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Moving up to the good life: Boost your ability to love

By on January 25, 2017 in Articles, Health with 0 Comments
Moving up to the good life: Boost your ability to love

I’ve been reading and thinking about this thing we call “love” for many years. I’ve read various theories and definitions of love from theological, romantic, philosophical, psychological and biological perspectives. I’ve researched the many benefits of being able to give … Continue reading

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The traveling doctor: Living extra years

By on January 25, 2017 in Articles, Health with 0 Comments
The traveling doctor: Living extra years

Recently the National Center for Health Statistics reported that the overall U.S. life expectancy fell more than a month last year to 78.8 years, the first decline in two decades. For males it was 76.3 years down from 76.5 years … Continue reading

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Moving up to the Good Life: Imagine the best that could happen to you

By on January 9, 2017 in Articles, Health with 0 Comments
Moving up to the Good Life: Imagine the best that could happen to you

By June Darling Imagination is everything; it is the preview of life’s coming attractions. By the time you read this, it will be all over. A nice trip to Bogota, Columbia; to the Amazon, and to the Galapagos Islands will … Continue reading

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The chicken and her eggs

By on November 16, 2016 in Articles, Good food, Health with 0 Comments

By Dr. Jim Brown It is pretty obvious we Americans love our eggs, and we eat a lot of chicken, too. Over 80 billion eggs and over 8 billion chickens are consumed annually. As of August, there are 89 million … Continue reading

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Are you afraid — very afraid?

By on October 3, 2016 in Articles, Health with 0 Comments

5 ways to quit worrying and pull yourself together By Dr. June Darling From ghoulies and ghosties And long-leggedy beasties And things that go bump in the night,  Good Lord, deliver us! — Scottish Poem Many of us seem to … Continue reading

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Preserving the bounty of the Valley

By on September 28, 2016 in Articles, Good food, Health with 0 Comments
Preserving the bounty of the Valley

By Maureen Stivers I have spent the last three months functioning as a human Cuisinart. This is nobody’s fault but my own. I am not a farm-kitchen girl at heart, but I can’t stop myself from picking, pitting, peeling, chopping, … Continue reading

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Plan B involves chickens, chores & outdoors

By on August 31, 2016 in Articles, Health, Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Plan B involves chickens, chores & outdoors

Story and photos By Jean Moraga While this life is far from what Andréa Pipkin imagined while in high school, she wouldn’t trade it in. Having lived in L.A. until age 12, then moving to Ephrata, the suburban lifestyle was … Continue reading

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Unusual activity has mom gaining confidence and losing weight

Unusual activity has mom gaining confidence and losing weight

By Jean Moraga On a breezy, sunny Sunday, Alicia Dart hoops in Cashmere’s Simpson Park, smiling, enjoying herself, as multiple hoops twirl around her legs, hands and arms. However, it wasn’t always this easy. “If you’d told me four years … Continue reading

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Oh, my aching back

By on July 18, 2016 in Articles, Health with 0 Comments

By Dr. Jim Brown In recent months I had been having increasing back pain that developed into sciatica. The sciatic nerves goes down our legs after they branch off from the spinal cord in the lower lumbar spine. It goes … Continue reading

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3 things that might surprise you when bike commuting in Wenatchee

3 things  that might surprise you when  bike commuting in Wenatchee

By Sara Villalobos If you’ve ever considered bike commuting in Wenatchee, you might just be onto something special. We all know that biking is good exercise, and getting around on two wheels is good for the environment, but local commuter … Continue reading

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Please, enough of the high drama

By on June 7, 2016 in Articles, Health with 0 Comments

By June Darling Some people have a high need for drama. Real-life drama. Here’s a snapshot of a young couple, Mary and Tom. Mary and Tom are always into it. She does things like cry, throw his clothes out into … Continue reading

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Drowning in plastic

By on April 13, 2016 in Articles, Health with 0 Comments

By Jim Brown One of my all time favorite movies was the iconic groundbreaking 1967 movie, The Graduate, starring Dustin Hoffman. It was nominated for seven Academy Awards, made Hoffman a star and was accompanied with songs by my favorite … Continue reading

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Awesome: What a way to live a richer life

By on March 10, 2016 in Articles, Health with 0 Comments

By June Darling A friend of mine told me that she could be driving on Steven’s Pass, round a corner, see a beautiful tree, and have to pull over to dry her eyes before she could continue. My father would … Continue reading

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Alive Inside: Music a balm for Alzheimer’s

By on February 15, 2016 in Articles, Health with 0 Comments

By Dr. Jim Brown Almost everyone in their 70s like I am personally knows of friends, relatives or acquaintances who are suffering from Alzheimer’s or advanced dementia, which requires special long-term care. Unfortunately, Alzheimer’s is all too common. Currently there … Continue reading

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Learning to live as a blind man

By on February 12, 2016 in Articles, Health with 0 Comments
Learning to live as a blind man

  By Ken Anderson When I was nine years old, I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Twenty-five years later, I began noticing the symptoms of diabetic retinopathy, which started damaging the retina in my eyes. The next 25 years … Continue reading

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This month, every month, love is the answer

By on February 2, 2016 in Articles, Health with 0 Comments
This month, every month, love is the answer

By June Darling We have a crisis and it is not ISIS, although it may possibly be related. It is not bullying nor gangs. It is not drug and alcohol misuse; not poverty — lack of housing, food, and jobs. … Continue reading

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Pickleball great fun and easier on body

By on January 7, 2016 in Articles, Health, Sports & Recreation with 3 Comments
Pickleball great fun and easier on body

By Dr. Jim Brown I have always enjoyed sports where I had to hit a ball with a racquet or a paddle. I played some tennis in my high school years at a city park, in college I played some … Continue reading

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Practicing medicine, Uganda style

By on December 30, 2015 in Articles, Health, Travel with 0 Comments

By Mary Schramm “Msungu, Mzungu” — literally meaning in Swahili “someone who wanders without purpose” — is what the children yelled in the refugee settlement when they meant, “The white guy is here.” These words greeted Dr. Geoff Richardson often … Continue reading

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Gun violence — America’s unique epidemic

By on December 4, 2015 in Articles, Health with 1 Comment

By Dr. Jim Brown Firearms kill more than 33,000 people each year in this country — about a third of those are homicides. No other country is close to our figures. Canada is second with 200 homicides a year and … Continue reading

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Cataracts, surgery and me: Wow!

By on December 1, 2015 in Articles, Health with 0 Comments

By Dr. Jim Brown According to the World Health Organization, cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the world today. In the United States, 3,000,000 cataract surgeries are done annually. An estimated 20,000,000 Americans are currently affected by cataracts. … Continue reading

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The Mommy Stimulus

By on November 24, 2015 in Articles, Health with 2 Comments

By Gail Gilbert I was looking forward to the end of the school year for two reasons. The first was that my knee was giving out and it hurt like crazy just to walk down the halls of my elementary … Continue reading

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What are your intentions for today?

By on August 19, 2015 in Articles, Health with 0 Comments

By June Darling Several months ago while driving my grandchildren to school, one of them (McKinsey, a five-year-old) asked, “Aren’t we going to talk about our intentions for the day?” Realizing that I had forgotten the-going-to-school-preparation routine, I encouraged McKinsey … Continue reading

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When your smart phone becomes your doctor

By on July 17, 2015 in Articles, Health with 0 Comments

By Dr. Jim Brown Technologic advances in all fields are coming so fast that it is difficult for many to adapt and keep up with all these changes. This is particularly true in the medical field. Even with the advances … Continue reading

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Lady of the Irish dance

By on June 16, 2015 in Articles, Arts, Health with 0 Comments
Lady of the Irish dance

By Susan Lagsdin Though she’s lithe and lean, Angela Schaub would probably not be picked out of a line-up as a teacher of traditional Irish step dancing. “There are very few Asians in the field,” she admitted, then quipped that … Continue reading

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What the young can learn from their elders

By on May 26, 2015 in Articles, Health with 0 Comments
What the young can learn from their elders

By Lisa Bradshaw One of the most rewarding things I’ve experienced since founding The DON’T WAIT Project four years ago is working with board member Melissa Knott on her idea for a project archiving the stories of senior citizens in … Continue reading

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Fish & Food

By on May 26, 2015 in Articles, Good food, Health with 0 Comments
Fish & Food

By Jessica Creel Joey Aguilar, a financial banker, and his wife, Cassidy, a dental hygienist, have made a practice of being mindful of what they put into their bodies as well as researching innovative new ideas. For many years they … Continue reading

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GET OUT! But first, duck into Pybus

GET OUT!  But first, duck into Pybus

By Andy Dappen What kind of nonsense is this… use National Outdoors Day (June 13) to go indoors so you can learn about the outdoors? The irony of this scheme is not lost on those of us who proselytize about … Continue reading

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How one local couple handled death

By on May 22, 2015 in Articles, Health with 0 Comments

  ‘We were honoring our wedding vows to the very end’ Seven out of 10 Americans surveyed would like to die at home. Before WWII, this is what happened for most of the time, but by the 1980s only 17 … Continue reading

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Can there be any good in adversity?

By on May 11, 2015 in Articles, Health with 0 Comments

What doesn’t kill me makes me stronger? Seriously? Fredrich Nietszche isn’t the only one to throw around this view of tribulations. Ancient philosophers from many cultures subscribed to the concept. Over 50 years of scientific research tells us this is … Continue reading

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Ads aside, Erectile Dysfunction is about more than sex

By on March 30, 2015 in Articles, Health with 0 Comments

Erectile dysfunction is a multi-billion-dollar business in this country. It is impossible to watch television on any night without seeing one or two Cialis ads. If you watch any sporting event, particularly football, on TV you will undoubtedly see three … Continue reading

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