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HRVHS Girl Up is collecting used bras and sports bras for local women in need as well as for homeless shelters around the United States. Locally, the bras will be distributed through Helping Hands Against Violence Women’s Shelter and FISH Food Bank with the help of the high school PERIOD Club.

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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 April 9 and running through May 21.

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There have been no new cases in Wasco or Hood River counties. The one case that visited this area in December is unrelated to the current outbreak in Washington State, according to the press release.

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We’ve all heard it before: Americans need to improve their health. We can all do better about exercise. What if all it took was a different way of thinking to get us moving?

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El 3 de enero, OHA recibió la confirmación de un caso de sarampión en una persona infectada que pasó un tiempo en The Dalles y Hood River entre el 26 de diciembre y el 31 de diciembre.

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On Dec. 20, Mid Valley second grader Nico Ochoa sat grinning in the dental chair, thinking hard when asked what he wants for Christmas by staff at One Community Health (OCH). He’s just had brand-new sealants applied to his back teeth. But as he’s clearly missing his two front teeth, laughter erupts when it’s suggested he might want to ask Santa for those.

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After 39 years of serving the Hood River community with dental work, Dr. Bruce Burton and his wife, Connie, are closing their offices and retiring.

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If you are looking for a supportive setting to make lifestyle changes, then you might want to think about enrolling in Providence Hood River Hospital’s Prevent T2 program.

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In order to help meet the need, The Next Door, Inc. (TNDI) is co-hosting a foster parent information session with Greater Oregon Behavioral Health, Inc. (GOBHI, headquartered in The Dalles), on Monday, Nov. 19 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at its office, located at 965 Tucker Road, Hood River.

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Resilience Network of the Gorge will hold a joint trauma informed practices (TIPs) learning collaborative (LC) on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at the Hood River Fire Department training room, for any businesses or organizations interested in learning more about how to implement TIPs tools in their workplace.

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American Family Care (AFC), the nation’s leading provider of urgent care, accessible primary care, and occupational medicine, announced this week it will once again undertake a national campaign to promote flu prevention in the United States.

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When the boss is connected to its people and the people know their purpose, the happiness factor goes up — everything is just way more enjoyable and people know they matter.

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A colorful mandala at 10th and Pine and the crosswalk at 12th two blocks away were the focal points of “Streets Alive,” Sunday’s first-time event that brought out throngs of walkers and bikers to 20-square block expanse of the Heights.

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A free event, Streets Alive! HR/Fiesta en la Calle on Sept. 30 will restrict vehicle use on 1.5 miles of streets on the Heights and open them to non-motorized use. There will be a wide array of activities to promote health and community.

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Thanks to a grant awarded by PacificSource Columbia Gorge Coordinated Care Organization, and the combined efforts of Hood River County Prevention, North Central Public Health District and the Hood River County Health Department, Hood River and Wasco counties now have a tobacco cessation specialist.

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Cooler temperatures might be right around the corner with the coming of autumn, but Hood River County is still in the summer season. And it’s been a hot one.

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The Mid-Columbia Gorge has become the first — and currently only — officially recognized Dementia Friendly community in Oregon. The Dementia Friendly in the Gorge Initiative received the designation from Dementia Friendly America on June 26.

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Schools from around the state, including Hood River, Mosier, Phoenix, Union and Oregon Child Development Coalition (OCDC), gathered on Aug. 17 at Hood River Valley High School for a culinary lesson by Child Nutritional Specialist Jessica Visinsky, Oregon Department of Education.

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While teachers ready their academic curriculum, school counselors work to help kids with another important subject: Mental health and emotional learning.

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It’s hot, drink water!

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The Memaloose 2 Fire is currently estimated at 167 acres and 65 percent contained, the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) reported. Suppression efforts are now focused on strengthening containment lines and mopping up the interior of the fire.

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Relay for Life of the Mid-Columbia happens this Saturday, June 30 at the Hood River County Fairgrounds in Odell. Teams from around the region have already formed, but it’s not too late to participate in other ways.

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Kayakers helped provide a set of virtual paddles to people facing cancer in the community, with last weekend’s King of the Salmon event in Hood River and on the White Salmon River.

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White water and calm water formed wet venues for the second King of the Salmon fundraiser Friday and Saturday.

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A mind-boggling 500 million plastic straws are produced around the world every day, and most are used for just a few minutes and then discarded.

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