Wellness

Local organization shift gears to care for urgent and COVID-19 possible patients.

TRA Medical Imaging and Diagnostic Imaging Northwest are serving as a triage center for imaging during this major national crisis. TRA Medical Imaging and Diagnostic Imaging Northwest are shifting gears to care for patients under evaluation for possible COVID-19. Starting immediately sites will only be seeing symptomatic patients (experiencing fever or respiratory symptoms such as […]

Spend Time in Nature to Reduce Stress

Spending time in nature can help relieve stress and anxiety, improve your mood, and boost feelings of happiness and wellbeing. Whatever you call it – forest bathing, ecotherapy, mindfulness in nature, green time or the wilderness cure — humans evolved in the great outdoors, and your brain benefits from a journey back to nature. Get […]

Coronavirus: Risks and Preventative Measures

Coronavirus is getting a lot of attention right now. Though thousands of cases of the newly identified 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have been confirmed in China and dozens of other countries, the immediate health risk to most people in the United States remains low. Still, federal officials are monitoring the virus and closely tracking this […]

Tacoma Lutheran Redevelopment Project

Serving Pierce County for over 80 years, Tacoma Lutheran Retirement Community is a not-for-profit Life Plan Community in North Tacoma. With the planned addition of three buildings filled with condos and apartments, the community is forging ahead on its challenge to continually evolve and modernize. The redevelopment’s goal is to meet the ever-changing needs of […]

6 Things Women Should Know About Heart Health

Heart disease is the nation’s leading killer of women. Paying attention to risk factors and living a healthy lifestyle, though, can help keep heart disease at bay. While heart health is an important concern for all women, women transitioning through menopause in mid-life are at the highest risk. The menopausal changes in body composition, cholesterol […]

Capital Medical Center Lends a Robotic Arm

Thurston County is reaching new medical heights with its very own Capital Medical Center. Through a partnership with Olympia Orthopedic, the Center is the first hospital in the county to implement a ground-breaking robotic arm surgical system that functions to assist with hip-joint and knee replacement surgery. This addition is an exciting one for those […]

A Community Advocate: Madelin White

Successfully running a small business for more than four decades is no small feat, particularly if you start off with little prior industry experience, as was the case for Madelin White, owner of Merle Norman Cosmetics, Wigs, and Day Spa in Lacey. “My father and I were both working for the state when he suggested […]

Eating Healthy: Common Myths Debunked

Eating healthy and losing weight are common goals at the start of a new year. From fad diets to extreme workout programs, we’re constantly overwhelmed with what exactly is healthy for our bodies. Luckily, Pacific Medical Centers’ Christy Goff, RDN, CD, is here to share some information about common nutrition myths. Not all carbs are […]

Physical Therapy with Fun & Family

Owners Kim Bisson and Susan Jankelson wanted to create a clinic that felt like home. Their goal was for each person who walked through the doors, whether patient or employee, to feel like part of the family. Welcome home to Rainier Family Physical Therapy. What started over a cup of coffee in 2007 has transformed […]

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 […]

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