IUDs: For years considered dangerous, but now making a big comeback
Andy Tullis / The Bulletin Dr. Susan Gorman shows the Skyla IUD, left, and the Mirena IUD, at High Lakes Womans Center in Redmond.
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Beating the fear to help beat Ebola
Joe Kline / The Bulletin Janessa Wells, pictured in her fathers home north of Bend, recently spent four months doing Ebola response in Monrovia, Liberia, with the More Than Me organization, where she had been teaching. Wells will return in February to Monrovia to teach a wellness curriculum at a school for girls.
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Health group ends year with substantial surplus
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More state enrollees via federal exchange
Joe Kline / The Bulletin Financial representative Linda Alldredge, left, of Country Financial, helps Trina Brogan, right, and Marty Johnson, both of Bend, navigate health care choices online during a Cover Oregon enrollment fair earlier this month in Bend. The number of Oregonians enrolling in health care coverage via the federal exchange has surged, compared with last year when the Cover Oregon website rollout was a disaster.
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The Center of it all
Joe Kline / The Bulletin Athletic trainer Andrew Traut looks over Sophia Cunningham's brace during halftime of a Bend High game earlier this month.
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Helicopter EMS firms lack quality oversight
Dean Guernsey / The Bulletin AirLink lead mechanic John Bentley checks the rotor on a EC145 Airbus in Bend. Both Airlink and Lifeflight, which serve Central Oregon, are accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Air Medical Transport Systems, a voluntary program that has stricter safety requirements than the regulations required by Oregon.
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Bend Fire doubles cardiac arrest survival rate
Meg Roussos / The Bulletin Justin Struhs, center, and other Bend Fire paramedics simulate their response to a cardiac arrest using CPR and cardiac arrest monitoring tools last week.
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Vaccines: Are your children?s classmates up to date?
Andy Tullis / The Bulletin Kindergarten teacher Lisa West, second from left, helps a student during a spelling game in her class at The Cottage Day Care Home in Bend. Viruses can spread quickly in day cares, and most parents in a recent survey say they would consider removing their children from day care if other children arent vaccinated.