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home : health February 6, 2016

Taking on pain at Sisters Library
Dr. Robert Jeffrey, chiropractic physician, will speak on "Pain - Treatment and Prevention" on Sunday, February 7 at 1:30 p.m. at the Sisters Library Community Room.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Running commentary
My transition back to America after two years in South Korea has been challenging and interesting in a variety of ways. I didn't know that my return would coincide with the loss of my ability to run.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Habitat volunteer marks 93 years
Robin Tawney, manager of Sisters Habitat for Humanity ReStore, and a few of her volunteers showed up at the store on Saturday to surprise Russell Williams with a cake for his 93rd birthday.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
School-based health clinic operating in Sisters
St. Charles School-Based Health Care (SBHC), housed in the small red building next to Sisters High School, opened its doors last year to serve the healthcare needs of all children in Sisters.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Cancer survivor rescues two cats
Last April, when retired airline captain Gary Joseph of Sisters was told he might never walk again following surgery to remove lymphoma cancer, he defied the odds. But when Joseph's cat Baby recently passed away from cancer, his resistance crumpled.
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Sisters woman making a difference in American Samoa
Kathy Deggendorfer is really good at making connections. As an artist, philanthropist, and businesswoman, she knows a lot of people in many different walks of life. When she sees a need, she often has a pretty good idea of who might be able to meet it. And she's good at persuading them to step up.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
A new song
The record plays the same song over and over, it has become part of me, crooning uninvited in my head.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Sisters couple marks long road to 50 years
Bill and Zoe Willitts celebrated 50 years of marriage on November 24. They'll be the first to tell you, the long road has not been an easy one.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Winter is coming - save your skin
Winter is coming to Central Oregon and with it, its detrimental effects on our skin. Does dry, rough, chapped, itchy, and/or fragile skin, sound familiar? Adding insult to injury, when skin is less hydrated the appearance of wrinkles is worsened.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Keep the holidays safe for your dog
It's time for holiday parties, preparing dinners, and setting out the holiday decorations and Christmas tree. There are suddenly a lot of potential hazards revealed to your dog, especially if he is a puppy.
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Help your Furry Friends this Christmas season
Pets are beloved members of the family for many folks in Sisters Country. For families in need, helping take care of their pets takes a major stress off their shoulders.
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Firefighters team up to fight cancer
Firefighters from Cloverdale Fire District, Black Butte Fire District, and Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District are teaming up to fight blood cancer.
Tuesday, November 24, 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

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