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What you need to know about getting the COVID-19 vaccine in Clatsop County (Oregon)

Hands On Health @ CMH

What you need to know about getting the COVID-19 vaccine in Clatsop County (Oregon)

Hands On Health @ CMH

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Meet Physician Assistant Tom Haigler
Meet Tom Haigler, PA, from CMH Primary Care-Astoria. Tom began his medical career in the U.S. Army. #     #     # "Hands on Health" is the podcast all about living your healthiest life on the coast. If you have a question or a comment, please call 503-338-4654 to leave us a message. We may include your question in an upcoming episode! Listen on: Anchor Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Overcast CMH news
14:39
May 11, 2021
Coping with dementia
Dr. Faith Kayes shares her personal and professional advice for people who are caring for someone with dementia.  Dr. Kayes is a family medicine doctor at the CMH Primary Care Clinic in Warrenton Oregon. She has an unusual background because she’s also a doctor of pharmacy who specialized in geriatric pharmacy. #     #     # "Hands on Health" is the podcast all about living your healthiest life on the coast. If you have a question or a comment, please call 503-338-4654 to leave us a message. We may include your question in an upcoming episode! Listen on: Anchor Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Overcast CMH news This podcast is sponsored by Columbia Memorial Hospital in Astoria, Oregon.
20:07
May 4, 2021
Eating for a healthy, comfortable pregnancy
Pregnancy changes a lot of things: your body, your identity (Mom? Me?) and your relationship to food. Certified nurse midwife Corinne Almquist, of the CMH Women's Center, unpacks some questions many women have when they learn their pregnant.  In Episode 28 of Hands on Health, we’re talking about how to eat if you’re trying to get pregnant, what to eat for a healthy pregnancy and how certain foods, vitamins and teas can help ease some of those pesky pregnancy complaints. Explore more about prenatal nutrition on the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists website. #     #     # "Hands on Health" is the podcast all about living your healthiest life on the coast. If you have a question or a comment, please call 503-338-4654 to leave us a message. We may include your question in an upcoming episode! Listen on: Anchor Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Overcast CMH news This podcast is sponsored by Columbia Memorial Hospital in Astoria, Oregon.
27:37
April 27, 2021
Episode 27 Trailer: Everyone 16+ is now eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in Oregon
Listen to Episode 27 of Hands on Health with Chris Laman to learn about Clatsop County’s COVID-19 vaccination effort and all of the incredible people who are helping to end the pandemic. Sign Up to Get Vaccinated Adults 18+ can sign up to get the COVID-19 vaccine in Clatsop County by calling 503-325-8500 or taking the County's online survey. Teens aged 16 and 17 are also eligible for the Pfizer vaccine in Oregon, starting April 19, 2021. However, the Pfizer vaccine will not likely be available in Clatsop County until May. Sign your teen up for a vaccine in Portland on the Oregon's Vaccine-Finder website.
00:44
April 21, 2021
Episode 27 Trailer: Getting your teen vaccinated against COVID-19
Listen to Episode 27 of Hands on Health with Chris Laman to learn about Clatsop County’s COVID-19 vaccination effort and all of the incredible people who are helping to end the pandemic. Sign Up to Get Vaccinated Adults 18+ can sign up to get the COVID-19 vaccine in Clatsop County by calling 503-325-8500 or taking the County's online survey. Teens aged 16 and 17 are also eligible for the Pfizer vaccine in Oregon, starting April 19, 2021. However, the Pfizer vaccine will not likely be available in Clatsop County until May. Sign your teen up for a vaccine in Portland on the Oregon's Vaccine-Finder website.
01:32
April 21, 2021
What you need to know about getting the COVID-19 vaccine in Clatsop County (Oregon)
Today, we’re going to the source to learn about Clatsop County’s COVID-19 vaccination effort and all of the incredible people who are helping to end the pandemic. In Episode 27 of Hands on Health, Chris Laman gives us an inside look at the fight against COVID-19. In addition to his normal duties at Columbia Memorial Hospital, Chris has been leading Clatsop County’s COVID-19 Vaccination efforts. Sign Up to Get Vaccinated Adults 18+ can sign up to get the COVID-19 vaccine in Clatsop County by calling 503-325-8500 or taking the County's online survey. Teens aged 16 and 17 are also eligible for the Pfizer vaccine in Oregon, starting April 19, 2021. However, the Pfizer vaccine will not likely be available in Clatsop County until May. Sign your teen up for a vaccine in Portland on the Oregon's Vaccine-Finder website. Volunteer to Help Volunteer to help the vaccine effort in Clatsop County. Sign up online. #     #     # "Hands on Health" is the podcast all about living your healthiest life on the coast. If you have a question or a comment, please call 503-338-4654 to leave us a message. We may include your question in an upcoming episode! Listen on: Anchor Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Overcast CMH news This podcast is sponsored by Columbia Memorial Hospital in Astoria, Oregon.
30:06
April 20, 2021
Behind the Mask with Dr. Aaron Brown
Dr. Aaron Brown is a favorite among patients. He’s a primary care physician at the CMH Primary Care-Astoria. In episode 26, Dr. Brown shares his personal and professional experience during the past year of the COVID-19 pandemic. There have been lots of hard times, but there have also been wonderfully bright spots, too. #     #     # "Hands on Health" is the podcast all about living your healthiest life on the coast. If you have a question or a comment, please call 503-338-4654 to leave us a message. We may include your question in an upcoming episode! Listen on: Anchor Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Overcast CMH news This podcast is sponsored by Columbia Memorial Hospital in Astoria, Oregon.
21:09
April 13, 2021
Protecting your child's mental health during the pandemic
Life has been hard for many during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially for families with children. In this episode, Licensed Clinical Social Worker Misty Bottorff explains how the pandemic has affected families with kids. The impact has been different, depending on the age of the children, so Misty breaks it down into three groups for us: 0-5, 5-12, and 12-18. We’ll talk about what stressors there are for these three age groups, the implications for your child’s development and what you can do about it. Resources for Parents and Teens "Parenting During a Pandemic," tools for parents Oregon Youth Line Lines for Life National Alliance on Mental Illness Child Mind Zero to Three #     #     # "Hands on Health" is the podcast all about living your healthiest life on the coast. If you have a question or a comment, please call 503-338-4654 to leave us a message. We may include your question in an upcoming episode! Listen on: Anchor Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Overcast CMH news This podcast is sponsored by Columbia Memorial Hospital in Astoria, Oregon.
38:05
April 6, 2021
Food got you feeling ill? What to do if you you suspect a food allergy or intolerance
Have you tried going gluten-free, given up ice cream or stopped eating something else in the hope of solving your bloating, constipation or diarrhea? A lot of people are in a similar situation. And, a quick web search will bring up some promising sounding blood tests to help you solve your food mysteries. But, as guest Registered Dietitian Vann Lovett explains, you may be doing yourself more harm than good. Join host Felicia Struve for episode 24 of Hand on Health. We’re talking about the difference between food allergies and food intolerances, and what to do if you suspect that something you’re eating is causing you problems. #     #     # "Hands on Health" is the podcast all about living your healthiest life on the coast. If you have a question or a comment, please call 503-338-4654 to leave us a message. We may include your question in an upcoming episode! Listen on: Anchor Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Overcast CMH news This podcast is sponsored by Columbia Memorial Hospital in Astoria, Oregon.
30:22
March 30, 2021
Feeling irritable? You may be grieving
Talking about death and grief is a bummer. You may feel like skipping this topic altogether. But guess what? We’ve all been grieving this year, because we’ve all lost something that was important to us during the pandemic. Maybe you missed visiting family, date nights, or going to school. Perhaps you lost a job, or a sense of financial stability. The term “little losses” has recently made a debut to describe all the things we've lost or had to give up since the COVID-19 pandemic started. But the thing is, when we don’t take the time to acknowledge and feel the grief that comes with these losses, we can’t accept them and move forward. We get stuck in grief, in the same way that some people get stuck grieving when someone they love dies. Lower Columbia Hospice social worker Jeanette Johnson counsels with people at the end of their lives and their families. Helping people work through grief is a big part of her job. In this episode, "Hands on Health" host Felicia Struve and Jeanette explore the process of grief, how to recognize it in yourself and others, what we can do to help, and the silver-lining of grief. #     #     # "Hands on Health" is the podcast all about living your healthiest life on the coast. If you have a question or a comment, please call 503-338-4654 to leave us a message. We may include your question in an upcoming episode! Listen on: Anchor Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Overcast CMH news This podcast is sponsored by Columbia Memorial Hospital in Astoria, Oregon.
30:43
March 23, 2021
Surviving Cancer (Part 2): Scared, Scarred, Stronger
This is Part 2 of a conversation between Di Stuppy and oncology social worker Mari Montesano. Di has been living with cancer for more than 20 years. In this episode, Di talks about mortality; the role good nutrition, daily exercise, and spirituality play in her daily routines; and the silver lining she’s found in the COVID-19 pandemic. Listen to Part 1. #     #     # "Hands on Health" is the podcast all about living your healthiest life on the coast. If you have a question or a comment, please call 503-338-4654 to leave us a message. We may include your question in an upcoming episode! Listen on: Anchor Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Overcast CMH news This podcast is sponsored by Columbia Memorial Hospital in Astoria, Oregon.
18:47
March 16, 2021
Surviving Cancer (Part 1): Working during cancer treatment
In this episode of "Hands on Health," Social Worker Mari Montesano interviews Di Stuppy. As Di explains, she’s an old lady in the cancer world, not because of her age, but because she’s been living with cancer for more than 20 years. Di is an optimistic realist. She doesn’t sugar coat her situation, but she also doesn’t wallow in it. Cancer has worked in Di’s life the way that fire works on clay. She is stronger and more beautiful because of her experiences. This is Part 1 of the conversation. #     #     # "Hands on Health" is the podcast all about living your healthiest life on the coast. If you have a question or a comment, please call 503-338-4654 to leave us a message. We may include your question in an upcoming episode! Listen on: Anchor Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Overcast CMH news This podcast is sponsored by Columbia Memorial Hospital in Astoria, Oregon.
18:59
March 9, 2021
What do your brain and a bowling ball have in common?
Chad Rankin, certified athletic trainer, joins host Felicia Struve for another episode of "Hands on Health." (Chad talked about building a lifelong exercise habit in Episode 12.) In this episode, Chad explains how our understanding of concussions has changed rapidly. And, what he’s doing to help student athletes in Clatsop County prevent lasting brain damage from concussions. If you coach, play a sport or have a child in sports, listen up! #     #     # "Hands on Health" is the podcast all about living your healthiest life on the coast. If you have a question or a comment, please call 503-338-4654 to leave us a message. We may include your question in an upcoming episode! Listen on: Anchor Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Overcast CMH news
27:30
March 2, 2021
Ladies! Are you missing the subtle signs of heart disease?
Welcome to Hands on Health, the podcast all about living your healthiest life on the coast. Michele Abrahams joins host Felicia Struve to talk about heart disease in women. Michele has lived with heart disease for many years. She volunteers her time to support and educate other women who have or are at risk of heart disease through WomenHeart.  Join us to learn more about the subtle signs of heart disease in women. #     #     # "Hands on Health" is the podcast all about living your healthiest life on the coast. If you have a question or a comment, please call 503-338-4654 to leave us a message. We may include your question in an upcoming episode! Listen on: Anchor Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Overcast CMH news
25:44
February 16, 2021
Meet Cardiologist Timothy Becker, DO
Meet Dr. Timothy Becker from the CMH/OHSU Cardiology Clinic. Dr. Becker became a doctor because he saw first-hand how important great patient care is.  One recent patient said, “Dr. Becker was the most thorough doctor I have ever been to. He has a great bedside manner and is very easy to talk to. I am happy to have a doctor like him.” Dr. Becker is board certified in cardiology, internal medicine and nuclear cardiology. #     #     # Get Your COVID-19 Vaccine Take Clatsop County’s vaccine survey to get on Clatsop County's contact list for COVID-19 vaccinations. Your answers will be used by Clatsop County Public Health to plan local vaccination efforts so our community can get vaccinated efficiently. #     #     # "Hands on Health" is the podcast all about living your healthiest life on the coast. If you have a question or a comment, please call 503-338-4654 to leave us a message. We may include your question in an upcoming episode! Listen on: Anchor Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Overcast CMH news
16:46
February 9, 2021
Pelvic Pain, Part 2: What to do when you leak pee
Physical Therapist Tiffany Nguyen from CMH Rehabilitation Services talks about about pelvic pain and urinary incontinence. In Part 2, Tiffany gives us an inside look at urinary incontinence and how physical therapy can help. WARNING: Today we’re talking about pelvic health, which can involve some sensitive subjects. If you’re listening with children, you may want to preview this episode before sharing it with children or young teens. #     #     # "Hands on Health" is the podcast all about living your healthiest life on the coast. If you have a question or a comment, please call 503-338-4654 to leave us a message. We may include your question in an upcoming episode! Listen on: Anchor Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Overcast CMH news
17:56
February 2, 2021
Cervical health starts with prevention
January is National Cervical Health Awareness Month, so we're talking about keeping your cervix cancer-free. Obstetrician/gynecologist Dr. Sarah Humphrey from the CMH Women’s Center shares some simple things we can do to prevent the spread of a virus that causes cancer in women and men. #     #     # "Hands on Health" is the podcast all about living your healthiest life on the coast. If you have a question or a comment, please call 503-338-4654 to leave us a message. We may include your question in an upcoming episode! Listen on: Anchor Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Overcast CMH news
15:60
January 26, 2021
Pelvic Health, Part 1: Stop living with painful sex
Physical Therapist Tiffany Nguyen from CMH Rehabilitation Services talks about about pelvic pain and urinary incontinence. In Part 1, Tiffany gives us insight into how men and women experience pelvic pain differently, the causes of it, and how physical therapy can help. WARNING: Today we’re talking about pelvic health, which can involve some sensitive subjects. If you’re listening with children, you may want to preview this episode before sharing it with children or young teens. #     #     # "Hands on Health" is the podcast all about living your healthiest life on the coast. If you have a question or a comment, please call 503-338-4654 to leave us a message. We may include your question in an upcoming episode! Listen on: Anchor Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Overcast CMH news
23:32
January 19, 2021
COVID-19 Tests: Don't be fooled by a false negative
Getting a COVID-19 test is not always the best course of action, and Dr. Regina Mysliwiec of the Columbia Memorial Hospital Emergency Department explains why. Dr. Mysliwiec is a key member of the hospital’s COVID-19 response team. Dr. Mysliwiec talks about the uses and limitations of the COVID-19 test. (Spoiler, you can't trust a negative test.) #     #     # COVID-19 Testing in Clatsop County If you need to get tested before a procedure, your surgeon will be sending an order for the test to the hospital lab and you can go to any CMH Lab location for your swab: West Lobby in the main hospital, CMH Health & Wellness Pavilion in Astoria, or the CMH Medical Group clinics in Warrenton or Seaside. If you have severe symptoms and you need emergent care, you should go to the nearest emergency room. Consider calling ahead to let them know that you are symptomatic so they can prepare for you to enter the building safely without coming into contact with other patients or employees. Columbia Memorial Hospital: 503-325-4321 Providence Seaside Hospital: 503-717-7000 Ocean Beach Hospital: 360-642-3181 If you have only mild symptoms or no symptoms, but you think you have been exposed or you need a test for work or travel, you should make an appointment with the public health department in your area or with the CMH COVID-19 Testing Lab (503-338-4656). Remember, our recommendation is that you wait until you have had persistent symptoms for 72 hours so we can be more confident in the test results. Testing Resources Clatsop County Health Department: 503-325-8500, x4921 (English), x4925 (Spanish) For scheduling a Covid-19 test or for questions about exposure, employers or employees asking about going back to work. Line staffed Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon, and 1 to 5 p.m. Washington State Department of Health: 1-800-525-0127, press # Encouraging patients to call their health care provider if they have concerns about risk/exposure. Can give current information about Washington state cases and risk to the public. Line staffed 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Pacific County Emergency Operations Call Center: 360-875-9407 (North County Residents) or 360-642-9407 (South County Residents) Questions about COVID-19 and available government services. Line staffed Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CMH COVID-19 Testing Lab: 503-338-4656 CMH COVID Hotline: 503-338-4699 #     #     # "Hands on Health" is the podcast all about living your healthiest life on the coast. If you have a question or a comment, please call 503-338-4654 to leave us a message. We may include your question in an upcoming episode! Listen on: Anchor Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Overcast CMH news
22:25
January 12, 2021
Meet Mari Montesano, LCSW
Meet oncology social worker Mari Montesano, LCSW. She works with cancer patients and their families at the CMH-OHSU Knight Cancer Collaborative. Mari was named CMH's caregiver winner of the 2019 Spirit of Caring Award. The co-worker who nominated Mari for this award wrote, "In my years of working with her, she has never said ‘no’ when I come to her for assistance for a patient, no matter what else she has going on. I know sometimes she is pulled from the Cancer Center to cover the ER, pediatrics or the hospital, but I never hear her complain, and she never lets anything fall through. I don’t think I have ever worked with someone of Mari’s caliber in social work in terms of personal integrity, skill and knowledge base. She is a calming presence in often turbulent waters for patients and sometimes turmoil in the clinic. Our [cancer] center would not be what it is without her." #     #     # "Hands on Health" is the podcast all about living your healthiest life on the coast. If you have a question or a comment, please call 503-338-4654 to leave us a message. We may include your question in an upcoming episode! Listen on: Anchor Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Overcast CMH news
09:05
January 5, 2021
(Re)Building an Exercise Habit for Life
Building a lifelong exercise habit is one of the best things you can do for your health. If you are getting back into exercising and need some practical advice, exercise gurus Bret Ralston and Chad Rankin will get you started.  Bret is an exercise physiologist in the CMH Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab program and Chad is a certified athletic trainer who works in the clinic and on the field. They are a wealth of knowledge! #     #     # "Hands on Health" is the podcast all about living your healthiest life on the coast. If you have a question or a comment, please call 503-338-4654 to leave us a message. We may include your question in an upcoming episode! Listen on: Anchor Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Overcast CMH news
22:26
December 29, 2020
Preparing for the COVID-19 Vaccine with Dr. Regina Mysliwiec
"Hands on Health" host Felicia Struve caught up with Dr. Regina Mysliwiec before her shift in the Emergency Department at Columbia Memorial Hospital. Dr. Mysliwiec is a key member of the hospital’s COVID-19 response team. If you have questions or concerns about the COVID-19 vaccine, please tune in to this episode. It’s important for your health and the health of our neighbors!   #     #     # "Hands on Health" is the podcast all about living your healthiest life on the coast. If you have a question or a comment, please call 503-338-4654 to leave us a message. We may include your question in an upcoming episode! Listen on: Anchor Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Overcast CMH news
23:59
December 22, 2020
Happy (Social Distanced) Holidays! Advice on Creating Safe and Special Celebrations
This is the first episode in a series with oncology social worker, Mari Montesano. Mari is chatting with nurse practitioner Kelley Crusius about what advice she’s giving her patients in the CMH-OHSU Knight Cancer Collaborative on how to navigate the questions of whether and how to gather with family during the holiday season. This is definitely a tough question for many people right now. Mari and Kelley share some great ideas on how to make this unusual holiday season special. We hope you'll be inspired to get creative with your holiday plans! #     #     # "Hands on Health" is the podcast all about living your healthiest life on the coast. If you have a question or a comment, please call 503-338-4654 to leave us a message. We may include your question in an upcoming episode! Listen on: Anchor Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Overcast CMH news
12:01
December 15, 2020
Call the Shots in Your Life... so a Virus Doesn't
Roll up your sleeves and join us for a heavy topic--vaccines. In this episode of "Hands on Health," host Felicia Struve and physician assistant Emma Todd unpack the science behind the new COVID-19 vaccines and explore the benefit of the flu shot. Emma helps us set reasonable expectations and explains how the flu and COVID are different. We also dive into the process of creating a vaccine and how the COVID vaccines differ from older vaccines.  Emma does a great job of explaining how the flu and COVID vaccines work. Just a hint, the COVID vaccine makes you the builder. #     #     # "Hands on Health" is the podcast all about living your healthiest life on the coast. If you have a question or a comment, please call 503-338-4654 to leave us a message. We may include your question in an upcoming episode! Listen on: Anchor Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Overcast CMH news
33:56
December 8, 2020
Seriously Swollen? Here's What To Do About It
In Episode #8, we're joined by Occupational Therapist Holly Slabbert. We're talking about lymphedema, your lymphatic system and how important it is to keep it working well.  So, if you’ve ever woken up looking puffy or felt swollen, check it out. You may just be putting a trampoline on your wish list. #     #     # "Hands on Health" is the podcast all about living your healthiest life on the coast. If you have a question or a comment, please call 503-338-4654 to leave us a message. We may include your question in an upcoming episode! Listen on: Anchor Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Overcast CMH news
23:27
December 1, 2020
Take Action to Prevent Diabetes
“When the doctor says, 'prediabetes,' that’s the time to take action.” Learn what you can do to prevent or manage diabetes. In episode #7 of "Hands on Health," physician assistant Emma Todd talks with registered dietitian and diabetes educator Melissa Morris. #     #     # "Hands on Health" is the podcast all about living your healthiest life on the coast. If you have a question or a comment, please call 503-338-4654 to leave us a message. We may include your question in an upcoming episode! Listen on: Anchor Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Overcast CMH news
16:04
November 24, 2020
Quit Smoking Without Going "Cold Turkey"
You can do one thing right now that will improve your health within 20 minutes--put down the cigarette, vape pen, chew, etc. After 20 minutes your heart rate and blood pressure will drop and in 12 hours, the carbon monoxide in your blood goes back to normal. The health benefits of quitting tobacco start immediately and continue for years. Whether you or someone you care about is a tobacco user, check out Episode #6 of "Hands on Health" with tobacco cessation expert Alissa Dorman.  She shares some key skills and principles for kicking a tobacco habit and addiction in honor of the annual Great American Smokeout. #     #     # "Hands on Health" is the podcast all about living your healthiest life on the coast. If you have a question or a comment, please call 503-338-4654 to leave us a message. We may include your question in an upcoming episode! Listen on: Anchor Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Overcast CMH news
21:37
November 17, 2020
Lose Weight with Intensive Behavioral Therapy
In this episode, I’m joined by registered dietitian Vann Lovett. Vann wears a lot of hats at Columbia Memorial Hospital. She manages three departments: Nutrition Services, which feeds everyone healthy and delicious food The Diabetes Education department, which works with people with diabetes on how to effectively manage their disease And Medical Nutrition Therapy, which helps patients in and out of the hospital to get the nutrition they need to heal from disease or injury, and to reach their health goals We take a deep dive into an aspect of health that a lot of people struggle with—excess body weight. We’ll talk about how much is too much and why, and a one-year program clinically proven to help people lose weight. #     #     # "Hands on Health" is the podcast all about living your healthiest life on the coast. If you have a question or a comment, please call 503-338-4654 to leave us a message. We may include your question in an upcoming episode! Listen on: Anchor Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Overcast CMH news
17:48
November 10, 2020
Tips on Caring for a Loved One at Home, from Hospice Nurse Abbie Johnson
November is National Family Caregiver Month, when we take time to officially recognize and give praise and support to the 78 million people in the United States who dedicate their (often unpaid) time to care for a family member in need. Most of the time, people providing daily care in the home are untrained family members who learn “on the fly.” Registered Nurse Abbie Johnson from Lower Columbia Hospice, joins us for Episode #4 of "Hands on Health." She shares some key skills and principles for family caregivers and the people who support them, including: Safety precautions for oxygen use, Preventing aspiration when feeding someone and giving water or medications, Why pillows are your best friend, Patience with behavior changes, and Giving yourself some grace. #     #     # "Hands on Health" is the podcast all about living your healthiest life on the coast. If you have a question or a comment, please call 503-338-4654 to leave us a message. We may include your question in an upcoming episode! Listen on: Anchor Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Overcast CMH news
17:49
November 3, 2020
When to Start Getting Mammograms
Welcome to Hands on Health, the podcast all about living your healthiest life on the coast. In Episode #3, we're joined again by physician assistant Emma Todd, from the CMH Primary Care clinic in Astoria, Oregon. Today we’re talking about catching breast cancer early. #     #     # "Hands on Health" is the podcast all about living your healthiest life on the coast. If you have a question or a comment, please call 503-338-4654 to leave us a message. We may include your question in an upcoming episode! Listen on: Anchor Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Overcast CMH news
15:25
October 20, 2020
Meet Emma Todd, PA
Meet board-certified physician assistant Emma Todd, PA-C. Emma recently joined the CMH Primary Care Clinic in Astoria, Oregon. She's especially interested in nutrition and fitness' role in preventing or managing chronic diseases. Her favorite thing about her practice is the relationships she makes with patients. She enjoys watching people improve their health and thinks it's exciting when patients take control of their eating and exercise habits, and when they quit smoking and overcome addictions. Before coming to CMH, Emma worked as a physician assistant in urgent care, general surgery and neurosurgery. When she’s not working, Emma enjoys CrossFit, hiking, biking, camping, cooking, gardening, reading and skiing. #     #     # "Hands on Health" is the podcast all about living your healthiest life on the coast. If you have a question or a comment, please call 503-338-4654 to leave us a message. We may include your question in an upcoming episode! Listen on: Anchor Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Overcast CMH news
09:54
October 15, 2020
Cancer in the Time of COVID with Dr. Amrita Desai
Today we’re talking with Dr. Amrita Desai. Dr. Desai is a medical oncologist and hematologist. She cares for people with cancer at the CMH-OHSU Knight Cancer Collaborative in Astoria, Oregon. She’s especially passionate about improving cancer care for people living in rural areas. Join us as we learn about how cancer care is changing—both because of the pandemic and because of improvements in cancer treatments. #     #     # "Hands on Health" is the podcast all about living your healthiest life on the coast. If you have a question or a comment, please call 503-338-4654 to leave us a message. We may include your question in an upcoming episode! Listen on: Anchor Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Overcast CMH news
12:00
May 29, 2020