Health and Fitness


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Healthy aging at the senior center

Director Scott McKay said the mission of the Mid-Columbia Senior Center is “to promote healthy aging by providing opportunities for people to explore, connect and contribute.” With five different exercise classes, a Brain Fitness Club and many more activities like table tennis and Wii Bowling, the senior center has accomplished that mission.

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PURE YOGA: Hot studio health

Shannon Red Cloud needed just three yoga classes to find her calling.“I never felt better in my life,” Cloud said. “Every cell in my body was just alive. After my third class, this is what I realized I wanted to do and that I wanted to share it with our community.”

Public Health may cut its clinic hours

The public health walk-in clinic for immunization and birth control could see its hours cut from five days a week to one due to a proposed smaller cash payment from Wasco County, the health district director said.

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Life fitness focus of new program

Family-friendly program in the works at club

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Getting ready for the real thing

MCMC gets sepsis training

Second trial seeks $4M

A second trial against Mid-Columbia Medical Center stemming from a former anesthesiologist’s sexual assault of sedated female patients and hospital employees is underway in The Dalles.

New meningococcal case at the University of Oregon

EUGENE (AP) — Health officials in Oregon are investigating a possible sixth case of meningococcal disease at the University of Oregon. School spokeswoman Jen McCulley says the case involves a 20-year-old male student who lives off campus.

Syphilis cases reported here

Three reported since ‘13

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Traditions of Compassion

CAROL RODERICK, left, was named outstanding volunteer of the year during the 2015 Tradition of Compassion awards ceremony Thursday night at the Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue station off Webber Street. She was selected for her work with the Wasco County School District 21 and the National Guard. David Neitling was named outstanding philanthropist for his work on the Riverfront Trail, his dedication to Habitat for Humanity and his donations to the tennis court resurfacing project at Sorosis Park. Hire Electric was named outstanding philanthropic corporation for donated services to local veterans and support of community events. Mid-Columbia Community Action Council was named outstanding community service organization for their work to help people in need improve their lives. The event was sponsored by Griffith Motors and catering sponsor and host was Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue.

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Teen’s spring break nightmare

Ashley Elton survives toxic shock

MCMC infection rates low

Federal study misrepresents data

In-home care agency expands to TD

Helping Hands Home Care Northwest HHHC of Portland added a branch office in The Dalles in November, expanding their service area to include Wasco and Sherman counties as well as Hood River county. Company president Toby Forsberg said in a news release, “In a growth industry and with the demand we have seen throughout our service territory, it made perfect sense to add a branch in the growing communities of Hood River and The Dalles.

Health department: Measles vaccination rate case for concern

BEND (AP) — The vaccination rate for measles in Oregon has fallen low enough to cause a state public health official to worry about the spread of the highly infectious disease. The vaccination rate among toddlers has been falling in Oregon for 15 years as an increasing percentage of parents claim either religious or philosophical exemptions from state vaccination requirements.

Go red events planned

Heart disease kills more women each year than all forms of cancer combined and organizers of the annual Go Red campaign have put together a variety of activities and programs to fight back.

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Medical scare changes woman’s life

Mother of two has made exercise a priority


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