Health and Fitness


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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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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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