Communicating Your Health Needs – A Conversation with Helen Osborne

Wednesday May 3 at 9 am – 11 am North County Recreation District (NCRD) Theater Health literacy happens when patients and health care providers truly understand each other.  Learn about and share ways to more clearly and effectively communicate with your health care provider. Who should attend?  Patients, seniors, family members, healthcare providers, administrators, caregivers, […]

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Health Literacy: What Is It and Why Is It Important?

  by Heather White, Community Health Improvement Coordinator; Columbia Pacific CCO Two of the most common questions asked during a visit with a health care provider: “Do you understand?” “Do you have any other questions?” These standard questions are meant to give us as patients room to advocate for ourselves. Unfortunately, if you didn’t understand […]

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Cooking and Eating as a Family, Making Family Meals Matter

By Meghan Pientka, OSU Dietetic Intern, Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council Among the most lasting and powerful traditions in family life is one that seems to have more impact than almost any other – the family meal. Family meals bring about family unity. Eating and talking together can help prevent behavior problems at home and […]

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Eggs-cellent Ideas for Breakfast

By Hallie Hopkins, Education Program Assistant, OSU Extension Service Tillamook County We have all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. In fact, breakfast is very important to get our day started off right. However there are many obstacles to fitting that meal into a busy morning routine that leaves most […]

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Eat Well by Enjoying Your Favorite Foods

by Jessica Linnell, Assistant Professor of Practice, Family and Community Health, OSU Extension Tillamook County March was National Nutrition Month, and one of the key messages is to include a variety of your favorite, healthful foods every month.  This message is a good reminder that healthy eating also includes enjoyment of our favorite foods.  In […]

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Why I Walk

By Nancy Kershaw, Family & Community Health and 4-H Youth Development Faculty Oregon State University Extension Service/Tillamook County Walking for me is a way to decompress and my thinking time.  I walk everyday with my two Shelties, JP & Lefty.  We are regular walkers at Happy Camp in Netarts.  JP, Lefty and I walk an […]

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Walking: A simple route to improving your health

  The path to good health through fitness can be a challenging but rewarding journey. But if you’re looking for a simple way to break into getting fit, look no further than your own two feet and the path outside your door. Walking is an easy and accessible way for people of all ages to […]

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Fueling Fitness

By Liz Pate, OSU Dietetic Intern and Anne Goetze, RDN, LD, FAND So, you’ve made your commitment to being more active for the Year of Wellness. Congratulations!  Whether you are choosing to get moving to lose weight, train for an event, feel healthier, or for any other reason, to truly rake in the health benefits […]

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