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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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For nearly five months, a group of four 18-year-old students have been passionately researching, designing, building, programming and testing a specialized gaming controller for a local Columbia High School student with Cerebral Palsy (CP).

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Runners catch their breath Wednesday in front of May Street Elementary during Dragon Dash, an annual fundraiser held throughout the day. Students run laps around the school, having gathered pledges, with the funds turned over to Parent Teacher Organization. Funds will be used for health, wel…

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Law enforcement professionals from Hood River, Wasco and Klickitat counties were invited to a  week-long training focusing on the field of law enforcement and its role in communities regarding mental health, substance use disorders, and aging, said Stephen Bradley, jail diversion mental heal…

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“Every survivor comes with her own story, her own set of hurdles and needs. Each one of them works with our advocates to do whatever it takes to move forward. And forward progress looks different for everyone,” said Helping Hands Against Violence’s Board Chair Dena Simonds at last week’s Hon…

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will exempt wine grapes from regulation under the Food Safety Modernization Act’s Produce Safety Rule, announced Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley in a press release.

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On Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Bingen-White Salmon Police Department will be accepting unused or expired medications at Skyline Hospital’s main entrance, located at 211 Skyline Drive in White Salmon. The service is free and all medications will be accepted with no question…

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On Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Bingen-White Salmon Police Department will be accepting unused or expired medications at Skyline Hospital’s main entrance, located at 211 Skyline Drive in White Salmon. The service is free and all medications will be accepted with no question…

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Hearts of Gold Caregivers has announced that it received the Best of Home Care — Leader in Excellence Award from Home Care Pulse, the leading firm in quality assurance for home care, said a press release.

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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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