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Health fair offers distracted driving test

Event offers flu shots, information about preventing cancer with nutrition, exercise

Ask Dr. K: Essential tremor is aggravating but rarely serious

DEAR DOCTOR K: My father was recently diagnosed with essential tremor. Is this the same thing as Parkinson’s disease? If not, what is the difference?

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It’s Pig Bowl time again!

Police give fans an oinker of a show to help families

Ask Dr. K: Time is of the essence in treating heart attack

DEAR DOCTOR K: Can you tell me what happens when someone having a heart attack gets to the hospital?

Ask Dr. K: Antibiotics in animals is serious health issue

DEAR DOCTOR K: In a recent column on antibiotics, you didn’t mention their use in meat and poultry as a cause of antibiotic resistance. Hasn’t this contributed to the problem?

Ask Dr. K: Vaccine can reduce severity even after you’ve had shingles

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’ve already had shingles. Do I still need to get a shingles vaccine?

Ask Dr. K: Too much weight gain in pregnancy is bad

DEAR DOCTOR K: I am pregnant, and my doctor says that I’m gaining too much weight. I trust the doctor, but I’ve heard that it’s normal to gain weight during pregnancy. How much weight should a woman gain?

Ask Dr. K: Be careful — you could eat more than you should

DEAR DOCTOR K: Does eating several smaller meals throughout the day rather than three larger meals help with weight loss?

Ask Dr. K: Dehydration is often the culprit causing brittle nails

DEAR DOCTOR K: As I’ve gotten older, my fingernails have become very brittle. They chip, break and split easily. I’ve also noticed ridges. What can I do?

Greatest Need grants available to non-profits

The Area of Greatest Need Grant is available to non-profit programs and initiatives that improve health in the communities of Wasco, Hood River, Sherman, Klickitat, Wheeler and Gilliam Counties.

Donate blood in September

PORTLAND — Disasters can strike at any time, and the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to help their communities prepare for emergencies by giving blood during National Preparedness Month.

Ask Dr. K: Antidepressants and weight

DEAR DOCTOR K: My doctor thinks I could benefit from an antidepressant. But I’ve heard that antidepressants cause weight gain and I’m already overweight. Do any antidepressants cause less weight gain than others?

Ask Dr. K: Study on TV’s health effects not conclusive

DEAR DOCTOR K: Is watching TV worse for your health than any other activities that keep you from being active?

Gorge health workers certified

Peña joins cadre for health outreach

Ask Dr. K: An alternative treatment for hot flashes

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have terrible hot flashes. My doctor no longer recommends hormone replacement therapy because he says it has heart risks. Is there anything else I can take?

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