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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…

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My family devotes a lot of time to skiing. My husband used to be the U.S. Ski Team’s head aerial coach and I’ve been spending winters on the slopes since I was a teenager. Now we have the joy of introducing our kids to the sport. One of the things I’ve learned through both personal experienc…

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Climate and weather have a big impact on eye health and comfort. This is particularly true for people with dry eye. The disease is characterized by an unbalanced tear film that causes pain and blurry vision.

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At the age of 19, Sarah Spier reached into the cupboard and pulled out a cup. “Be the change you wish to see in the world,” the cup read, a quote from Indian political activist Mahatma Gandhi. At the time, she had just gotten home from a trip to Europe, which she visited as a part of her car…

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Hot summer temperatures make it critical to stay hydrated. Drinking liquids every two to four hours, even when you’re not particularly thirsty, can help you beat the heat. 

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Fat can be confusing as it pertains to diet. If asked to describe fat in a single word, many people might be inclined to say, “bad.” However, fat is more complicated than that and is actually an essential component of a healthy diet.

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Forest fires are the new normal during Washington summers. They fill the air with a disheartening amount of smoke and haze and raise a lot of questions: Should I keep my kids inside? Is it still okay to exercise? Will this cause long-term harm?

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Residents living in and around Battle Ground can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic conditions with affordable screenings from Life Line Screening. The Battle Ground Community United Methodist Church, located at 10300 NE 199th St., Bat…