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1st in Oregon to earn Advanced Certification

“JOINT REPLACEMENT INSTITUTE OF OREGON” AT WILLAMETTE VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER AWARDED ADVANCED CERTIFICATION FOR TOTAL HIP & TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT                  (McMinnville, OR- March 21, 2018) – Willamette Valley Medical Center (WVMC) today announced it has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Certification for

Dad, What’s Lupus?

A couple of nights ago, we were all eating at the dinner table when out of nowhere my son says, “dad, what’s lupus?” I was surprised that he asked about lupus. “Why do you ask son, where did you hear about lupus?” One of his friends at school was telling him at lunch that his

Angioedema…Act Immediately!

It was around 2pm on Saturday. I had just eaten a few bites of yogurt (I threw it out because it tasted gross) and an apple, when all of a sudden something happened. I noticed that my lips began to feel weird. I have many food sensitivities, so I’m used to the feelings associated with

Quitting Pop & My First 4 Days with Black Coffee

I drink way too much diet soda. I know this. I don’t want to go into numbers or amounts, just believe me when I tell you it’s too much. For the longest time I've been wanting to quit diet soda. I just think long term it's not a wise health decision and there are many

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