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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Signs you Could Have Sleep Apnea

2019-08-23T15:52:44-06:00Primary Care/General Health, Your Health Articles|

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. Visiting an ear, nose and throat doctor can help identify what’s causing the snoring so you and your loved ones can [...]

Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Weight

2019-08-20T14:28:01-06:00Primary Care/General Health|

While eating well is very important, most experts agree that in order to lose or even maintain weight, you must also exercise. Besides, it’s necessary for your overall good health. You may be surprised by how little exercise you need to simply maintain a healthy weight. How Much Exercise You Need According to [...]

What You Need to Know About Lung Diseases and Pulmonary Function Tests

2019-08-20T14:24:29-06:00Primary Care/General Health|

During the day, we often notice our physical body—what aches and pains we are having, if we are clear-headed or tired, and more. Rarely do we stop and notice our lungs, yet along with our heart they are in constant motion— working whether we feel good or not. Millions of people live with lung diseases [...]

How to Choose a Primary Care Provider

2019-08-20T14:17:51-06:00Primary Care/General Health|

A primary care provider, or PCP, acts as the quarterback of your healthcare team. She or he knows your history and how you play this game of life—and offers advice on your next move to maintain good health. “Primary care is a preventive health specialty. We order or perform health checks including mammograms, pap smears, [...]

Preparing your Body for Bike Season

2019-08-20T14:12:48-06:00Primary Care/General Health|

If it has been a while since you’ve been on your bike, resist the urge to be a Weekend Warrior and hammering out a three-hour ride without preparation. Start slow and work your way up. “If you haven’t ridden all winter, strengthen your legs first on a stationary bike, or warm up slowly. Ride a [...]