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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…

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Not only are they a nuisance, but mosquitoes can also pose a serious health threat to people. Disease can be spread to people through the bite of an infected mosquito. Over 40 different mosquito species can be found in Washington, and many are vectors for diseases, such as West Nile virus, w…

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Do you (or your partner) snore loudly at night? Or wake up gasping for air? Do you feel sleepy or moody during the day or have trouble concentrating? These are all signs of obstructive sleep apnea, a common sleep disorder. It’s a serious condition that can lead to long-term health problems. …

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New parents experience many things for the first time in the months after their children are born. One of the more perplexing problems new moms and dads may experience is colic.

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Many expecting moms wonder what the difference is between a midwife and a doula — and which one they need. As a certified nurse midwife and former doula, I love discussing the type of support each individual can offer a woman during her pregnancy and labor.

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As a reporter, I find myself questioning and planning constantly all day long — running like a computer with way too many tabs open. When the hustle and bustle of deadlines and everyday life become too much, my favorite way to cope is to spend an hour depriving my body of all senses and stim…

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The 2019 County Health Rating Report compared data from 2011 to 2019 on each Washington state county to determine which counties are healthiest. Out of 39 counties, the 2019 County Health Rating Report ranks Clark County as the 11th healthiest in Washington. The report is put together by the…

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More teenagers than ever have picked up the risky habit of “vaping” or “juuling.” In 2011, less than 2 percent of U.S. high school students reported using e-cigarettes during the previous thirty days. Fast-forward to 2015, and 16 percent had. According to the authors of a recent article publ…

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Pregnancy, labor, birth, and breastfeeding can be hard on a woman’s body. Women need time to recover from all of this before considering pregnancy again. Pregnancy spacing is an important part of family planning and well-woman care.   

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Community Home Health & Hospice is offering a free six-week grief education group at the Seasons of Hope Grief Center, 3102 NE 134 St., Vancouver. The first class is from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 9, then repeats at the same time each Wednesday through Feb. 13.

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Migraines are a seriously painful and debilitating condition that can cause people to call in sick and skip events with family and friends. They’re also treatable. As a neurologist at Vancouver Clinic, I often see patients who have been bravely dealing with head pain on their own, either bec…