“WHY I’M IN” – An Interview with David Butler, President, Adventist Health Tillamook Regional Medical Center

 The Tillamook County Wellness “Why I’m In” interview series highlights our community partners and what has inspired and motivated them to work toward the common goal of improving community health.  “WHY I’M IN” – An Interview with David Butler, President, Adventist Health Tillamook Regional Medical Center What drew you into the Year of Wellness, now […]

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Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins

Recipe Source: Recipe and photo from www.FoodHero.org   Number of servings: 12 Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 35 min   Ingredients: 1 1⁄2 cups whole wheat flour 3⁄4 cup sugar 1⁄2 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons baking powder 1⁄3 cup vegetable oil 1 egg, slightly beaten 1⁄3 cup nonfat or 1% milk 1⁄2 cup […]

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Magic in the Air at SOS Tillamook Fair Booth

Magic in the Air at SOS Tillamook Fair Booth – Tillamook Residents Talk about the Future By Laura Swanson, for SOS Tillamook, Tillamook Family Counseling Center Prevention Program There was “magic in the air” at the SOS Tillamook fair booth – with a fortune-telling flair.  Tillamook County Prevention program manager, DeAnna Pearl, utilizes the SOS […]

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Salmon Pasta Skillet

Recipe Source: Recipe and photo from www.FoodHero.org Number of servings: 6 Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 35 min   Ingredients: 1 1⁄2 cups whole grain pasta (try shells, elbow, or bow tie) 1 Tablespoon margarine or butter 2 Tablespoons chopped onion 1 can (5 ounces) canned salmon, drained (about 1/2 cup cooked fresh […]

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Watermelon with Lime and Chili Powder

Recipe Source: Recipe and photo from www.FoodHero.org Number of servings: 4 Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 10 min   Ingredients: 2 cups cubed watermelon, seeds removed 1⁄2 lime 1⁄4 teaspoon chili powder (or more to taste) 1⁄4 teaspoon salt (optional)   Directions In a serving bowl, squeeze lime juice over watermelon cubes. Sprinkle […]

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Step It Up! Tillamook County

Tillamook County Wellness invites you to join us for a group hike, Sunday, August 19th at 4 pm.  Our Step It Up walking groups will be hiking at Nehalem Bay State Park, located just north of the city of Nehalem.  There is no charge for this event. A beautifully maintained natural area along Nehalem Bay, […]

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Kale and White Bean Soup

Number of servings: 5 Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 30 min   Ingredients: 1 cup onion, chopped (1 medium onion) 4 cloves garlic, minced or 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 Tablespoon butter or margarine 2 cups broth (chicken or vegetable) 1 1⁄2 cups cooked white beans (1 can – 15.5 ounces, drained and […]

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Local Success in Implementing Tobacco 21

August 2, 2018   Contact: Jim Becraft, 593 842 5937 Tillamook Retailer Compliance with New Tobacco 21 Law Tillamook County inspections indicate excellent compliance with the Tobacco 21 law that went into effect January 1, 2018. In fact, compliance was excellent before the law went into effect, as the inspection date was 11/17/2017 based on […]

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Hummus (no tahini)

Recipe Source: Recipe and photo from www.FoodHero.org   Number of servings: 16 Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 5 min   Ingredients: 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed 2 Tablespoons lemon juice (fresh or bottled) 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 1⁄2 cup nonfat plain yogurt 1 clove garlic, or 1/4 teaspoon garlic […]

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Diabetes and Tobacco Use

We’re #2!  Sometimes being near the top is not a good thing.  The percentage of adults who smoke in Tillamook County is second highest among all Oregon counties.  Recent data shows the percentage of people who smoke statewide is 17.9%.  By comparison, the percentage in Tillamook County is a whopping 30.9%.   There is some […]

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