Health and Fitness



The facts of hypothermia

Hypothermia is when the body gets very cold and can’t warm up on its own, according to UpToDate, a medical website. It occurs when the body, normally at 98.6 degrees, drops below 95 degrees.

January 12, 2017 1:30 p.m. read more..


Wanted: Stuffed animals

Mid-Columbia Medical Center has run out of stuffed animals to provide to children undergoing treatment or visiting family members who are hospitalized.

January 10, 2017 4:22 p.m. read more..


Local nurses honored by March of Dimes

For the sixth consecutive year, nurses at Mid-Columbia Medical Center were among a group of Oregon health care professionals selected to receive one of the 2016 March of Dimes Nurse of the Year awards.

November 22, 2016 11:02 a.m. read more..


Gas leak at MCMC

Roads were closed around the hospital this morning for about an hour when a leak in Mid-Columbia Medical Center’s main oxygen tank was detected.

November 18, 2016 12:20 p.m. read more..


'Good, bad, ugly' explored Nov. 7

Painkillers and opiates might be called “the good, the bad and the ugly.” Of all problem drugs, non-prescribed use of opiate-type painkillers affects all segments of our local population. Yet it’s also a problem the general population can help solve, prevent and understand.

November 2, 2016 3:55 p.m. read more..
 

Pink Walk

Margie Bodolay of Lyle untangles balloons floating outside Burgerville on Second Street in The Dalles during the annual Pink Walk Saturday morning.

October 18, 2016 12:12 p.m. read more..


Sherman doctor honored

Dr. Erin Burnham of Sherman County Emergency Services is EMS Medical Director of the Year for 2016. Burnham, a Hood River resident, was honored last month at the Oregon State Health Division Annual Oregon EMS conference in Bend. The award honors a physician who serves or has served the EMS system by providing medical direction, on-line or off-line, and who has served with distinction.

October 15, 2016 12:41 p.m. read more..


‘Pink’ walk is Saturday

The annual walk to increase public awareness about the threat of cancer to women in the community takes place tomorrow, Oct. 15, in downtown The Dalles.

October 15, 2016 12:35 p.m. read more..


TD vies for health help

The Dalles is one step closer to possibly winning a designation as a Blue Zone project, which brings in paid staff for a multi-year, broad-based effort to improve the community’s health.

October 5, 2016 1:55 p.m. read more..


Simple test saves lives

After prostate cancer claimed the life of his father, Terry Armentrout of The Dalles knew that he would be at higher risk for the disease and made regular checkups a priority.

September 30, 2016 2:09 p.m. read more..


Gorge health focus scores prize

A national foundation has honored Columbia Gorge health providers and community organizations with a $25,000 award for their inclusive and collaborative approach to health care.

September 16, 2016 3:28 p.m. read more..


Breast center gets clean bill of health

Mid-Columbia Medical Center has one of only seven nationally accredited centers dedicated to breast health in Oregon and Southwest Washington. That is no small achievement, said Dr. Kerry Proctor, medical director of the Breast Center in The Dalles, given that MCMC is an independent entity. Four of the other accredited facilities belong to Legacy Health, the largest provider system in the Portland/Vancouver area.

September 6, 2016 2:40 p.m. read more..


Survivors offered wellness, healing

Families who have survived trauma, whether past or present, are being offered free classes and activities to aid in healing through HAVEN of the Columbia River Gorge’s new wellness program.

September 2, 2016 4:31 p.m. read more..


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