Exploring medical options: Doctor films documentary in Detroit

February 2012 Posted in Your Health | Comments Off on Exploring medical options: Doctor films documentary in Detroit

By Sheldon Traver More than an hour away from a commercial airport and 50 miles from a major city, little Detroit, Ore., with about 250 full-time residents, may seem an unlikely place for a medical convention. However, on Jan. 21 and 22, ...

What is your lifestyle score?: Wellness class explores choices

February 2012 Posted in Your Health | Comments Off on What is your lifestyle score?: Wellness class explores choices

By Brenna Wiegand Forget New Year’s resolutions about working out every day or never eating sugar or fat again. We all know they end up abandoned because they prove next to impossible in our unpredictable lives. The desire behind most of those ...

Poses provide poise: Yoga offers mind, body, spiritual benefits

October 2011 Posted in Your Health | Comments Off on Poses provide poise: Yoga offers mind, body, spiritual benefits

By Omie Drawhorn Wendy Stone started attending to yoga classes to feel relief from the aches and pains of her fibromyalgia. The 61-year-old Stayton resident started attending the weekly yoga class at Stayton Library just over a year ago. The class ...

Proper pets: Lyons woman trains pets to have manners

December 2010 Posted in Business, Your Health | Comments Off on Proper pets: Lyons woman trains pets to have manners

By Mary Owen Christmas Cute is a small puppy jumping out of a brightly wrapped box into an excited child’s arms. What’s not so cute is that same puppy left to its own devices after the tree has been taken down and ...

A female perspective: New hospital clinic focuses on women’s issues

October 2010 Posted in Your Health | Comments Off on A female perspective: New hospital clinic focuses on women’s issues

By Mary Owen A new medical clinic opened last month by Santiam Memorial Hospital offers women a wide array of services. “I’m excited to be part of this clinic from the beginning – to start with a vision and to have a ...

Coping with grief: Holidays often difficult for those suffering loss

November 2009 Posted in Your Health | Comments Off on Coping with grief: Holidays often difficult for those suffering loss

By Mary Owen Holidays are filled with happy thoughts that can turn sad quickly with the loss of a loved one, whatever the circumstances. Grief support and remembrance Willamette Valley Hospice’s six-week grief support Nov. 5, 12, 19; Dec. 3, 10, and 17, 6 ...

Winter driving: Guide offers information for motorists

January 2009 Posted in Your Health | Comments Off on Winter driving: Guide offers information for motorists

In times of freezing temperatures and snow, drivers should get a handle on winter-related traffic safety information. A year-old publication, the Oregon Winter Driving Guide developed by the Governor's Transportation/ Tourism Task Force, is available to help motorists safely ...

Launching hope: eNRG Kayaking North Santiam’s Business of the Year

October 2017 Posted in Nature, Other, Sports & Recreation, Your Health | Comments Off on Launching hope: eNRG Kayaking North Santiam’s Business of the Year

By Mary Owen Kayaking down the North Fork of the Santiam River in the hot sun can be a fun summer activity for many outdoor lovers. “Our raft trips are very family friendly,” said Sam Drevo of eNRG Kayaking, offering trips out ...

Coordinated effort: September launch for Service Integration Team

October 2017 Posted in Community, Your Health | Comments Off on Coordinated effort: September launch for Service Integration Team

By Mary Owen The recent restructuring of the Canyon Collaborative has led to the creation of the Santiam Service Integration Team. “It’s always rewarding when our communities come together in service of others,” said Melissa Baurer, coordinator/community liaison hired by Santiam Hospital ...

Cold or flu? How to tell the difference and what to have on hand to help

December 2008 Posted in Your Health | Comments Off on Cold or flu? How to tell the difference and what to have on hand to help

By Dixon Bledsoe Getting a case of the creepin’ crud? Feeling a bit under the weather or does crawling into a hole sound better? This is the time of year when colds and influenza strike, usually at the most inopportune moment and ...