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home : health February 21, 2019


Grateful, blessed - and struggling
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.
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Program to address mental health crisis comes to county
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.
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
An ace against pickleball elbow
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.
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
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.
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
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.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Healthier substitutes for sugar in your favorite treats
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.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Should you go organic?
Once found only in health-food stores, organic foods are now widely available at most grocery stores.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Spas, saunas offer healthy way to rejuvenate
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.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Weight training is crucial for senior health
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.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
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.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Set your sights in 2019
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.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Moving differently through the world
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.
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
The laws of metabolism
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.

Monday, December 31, 2018
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.
Monday, December 31, 2018
Exercise beats back the winter blues
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.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
The power of connection
The holiday season can be a mixed bag of emotions. In the best case, it is filled with joy and merriment; however, feelings of grief, stress, and loneliness are also common. In either case, what makes the season most meaningful for most of us is celebrating the connections we share with those we love.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Healthy holiday eats
It's easy to get swept up in the holiday season. By eating just 200 extra calories a day - a piece of pecan pie and a cup of eggnog here, a couple pumpkin pancakes and some butter cookies there - you could pack on a couple of pounds by the New Year.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Suicide prevention is in the local and national spotlight
High-profile suicides in the news recently, along with the death of a 21-year-old locally, have brought the topic to the forefront, leaving many care professionals pushing to find ways to further prevent people from taking their own lives. Mental-health professionals have been joined by other groups, including schools and universities, health providers and other organizations, to help identify those at risk and guide them toward quality care.
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Cure tension headaches ... and fix everything else that ails and fails
Generally, tension headaches are caused by the static and prolonged contraction of the muscles in the head, jaw, neck and shoulders. Makes sense! We have statically contracted muscles - tension - in a tension headache.
Tuesday, October 7, 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













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