07 23 2014
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Avoid Getting Flu Or Giving Flu to Others When You Travel

Try these tips from Dr. Mel Kohn, MD, MPH, director of Oregon Public Health

As the holiday travel season begins, avoiding the flu in crowded terminals, stuffy planes and trains can be a challenge. "Airplanes, trains and cars are close quarters but you can make travel safer with a few simple steps," says Dr. Mel Kohn. "There are ways to protect yourself."

Influenza virus is spread by droplets from coughs and sneezes. Studies have shown that flu viruses can survive on hard surfaces and can infect a person from two and eight hours after being left on items like cafeteria tables, door handles and airplane trays. Try these tips to stay safe and healthy while you travel throughout the busy season....

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Creating a New Culture of Good Health

Creating a healthy environment for everyone in our community

Oregonians speak out – a series of conversations about creating a healthy environment for everyone in our community of Human Services. Join the conversation: Community Health Priorities, a Northwest Health Foundation Project ....


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After Illness, Eating Well Means Living Well

On a trip to Spain, The Skanner's Bernie Foster learns a healthy lifestyle

In my youth I was a boxer. So this year, after a couple of rounds with cancer, I knew one thing for sure. As any boxer will tell you, when you're knocked down, you have to take that full eight count and then get back up and carry on fighting...

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Why Olive Oil?

Some fats help reduce our risks of diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke and cancer; they feed our brain and our nails, hair and skin so we look good too. Extra virgin olive oil is one of the best and most useful of these fats. Good for cooking and salad dressings, olive oil is in a class of its own ...


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