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Beat the Heat and Take a Day Hike at Mount Rainier [VIDEO]

The Mid Columbia will be scorching hot for the next few weeks with temperatures in the triple digits. Mount Rainier National Park will be clear and cool with highs in the upper 70s to mid 80s - the perfect day trip getaway to beat the heat and it's only 2 hours and 45 minutes away.

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Daniel Heywood
Daniel Heywood
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How to Heal Back Pain at Home

One in five Americans report they’ve had back pain at least once in the last month. You don't necessarily need to go to the doctor if your back pain isn’t accompanied by other known stressors. In fact, according to WebMD, most back pain goes away within 4-6 weeks with or without medical intervention.

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Spencer Platt
Spencer Platt
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Know the Symptoms of Heat Exhaustion

 

Heat exhaustion and dehydration can go hand in hand during the high temperatures of the summer time. If you’ve been out too long in the heat and aren’t feeling well you may be experiencing one or both of these conditions.

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Steve Frost
Steve Frost
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See the Health Benefits of Eating Locally-Harvested Cherries!

 

Cherry season usually starts in late spring and goes through most of the summer, ending in July or August depending on the cherry. Fresh local cherries not only taste better but they come with more nutrients than do those that are shipped from far away.

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Tim P. Whitby
Tim P. Whitby
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Dancing Could Be the Answer to Your Problems

Dancing really means participating in tons of different ways of moving your body in a rhythmic way. Different types of dances give you a different workout depending on the intensity. The type of workout that you get depends on how hard your heart is working. The higher your heart rate the better the workout.

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Ethan Miller
Ethan Miller
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How Safe Are Essential Oils? Find Out!

Aromatherapy, or better known as the use of essential oils, may seem like this great new thing but it’s really been around for many, many years. Even during World War 1 it was used to treat soldiers. For the most part it’s a safe practice... but it depends.

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Seeking an Adrenaline Rush This Fourth of July? Know the Dangers [VIDEO]

According to a report from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, six men died and an estimated 8,700 people were treated in U.S. emergency rooms for firework-related injuries in 2011. Also in 2011, an estimated 17,800 fires were started by fireworks, according to the National Fire Protection Association. These numbers are scary high and include lots of damage, not to mention those lives that will be changed forever.

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Is Colorado Quadriplegic Fired for Using Medical Pot at Home Fair? [POLL]

A Colorado court has put months of speculation to rest and Washington marijuana users should take note. But do you agree?

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Matt Cardy
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At Least 5 Diseases Found in Mid Columbia Rivers — Guess Which Ones!

Water-borne diseases in Washington recreational waters infect people each year. Recent trends show that up to three outbreaks are reported annually with cases of only a couple people to hundreds, according to the Washington Department of Health.

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Jeffrey Hamilton
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Over 10 Percent In-Coming Kindergartners Have No Immunization Record

Washington State health officials are alarmed at the lack of data on kids hoping to start school in the fall. With recent whooping cough and measles outbreaks, there's a serious risk to kids, they say. Here's what it means:

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