Wellness

CHI HealthCare vaccinations

This flu season is in full swing, CHI Franciscan is going beyond offering flu vaccinations to the public. The health system is also hosting a drive thru vaccination drill – offering free flu vaccinations to employees.  As part of the mass inoculation drill—which is meant to prepare emergency response teams for a public health emergency— […]

Dr. Kandi is More Than Meets the Eye

Have you ever sat in a medical appointment, wishing you were seen as a real person? Not just the next one in line, but actually cared about? Then take a peek into Eye Candy Optical and say hello to Dr. Kandi Moeller.  Dr. Kandi and her team are ready to treat you like family—which “isn’t […]

Simple Steps to Reduce Your Risk of Falling

Can you name the most common cause of injury among older Americans? It’s falling—which happens to one in four adults age 65 or older each year—according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This tallies up annually to 29 million falls that result in 3 million emergency department visits, 850,000 hospitalizations, and 29,000 deaths. […]

The Names Family Foundation Gift of Wellness

The Names Family Foundation, which has supported health and wellness projects in the region for many years, has pledged a $3 million gift to support the new Fircrest Pool and Community Center, the largest gift in the city’s history. The City of Fircrest is replacing the nearly 60-year-old pool and community center complex. The Fircrest-based […]

Wesley Homes Breaks Ground at Tehaleh

Wesley Homes celebrates 75 years with it’s newest addition to the inspiring, master planned community in Bonney Lake.  The community broke ground this fall and plans to bring a vibrant new choice in senior living options to the foothills of Mt. Rainier. Wesley at Tehaleh will offer a holistic wellness approach to living. Join your […]

Eight Tips for Breast Cancer Prevention

As you may know, 1 in 8 women are impacted by breast cancer in their lifetime, as it’s the most common cancer in American women. Knowing that this is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, treatment is most successful when breast cancer is detected early. As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month […]

Exercise Offers Health Benefits at Any Age

Most of us have heard the adage that it’s never too late to start exercising and reap the benefits of better health. Is that a myth or a fact? Two recently published investigational studies evaluated more than 315,000 Americans and 15,000 Britons. The studies confirmed the conclusion of past research: Adopting an exercise routine at […]

Find Relief from Back Pain Close to Home

Most adults can recall a time when they’ve felt back pain. It’s one of the most common medical complaints to physicians. Georgetown University’s Institute for Health Care Research and Policy reports that some 16 million adults have persistent or chronic back pain. That’s 8% of all adults. As a result they are limited in certain […]

K9 Security Program at MultiCare

MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital has launched a new K9 security program to provide an added level of safety for patients, visitors and staff.  “Emotions can run high in hospital settings,” said Sharon Oxendale, President/COO of MultiCare Tacoma General/Allenmore Hospitals. “Having a K9 presence is sometimes all you need to diffuse emotional situations that sometimes occur […]

Wesley Opens Bradley Park location

Wesley is observing its 75th year with the grand opening of its third senior-living community, Wesley Bradley Park in Puyallup. The public is invited to enjoy music, hors d’oeuvres, giveaways and prize drawings at the celebration on Sunday, Aug. 25 at 1 p.m.  “We are excited about the opportunities to develop relationships throughout the area,” […]

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