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Primary Care/General Health Articles

How to Recognize the Warning Sides of Suicide

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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 [...]

Summer Heat and Wildfires Can Aggravate Breathing Problems

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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 [...]

How to Incorporate Running into a Safe Exercise Routine

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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 [...]

Signs you Could Have Sleep Apnea

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A Q&A with Dr. Robert McLean, ENT Specialist at MRH Snoring can be a nuisance to your partner or your entire household, and some people who snore loudly can even wake themselves up. [...]

Chronic sleep problems?

You might benefit from a sleep study at Memorial Regional Health   Does your partner complain that you snore loudly? Do you awake abruptly during the night gasping for air? Do you wake up [...]

Pediatrics Articles

Combating Obesity by Promoting Healthy Growth in Your Children

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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 [...]

How to Prevent the Spread of Germs This School Year

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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 [...]

Back-to-School: Are Your Children Vaccinated?

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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 [...]

Play not just fun and games

Kids need active, imaginary play to develop physically, emotionally and socially   It's advice we should all take to heart, but it's especially important for kids: Get out and play. You may view play [...]

Cardiology Articles

What You Should Know About Atrial Fibrillation

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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 [...]

Heart Health: Do You Know Your Cholesterol Levels?

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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 [...]

Give your heart some love!

Can you take a hint? It’s Valentine’s Day and American Heart Month, so if you’ve been putting off adopting a heart healthy lifestyle until now, maybe this double nudge will get you started. It [...]

Women’s Health and OB/GYN Articles

Here are the Effects Breastfeeding Has For Child and Mother

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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 [...]

3D Mammography

When you receive a mammogram, you want to know that your results provide the clearest picture possible. No one wants to get the call that you need to go in for a second look--even [...]

Options for Breast Cancer Surgery

Most of us know someone who has been through breast cancer treatment. What you might not know is that your sister’s or best friend’s treatment choices were unique to each of them. With breast [...]

Orthopedics Articles

What to Expect with Hip Surgery

So you’ve had pain in your hip for some time. You’ve tried everything from medicines to physical therapy to walkers but it’s still interfering with your everyday movement and causing you to give up [...]

Treating Common Sports Injuries

Have you ever fallen skiing and tweaked your knee? How about stepped into a rut while running and twisted your ankle? Or maybe your injuries were on the sports field as a student athlete [...]

General Surgery Articles

What To Know About Colorectal Cancer and Screenings

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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 [...]

Regular Screenings Prevent Colon Cancer

It’s reassuring to know that as long as you get recommended colon cancer screening tests you will most likely avoid colon cancer. That’s because colon cancer starts out as a benign polyp in your colon. [...]