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141118BloodClotsPlanning to make a trip to see relatives for the holidays? Whether you're flying or driving, it's important to stretch those legs and stay hydrated to avoid blood clots that can develop when sitting for prolonged periods of time. Even those who work at a desk all day can benefit from the following tips.

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Preparing for a climb into the clouds
Slow and steady. At 14,400 feet, that mantra can’t be beat. Neither can the views.

As someone who recently traveled to Peru, Dr. Richard Buck will tell you that those breathtaking sights are best enjoyed when your mind is open and your body is prepared.

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131216OSMtravelallergiesWe frequently get calls from patients who’ve either lost or forgotten medications when they are traveling. If you suffer from allergies and asthma, consider these six tips before you head out on vacation:

1. See your physician: Before you go on that well-deserved trip, see your physician and let him or her know your travel destination. Discuss concerns you might have, especially if you know you are going to be exposed to something you are allergic to, such as a friend’s cat or dog. Your doctor may be able to provide helpful advice.


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Over spring break I had the opportunity to take my family to explore Zion National Park. We love our national parks and have been trying to get to a new one each year. This year we joined a friend in Las Vegas and rented a car to drive the two and a half hours to Zion. We stayed in a villa in Springdale, a small town right outside the park entrance.

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“Good Morning, Vietnam!” Many of a certain age remember this phrase from Robin Williams’ 1987 war-comedy film, which depicted life in Saigon during 1965.

Things have definitely changed since the end of the war in Vietnam in 1975. While still undeveloped in many ways, Vietnam is now in the midst of dramatic change, especially in the large cities. 


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Flying with food allergies can be a challenge, and one of the biggest concerns of our patients with peanut allergy is how to be safe in the confined space of an aircraft if peanuts are served.

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Eighteen months ago, I decided I needed to take drastic measures to regain the fitness I knew as a younger man. I’d reached my mid-60s, and the slings and arrows of life and career had added many pounds.

I began to go to a trainer twice a week and quickly learned more about the muscles and balance I had neglected. Maintaining strength and balance is vital as we age. It helps prevent falls and allows us to enjoy life fully.


Dr. Jason Friesen, who is an avid photographer, traveled to Bryce Canyon National Park in May to see and photograph the rare "annular" eclipse of the sun. That's when the moon passes directly in front of the sun, but instead of blocking it completely, leaves a "ring of fire" glowing around the edge of the moon. Here is Dr. Friesen's account of his trip:

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Gallery Photos by Jason Friesen

Over spring break, I had the opportunity to join nine people from my church on a trip to Carrefour, Haiti. I was accompanied by my 11-year-old son, Caden, who wanted to join in the adventure. It was a wonderful experience, both heartwarming and heart-wrenching.

Our destination was the tent village of Grace International; located in Carrefour, a suburb of Port-au-Prince. After 24 hours of travel, we arrived in 90-degree heat and humidity.

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altIda Martin and her husband, Sid.

When Ida Martin began learning Spanish 20 years ago, she didn’t expect she’d eventually be calling Mexico her second home.

An Oregon native, she and her husband are now “vagabonds by choice” – they sold their home in 2001 and now find shelter by camping or housesitting for friends in Oregon during the summer, and spend winters renting an apartment in Mexico.

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