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If you’ve ever strained a muscle, you aren’t alone. It’s an extremely common type of injury. Strains occur when the muscle fibers or tendons that attach your muscle to your bones over-stretch and tear. Some tears are micro-tears while others are much bigger. Most strains are accompanied by p…

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Since 1936, the Vancouver Clinic has worked to keep Clark County residents healthy. Now, with seven locations all over the county, the Vancouver Clinic is helping residents in many different areas with their health needs. 

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For more than 30 years, Ellis Johnson worked as an internal medicine specialist in Clark County. Over the years, he saw and treated many different medical conditions at his clinic in Woodland. Now retired, Johnson pulls from his experiences as a practitioner to write his series of medical my…

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PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center expressed its gratitude to the Clark County community on Tuesday, May 19. Over the past several weeks since COVID-19 began impacting the region, the Clark County community has never wavered in expressing its support to PeaceHealth Southwest healthcare workers. 

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If you’re anything like me, you’re slowly going through your food reserves as you spend more time at home. Going to the grocery store is hit or miss as far as whether or not you’re going to get the ingredients you want, and if you’re completely isolating yourself, food storage can get lower …

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With community gyms being closed due to COVID-19 limits imposed by the state government, staying fit and healthy may seem like an impossibility. However, even though you can’t lift barbells or take a jog on the treadmill at the gym, your physical fitness shouldn’t suffer. There are still ple…

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Fresh powder. Crisp mountain air. Beautiful scenery. We in the Pacific Northwest love skiing and snowboarding for good reasons. However, these winter sports carry their own unique risks. If you’re planning on heading to the hills for some winter therapy, make sure you know how to prevent acc…

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While the holiday season may be called “the most wonderful time of year,” many people may not feel the cheer due to stress on their minds. Michael Bernstein, a psychiatrist and the medical director of behavioral health services at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, says people are stresse…

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Grocery stores are filling up with beautiful winter squash. While some people eagerly await the chance to add these fall gourds to their dinner table, many others find them intimidating. After all, they can be awkwardly shaped and difficult to cut. Those who have only had squash baked into o…