Wellness

Is It Safe for Seniors to Return to the Gym?

In recent years there has been a lot of research highlighting the importance of exercise for seniors. For example, we have learned that, contrary to popular belief, weakness and poor balance are linked to inactivity rather than age. As the COVID-19/novel coronavirus pandemic has swept the globe, we are also acutely aware of the increased […]

Put the right foot forward

Yearning to get outdoors for a short hike? Slip on the flip-flops and head out, right? Wrong, says Dr. Thomas Burghardt, who is an expert in foot and ankle care. He recommends “proper shoes for the environment you’re in.”  In May, Dr. Burghardt came to Foot and Ankle Surgical Associates (FASA) at 1901 South Union […]

5 Simple Strategies For Healthier Holidays

American Heart Association’s Healthy for Good™ movement offers simple tips for self-care this season. Nourishing yourself is smart for your heart and an effective way to take control of your health during the holidays. During Eat Smart Month this November, the American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization devoted to a world of longer, […]

Celebrating Success: 20 Years with Olympic Dermatology

Selective laser surgical procedures. Fine-tuning in diagnostics. The paradigm shift in the development of designer medicines. Scientists that uncover the biochemical nature of disease by studying human genome sequencing. These are some of the medical advances that keep Dr.James L. Brazil fascinated with his work at Olympic Dermatology and Laser Clinic in Olympia as the […]

Dr. Finch Joins Tumwater Eye Center

Devin Finch, O.D., says the timing couldn’t have been better for him to join Dr. Douglas Jeske and the team at Tumwater Eye Center. In July 2020, Dr. Finch completed a residency in ocular diseases at Thomas E. Creek VA Medical Center in Texas after earning his doctorate in optometry the year prior from Pacific […]

eliseo: An Updated Retirement Solution

As of February 1st, 2021, Tacoma Lutheran Retirement Community is proud to announce today that it has formally changed its  name to eliseo! Along with the updated name, the Community unveiled a new identity and website: eliseo.org.  The company, founded in 1938 as Puyallup Lutheran Home, embarked three years ago on a redevelopment project that […]

Olympia OB/GYN Heroes

Babies are born when they are ready, not when a pandemic says so. Dedicated medical personnel tackle coronavirus challenges to deliver them safely. That’s true of the team at Olympia Obstetrics & Gynecology (OOG) as they work with patients at the office and welcome babies at the Family Birth Center at Providence St. Peter Hospital […]

Training Helps Avert Mental Health Crisis

Mental health problems can affect anyone. Research has shown that one out of five people have a mental health problem at some point in their life. Early intervention is the key to minimizing the risk of a mental health problem escalating to a crisis. CHI Franciscan Health and community partners across Pierce County launched the […]

MultiCare signs to acquire Olympia’s Capital Medical Center

MultiCare Health System has entered into an agreement to purchase the majority ownership interest in Capital Medical Center in Olympia from subsidiaries of LifePoint Health, a holding company based in Tennessee.  Capital Medical Center is a full-service, 107-bed community hospital that opened in 1985 and serves communities in Olympia, as well as Thurston, Mason, Lewis […]

Caring for families impacted by age or illness

It can be hard to see our parents struggle as they get older. It can be difficult to take the time to be there for their needs. This is why a home care agency, such as Synergy HomeCare, has become an essential part of daily lives for many seniors. When their own home is made […]

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