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A focus on aging

Phyllis Yes has taken the real-life challenge of caring for her aging parents and turned it into a screenplay that examines the issues facing adult children as caregivers.

April 20, 2018 1:39 p.m. read more..


OHSU Circle of Giving directly benefits research on women’s health

Financial donations from women have made possible an early scientific discovery that could have an impact on Alzheimer’s research. It brings new hope to the fight against this and related diseases wreaking havoc on those with memory loss. Dementia has emerged as one of the great medical challenges of our time.

April 3, 2018 1:17 p.m. read more..
  

Dave’s Killer Magic Shop is a dream come true for Vancouver teacher

Dave Lemberg doesn’t remember how old he was when he first saw a commercial for TV Magic Cards, but he certainly recollects how it made him feel. He was so excited that the cards went straight on his Christmas wish list, and the eventual gift launched a lifelong interest in magic tricks. Lemberg grew up in southwest Washington and eventually became a teacher. Early in his career, he attended a convention where a presenter used magic tricks to teach science.

February 28, 2018 10:33 p.m. read more..


Is a gluten-free diet right for you?

When you look around your favorite grocery store or restaurant, it’s apparent that gluten-free foods have gone mainstream, which may leave you wondering: Are gluten-free diets a fad or are they actually a healthy way of eating?

February 25, 2018 10:35 p.m. read more..


Vancouver’s Dennis Nielson is smashing records all over the West Coast

Dennis Nielson has had his share of victories on the tennis court. The 83-year-old resident of Vancouver, Washington is ranked by the U.S. Tennis Association as the No. 1 hardcourt player in the 80- to 85-year-old age group in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. But he doesn’t measure success by wins and losses.

February 7, 2018 9:08 a.m. read more..
 

Portland’s ‘fiber mecca’

Think knitting is just something your grandma used to do? Not so, says Jackie Howard Kraybill, owner of Northwest Wools in Portland. She believes a resurgence in knitting may be due to the unsettling times in which we live.

February 2, 2018 4:23 p.m. read more..
 

A history of Postcards

Almost everyone taking a vacation today uses their own camera or phone to capture memories of places they’ve been and things they’ve seen. But a century ago, few people had their own camera and, when they went on a trip, they would typically buy a postcard view of the place they were visiting.

December 2, 2017 2:22 p.m. read more..
 

A modern twist on a doctor’s house call

Although not in the traditional sense, Ronald Paapke’s doctor was with him all the way through his recent health emergency. “It was as if the doctor was actually in the room with me,” says Paapke, 54, who suffered a stroke on Sept. 19. “As I moved, the telecom screen was following me. Where I went, the doctor went. It was pretty amazing.”

November 21, 2017 2:47 p.m. read more..


Vancouver's Marshall House was home to a great patriot

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Marshall Plan, the post-World War II effort to revitalize a devastated Western Europe. In 1947, from London to Moscow, cities were flattened, economies destroyed, homes left in rubble, and millions of people displaced. In the midst of this destitution existed, as President Harry S. Truman observed, a breeding ground for the spread of communism throughout Europe.

October 12, 2017 2:35 p.m. read more..

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