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Cardiomyopathy in Cats

Cardiomyopathy, simply put, refers to a “disease of the heart muscle,” specifically the myocardium. It’s a condition caused by a structural abnormality in one or more of the four chambers of the heart, most commonly the left ventricle. The muscle involved becomes too thick, either scars and stiffens or weakens, thereby impairing the heart’s ability […]

Thanksgiving Breakfast Cookies

Thanksgiving is a mere week away, and I can’t wait to bake all the pies, casseroles and stuffing my heart can hold. No matter who or how you may be gathering, big or small, there are two things you should be thinking about right now: before and after.  Let’s start with before. Do as much […]

Thankful For Your Health

As we approach Thanksgiving and the holiday season, we tend to reflect on the people and things we are thankful for. Developing a gratitude mindset is so critical to our overall health, and the one thing we’ve learned over the last 20 months, is the importance of our health.    Our bodies are beautiful, impressive creations […]

Resolution in support of 3rd, 4th bridges not far enough for Lentz

When it comes to planning and building for third and fourth bridges across the Columbia River into Oregon, the Clark County Council is passing the buck. At least that’s what […]

Cranberry Champagne Cocktail

Take stock, and make a little more room, with a quick clean of your fridge for National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day. Celebrated on November 15th every year, it is aptly timed to help you clear your space before the Thanksgiving stuffing begins. Rather than making one big chore of it, do it a bit […]

Mind Tricks to Improve Your Health

We’ve all probably had to struggle through a workout or play mind games to get to the finish line of a challenging physical event or race. Recent research indicates that the more we distract ourselves during our workouts, our perceived effort goes down and performance goes up.  Here’s some mind tricks that you can use whenever […]

JHB opposes foreign contributions in state and local elections after FEC news

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, introduced bipartisan Wednesday to prohibit foreign contributions in elections. The bill would amend the Federal Election Campaign Act to ban contributions from foreign nationals in ballot initiatives. “The Federal Election Commission’s recent decision to allow foreign nationals to influence U.S. elections cannot stand,” Herrera Beutler wrote in a statement. “Congress […]

Fancy More Fun Feline Facts?

Facts, fun and fanciful, some purr-haps familiar, others new – for the feline fancier in all of you: Genetically, if somewhat surprisingly, a domestic cat is 95.6% tiger! Although humans have 206 bones in our bodies, cats have, on average, 244 in theirs. The number ranges between 230 and 250 depending on the length of […]

Easy Gluten-Free Bread

Soul soothing and perfect to pair with a bowl of whatever piping-hot soup you plan to make next, homemade bread is heaven on earth. Rediscover the joy of baking and celebrate Homemade Bread Day this November 17 with this incredibly easy Homemade Gluten-Free Bread that you make in your bread machine.  Specialty bread can be […]

County council already eyeing third, fourth bridges

With efforts to replace the Interstate 5 Bridge barely off the ground, the Clark County Council is already looking ahead to additional bridges across the mighty Columbia River. At its Nov. […]

Strength Training During Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer changes your life. Once treatment ends, you want to get your life back and put cancer behind you, but you are still having to navigate many of the side effects of caner and the treatment protocols.  A woman may be experiencing pain, tightness, reduced range of motion, muscle loss, weakness, and postural deviations […]

Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese with Bacon

No bones about it, Halloween here is just better. Someone flips a magic switch- foreboding clouds gather. A chilly breeze hits the leaves, and the night takes on all the broody, moody feel of a Nirvana song. Perfect, right? Now gather your ghouls and goblins and let’s get this party started! Pray for drizzle, but […]

GOP outlines process to replace Rivers

Although State Sen. Ann Rivers hasn’t yet said when she’s leaving, Republicans aren’t letting any grass grow under their legislative feet. They have already started working on finding a replacement for the soon-to-retire lawmaker. The 18th Legislative District Republican Committee outlined the process to recruit nominees for the position during its quarterly meeting Tuesday. The […]

Managing Menopause For Your Health

Hot flashes, insomnia, weight gain, bone loss, muscle loss, fatigue, emotional swings…Menopause can really take a toll on a woman’s health. The average age of menopause, the cessation of the menstrual cycle for one year, is 51 years old but the entire process can take up to 20 years for some women. When striving for […]

Herrera Beutler asks Inslee to block Oregon’s tolling plans

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, sent a letter to Gov. Jay Inslee Tuesday asking him to pledge to block Oregon’s plan to toll the I-5 and I-205 bridges. Herrera Beutler asked Inslee to stand behind his statements in 2018 confirming his intent to block Oregon’s tolling plan. She said he gave hope to the […]

Terrific and Safe Toys for Senior Cats

Although your senior cat may now spend more time lounging and less time playing, she still needs activities to keep her both mentally and physically fit. Could YOU be missing her cue that she’s simply waiting for YOU to take the lead? If so, consider the following to help her release her remembered inner kitten. […]

Speedy Pumpkin Skillet Lasagna

Your next cook from home assignment is an easy one. This Speedy Pumpkin Skillet Lasagna is a one dish bake that’s packed with fall flavor and it’s easy enough to make on a weeknight. With several servings of veggies built right in, there’s no need to serve a side. You can add a tossed salad […]

Heidi St. John thinks debates need to wait until November is over

Heidi St. John, a Republican running for Congress in Washington’s 3rd Congressional District, said another candidate’s proposal to hold a radio debate in October was “silly.” She said debating before Clark County’s general election took focus away from other issues. St. John suggested that 2022 debates should be scheduled after November so they can pay […]

Stretch For Your Health

As we age, our connective tissue becomes more tight and rigid. So, if we’re already tight, this is going to affect our posture, alignment and risk for injury. Add to this the fact that stretching is the most neglected component of fitness and we’ve got a problem. You see, most people either don’t stretch correctly, […]

Slow Cooker Healthy Hamburger Soup

There’s no better way to chase the chill than with a warm and hearty bowl of soup. Prepared early in the day in your Slow Cooker, it fills the whole house with the soothing, simmering aroma of dinner that’s ready when you are. This Slow Cooker Healthy Hamburger Soup is fast, family-friendly fare. Packed with […]

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