Cabbage – A Culturally Diverse Crunchy Cruciferous

By Regina Contini, OSU Dietetic Intern Cabbage is one of those vegetables that can be ignored all year, until summertime, when it is often found smothered in mayonnaise on a picnic table. Coleslaw, however, can be a refreshing side dish any time of the year. Enjoy coleslaw with Thai-ginger dressing and peanuts, an Asian-sesame slaw […]

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What you need to know ahead of Vaccine Exclusion Day

By Heather White, Community Health Improvement Coordinator, Columbia Pacific CCO Vaccine Exclusion Day across the Tillamook County is February 15th. Are you and your child ready? If you are not sure, you can find age-based requirements on tillamookcountyhealthmatters.org or ask your child’s primary care provider. The basic requirements common to all school-age children in Oregon […]

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Heart Healthy Eating

By Erin Wisbey Martin M.D.       Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the leading cause of death in the US.  There are five risk factors for CVD: high cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, and smoking.  These risks accounted for half of the CVD deaths in US adults but can be reduced with simple lifestyle changes.  In […]

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Nutrition and brain health

By Regina Contini, OSU Dietetic Intern What motivates your food choices? If you are like most, you would say you choose the foods you choose because of taste, calories, convenience and because you want to be healthy.  Brain health isn’t usually a top reason, but perhaps it should be.  Whether or not we realize it, […]

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Talking about Healthy Relationships Helps Prevent Teen Dating Violence

By Emily Fanjoy, Safer Futures Project Coordinator, Tillamook County Women’s Resource Center, emily@tcwrc.net  February is focused on healthy teen relationships to prevent Teen Dating Violence. Parents, educators, coaches, medical providers, church and community groups, and teens themselves can all have a positive impact on reducing teen dating violence when they educate themselves about the dynamics […]

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Orange you glad it’s January?

by Jessica Linnell, PhD, OSU Extension Family and Community Health Oranges are in season!  Eating these nutrient-rich fruits can help brighten snacks and meals during cold winter months.  Oranges are at their peak during the months of January, February, and March so now is the best time to enjoy them. It is estimated that oranges […]

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