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The Gorge Wellness Alliance (GWA) has released an 8 minute documentary film, “Cultivate: Compassion,” on its website, www.gorgewellnessalliance.org/film. The film has Spanish subtitles.

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The Next Door, Inc., held a Stories of Hope breakfast on Sept. 27 at the Columbia Gorge Hotel, where staff shared personal stories from those who participate in its programs. Below is the text of two of the stories, edited for space. First names have been used to protect privacy.

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“Heart of Gold” honorees  — they are people who make a difference: People who enrich our community through their good works, selfless dedication and commitment to health.

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“Across the Poliical Divide” is a timely event for Gorge Happiness Month, Oct. 15 in White Salmon. Happiness Month is 31 days focused on the three daily actions scientifically proven to make people happier: Gratitude, acts of kindness and moments of silence.The goal is to inspire as many peo…

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Get There Challenge, spearheaded locally by the Mid-Columbia Economic Development District, is underway.The annual Get There Challenge helps people who live or work in Oregon discover healthy and economical travel options like public transit, walking, or biking to work, school, or play, said…

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As the marketing of tobacco products is increasingly targeted towards youth, the Hood River County Prevention Department is continuing to spread the word on the dangers these products pose to people of all ages.Recent surveys conducted by the Oregon Health Authority shows that while cigarett…

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Gorge Happiness Month events return for the fourth year in the Gorge in October with 20 different free events and participation by more than 140 different businesses and organizations in 10 different towns.

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The Underwood Community Blood Drive happens Friday, Oct. 11, and 10 more donors are needed. There are appointments open starting at 11:45 a.m. until 4 p.m., said a press release. 

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Gorge Happiness Month events return for fourth year in the Gorge in October with 20 different free events and participation by over 140 different businesses and organizations in 10 different towns.

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One Community Health’s new CEO, Max Janasik, center, meets the community during an open house held at OCH’s morning open house at Waucoma Building. OCH’s administrative offices are temporarily housed at the facility on Wasco Avenue near downtown while construction continues on the non-profit…

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Mothers and their babies, from birth to 2 years old, are the focus of a series of free Mommy Wellness classes at MCMC Outpatient Therapy at Nichols Landing, noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays beginning through Oct. 22; the classes began Sept. 10.

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Providence Hood River Foundation’s latest project, Basecamp, focuses on caring for your heart. With prevention and wellness at the forefront, the program also includes the goal of providing life-saving AED’s (automatic external defibrillators) to the community through other non-profits. AEDs…

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Evidence shows there’s a direct link between students’ oral health and academic success. In response, One Community Health (OCH) has ramped up its school-based sealant program for the 2019-2020 year, efforts that include expansion of its services to more youth and stronger program goals in t…

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Volunteers in Action Program Coordinator Britta Willson has scheduled a training event for Aug. 31, and she’s doing it in memory of late program volunteer and longtime Hood River resident Rodger Schock, who passed away in June.

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As part of its public wildfire education and outreach campaign, Pacific Power has released more information on its new proactive wildfire safety measure, the Public Safety Power Shutoff, printed below. Q: What is a Public Safety Power Shutoff?

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Residents of Hawks Ridge Assisted Living held a “Stay on Target” Nerf target walk and shoot around the Hawks Ridge campus to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Association Oregon & Southwest Washington Chapter. 

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Parkdale native Courtney Erikson, 23, needs a double lung transplant — and family and friends are hosting a spaghetti feed on Sunday, June 23 at the Hood River County Fairgrounds Community Building to help raise funds.

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Temperatures are expected to climb into at least the mid-90s this week in some parts of Oregon. Health officials are recommending people prevent heat-related illnesses that can lead to heat exhaustion and heat stroke.“People may not realize that heat-related illnesses can be deadly,” said To…

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Temperatures are expected to climb into at least the mid-90s this week in some parts of Oregon. Health officials are recommending people prevent heat-related illnesses that can lead to heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

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As summer harvest begins and the temperature climbs, the Oregon Farm Bureau Health & Safety Committee wants to alert farmers and ranchers who are employers about a requirement from the Oregon Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) that’s designed to protect workers from h…

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Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden are pressing Veterans Affairs about wait times at the Department of Veterans Affairs Community-Based Outpatient Clinic in Salem, which, according to a report by the Statesman Journal newspaper, is subjecting veterans to multi-month waits for …

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The American Red Cross has a critical shortage of type O blood and urges eligible donors to give now to help patients facing trauma and other life-threatening situations. As a thank-you for helping replenish the blood supply, all donors who come to give blood or platelets now through June 10…

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