Red, itchy, scaly patches on your baby’s beautiful face are not just a problem for all those fall pictures you have planned. They can signal a serious, yet common skin condition: atopic dermatitis, also called eczema.
Every area of a person’s life is affected by homelessness and while communities are sensitive to the obvious needs of those struggling on the streets, there is one everyday item that is under donated and leading to serious health concerns for women.
Few issues can raise parents’ anxiety like a fever. How high it will get? How long will it last? Is it a sign of something more serious? When you’re dealing with a sick child, it’s understandable to feel worried.
North County’s own State Sen. Ann Rivers, R-La Center, has been named “Legislator of the Year” by the Washington State Medical Association.
Those looking for eye care in Woodland have an option with a face familiar to those in Clark County as Hockinson High School graduate Crystal Edison's practice has expanded into the city.
Mothers opting for a natural birth, and women who need help managing labor pains until the anesthesiologist arrives, now have another option during labor.
While new clothes and crayons are fun, one of the most important things you can do to get children and teenagers ready to go back to school is free, and just takes a little planning.
At Miss Gwen’s Salmon Creek home, sunlight filters softly onto large plush couches and a table set for eight, while the happy chatter of children playing trickles down from a broad landing at the top of the stairs.
Losing weight requires hard work and determination. Oftentimes, men and women hoping to lose weight must commit to healthier lifestyles than the ones they’ve grown accustomed to. That can be a big adjustment, and it’s important that men and women about to embark on their weight loss journeys…
What you put on your plate can make a huge impact on your ability to prevent Type 2 diabetes. This serious disease affects 9 percent of all Americans and 25 percent of those over age 65. Type 2 diabetes can lead to high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart attacks, and stroke. Keeping you…
Looking back, Janae Phipps now sees the signs that she missed when her companion of 36 years, Dick Bassett, began to suffer from early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.
Parents of young children know that getting kids to brush their teeth can sometimes feel like pulling teeth. Kids have a long history of disliking dental care, which can frustrate parents who know the importance and long-lasting benefits of proper dental hygiene.
Inflammation can affect anyone, and those who have battled it likely have nothing positive to say. But while few people may associate inflammation with something good, inflammation is actually a process by which the body’s white blood cells and the substances those cells produce protect the …
As a family medicine physician, I tend to see a spike in certain types of childhood injuries once the weather heats up. Here’s what you can do to keep your kids safe:
Ann Foster wasn’t too fond of how many Oregon vendors and junk food options were at Vancouver’s farmers market, so eight years ago she started her own in Salmon Creek.
Summer brings backyard barbecues, hiking and outdoor evenings. But as you spend more time outside, you might encounter stinging or biting insects. Their venom can cause allergic reactions that create itchy red bumps. While bugs can be a bother, in some cases their bites or stings may require…
As a Certified Diabetes Educator, I witness a lot of patients struggling with management of their diabetes. The biggest challenge that I see patients face isn’t using glucose strips or counting carbohydrates; it’s realizing that diabetes is a condition that they have to deal with every day. …
Earlier this month three new restaurants were added to Clark County’s list of “Healthy Neighborhood Restaurants:” Linda's Home Plate, Nuestra Mesa and The Garage.
In 1997, Ridgefield was not quite the bustling center of growth it is today. According to census data, the city had a population of about 2,000 at that time, less than half of what the current city has.
If looking younger, fresher and less stressed is important to you, then taking care of the skin on your face, especially around the eye area, should be a part of your daily self-care routine.
Although heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States, there are steps Americans can take to lower their risks. Eating a heart-healthy diet is one of the most effective ways to prevent heart disease, and a heart-healthy diet starts with heart-healthy cooking.
A desire to live a healthy, active life compels many people to include exercise in their daily routines. Numerous studies have shown that regular workouts that include a combination of strength training and cardiovascular exercise can make bodies less susceptible to injury while reducing a p…
For the last five years local Jazzercise instructor Sherrie Robertson has headed up “Dance for a Cure,” a large team-taught Jazzercise class. The event raises funds to benefit the American Cancer Society.
Cheese aficionados had the chance to learn the art of cheesemaking while also sampling prime examples of the delicacy in Hockinson over the weekend as the Clark County Goat Association (CCGA) hosted a cheese making class at Fire District 3.
Pizza, hot wings, and beer. Those are three items, among others, Jennifer Butcher vowed she wouldn’t give up when she made the decision six years ago to start losing weight. Today, that’s held true, and she is 110 pounds lighter.
A local group dedicated to dealing with vision issues and blindness is trying to get the word out about what they do and what they can offer with people who have lost, are losing or never had their sight.
Community Home Health & Hospice – a local, community-based nonprofit healthcare agency that supports the health care and independent living goals of each patient and their loved ones by delivering the highest quality, compassionate and dignified care – will soon be offering that same ca…
Hockinson resident Bonnie Hill may have recently lost a total of 170 pounds through hard work, exercise and dedication, but the 66-year-old has overcome much harder obstacles throughout her life.
BATTLE GROUND – Battle Ground HealthCare (BGHC) celebrated their fifth anniversary on June 9 with a satisfied nod for all they have accomplished, and ambitious ideas for how they will move forward.