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The drive over the western Cascades takes you through winding roads lined with pine trees and pristine lakes before dropping down into long stretches of scrub brush, wide open fields and sparse vegetation.
Scammers prey on emotions, and loneliness is one of the primary reasons this scam is effective. Victims are typically recently widowed or vulnerable.
Although it was many years ago, I remember it well. It was a Saturday in June and I was with my gardening friends meandering through the gorgeous gardens of Dancing Oaks Nursery outside of Monmouth.
Ever wonder how Halloween would fare in a time machine? These mysteries are revealed when the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library features a display of Izo Milano’s antique postcards and memorabilia this month.
Scams are in abundance, from free trial offers, door-to-door sales pitches, price gouging and everyone’s most annoying nightmare — telemarketing.
You know it’s important to never stop learning, but recent research has shown it can actually improve your brain’s cognitive abilities.
Experiencing and managing chronic health conditions can be very hard and is sometimes overwhelming. Unfortunately, there are no quick solutions, leaving one wishing for a superhero to come save the day,
Preparing your house to move takes a lot of effort, especially when you have accumulated items for many years. Downsizing experts can help you through the process.
Caring for a loved one with dementia can be challenging and at times, overwhelming. Currently, more than 16 million Americans provide unpaid care for people living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias. Salem resident and former caregiver Susan Jones cared for her partner Elizabeth for 12 year…
We have all been reminded how important it is to see your doctor every year for your annual physical exam. The truth is, it’s even more important as you grow older.
With summer around the corner and the warm temperatures we experienced earlier this month, keeping cool will be a priority. While heat-related illness is preventable, many people get sick, and even die, from extreme heat each year.
For anyone living with a chronic disease, whether it’s cancer, an auto-immune disorder, pain issues or any other health problem, it is imperative that you optimize your intestinal health.
In an interview with AARP some years back, they mentioned that so many people serving as caregivers don’t necessarily see themselves or identify as a caregiver. They asked, “How do people know if they are indeed a caregiver?”
May is Mental Health Awareness month and a good time to be open about mental health. Statistics tell us that one in five people in the United States experience a mental health problem every year, including seniors.
I am a first generation American. My parents immigrated from England in the early 1950s, included with the wave from the United Kingdom who set sail across the Atlantic due to a stagnate economy and a desire for breathing room.
Editor’s note: In March, our writer Vanessa Salvia accompanied some friends and their 2-year-old son to Barcelona, where her friends were participating in a conference. Here, she shares what it was like to fly overseas, and the highlights of her experience there.
Our kidneys work hard to keep us healthy so it is good to take some time to think about what we can do to keep them healthy. Our kidneys work 24/7 filtering our blood, removing toxins and fluids to keep our bodies well.
An organization called Washington Women in Trades is searching for women in the greater Willamette Valley who worked in nontraditional jobs in the 1940s, especially during World War II.
After this crazy winter weather, many of us have been looking to amp up our fitness routine outdoors. But there’s one fitness activity that is independent of the weather — your local aquatic center.
If you think you’re the only one susceptible to scams, think again. In 2018, Oregon Department of Justice received 38,000 phone calls, which resulted in more than 7,000 written complaints, running the gamut from telecommunications to medical services and products.
Back when I was a newbie gardener, I planted marigolds in April. The nursery had them for sale in little four-inch pots and they looked so healthy and sweet.
Colleen Milliman only started running at age 90 and has been crushing her competition since. (Photos by Paul W. Harvey IV)
Heart health is a very important topic. Many of the people I work with have atrial fibrillation, or a-fib, on some level. A-fib is when the upper chambers of the heart get too many signals to beat, so the heart quivers without really giving a good strong beat.
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