Wellness

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 […]

Flu Shots This Season

Want to avoid the flu this year? Getting a flu shot each year is the best protection. Providence Health and Services recommend a flu shot for everyone 6 months or older, especially: People age 65 and older Pregnant women Young children Individuals of any age with chronic illness, such as heart, lung or kidney disease, […]

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 Home 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, […]

MultiCare Good Samaritan

Good Samaritan has been caring for COVID-19 patients since the beginning of the pandemic in Washington. Throughout the COVID-19 response, community members have been providing a morale boost to health care workers through kind words, donations and artwork. Read the following reflections from Good Samaritan team members about working at the hospital and what the […]

Olympia OB/GYN Heroes: Babies Born During Pandemic

Babies are born when they are ready, and dedicated medical personnel tackle coronavirus challenges to deliver them safely. That’s true of the team at Olympia Obstetrics & Gynecology (OOG), who developed new techniques as they work with patients and welcome babies. They are using technology in positive ways while they keep everyone safe. “We love […]

A New Home for Mary Bridge Children’s

In 1955, the dedicated women of the Tacoma Orthopedic Association (TOA) realized their goal when the first standalone children’s hospital in the region– Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital–opened its doors for care. Then, in 1987, the need for more space and more services drove the hospital to move its inpatient services into a new wing at […]

Fitness: Workout Classes to Stream Online

Keep up your fitness routine while at home during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) time with thanks to these local workouts locations.  Barre Classes, Olympia Define Barre is offering online virtual Barre Classes. Join  alone or bring a friend.  Sign Up below with FIRST Class FREE through the Online Store. https://definefitnessbarre.com/barre Yoga and Thi Chi, Tacoma Wa  […]

See Well for Your Lifetime

Protecting your vision and preventing vision loss is an important part of your overall wellness as you age. A common misconception is that vision loss is a normal part of getting older. That’s not entirely accurate. As we age, the risk increases of developing eye diseases and conditions, such as age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, diabetic […]

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