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home : health July 27, 2015


The human-dog bond
Jill had lost her husband a few years ago to cancer, and during the months following his passing, deep loneliness had set in. After all, they had been together for over 30 years. Her best friend advised her to get a dog because they make great companions, so she did. A year later Jill and her best furry friend went everywhere together, a special bond had been formed.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Of a certain age.....
Have you ever noticed how a particular theme or topic seems to keep popping up in your life?
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Heat can be deadly for your pet
A torrid heatwave has shifted into high gear. It broke at least seven June record highs in the Northwest, and weather forecasts indicate that it will extend through early July.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Sisters bat found with rabies
The Deschutes County Public Health Department reports that a bat found in Sisters has tested positive for rabies. Confirmatory tests were performed at the Oregon State Public Health Lab after a Deschutes County resident noticed a dead bat in his dog's mouth. The dog was current on the rabies vaccine and will undergo quarantine for 45 days after revaccination.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
City keeps a wary eye on water
Bill Hall, newly appointed member of Sisters City Council, was sworn in at the May 28 Council meeting and hit the ground running, as he was voted to become the new Council president by his fellow councilors.
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Commentary... Perils of pesticides
Where have all the flowers gone? It's that old Pete Seeger song that comes back to haunt us as we are finally beginning to realize the damage done to the food chain by pesticides.
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Enjoy your garden's restorative qualities
As we age, the garden we planted 10, 20 or 30 years ago may no longer be a source of joy and pride. Rather it may seem overwhelming and burdensome.
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Getting dental hygiene to seniors
As we age or become homebound due to illness, one of the things that often get neglected is dental hygiene. Even being in a wheelchair, it's next to impossible to get yourself to a dentist's office, much less into a dental chair to have any work done on your teeth.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
A Home to Share opens in Sisters
The first phase of A Home to Share (AHTS) is complete, with a house called Mary Ellen's Place refurbished and ready for residents. The home, located on Spruce Street in Sisters, was the site of celebration last Friday as board members, volunteers, and community members gathered for its grand opening.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
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
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
















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