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  • The Mosaic Medical Mobile Community Clinic is returning to Sisters. They are now seeing patients at Ponderosa Heights Apartments, every Tuesday evening, 6-8 p.m.
  • Pinworms make their unpleasant rounds across Sisters
    The common intestinal parasite known as pinworm or threadworm is affecting some Sisters residents. A pharmacist at Bi-Mart said Friday that the store’s inventory of pinworm medicine had sold out. 
  • The Center keeps Sisters kids safe in sports
    High school athletics can be one of the most beneficial aspects of a student’s education — but injury can cloud the experience.
  • March is Women’s History Month. It is a time to reflect on the many women and men who have carved pathways toward the sought-after hopes of equity, respect, and opportunity.
  • Melting snow delivers lawn, health headaches
    As long-term snow melts, an intricate web creeps across Sisters and our surrounding forest. It looks like filaments of cobweb or tufts of dog hair, etched across lawns, leaves, and pine needles.
  • Struggle does not discriminate. Grief and loss are part of the human experience. Many of us will face heartbreak, regret, and despair. It is also possible that amid all of these realities, we can simultaneously feel grateful, blessed, and perhaps just lucky.
  • Stepping Up is a national initiative being established in Deschutes County in an attempt to reduce the number of people with severe mental health issues in the jail and emergency rooms.
  • Pickleball fever is sweeping the nation as one of its fastest-growing sports. In Central Oregon, athletes of all ages are enamored with the physical, mental and social benefits of their beloved pickleball. However, when elbow pain flares up, the most effective long-term treatment is often ignored.
  • Taking readers on existential journey
    Megan Griswold is passionate about helping others find their own path, having learned from her own. She has logged over 15,000 hours journeying through remedies from the simple to the wild-from the glaciers of Patagonia and the psycho-tropics of Brazil, to academia, the Ivy League, and the study of Eastern medicine.
  • Heartwarmers continue to spread love
    Last Tuesday at Sisters City Hall, a 10-month-old boy named Kaenon was gifted with a soft fleece blanket with footballs scattered across it. Additionally, he received a coordinating brown knitted bear to hug. He was accompanied by his mother, Ashlee, and grandmother, Laurie, of Sisters.
  • Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and that means loads of sugar in the form of chocolates, cupcakes and sweets galore.

    Sugar is toxic and addictive, according to the experts interviewed for the CBS News show 60 Minutes a few years ago.
  • Once found only in health-food stores, organic foods are now widely available at most grocery stores.
  • Anybody who has sat in a hot tub after a long day at work knows that it's a great way to relax, relieve stress and soothe the aches and pains of the day. But relaxation and soothing are just the beginning of the health benefits of a spa.
  • When seniors in Sisters think "fitness" they may not picture themselves hoisting a barbell. But in fact, weight training is perhaps the most critical single component in senior fitness.
  • Dentist finds a home in Sisters
    A year ago, long-time Sisters dentist Dr. Greg Everson came home from a lunch with Dr. Trevor Frideres and told his wife Vicki how much he liked the new dentist in town. They hit it off so well that now they are merging their practices.
  • A new year. A new you. A new this. A new that.

    People are thinking big, they're done with the trials and tribulations of yesteryear. Their motivation for a change is strong.
  • I'm going to a doctor who's helping me overcome physical impediments. The main challenge has been feeling uncomfortable when I walk. Since I was young, I've felt awkward when I walked or ran. I didn't know why and didn't realize it wasn't normal to feel that way. Sometimes people were cruel about it.
  • Metabolism is the process by which the body breaks down foods into usable fuel.

    Sometimes the complexity of metabolism makes people believe they can fool it, or that metabolism is a malleable force. While the jury is out on whether metabolism is a hackable system or whether people are programed at a set point, there are irrefutable laws which all must heed.
  • Getting back to the basics of cooking at home
    Online grocer Peapod's third-annual meal forecasting survey showed a greater appreciation for home-cooked meals and that spending more time in the kitchen cooking healthy dishes is a top resolution for many in 2019.
  • Winter is here.

    Short days, and dark mornings mean less sunlight. Cold temps mean getting outdoors is a chore, requiring layers, coverage, trying to stay warm. Roads are littered with ice, cinders, and compromised shoulders. Rivers and lakes are not an option. Much of our beautiful hikes and treks are stifled in snow.
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Tuesday, May 21, 2019