Health & Wellness

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is a challenge in our busy world. OSU Extension offers several community outreach programs that equip and encourage Oregonians to eat right and make exercise a part of their daily life. Take the Mastery of Aging Well course, check out some of our recipes, or read our publications and stories about health-related topics in Oregon.

Stories & Tips
Prevent and treat mold to make your home healthy
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Molalla eats its veggies and goes the extra mile

Surrounded by farmland, the town of Molalla is known for its 100-year-old rodeo. But some are trying to make it known for a healthy lifestyle.

Modeling healthy choices

Through Youth Advocates for Health, or YA4-H!, teens are mentoring younger children in communities from Astoria to Ontario to help them make healthy choices.

Popular Publications
 
Making a decision about a nursing home is seldom easy. In fact, it may be one of the hardest decisions you'll ever face.
 
Helpful food safety guidelines to help prevent foodborne illness.
 
For some elderly people, the use of alcohol becomes a problem, affecting all aspects of life--physical health, emotional well-being, and family relationships.
 
Tips to help keep your kitchen clean, which is a helpful step in reducing germs.

Featured Question

We are looking to buy a house in Corvallis. We are looking at a property near the NE boundry of the OSU lamb barns property. I'm looking for information about cougar/human interactions in that area, specifically with the added risks of having small children, a small dog, and chickens. Also, what proactive actions could be taken to keep cougars out of a yard in that area?

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