Redmond Spokesman - Pulse Of Oregon

St. Charles and OHSU join forces to create new residency program to focus on rural medicine

Life really does come full circle. Dr. Marcel Tam, a doctor at the Indian Health Center a rural community in Central Oregon, spends his wor… Read more


COVID-19: Oregon prison system's unwelcome death sentence

On July 7, the last tumbler fell. Read more


St. Charles and COCC collaborate to grow more nursing aids

Central Oregon Community College is offering a new non-credit nursing assistant class for healthcare workers of St. Charles Health System in Bend. Read more


An unthinkable turn of play for prep sports

For high school athletes in Oregon, everything changed the week of March 11. Read more


Wallowa Memorial Hospital to receive a four-wheel ambulance

Wallowa Memorial Hospital, a 25-bed critical access hospital and trauma center located in Enterprise, is eagerly awaiting the arrival of the county’s first four-wheel drive ambulance, and it will be the only ambulance with a neonatal transporter. The hospital serves the residents and visitors of Wallowa County in northeast Oregon, an area encompassing 3,152 square miles known for its wintry climate and rugged terrain, with a population of more than 7,000 people. Read more


Avoiding holiday gatherings could lead to blue Christmas

Festive fun and social gatherings are hallmarks of the holiday season. Whether celebrating with family, friends or co-workers, as Christmas draws nearer, people typically congregate at family dinners, shopping excursions or office parties. Read more


Expert column: grieving the college experience

For college-aged young adults, living away from their parents is considered a developmentally age-appropriate task. Young adults naturally crave independence from their family of origin; it’s in their job description. Read more


Expert column: Raising awareness about essential tremor, a debilitating disorder

If you don’t personally suffer from Parkinson’s disease, chances are you’ve at least heard of it. Read more


A look back for schools during the pandemic

When the coronavirus pandemic hit in March 2020, schools went into crisis mode and reacted with closures through the remainder of the school year. A summer full of fluctuating mandates did not seem to help the situation, but looking back many superintendents feel they did what was best at the time. Read more


Expert column: Back-to-school in a COVID-19 world

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown us all for a loop, challenging families to adapt to a new normal in terms of school, work and child care. Now we face the unease of returning to distanced learning and uncertainty of how the school year will progress. As we search for ways to stay safe, stay sane, and make sure our kids keep learning, here are some tips and tricks to help us all make the best of the new academic year. Read more