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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…

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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…