Grants will help educate and remove barriers to care for local women PORTLAND — Susan G. Komen Oregon & SW Washington has announced it will award more than $1 million to further its mission, including $35,000 to the Mid-Columbia Health Foundation for “The Breast Health for Strong Families Program.”
WASHINGTON — Thousands of people with serious medical problems are in danger of losing coverage under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul because of cost overruns, state officials say.
DEAR DOCTOR K: I know fruits and vegetables make the healthiest snacks. But can packaged foods also be part of my healthy snack arsenal?
DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m scheduled to have a corneal transplant. What can I expect during this procedure?
DEAR DOCTOR K: My 14-year-old daughter got the Gardasil vaccine, which protects her from cervical cancer caused by HPV. But boys can get HPV, too. Should my teenage son also get the vaccine?
DEAR DOCTOR K: My husband has Alzheimer’s disease. Last week he left the house, and it took us hours to find him. How can I prevent him from wandering again? DEAR READER: One of the most dangerous and distressing symptoms of Alzheimer’s is wandering. It may seem unfathomable that a person might suddenly get up at night to go to the post office, or leave home at any hour for no apparent reason. The inability to control wandering is what often drives families to decide to place a loved one in a nursing home.
Mother is critical of mental health services For awhile he thought he was a grizzly bear. Recently, a sore on his back caused him to first think his spine had disappeared, and then that his mother had stabbed him.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The first draft was as mind-numbing as a tax form. Tuesday the Obama administration unveiled simplified application forms for health insurance benefits under the federal health care overhaul.
Summer and fall salmon seasons set for Columbia River
Roller Hockey lacing it up
2013 Cherry Blossom Run and Walk 3k, 5k and 10 k distances Saturday, April 27, 2013 at Dry Hollow Elementary School in The Dalles
DEAR DOCTOR K: My neck hurts, but my doctor hasn’t been able to figure out why. I think if I had the words to better describe my pain, it might give him the clues he needs. Can you help? DEAR READER: Many of my patients have trouble describing their discomfort beyond telling me “it hurts.”
DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m a woman in my 30s, and I’ve never had an abnormal Pap test. Do I still need one every year? DEAR READER: The answer used to be yes. This helped ensure that you had regular Pap tests to screen for cervical cancer. But new guidelines recommend less frequent Pap tests for younger women, and no Pap tests for many older women.
County has just 58 percent of state average for per capita doctors
WASHINGTON — We’re in denial: Americans underestimate their chances of needing long-term care as they get older — and are taking few steps to get ready.
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