Planetree Health Resource Center
2014 Spring Lecture Series

All lectures are free and open to the public, and are held in the Deschutes Room on the second floor of Water’s Edge, 551 Lone Pine Blvd., The Dalles
All programs are from 7pm to 8:30pm. Your on-time arrival is appreciated. Phone 541-296-8444 or register by clicking one of the "Register Online" buttons below. We look forward to seeing you.

Childcare availble at Water's Edge Kid's Club for $2.00/child. Registration required.

Robert Pollard, BS Pharm, BHA

Antibiotic Resistance and Your Health

Tuesday, February 18th
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Antibiotics are powerful drugs that save lives, but due to overuse, drug-resistant bacteria have developed that are difficult to treat with current mainstay antibiotics. When should antibiotics be used and when should they be avoided? Join Robert Pollard, BS Pharm, MHA, Director of Pharmacy at Mid-Columbia Medical Center as he discusses the safe use of antibiotics and what we can all do to prevent antibiotic resistance.


Melinda Cushing, MD, PhD

Saving Your Skin: Skin Cancer Prevention

Tuesday, February 25th
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Skin cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in the U.S. Did you know that according the CDC, Oregon has one of the highest rates of skin cancer, including melanoma in the U.S.? Melanoma affects people of all ages, including adolescents and young adults and the rates are on the rise. Melinda Cushing, MD, PhD, dermatologist at Columbia Crest Medical Clinic in The Dalles talks about the different types of skin cancers, symptoms and risk factors associated with skin cancer, and steps to prevent this all too common form of cancer.


Nikol Clark, LAc

Acupuncture for Pain Relief

Tuesday, March 4th
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Acupuncture is one of the oldest healing practices in the world. It is used to treat a wide variety of conditions by stimulating different points on the body. Research shows that acupuncture can be effective to treat a variety of pain conditions, such as headache, low-back pain, and joint pain. Nikol Clark, LAc at Water’s Edge shares the latest information on research about the use of acupuncture to prevent, treat and manage pain in a variety of conditions.


Miriam McDonell, MD

Keeping Kids Fit & Fierce

Tuesday, March 11th
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The good news is our kids watch everything we do - the bad news is they watch everything we do. How do we raise our kids to be healthy and fit both physically and mentally? Miriam McDonell, MD at the Healthy Weight & Treatment Center and board certified in bariatric medicine, discusses what parents and families can do to empower and encourage children to develop healthy behaviors that keep kids fit and fierce at every age.

FOR KIDS ONLY: I’m Moving, I’m Learning
While you attend “Keeping Kids Fit & Fierce”, Kid’s Club at Water’s Edge is offering a free program for children ages 2 through 12. Choosy Kids LLC is a program devoted to promoting healthy, active lifestyles and is founded on the belief that children can learn to choose healthy food and activity early in life. Trained staff will get your kids up and moving while having fun and learning at the same time.


Healthy Summer Story Time 2012

Story Time was a big hit!
2012 brought a lot of fun & learning for the kids including: fitness, germ education, yoga and the human skeleton!

Health Tip:

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It takes 43 face muscles to frown, but only 15 to smile. Share a smile today and see how good it feels!