• In an effort to protect the safety of patients, volunteers and staff, and members of the community, Hospice of Redmond has made the difficult decision to cancel its children’s grief support camp, Camp Sunrise, which is held annually the third weekend of each June.
  • A state task force warned against easing restrictions in the effort to stem the spread of the COVID-19 virus in Oregon. 
  • Animals help us in times of crisis
    The Centers for Disease Control and the American Veterinary Association have recently stated that pets are NOT a risk for spreading COVID-19. The World Health Organization has also recently reported that there is “no evidence that companion animals/pets such as dogs or cats can be infected with the coronavirus.”
  • Foods that can boost your immune system
    There’s no magic pill to protect you from the new coronavirus (COVID-19). But there are real ways you can take care of yourself and give your immune system the best chance to do its job against a respiratory illness.
  • In a letter to Sisters Mayor Chuck Ryan, Nadine McCrindle Executive Director of the Central & Eastern Oregon Chapter of The American Red Cross said that the Red Cross "is working to continue delivering our mission, including the collection of lifesaving blood, but we have had a staggering number of scheduled Red Cross blood drives cancelled as more workplaces, school and college campuses and other venues send people home and encourage social distancing."
  • The Covid-19 virus is a public health scare that has many people flocking to their local bulk surplus stores and cancelling travel plans. It’s infecting people with fear and will be upsetting a lot of people in the next few weeks. 
  • PORTLAND, Ore.—Oregon now has a total of 36 people who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, after the Oregon Health Authority announced six new presumptive positive cases of the novel coronavirus as of 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
  • Public health officials in Deschutes County on Wednesday, March 11, announced a presumptive positive case of COVID-19, the first in the county.

  • Being sick can put a damper on the best of days. While traveling, being sick can turn a magical dream vacation into a nightmare. What can you do to keep yourself healthy while traveling, and what is available toward prevention of acquiring those nasty viruses or infections? 
  • One could name a lot of reasons to be stressed these days. Putting aside personal concerns, simply turning on the news can raise anybody’s blood pressure. Much of our social economy thrives on fear-based messaging that adds to unease and uncertainty. Finances, family stress, job woes, academic pressure, stable housing, and social isolation are among many anxieties we might be facing. Feelings of overwhelm, worry, and pessimism can be hard to dodge. Even worse can be feelings of powerlessness and hopelessness.
  • Cold and flu season begins in December, but it isn’t until February and March that it reaches its pinnacle of infectious havok, often affecting millions. 
  • What are essential oils? Most definitions describe essential oils as the concentrated extracts of potentially beneficial plants. The terms used in the search to find which essential oils are right for you can be confusing. 
  • Weight-loss reality
    It’s January, and surely a few reading this have made a declaration of healthful eating as an effort to reduce one’s waist size, improve health, and feel good. Commonly, these efforts are made when a tremendous amount of motivation is harnessed after a long holiday of indulgent pleasure-seeking. 
  • Meditation offers benefits for well-being
    Meditation. It works.

    Many people practice meditation and know that it improves their lives mentally and physically. But a lot more people have never tried it and don’t understand how it can help them.
  • Oral health is key to overall well-being
    Everybody wants a nice smile and clean teeth. But there’s a great deal more than that at stake in the health of your mouth.
  • After overindulging in too many rich foods, many of us enter January feeling tired, depressed and a few pounds heavier. This year make your health a top priority. Make time for exercise, self-care and cooking healthy meals. It’s an opportunity to recommit to your health and well-being.
  • The Central Oregon Health Council (COHC) has announced the release of the 2020-2023 Regional Health Improvement Plan (RHIP).This plan provides a strategy for making Central Oregon a healthier place to live, play, and thrive. 
  • Emotional and mental wellness in kids: Should I be concerned?
    As a long-time (now retired) school counselor I was often asked by parents:

    “Is this normal?”

    “Should I be worried?”
  • Diet like a caveman, meditate like a monk, sleep like a baby, workout like an athlete. Sky’s the limit and the Internet has no shortage of tips and tricks to help someone “live their best life” in 2020. As many people have learned, a complete overhaul often proves impossible to sustain. 
  • Coach and trainer Ryan Hudson of Level 5 Crossfit in Sisters has a maxim for those who have resolved to get truly fit: Don’t plan your workout by “kind” of workout, but by “degree” of challenge.  
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