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 By Ceili Gatley    Health 

Sisters volunteers treat kids in Honduras

Volunteers from Sisters recently returned from one of many trips to Honduras with the nonprofit Heart for Hope. Dr. John Spomer, now a Central Oregon resident, helps orchestrate the trips in... — Updated 12/5/2023 Full story

 By Katy Yoder    Health

Bringing puppy love to Sisters

For Joe Schneider, dogs have always brought companionship, calm, and renewal. Many times during his 30 years as a police officer, the welcoming wags and paws of his four-legged family... — Updated 11/7/2023 Full story

 By Bill Bartlett    Health

Health insurance changes a concern in Sisters

Citing concerns related to patient care, access, and affordability, St. Charles Health System is evaluating its participation in all Medicare Advantage plans, including those from Humana,... — Updated 11/7/2023 Full story


School-based health clinic to host open house

Sisters has reached a milestone in access to health care as Mosaic Community Health assumed operations of the Sisters School-Based Health Center (SBHC) last month. On November 9, from 4 to 6 p.m., Mosaic Community Health will host an open... — Updated 10/31/2023 Full story

 By Bill Bartlett    Health

Flu, RSV, and COVID on the rise

It’s flu season and Oregonians, healthier on average than the U.S. as a whole, usually shrug it off as a fact of life. However the season is more complicated when factoring in RSV and... — Updated 10/10/2023 Full story

 By Bill Bartlett    Health

Lab services now available full time at Sisters clinic

It's hard to miss the large, colorful banner adorning St. Charles Family Care Clinic on N. Arrowleaf Trail in the Outlaw Station shopping center. Neon-yellow all-capital letters on a fluore... — Updated 10/3/2023 Full story


School-based health center to expand

The Sisters School-Based Health Center (SBHC), located adjacent to Sisters High School, will soon expand its operations from two days a week to four days a week, thanks to a partnership between Mosaic Community Health, St. Charles Health... — Updated 10/3/2023 Full story


Grant helps caregivers

The Oregon Center for Nursing (OCN) recently granted $50,000 to Partners In Care to support development of a program aimed at increasing wellness for hospice and home health nurses. The Care for the Caregivers program starting at Partners... — Updated 9/26/2023 Full story


Sisters salutes...

Sandy Reilly of Sisters raised $1,800 for the Rotary's Ride for Alzheimer's earlier this month. According to Tate Metcalf of Sisters Athletic Club (SAC), Reilly organized approximately 14... — Updated 8/22/2023 Full story

 By Sue Stafford    Health

Heeding warning signs for women's health

Eighty-two-year-old Glenda Warren has been a resident of Sisters for 20 years. For much of that time, she has walked to her regular destinations, like BiMart, her hairdresser, and the... — Updated 7/27/2023 Full story

 By Bill Bartlett    Health

Don't be rattled by snakes

Your odds of seeing a rattlesnake inside the city limits of Sisters are too low to calculate. Nobody seems to remember seeing one in town. Just east and north of town, it's a different story... — Updated 7/11/2023 Full story

 By Bill Bartlett    Health

Grass roots effort to tackle Alzheimer's in Sisters

More than 50 attended the first of what organizers say will be a continuing series of events in Sisters to grow awareness of and develop strategies to tackle the increasing devastation of... — Updated 7/4/2023 Full story


Sisters Rotary explores impact of Alzheimer's

Toward raising awareness of the global increase and impact of Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia, the Council on Aging of Central Oregon and the Sisters Rotary Club will conduct a free series of talks on the morning of June 23 at the... — Updated 5/30/2023 Full story

 By Katy Yoder    Health

Bringing a patient-centered model to health care

Dr. Sing-Wei Ho moved to Central Oregon 10 years ago after residency training in Colorado. She was offered a job with St. Charles in Redmond, so she and her husband headed farther west. She... — Updated 5/16/2023 Full story


Combating loneliness in Central Oregon

St. Charles Health System has a new focus for its Community Benefit funding: reducing feelings of loneliness and social isolation while fostering a sense of belonging among Central Oregonians. For the next three years, St. Charles will direc... — Updated 5/9/2023 Full story

 By Sue Stafford    Health

Sisters man lauds proton therapy

Longtime Sisters resident Bill Willitts is on a mission to reach as many men as he can to educate them about the value of proton therapy in the treatment of prostate cancer — a treatment... — Updated 4/18/2023 Full story


Fixing You – What's in your web?

Anyone looking at a typical anatomical man diagram will see deep-pink muscle connected to bone by white ligament and tendon. But when it comes to what moves the body, that is simply not the... — Updated 4/11/2023 Full story


Fit For Sisters - Getting started with weight training

Weight training uses resistance applied to the muscular system to promote strength, muscle health, and sports performance. It is simple in concept, yet very nuanced in application. When external forces apply stress to a working muscle,... — Updated 4/6/2023 Full story

 By Stu Ehr    Health

Sisters man stands tall - with tech help

Erik Himbert has lived in his Sisters home for over 10 years but never walked the scant 100 yards to his mailbox. It wasn’t for lack of desire. Yet late last week, servo motors hummed and... — Updated 3/28/2023 Full story


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