzers

DUIBreathalyzer test results will no longer be public information according to a bill that’s moving its way through the state legislature. The state Senate unanimously approved a bill Tuesday that would keep the public from learning how intoxicated someone was in a roadside test. The change would mean that only Continue reading