Health and Fitness


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MCMC ‘tithes’ to charity

Nearly 40 local not-for-profit organizations were the beneficiaries of more than $52,000 in checks from Mid-Columbia Medical Center during an event celebrating the hospital’s unique community “tithing” program.

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Paging ER volunteers

MCMC seeks caring helpers

Surgery is only cure for infection

Three cases were diagnosed in 2015 by MCMC doctors

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Fighting a rare disease

Young mom contracts a ‘flesh eating’ tissue illness

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A passion for pregnancy care

Peña helps women get insurance

PD’s pill dropbox popular

Agency took in 500 lbs. of drugs in 2014

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Fighting through Tourette’s syndrome

Fritz hasn’t let neurological disorder slow him down

Whooping cough outbreak in TD

The Dalles has an unwelcome guest this summer that goes by the formal name of Bordatella pertussis, but most people just call it whooping cough.

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Canine visitors welcome at MCMC

Swedish dog relieves stress for patients, staff

Big tobacco: Sweet, cheap and accessible

Tobacco companies target kids

Health clinic will lay off workers July 7

The health district confirmed last week that it will lay off two people on July 7, reducing walk-in clinic hours from five days a week to one. The clinic will be open on Wednesdays, the day least likely to be affected by holiday closures, said Teri Thalhofer, director of the North Central Public Health District, at its June 23 board meeting.

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Coalition tackles childhood obesity

Organizations pool resources in Wasco County

Less clinic, more births

Clinic cuts could increase unintended births

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Defying the odds

Sansour in long ALS battle

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‘W.E. Pedal’ raises scholarship funds

The Mid-Columbia Health Foundation recently received a donation of $3,431 from the staff and patrons of Water’s Edge as part of an event called W.E. Pedal.


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