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Featured Health and Fitness Outdoor Activities

Get Started with Standup Paddleboards

Paddleboards. You’ve seen them everywhere, eyeing them longingly as they glide effortlessly through the water like waterborne angels. “It’s not for me,” you thought, eyeing the ground as you plod about like a boar, “standup paddleboards are for other people; special people. There’s no way I could do that”. Well I’ve got news for you, […]

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Health and Fitness Technology

OSU expands Coronavirus testing to Newport

TRACE-COVID-19, the groundbreaking Oregon State University project to determine community prevalence of the novel coronavirus, expanded to include two days of sampling in Newport on June 20-21. The addition of Newport to the study follows the positive tests of more than 120 workers at Pacific Seafood, which operates five processing facilities in the city. In […]

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Attractions Health and Fitness Northwest Lifestyles

Taste Alaska!

Juneau Food Tours is giving travelers a taste of the city from their homes. Owner Midgi Moore recently launched Taste Alaska!, an online subscription box featuring made-in-Alaska products. Each box comes with smoked salmon, kelp hot sauce, locally sourced tea and spruce tip caramels. Additionally, the box will feature photography by award-winning Alaska photographer Mark […]

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Environment Health and Fitness

Are ‘frankenfoods’ hurting environment

Photo caption: The vast majority of soybeans grown in the U.S. come from genetically modified seeds. Public health and environmental advocates wonder whether these “frankenfoods” are hurting our health and the environment. Credit: Toshiyuki Imai, FlickrCC. Dear EarthTalk: What’s the current thinking on the safety of genetically engineered or modified products with regard to environmental, […]

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Environment Health and Fitness

Can pets get coronavirus?

Photo caption: A few dogs and cats tested positive for Covid-19 in Hong Kong, but experts don’t think these animals can spread it to humans. Muhannad Alatawi, Pexels. Dear EarthTalk: Can our pets get sick from the coronavirus too, and can they pass it along to people?                 […]

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Featured Health and Fitness Northwest Lifestyles

OSU scientists embark on groundbreaking COVID-19 study

Oregon State University scientists will embark on a groundbreaking project in the coming days as they start testing in the greater Corvallis community to determine the prevalence of the virus that causes COVID-19. The unique door-to-door effort is among the first in the nation that will provide an overview of an entire community’s COVID-19 wellness, said Ben Dalziel, an assistant professor in OSU’s College of […]

Health and Fitness

What You Should Know Before Cooking Meat for Dinner

Meat preparation is often the best way to get delicious results from a dish. As beef and pork, especially, become leaner due to consumer demand, people seek to add more flavor and tenderness. Chefs like you also seek to heed food safety tips to avoid hazards that can come from improperly cooking and handling meat. […]