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Embracing Winter Wellness

As winter descends on the Pacific Northwest, the region undergoes a transformation marked by misty landscapes and cool temperatures. While the season brings unique charm, it also ushers in health challenges that we Northwesterners must navigate. Staying well during the winter months involves a combination of mindful practices and adaptation to the conditions of our […]

Giving Thanks This Thanksgiving

Gratitude’s Impact on Mental Health Beyond normal conversational niceties, expressing genuine gratitude profoundly influences mental health. Numerous studies consistently link regular gratitude to a significant reduction in stress and depression. It should also be noted that a grateful mindset extends beyond mere positivity; it represents a cognitive shift, reframing perceptions from a sense of lack […]

3 Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

As the Thanksgiving season approaches, many of us look forward to indulging in delicious meals and spending quality time with loved ones. While the traditional Thanksgiving feast often includes rich and calorie-laden dishes, it’s entirely possible to create a spread that is both indulgent and healthy. In this blog post, we’ll explore three mouthwatering recipes […]

Overcoming Fall Time Sleep Debt

Daylight Saving Time (DST) is a practice that affects our daily routines by shifting the clocks forward or backward. This seemingly simple change can have profound consequences for our sleep patterns. Since sleep, and specifically adequate sleep, is such a vital part of overall health, it’s important to consider the notion of “ sleep debt” […]

Movember: More than Facial Hair

What is No Shave November? Many people see No Shave November, also called Movember, as a way for men to grow out their facial hair. However, this global phenomenon, which has gained quite a large following in recent years, has significant meaning and an impact as part of a movement that goes far beyond just […]

Holiday Safety Tips

The holidays are almost upon us but not everyone approaches this time of year with joy and celebration. Some find the season stressful. Regardless of your point of view, when getting together with friends and family to celebrate, it’s good to remember some basics that can help us all avoid the colds and flu that […]

Importance of Health Centers

Student Health Care Centers: Vital for Campus Well-being  On campus healthcare centers and staff are becoming more and more prevalent in the US. While mostly accessible only to students, these college campus centers are often run in collaboration with broader urgent care facilities. The importance of these centers extends beyond the campus, impacting overall public […]

National Flu Prevention Week

October 8th through the 15th is National Flu Prevention Week in the US. This week is observed annually to help raise awareness and bring attention to the importance of preventative medicine and vaccinations, especially during flu season. This week-long initiative aims to safeguard the wellbeing of individuals and communities across the nation and boost overall […]

Flu Vaccines in the Pacific NW

In the realm of public health, few preventative measures rival the significance of receiving the annual flu vaccine. This immunization not only safeguards individuals but also plays a pivotal role in community well-being. It is crucial to understand why getting the flu vaccine is imperative, particularly in regions like Portland and the broader Pacific Northwest.  […]

The Resurgence of COVID-19

Recently, the world has witnessed a resurgence of COVID-19 cases. As the virus evolves and new variants appear, it’s become clear that COVID-19 will be present for some time. In this evolving landscape, urgent care centers have once again emerged as crucial players in the fight against viruses, providing vital support to healthcare systems and […]