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Most of our health and well-being is determined not by genetics or medical care, but by the settings where we spend most of our time. Communities can powerfully impact quality of life by working to ensure that the places and spaces where we spend time— including home, the grocery store or wo…

  • By Amber Vincent
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In the United States, mental health is an epidemic. It’s getting overlooked — heck, it is not even part of the conversation. Helping others find a natural solution has become a passion of mine because of what I experienced.

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Blue Zones Project, a nationally renowned well-being improvement initiative, is helping people work together to turn the settings where they spend most of their time into places that make the healthy choice the easy choice.

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Julia and David Pinsky lost their son to a drug overdose more than four years ago, and now they are promoting the use of naloxone to save lives of people who have stopped breathing because of drugs.

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Taking care of your eyes and preventing eye disorders was the topic of a conversation on the Talking Health radio interview on News Radio 1240 KQEN recently.

  • Kathy Young For The News-Review
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We received the news in an unlikely place — Tongren, China. “Emily called and Danny is experiencing some type of liver failure. They are being transported to Seattle Children’s Hospital,” the email from our son, Andrew, read. We were stunned.

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Question: I am hearing mixed reports about whether soy is good/bad for you. Wondering which is true? Should I add soy and/or replace some meat or milk with soy in my diet, or should I avoid it?

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A team from the HIV Alliance in Douglas County spent two days at the fair last week, in the Douglas Public Health Network booth, teaching people how to use a drug called naloxone, that is used to bring people out of a coma after they have overdosed on opioid drugs.

  • CRAIG REED The News-Review
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Pedals are going round and round as legs and feet provide the power. Weighted balls are being lifted and slammed to the mat, over and over again. A weighted bar and plates are hoisted from a bench, one push after another.

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At CHI Mercy Medical Center patient support through advocacy, communications, and training are a big part of what the hospital has done to improve patient experiences and that was the focus for an interview on Talking Health on News Radio 1240 KQEN last week.

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Northern Oregon is prime viewing territory for the first total solar eclipse to cross the nation from the Pacific to Atlantic since World War I.

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Water safety and tips for summer time, were topics of a radio interview last week on News Radio 1240 KQEN’s Talking Health.