Wellness

Enhanced Imaging Technology Better Detects Breast Cancer

Women 40 or older have been reminded for years that having an annual mammogram is an important part of their overall wellness. “There are many factors that can increase the risk for breast cancer, such as family history, but the biggest risk is being a woman,” advises radiologist Alison Reinbold, MD. That’s why it’s so […]

The Parallel Powers of Music and Athletes

Sarah Ioannides’ dynamic presence on the podium for Symphony Tacoma has won praise from audiences and critics internationally. The New York Times has described her as a conductor with “unquestionable strength and authority.” The physicality of Ioannides’ career requires dedication and perseverance, much like an athletic endeavor. She shares her story of injury, healing and […]

Olympia Orthopaedics Welcomes New Sports Medicine Physician

Moving to the Pacific Northwest is a new adventure for Leila Borders, MD, who is joining the team at Olympia Orthopaedics. Hailing originally from Georgia, the doctor stayed true to her southern roots when pursuing her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Emory University and Mercer University, both in her home state. “I’m excited to make […]

Summer Synergy: Run/Walk + Yoga

Have you been interested in launching your meditation practice, but don’t know quite how to get started? Have you been curious about group meditation? These topics have been on the cover of Newsweek and Time magazines, so come see why they’re trending! Join us for the South Sound’s biggest group mediation in a beautiful outdoor […]

Senior Nutrition

Do you have a concern about an aging parent’s nutrition and health? A key component, often overlooked, of seniors’ well-being is eating correctly. Good nutrition can help keep them safe and healthy. Declining eating habits will put seniors at a greater risk of falls, dehydration and poor health. Your mom or dad may no longer […]

Meet Clarus Eye Centre’s Executive Director

When you meet Marta De La Torre, the new executive director at Clarus Eye Centre, you will be impressed by how genuine, courteous, collected and engaging she is. She says with a smile that she has been interested in health care “since she was almost 2”! The New England native has traveled around the world […]

Summer Family Travel Tips

Summer is here and we are now ready for summer travel. Dr. Ari Gilmore at Pacific Medical Centers shares these tips with you for fun and safe travel. Sun safety: Wear sunblock! This is important for long-term skin health. Apply SPF 30 or higher every two hours, or after swimming in salt water. Water safety: […]

Twenty-five years of providing women’s care

When Dr. Richard Henegan, MD, visited Washington state, he thought it couldn’t be more different from his home in Texas. And that was just what he wanted. The mountains, water and outdoor activities were so inviting that he decided to move to the Pacific Northwest. “Plus, I really liked the cooler weather,” he said. In […]

RCCH HealthCare now owns Capital Medical

UW Medicine and Tennessee-based healthcare system RCCH HealthCare Partners announced the creation of a public-private partnership to own and operate community hospitals in Washington.  RCCH will operate and Capital Medical in Olympia  and UW Medicine will provide clinical and quality expertise. Changes in healthcare have created new challenges for smaller community hospitals around the region. […]

New Trend In Joint Replacement Surgery

If you’ve known anyone who has undergone joint replacement surgery or if you have considered it yourself, you’ve likely heard that a hospital stay of two to three days is a normal part of the recovery process. Thanks to advancements in surgical care, some patients of Olympia Orthopaedic Associates are able to go home within […]