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Doctor’s Tip: Carbohydrates, the good and the bad

January 19, 2020

There are three macronutrients: protein, carbohydrates and fat. Macro comes from the Greek word makros, which means large. Macronutrient refers to large nutrients you can see, and large quantities of which you need to eat...




Public Health ramps up response to Colorado Hepatitis A outbreak

January 15, 2020

Garfield County Public Health has increased vaccination and educational outreach efforts in response to Colorado’s hepatitis A outbreak. The outbreak has sickened more than 300 people statewide, mostly on the Front Range, since October 2018,...


Torres column: Life is a cycle of ups and downs

January 12, 2020

One of the habits that have completely changed my life and helped me become successful in many areas of my life is reading. When I was in depression, reading gave me the answer to overcome...



Doctor’s Tip: A primer on protein

January 12, 2020

There are three macronutrients (large nutrients, that you can see): protein, carbohydrates and fat. Today’s column is about protein and will attempt to set the record straight on the many misconceptions surrounding it. This column...



County hosts health insurance presentations

January 8, 2020

Garfield County to host meeting, which will be open to the public, and are designed to inform individuals, businesses and health care providers about the Peak Health program and its potential to help lower insurance premiums.


Column: Prioritize your health in the new year

January 5, 2020

Now is the time of year when we typically take inventory of our lives and set new goals. Relationships, finances, careers and health are all important aspects that impact our overall well-being. For this new...



Doctor’s Tip: A potpourri of health tips

January 5, 2020

Some health tips are important to know about but don’t warrant a whole column. Following are some of these random tips: • Star fruit: There are not very many fruits or vegetables that can cause...




Tobacco prices going up from Aspen to Vail

January 1, 2020

Thanks to groundwork laid by the city of Aspen two years ago, most areas from Aspen to Vail will pay significantly more for tobacco products as of midnight today.



Vail Health doubles down on behavioral health

December 30, 2019

Vail Health shared staggering statistics about mental health issues in Eagle County before vowing to become the leader in combating the crisis on Saturday. Amanda Precourt, credited as the impetus behind a new, $100 million...


Doctor’s Tip: Health benefits of soy

December 29, 2019

Soy unfairly gets a bad rap, for the following reasons: • People hear that it contains phytoestrogens (phyto comes from the Greek word for plant, phyton), and assume that — like estrogen pills — these...