Health

Health clinic is free, but service is priceless

By Evan Tichenor / February 23, 2024

  By Evan Tichenor Photo Editor Did you know Clackamas Community College is home to a free health clinic? Inside Clairmont Hall, on the Clackamas Community College campus,the Clackamas Free Clinic is devoted to helping people who have no health insurance or are underinsured.  If a patient is insured but can’t get an appointment with…

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Mental health amidst return to campus post-pandemic

By Justus Hoover / March 16, 2023

Most of us have experienced stress at some point in our life. Whether it be at home, work, or in school we have all struggled with something. College can be a very stressful topic for individuals. It can get in the way of life for a lot of people, and that can cause things to…

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College offers counseling, free lunch to help staff and students navigate the pandemic

By Katie Skibba / February 26, 2022

It’s undeniable, the last two years have been a challenge. From emotional to mental, there have been points of struggle, doubt, fear, anxiety and depression. The question is, how is the struggle being addressed among students and faculty?  A few key people on campus have the roles of looking out for faculty and students, and…

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First COVID-19 case of fall term reported during week three

By Joseph Lohmolder / October 29, 2021

A mass email sent by Clackamas Community College on Oct. 14 announced the first confirmed case of COVID-19 on campus since the return to in-person learning for fall term. The college shared that the student had last been on the Oregon City campus on October 11, in the Pauling Center.  The email was like others …

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Tips for keeping children healthy during the pandemic

By Rebekah Thompson / December 22, 2020

Parenting during a pandemic isn’t pretty. One of the biggest challenges of the year for parents has been trying to keep their children active and eating healthy. With everything being done from home now, sports cancelled, and recreation centers closed until further notice, it’s been very easy for students and parents to spend more time…

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A nurse’s perspective on dealing with COVID-19

By Brianna Hall / December 4, 2020

Inna Karpenko is a nurse at Miramont Pointe, a retirement home. We talked with her over the phone to see what it’s like being a nurse with COVID going on. The Clackamas Print: To start, how long have you been a nurse? Inna Karpenko: A year and a month. TCP: What types of things have…

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College counselor offers advice for surviving the pandemic: give yourself a break, and maybe get a cat

By Adam Freeman / November 30, 2020

“Oh my god, the world is on fire!” Sawyer G Sheldon, graduate intern in Clackamas Community College’s  counseling department, shares insights on mental health from the unique perspective of being both a student and a counselor in a global pandemic. We sat down with her to discuss how to stay healthy during the pandemic.  The…

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What is it like to be a surgeon in 2020?

By Emma Peterson / November 20, 2020

We were able to interview Dr. Margaret Bower, a surgeon at Kaiser Permanente, about the lifestyle of a healthcare worker during a global pandemic. She has managed to build a successful career while balancing her life outside of work. She spends her time taking care of her dog, hanging out with childhood and work friends,…

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What it’s like to be tested for COVID-19

By Andrew Griffin / April 22, 2020

It’s not easy working in healthcare at this time.  I work as a caregiver for the elderly performing tasks including administering medication and making sure my clients are happy, clean and healthy in their homes. I work with people who have cancer, people who are paralyzed, some have suffered strokes — I work with people…

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COVID-19 halts the sports world

By Riley Buerk / March 12, 2020

Story by Riley Buerk From the Division I men’s and women’s March Madness basketball tournaments all the way down to high school athletics, sporting events all across the country are getting cancelled. Once Rudy Gobert, starting center for the NBA’s Utah Jazz, tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, March 11, it had a sweeping effect…

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