Health and Fitness


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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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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