Joe Kline / The Bulletin Shelley Palmer, pictured in her home in Bend, has multiple sclerosis and uses a power wheelchair. She said it can be difficult for people with disabilities to receive cancer screenings. 'Im an outspoken advocate for accessibility,' Palmer said. 'I have squeaky wheels and I squeak them rather loudly from time to time.'
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Meet St. Charles? new CEO
Meg Roussos / The Bulletin Joe Sluka, the new CEO of St. Charles Health System, has spent his first few months on the job getting to know as many people in Central Oregonís health care community as he can.
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Urgent care or emergency room?
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No vaccination means no school
Ryan Brennecke / The Bulletin Lynnanne Hayes, a registered nurse with Deschutes County, administers a vaccine to a Bend-area child Thursday afternoon at the Ensworth Community School-Based Health Center. Wednesday was the last day students could attend school without a vaccine or an exemption.
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Contest yields new lifestyle for Madras sisters
Joe Kline / The Bulletin Sisters Erika, left, (in black) and Monica Torres (in pink) follow along as Studio K owner Karina Feigner, right, leads a Zumba class on Tuesday evening in Madras.
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Doctor leaves legacy in cancer, hospice care
Ryan Brennecke / The Bulletin After serving cancer patients in Central Oregon for more than 20 years, Dr. Stephen Kornfeld has retired from full-time practice at St. Charles Health System.
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County clinic for mentally ill unveils new medical wing
Joe Kline / The Bulletin Tina Busby, a family practice provider, sits in one of the new exam rooms where she sees patients at Harriman Health Care in the Deschutes County Downtown Clinic on Tuesday in Bend.
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When ?doctors ?get distracted
Healthcare professional using PDA
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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.