Wellness

Synergy HomeCare for Seniors

Bette Davis famously said, “Old age ain’t no place for sissies!” The feeling of fading independence can be challenging for older adults. Sometimes bodies don’t cooperate the way they used to. And this is often a difficult topic for loved ones to bring up. Few families have these conversations until an emergency occurs, such as […]

Take Control of Your Food and Your Life

When it comes to leading a healthier lifestyle, it’s crucial to control what we eat, says Susan Levy, founder and president of Well-Fed Me. She’s an expert in the essential ingredients in food and what people should be looking for in every meal. And she has been an active member of Go Red for Women […]

Pacific Medical Opens Lacey Clinic

As part of its effort to better serve patients along the Interstate 5 corridor, Pacific Medical Centers, or PacMed, has opened a new clinic in Lacey. In a partnership with Providence Medical Group, the Lacey clinic is located in more than 30,000 square feet of renovated space. It is the 11th facility for PacMed in […]

outpatient total joint program

Looking at a knee or hip replacement? Olympia Orthopaedic Associates, the largest full-service orthopedic group in the South Puget Sound area, now offers an alternative to the usual hospital stay of two to three days: outpatient surgery for healthier patients, who can then go home the same day of surgery. “Olympia Orthopaedic Associates provides patients […]

At one-year anniversary, hindsight — and foresight

In June, Rhodes had LASIK eye surgery at Aurora LASIK in Lacey.  “My vision is now 20/15. Even as a teenager my vision was never this good. I can actually see the textures on trees.” As Aurora LASIK has it’s first anniversary in November, its founder, Dr. Jay Rudd, has been impressed by the results […]

Care For Skin to Prevent Advanced Wounds

As we age, our skin becomes thinner, loses its elasticity and capacity to retain moisture, and is generally more fragile. But proper care will help prevent common problems including dryness, bruising and infection. Daily activities to keep skin healthy: – Check your skin, including the bottom of your feet and between your toes, for dryness, […]

Pacific Medical opens in Lakewood to serve military beneficiaries

When it comes to health insurance, military beneficiaries living in the Puget Sound area of Washington State have an advantage over military families in other parts of the country: they can enroll in US Family Health Plan. US Family Health Plan (USFHP) is a special TRICARE program offered only in six US regions  from Maine, […]

Best Places to Run in the South Sound

It’s springtime, finally, and for runners, this is a particularly great time of year. Arguably the best part about running in the Pacific Northwest is the scenery. There is no shortage of beautiful and challenging trails to choose from. ShowCase Magazine surveyed the South Sound and selected a few of our favorites. From Gig Harbor […]

Robotic-Guided Spine Surgery

A new, minimally invasive surgical option is now available at Capital Medical Center for patients needing spine surgery, including spinal fusion, vertebroplasty and scoliosis correction. The Mazor Robotics Renaissance, a state-of-the-art guidance system for spine surgery, is now being used to assist the hospital’s orthopedic spine surgeons and neurosurgeons. Capital Medical Center is the first […]

Steps to Prevent Heart Disease ….

Our mothers, daughters, sisters and friends are at risk. Heart disease and stroke cause one in three deaths among women each year—more than all cancers combined. Fortunately, we can change that because 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented with education and lifestyle changes, according to Priscilla Hoang, MD, a cardiologist with CHI Franciscan […]