Learn to ice skate at any age

Julia Kelleher knows what you’re thinking: Figure skating is for kids. If you made it … Read more

Prevent dementia by focusing on heart health

Seven ways to keep your brain functioning well later in life

The graying of America has spurred widespread interest in ways to prevent dementia, Alzheimer’s disease … Read more

Heavy smoke sent more asthma sufferers to St. Charles ER last summer

The summer of 2017 in Central Oregon will always be remembered for the heavy smoke … Read more

At home genetic tests of limited use

Consumers often misinterpret, overvalue their results

The advent of at-home genetic testing offers people a tantalizing power: the ability to look … Read more

Planning for an aging population

Letting people live and thrive in their own communities, advocates say, is crucial: ‘If you have an elderly neighbor, do something nice for them’

Stephen Smith started smoking in the ninth grade of Catholic school, when buying cigarettes required … Read more

Many leave emergency room before being seen

More patients are visiting St. Charles Bend’s emergency room. Some of them are leaving before being seen.Who’s not getting care — and why?

When patients check into the emergency department but leave without being seen — often after … Read more

Medications can affect your oral health

Learn to avoid drug-caused cavities or gum disease

Many prescription and over-the-counter drugs can have a negative impact on your oral health. However, … Read more

Creating hospital food with special care

Chefs at St. Charles Prineville are working hard to fight the perception of hospital food

Half a dozen cooks bustled around Combs Flat Kitchen at St. Charles Prineville, preparing the … Read more

Ride smart, ride appy

Cycling apps have become as indispensable as spandex

The old adage about a tree falling in the woods without a sound may have … Read more

Catching on to curling

The ‘intense’ Winter Olympic sport finds a foothold in Central Oregon

For a sport about which many people seem to be clueless regarding the rules and … Read more

Program helps disabled get back on the road

Being disabled doesn’t mean you have to stay put — outfit your ride with these devices to keep on cruising

Throughout America, the ability to drive is often fundamental to maintaining self-sufficiency and independence. In … Read more

Snapshot: Northwest Chair at Mt. Bachelor

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Rural Oregonians still face Death with Dignity barriers

Roadblocks abound in rural areas

By the time Tom Stanton’s cancer was diagnosed, it had already spread from his … Read more

Should you have your appendix removed?

New evidence suggests that antibiotics could effectively treat many cases

If you recall having surgery as a kid, chances are you had your appendix out. … Read more

Back pain? Try these exercises

Back and neck pain become more common as we age, but these simple exercises can help relieve pain and prevent injury

Odds are you’ll probably have low back pain at some point in your life — … Read more

Apps to assist a healthy lifestyle

Accuracy, simplicity key in best calorie counters

The word calorie is mentioned often in the ever-changing world of nutrition and fad diets. … Read more

ER data: More weather-related injuries, less flu in 2017

Bend residents will remember the winter of 2017 as one of the worst in a … Read more

New hearing aids connect to more than just your ear

Stream audio directly to your ear, or use your phone as an external mic

Modern hearing aids are pretty smart to begin with, but the latest generation of devices … Read more

Oregon CrossFit owner focuses on strength, health

Local gym provides multi-faceted fitness for Bend

Finding health and fitness opportunities are priorities in Central Oregon — a popular destination for … Read more

Get ready for standup paddleboarding!

What to know before you try out SUP

Let’s start with the obvious question: If you’ve never tried stand-up paddleboarding before, will you … Read more

In the dark about lupus

While lupus is relatively rare, its symptoms can be deadly

Found mostly in women and people of color, this obscure autoimmune disorder is notoriously difficult … Read more

Is pain all in your head?

What you feel is real — and your brain may be to blame when a disease isn’t.

It’s why a firm diagnosis is often out of reach for those who suffer from … Read more

How to climb the more technical Cascade peaks

Conquering South Sister is a good start

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How to hydrate

Sure, those Gatorade commercials are inspiring. Watch the sweat spray off the hard chiseled bodies … Read more

Tim Malone: a counselor to dementia patients

Developing relationships key to success

Tim Malone’s clients — older adults who have dementia — don’t meet him in an … Read more

Bend pro skater, snowboarder succeeds

Jake Selover credits his supportive parents

Whether participating in traditional, team-oriented sports or a more individualistic activity such as snowboarding, it’s … Read more

Brushing: You’re doing it wrong

Dental experts have the right techniques for clean teeth

When you’re brushing your teeth, do you ever just sort of go on autopilot? I … Read more

The Other Diabetes

Kelsey Bennett opened her eyes. She wasn’t sure how long she had been asleep. … Read more

Weighing risks and rewards of statins

Cholesterol-lowering drugs are controversial among doctors

Statins are a class of drugs like no other. The group of cholesterol-lowering medications that … Read more

Arthritis exam: Do you know the gist of joint pain?

1. What are the three most common forms of arthritis? A) Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid and psoriatic … Read more

Healthy sushi at home or dining out

Avoid sauces and tempura, keep rolls simple

First things first: If you’re going out for sushi instead of pasta, a burrito or … Read more

Psychologist returns to her roots

Native American incorporates culture in counseling

Shilo Tippett had been far away from home pursuing a degree in psychology at Oklahoma … Read more

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