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home : health June 24, 2016


Pushing back Father Time
An inspiring event happened last week in Bend, as the state's most seasoned athletes arrived for the Oregon Senior Games.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Cyclist stops in Sisters on long journey
Bob Quick should be dead. Instead, he's on his bicycle, rolling across America.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
The core of fitness
With favorable weather, long days, and abundant forest trails, many recreational athletes in the Sisters community flock to the outdoors.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
What does it take to change?
Cancer is a powerful motivator for change. Sometimes it takes the realization that death is closer than we think to finally wake up and live. There are parts of my life that I chose to ignore. When I look back, I see myself walking around like a zombie, eyes dull and my body moving without much direction. Sometimes I would wake up and realize I wasn't living my life to its fullest. I'd make a meager attempt at change but soon lapsed back into sleepwalking through my days.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Protect your dog from fleas and ticks
You might have noticed fleas and ticks on your furry friends. That's because flea and tick season has started early in Central Oregon.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Shelter takes in dogs from South Korean dog-meat trade
BrightSide Animal Center in Redmond has a core group of volunteers working with 11 dogs they received over the Easter holiday that were rescued from a dog-meat farm in South Korea.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Local donations go a long way in helping
The people who inhabit Sisters Country are generous. There are any number of projects in the community that simply would not survive without the financial contributions of our friends, neighbors, and local businesses.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Take action, face the challenge, never give up
Losing weight sure isn't for wimps. Since I began slimming down, I've had three anxiety attacks and multiple sleep terrors that cause me to wake up screaming ... not an easy thing for my poor husband to handle! I'd never had anxiety attacks before, but the sleep terror disorder has plagued me since childhood.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Palliative care specialist to speak Sisters Library
Certified hospice and palliative care nurse-practitioner Stephanie Barss will be the fourth and final presenter in the Diane Jacobsen Speaker Series at the Sisters Library on Sunday, May 1, at 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Staying active in their 90s
Sisters Athletic Club Manager Cindy Tintle knows that folks well into their 90s can benefit from regular exercise.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Sisters resident joins indigenous women to defend the Amazon
When Sisters resident Susan Prince began hearing about oil spills in the pristine rainforests of the Ecuadorian Amazon, she decided to investigate for herself.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Of a certain age...
In some cultures, those who reach a certain age quietly walk way from their villages and go off to die so they won't be a burden to their family. I'd like to think we've risen above that in this day and age, but here I find myself approaching that certain age living in Sisters, where it seems, though unspoken, that's pretty much what's expected.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
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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