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home : health September 15, 2014


Healthier options for grilling
Now that we're in the throes of summer, you've probably already had a bunch of backyard barbecues and probably served the typical American fare of greasy burgers smothered in cheese, chicken dripping in sickly sweet barbecue sauce, or even the quintessential processed meat log known as the hotdog.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Take good care of your eyes
You wouldn't be reading this if your eyes weren't healthy enough to see the print.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Dealing with diabetes in Sisters
Diabetes is an American scourge. 25 million Americans have diabetes and the proportion is growing swiftly.

"The projection is that half of Americans will be diabetic or pre-diabetic by 2020," says Lisa Duncan, of Diabetes Wellness Solutions in Sisters.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Living with traumatic brain injury
Jenna Sneva comes home from classes at Oregon State University (OSU) to begin "repetition and redundancy" on that day's classes, two or more hours a day, before she is able to start homework assignments. This is the price she pays from experiencing traumatic brain injury.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The pleasures and perils of high-intensity exercise
High-intensity exercise has taken the fitness world by storm. Whether it's Crossfit or a variant, circuit training in the gym or interval training for runners and cyclists, the protocol of short, hard workouts using a variety of exercises is attracting athletes from elites to weekend warriors.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Know what chemicals you're putting on your skin
As a skin-care professional I have spent considerable time looking at and studying the ingredients in cosmetics, deciphering product labels and trying to make healthy choices for myself, my family, and my clients.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Hard times in Sisters Country: Learning to cope with stress
No doubt about it, these are hard times in Sisters Country. Lost jobs, lost homes, shrinking incomes, anxiety about the future - the litany of stresses brought on by the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression is familiar to everyone.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Dance your way to fitness
Dancing may be the most enjoyable way to get in shape - and it works for any age.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Sisters women take fitness to the stage
A commitment to fitness and a healthy lifestyle can transform lives. Just ask Tami Jones and Sara Schmidt.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Clean eating revs up your health and fitness
The better you eat, the better you'll feel. What you eat plays a big role in making you stronger, healthier and more energetic.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Keep smilin' - dental health makes a difference
Neglecting your teeth can come back to bite you.

Times are tough and everybody is looking to cut corners. Your dental care is not the place to do it.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Oh, your aching back!
Back problems can make chores like shoveling snow (it's coming, just you wait!) and everyday actions like getting in and out of the car difficult or impossible.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Layer up to stay warm, dry and safe
Fall is a season of dangerous beauty in the Sisters Country.

Beautiful sunshine and vivid colors lure us outdoors, but temperatures can plunge 40 degrees in a matter of hours, and a sunny day can turn cold, wet and blustery in no time at all.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Change your diet, change your body, change your life
More and more people in Sisters are adjusting their diets to combat specific health conditions - from allergies to autoimmune disorders - or simply in search of greater well-being.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
'Tis the season. Should you get a flu shot?
As the flu season approaches, folks in Sisters have to make a decision: should I get a flu shot?
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Avoid injury in the workplace or in your hobby
Working used to be really dangerous. Loggers were crushed by falling trees, industrial workers got fingers caught in machinery, farmers got caught in combines.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Want to stay healthy, be smarter, lose weight? Sleep
Sleep. Sleep which knits the unraveled sleeve of care. Blessed slumber.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Running Commentary - running for fitness
Sisters is a very active community of cyclists, hikers, skiers and runners. A love of the outdoors leads many to these pursuits which have the added benefit of contributing to good health.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Dealing with headaches
Headaches can be an annoyance - or a life-sapping chronic problem. The causes can be mysterious; migraines are still not well understood and a headache may be caused by anything from muscle tension to a brain tumor.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Dental care is key to overall health
Developing a simple plan for oral hygiene is a vital component of an overall wellness program that will reduce medical costs and other complications resulting from poor food digestion, oral pain and gum disease. Regular checkups, exams and a proper regimen of flossing and brushing helps to accomplish those goals.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011

















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