hospital campuses
Featured Health and Fitness Oregon Uncategorized

Our hospitals are in crisis

A recent increase in COVID-19 patients has strained the facility’s resources. It is expected that by August 2021, this strain will be noticeable and possibly even more severe than what happened last December when a major surge hit them hard during their time of need! This time, though the strain is more severe and it […]

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Health and Fitness Oregon

PeaceHealth’s Comprehensive Stroke Center earns top honors

For the 10th straight year, the PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend Stroke team in Springfield, Oregon has earned the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get with The Guidelines® – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. In addition to the Stroke Gold Plus Award, the RiverBend team has earned Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite, […]

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Featured Health and Fitness Washington

PeaceHealth offering new treatment option for COVID patients

PeaceHealth is now offering monoclonal antibody IV therapy in southwest Washington. This therapy is a promising treatment for patients at risk for severe complications from COVID-19. In southwest Washington, PeaceHealth will initially provide the treatment at PeaceHealth Memorial Urgent Care at 3400 Main Street in Vancouver. To be eligible for treatments patients must have a […]

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Featured Health and Fitness Northwest Lifestyles Oregon Outdoor Activities

Ski scenic groomed trails on Mt. Bachelor

Nordic Sports Director Bob Mathews founded the Mt. Bachelor Nordic Center in 1975 by overseeing construction of a modest pair of looping trails with all of 7 kilometers of snowmobile-groomed trails. The then diminutive Nordic program was rounded out by a 150-square-foot rental and lesson department squeezed into a corner of the main lodge. Through […]

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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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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?                 […]