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Oak Street Medical

Oak Street Medical

Independent and progressive, Oak Street Medical provides a unique combination of complementary health care services that includes Primary Care, Diabetes and Mental Health, as well as Allergy, Asthma and Immunology through Oregon Allergy Associates.

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140902violetellis final smWhen Violet Ellis took up crocheting in the ‘70s, she was instantly and literally hooked. She found that sitting and knitting at the end of the day was a great way to relax, keep her hands busy and take her mind off any worries.

More than 30 years later — now a great grandmother — she’s knitted enough blankets, hats and slippers to warm an army. Friends, family and those who visit the Eugene Mission are frequent recipients of her handiwork. She’s even bequeathed her blankets to doctors and nurses at Oak Street Medical.

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140512osm obesity finalMore and more children are becoming victims of the obesity epidemic in the United States. And being obese as a child makes you twice as likely to become an obese adult.

Obesity is defined as having excess body fat that makes you 20 percent or more above your ideal body weight. Children who struggle with obesity can suffer both physical and psychological problems.

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140425OSMasthmaawareness 1Asthma is a chronic inflammatory condition that affects the lungs, causing coughing, wheezing, chest tightness and shortness of breath.

Here are 10 reasons why Asthma Awareness Month is so important:

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140317OSM triathlon runningMaybe you’ve run a few 5ks, a marathon or two. Maybe you’re a bicyclist or swimmer looking for something new. Have you every considered participating in a triathlon? Training for and competing in a triathlon is a great way to challenge yourself and vary your workout.

Dr. Sarah Kehl, a board-certified allergy and immunology specialist at Oregon Allergy Associates, was an avid runner and enjoyed swimming for years before she set her sights on her first triathlon.

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