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HEALTH
State sets training schedule for health care reform classes

State sets training schedule for health care reform classes

The Washington State Health Care Authority will send trainers on the road this month to offer free classes in how to assist applicants for an expansion in Medicaid/Apple Health that will add up to 325,000 new clients next year under the Affordable Care Act. The one-day training sessions will include a working lunch for all...
Healing arts practitioner opens office in Winthrop

Healing arts practitioner opens office in Winthrop

  By Laurelle Walsh New research on fascia – the connective tissue that wraps the muscles and connects muscle to tendon – and the recent ability of ultrasound imaging to “see” fascia, is going to “change everything” in the healing arts, Hellerwork practitioner Jason Rumohr believes. In fact, healing human fascia is so critical in...
Isabella Curtis’ cancer in remission

Isabella Curtis’ cancer in remission

By Marcy Stamper The Curtis family is resettled in Twisp and is celebrating the health of their daughter Isabella, who has completed all treatments for leukemia, which has been declared in remission. The family just returned from a special camp in Gig Harbor for families of children with cancer. “It was healing and amazing –...
Breast thermography to be offered in valley

Breast thermography to be offered in valley

Thermal image courtesy of Karla Porter   BY SUE MISAO A non-radiation medical procedure that may lead to early breast cancer detection will be offered in the Methow Valley beginning in July. Breast thermography is the use of infrared photography to show concentrations of heat patterns that may indicate the presence of cancer cells forming,...

ER manager named

Denice Collins has been hired as the new emergency room and trauma program manager at Three Rivers Hospital in Brewster. Collins will oversee ER nurses and work on improving the ER process. Collins lives in Riverside and has two daughters. She previously worked as a medical assistant and practical nurse and spent five years as...
Local teens use alcohol & pot more than state peers

Local teens use alcohol & pot more than state peers

File photo by Sue Misao   BY MARCY STAMPER When measured against their peers around the state, Methow Valley teens are more likely to use alcohol and marijuana and to believe that such behavior is tolerated, according to a recent survey given in schools around the state. Although the number of youths who drink or...