Wellness

Time-Restricted Eating: Fact or Fiction?

Does eating earlier in the day affect the way the body stores energy? The American Heart Association performed a study to answer this very question. Their findings revealed that restricting meals to early in the day does not affect weight among overweight adults with prediabetes or diabetes. “We have wondered for a long time if when […]

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, […]

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 […]

Tuladhara Yoga in Gig Harbor

When you ask Alicia Barrett, owner of Tuladhara Yoga Studios, about yoga, her passion and love of the practice is immediately apparent.  Formerly a director at a major retailer, Barrett left the corporate life a few years back in search of her own community of people. In the years that followed, Barrett traveled around, teaching […]

Great Food and Service: Forefront Healthcare

As part of a new long-term expansion plan, scheduled to be completed in 2023, Tacoma Lutheran Retirement Community has recently announced their partnership with Forefront Healthcare! This partnership provides delicious, healthy food and dining services to the residents that TLRC serves. “The changes made to our dining services program have been warmly and enthusiastically accepted […]

Spread Love, Not the Flu

Now more than ever, keeping yourself and your loved ones healthy is a priority.  With worry over COVID-19, many people may think less about the flu and its impact.  But it is important to remember that the flu touches millions each year and tens of thousands die as a result of it.  One of the […]

Olympic Dermatology celebrating 20 years

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 […]

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 pandemic has swept the globe, we are also acutely aware of the increased risk […]

Neighborhood Clinic Serves the Community

As the sun shines the last of its afternoon brilliance through the trees lining South Yakima Avenue, doctors, nurses, and other medical personnel arrive from their shifts at medical centers and put on their Personal Protective Equipment to volunteer another evening at the free Neighborhood Clinic, a 501c3 nonprofit.  “For folks like ‘Joe’, a visit […]

Wesley Health and Care Continues to Serve

Wesley Health and Home Care has been serving families all around the Northwest for years with their in-home health care services, and this summer they’ve continued to provide excellent, reliable service with the recently-introduced Palliative Care Program. This program offers home health services for homebound patients with advanced diseases.  For those with a serious illness, […]

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