Why does Bend, one of the nation?s fittest cities, ?have the 5th-highest rate of bariatric surgery?
Ryan Brennecke / The Bulletin Harold Stenseth has lost more than 150 pounds after having bariatric surgery.
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New partners in palliative care
Ryan Brennecke / The Bulletin Dr. Jennifer Blechman, right, and Linda Conrad, a medical social worker, both of Partners in Care, discuss a patient last week. Blechman leads the nonprofits new palliative care program.
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New county clinic opens Thursday in Sisters
Joe Kline / The Bulletin The new school-based health clinic adjacent to Sisters High School is scheduled to open Thursday.
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State?s insured are the 95 percent
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Group: Reviews to reap $24M in savings
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Medicare tightens coverage of speech-generating devices
Joe Kline / The Bulletin Glenn Asbury uses his speech generating device, which is also connected to the Internet, in his home in Bend. Asbury has ALS and new Medicare rules could have an impact on funding for devices like his.
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County sees more teen suicides
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3-D mammograms: Is costly technology worth it?
Meg Roussos / The Bulletin Tthe new 3-D mammography machine at Bend Memorial Clinic on Friday.
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Caregivers of dementia patients fight their own battle
Joe Kline / The Bulletin Steve Thorp and his wife, Margo Alexander, sit on their couch in this January file photo. Thorp says the stree of caring for his wife, who has Alzheimer's disease, is difficult.