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Check out our selection of informational health articles that can also be found in the Craig Daily Press.

What You Should Know About Atrial Fibrillation

2019-09-12T10:53:39-06:00Cardiology, Your Health Articles|

By Lauren Glendenning, For Memorial Regional Health September is National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month Atrial fibrillation, commonly known as AFib, is an irregular heartbeat or arrhythmia that can lead to serious complications if not treated properly. Originating in the upper chambers of the heart, AFib can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and [...]

Heart Health: Do You Know Your Cholesterol Levels?

2019-09-10T12:06:42-06:00Cardiology, Your Health Articles|

By Lauren Glendenning, For Memorial Regional Health Without early warning signs of high cholesterol, it’s important to talk to your primary health provider about cholesterol testing and heart disease risk While what we eat does directly influence cholesterol levels in our bodies, the foods with the most impact are not the foods that contain [...]

How to Recognize the Warning Sides of Suicide

2019-09-05T12:55:00-06:00Primary Care/General Health, Your Health Articles|

By Lauren Glendenning, For Memorial Regional Health National Suicide Prevention Week is Sept. 8-14 Suicide is not caused by any single factor, but the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention reports that it most often occurs when stressors in life and mental health challenges converge to create a feeling of hopelessness and despair. In Moffat [...]

Combating Obesity by Promoting Healthy Growth in Your Children

2019-09-03T15:07:40-06:00Pediatrics, Your Health Articles|

By Lauren Glendenning, For Memorial Regional Health September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month About one in five children in the United States is obese, putting them at greater risk for many serious chronic health conditions and diseases such as sleep apnea, type 2 diabetes and heart conditions.  The Centers for Disease Control and [...]

How to Prevent the Spread of Germs This School Year

2019-08-29T13:33:30-06:00Pediatrics, Your Health Articles|

By Lauren Glendenning, For Memorial Regional Health The Best Way to Fight the Common Cold Is Through Prevention Flu season doesn’t officially hit until October, but as children head back to school, it’s important to remember the ways to prevent sickness such as the common cold. The cold and the flu have similar symptoms, [...]

What To Know About Colorectal Cancer and Screenings

2019-08-27T09:09:27-06:00General Surgery, Your Health Articles|

By Lauren Glendenning, For Memorial Regional Health Colorectal Cancer is the Second Leading Cause of Cancer Deaths in U.S. Prevention includes healthy diet and exercise habits, and following the recommended screening guidelines Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. The [...]

Back-to-School: Are Your Children Vaccinated?

2019-08-23T15:43:40-06:00Pediatrics, Your Health Articles|

Vaccinations are Not Only Required in Craig, They’re a Global Health Responsibility Measles was declared eliminated in the United States in 2000, yet as of this week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports there have been more cases of measles during 2019 than any year since 1992. The majority of the 1,182 [...]

Summer Heat and Wildfires Can Aggravate Breathing Problems

2019-08-23T16:01:52-06:00Primary Care/General Health, Your Health Articles|

Those with Respiratory Conditions are Especially at Risk in Craig With wildfire season upon us and a 162-acre fire already burning near the border of Routt and Moffat counties, anyone with breathing or respiratory issues should pay close attention to air quality.  Wind, pollen and dust are often the root cause of summer breathing [...]

How to Incorporate Running into a Safe Exercise Routine

2019-08-23T15:45:10-06:00Primary Care/General Health, Your Health Articles|

Here's How Running is an Excellent Form of Aerobic Activity Aerobic activity is an essential part of any exercise routine, and running is a great option, especially for those who enjoy being outside rather than inside a gym.  With so many 5K and 10K running events in the region throughout the year, we asked [...]

Here are the Effects Breastfeeding Has For Child and Mother

2019-08-23T15:45:07-06:00Women's Health and OB/GYN, Your Health Articles|

August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month Research shows that breastfeeding is one of the healthiest things a mother can do for her baby, and it also lowers the risk of ovarian and breast cancers for mothers, as well as type 2 diabetes. Breast milk is called “liquid gold” for good reason. It provides babies [...]