Wellness

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 […]

Do You Have High Blood Pressure?

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is called the “silent killer” because there are often no obvious symptoms. It accounts for more heart disease and stroke deaths than almost all other preventable causes – coming in second only to smoking. And the incidence of hypertension is now even higher, according to the American College […]

Resolution Restart At Your Farmer’s Market

If you are like most of the population, you’ve long since forgotten your New Year’s resolution by the time spring arrives. But if your pledge was to eat healthier, now is the time to get things back on track. Attend a local farmers market for fresh, nutritious local and organic offerings. Starting in March and […]

Support after a breast cancer diagnosis

“What now?” It’s a seemingly simple question. For more than 330,000 women in the U.S. who will be newly diagnosed with breast cancer this year, this simple question carries tremendous weight and is compounded by the complexity of our health care system. Fortunately, getting a comprehensive answer will soon be easier thanks to a new […]

Home for the Holidays: Senior Relatives’

Holiday traditions are an important part of our culture. It’s a time that family and friends gather to celebrate, reminisce and create new memories. Older family members are often the backbone of these gatherings. Sometimes, in the midst of festivities and planning, we notice something that isn’t quite right with a beloved family member. The […]

Harnessing the Body’s Natural Healing

Promoting healing using your own platelets might sound a little like science fiction, but fellowship-trained physicians at Olympia Orthopaedic Associates are using this promising regenerative medicine therapy to treat painful sports injuries and musculoskeletal conditions. Platelet-rich plasma therapy, or PRP, is growing in popularity as a low-risk treatment to decrease pain and increase function by […]

Synergy HomeCare: Senior Fall Prevention

One of the biggest fears for aging seniors and their families is the risk of falling. In fact, falls by people aged 65 and older are the leading cause of death from injury. That’s where Synergy HomeCare comes in. Providing in-home care for seniors is one way to help them maintain their independence, and before […]

Eye Care For The Entire Family

Since 1968 Clarus Eye Centre has helped thousands of patients be proactive about their eye health. Besides performing routine exams, Clarus has helped patients understand the root cause of their vision troubles and guided them through treatment options. A team of fellowship-trained ophthalmologists, optometrists and a caring, professional staff all work together to help patients […]