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A ramp for Uli - and friends who made it

At age 15, progressing muscular dystrophy has robbed Ulises Elizarraras Perez of the use of his legs and largely stilled his arms.

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Tea is served April 16

Event benefits Pink Project program for cancer patients

Skyline hospital expands transitional care

WHITE SALMON – In support of an overall plan to meet the needs of the Columbia River Gorge community today and in the future, Skyline Hospital has expanded its transitional care program.

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Healthy Eating

Lauren Kraemer, assistant professor with Oregon State University Extension Service, helps serve a meal Thursday evening at One Community Health, 1040 Webber Street in The Dalles. The free meal, which featured homemade soups and salad dressing, was followed by a class to help people feed their family and eat healthy. The program in English and Spanish will be offered every second Thursday of the month. Meal begins at 5 p.m. Partnering with OSU Extension and One Community Health is the Vegie Prescription program of the Gorge Grown Food Network.

MCMC draws up plans for new tower

Saying it would add efficiency and improve services, Mid-Columbia Medical Center is hoping to build a 70,000-square-foot patient tower at its hospital campus in The Dalles.

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‘Go Red’ focuses their attention on youth

A local grade schooler recently had a triglyceride level of 262 — well above the normal range of six to 100 milligrams per deciliter for this measure of fat in the blood.

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Local man loses 114 pounds

Matt Post donated his 70-inch waist jeans to Goodwill and got rid of most of his old pictures. The 30-year-old doesn’t want to relive the past but instead look to the future. “I just did not want to see myself at that again,” Post said. “I did not want that to be an acceptable return for me.”

Public health waits for cash

The North Central Public Health District, increasingly short staffed since a budget cut last summer and other staff departures, may get a cash infusion from a regional health organization Wednesday. The Columbia Gorge Health Council, which governs state-funded health care for low income residents, got a sizeable “bonus” for meeting certain health goals set up by the state.

Help to get clean, sober

About 30 percent of clients on parole and probation in Wasco County are also social service clients of the Department of Human Services. The goals of these two entities for this minority of shared clients can often coincide: to get the client clean and sober and into stable housing and employment.

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First Baby, 2016

Proud parents Jason and Victoria Bustos hold their new daughter, Harper Bustos, who was born 11:31 a.m. Jan. 1 at Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles. Harper was 19.5 inches long and weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces. She joins siblings Trinity Martin, 9, and Alexa Bustos, 8. “We are very blessed to have the first happy, healthy, beautiful girl in The Dalles in 2016,” said Jason. “We appresiate the amazing care we got at MCMC.”

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Dr. K: Quitting smoking is worth the few extra pounds

Medical advice from Dr. K.

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MCMC hires athletic trainers

Doctor seeks more support for schools

Dr K: Female sexual dysfunction deserves more research

Dr. K gives medical advice.

County delays health decision

Wasco County has decided to wait another year before making a decision about whether to leave the regional health district. An agreement governing the three-county entity allows withdrawal decisions only at the end of a year, with the withdrawal being effective six months later.

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