Health and fitness

Living Well with Chronic Conditions workshop in Edmonds starting Sept. 15

A Living Well with Chronic Conditions workshop will be offered at the Edmonds Senior Center (220 Railroad Ave., Edmonds) beginning Sept. 15. This six-week series meets on Mondays through Oct. 20 from 1-3:30 p.m. and teaches skills that help people manage chronic health conditions. Workshop topics include: · Healthy eating · Safe physical activity · Stress management · Managing medications · Commun... »

Snohomish Health District to celebrate breastfeeding, recognize Premera

Pregnant women, moms and their families are invited to the Snohomish Health District clinic in Lynnwood on Aug. 15 to celebrate National Breastfeeding Month. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Women, Infants & Children (WIC) / First Steps Clinic at 6101 200th St. S.W., Lynnwood. Refreshments, medical and dental resources, family services, and information about WIC services and breast... »

Edmonds Healthy Beauty and Skin Care: Facts about sunscreen — what you need to know

Edmonds Healthy Beauty and Skin Care: Facts about sunscreen — what you need to know

It’s true: Sunscreen is the most important skin care product you can use on your skin on a daily basis. Every summer, copious articles are written about sun damage and sunscreens. The best information is from reliable medical resources. Both the American Academy of Dermatology and the Skin Cancer Foundation have done studies and conferred with physicians, determining the facts about sunscreen and ... »

New Edmonds Community Health Care facility provides quality care to all regardless of coverage

New Edmonds Community Health Care facility provides quality care to all regardless of coverage

Are you injured? Do you need dental care? Are you pregnant? Do you have a medical condition, but are delaying treatment because of low or no insurance? Good news! Your wait is over. Now, thanks to money from a $500 million federal grant under the Affordable Health Care Act and lots of work by several teams of dedicated folks, quality, affordable care is available right now in our community at the ... »

Celebrate installation of walking tour markers in Edmonds Thursday

Celebrate installation of walking tour markers in Edmonds Thursday

The City of Edmonds Arts Commission invites you to celebrate the installation of 12 new artist-made interpretive markers on Thursday July 17, at 5 p.m. outside of the Edmonds Historical Museum. Created by Seattle artist Judith Caldwell, the sculptural markers are part of a walking tour in downtown Edmonds to celebrate local history and the rich artistic nature of the community. You can meet the ar... »

Starting Wednesday, Edmonds Senior Center extending hours for on-site Bastyr Naturopathic Clinic

Starting Wednesday, Edmonds Senior Center extending hours for on-site Bastyr Naturopathic Clinic

Due to increasing requests for Bastyr Natural Medicine Clinic services offered once a week on Wednesdays at the Edmonds Senior Center, as of this Wednesday, July 2, hours will be extended for a full day, from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Since the clinic opened at the Edmonds Senior Center in January 2012, morning appointments have remained at capacity, so the additional afternoon hours ... »

Edmonds Healthy Beauty and Skin Care: Tips for summer slim down

Edmonds Healthy Beauty and Skin Care: Tips for summer slim down

Longer days with warmer temps and more SUNLIGHT make it a great time to renew your commitment to a healthier, slimmer body. The best way to make lasting change in your lifestyle habits is by starting with small changes that become second nature. Here is a list to help you get started on sustainable, lasting weight loss: 1)     Stay hydrated: Your body needs quite of bit of fluid each day just to m... »

Community build project underway to install City Park playground equipment

Community build project underway to install City Park playground equipment

On Friday morning, a group of volunteers participated in the first stages of a community build project to renovate the oldest park in Edmonds, City Park. The goal of the weekend-long project is to install new playground equipment; next year a water-play feature spray pad will be added. The previous playground equipment, which was about 20 years old, had deteriorated to the point that it had “start... »

Swedish/Edmonds emergency department recognized by national association for ‘exceptional performance’

Swedish/Edmonds emergency department recognized by national association for ‘exceptional performance’

The Swedish/Edmonds emergency department was one of 17 departments across the U.S. Tuesday awarded the prestigious Lantern Award from the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA). The award honors emergency departments that exemplify exceptional practice and innovative performance in the core areas of leadership, practice, education, advocacy and research. According to the ENA announcement, the Lantern ... »

Edmonds Healthy Beauty and Skin Care: Summer care tips to beat the breakout

Edmonds Healthy Beauty and Skin Care: Summer care tips to beat the breakout

As summer gets into full swing, it is important to evaluate your skin care regimen. One of the most common skin care concerns, for adults and teenagers alike is acne. Excess oil, hormones, and stress are some of the common culprits when it comes to acne breakouts. Regardless of why your skin breaks out, there are some basic steps in treating acne prone skin that will help you achieve a clear compl... »

Happening nearby: Celebration of Food Festival coming to Lynnwood Convention Center on Sunday, May 18

Happening nearby: Celebration of Food Festival coming to Lynnwood Convention Center on Sunday, May 18

The third annual Celebration of Food Festival is coming to the Lynnwood Convention Center on Sunday, May 18. Food Revolution Snohomish County, a movement aimed at encouraging growing, cooking, preserving, and eating real and healthy food, presents the free, family event where participants can taste, explore, and experience real food from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. “This event brings together people who are pa... »

Edmonds’ Health and Fitness Expo entertains and educates

Edmonds’ Health and Fitness Expo entertains and educates

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Reminder: More than 45 booths plus activities at Edmonds Health & Fitness Expo Saturday

Reminder: More than 45 booths plus activities at Edmonds Health & Fitness Expo Saturday

Ride a bike blender, experience the NEOS Playsystem where video game meets aerobic activity, and challenge yourself in the Active Zone obstacle course at the Health & Fitness Expo on Saturday, May 17 from 9-11:30 a.m. at the Edmonds School District Stadium. The event is free and open to the public. You can sample healthy snacks, learn important footwear differences with walking shoe vs. runnin... »

Pur Skin Clinic to host meet-and-greet for newest provider May 22

Pur Skin Clinic to host meet-and-greet for newest provider May 22

Pūr Skin Clinic in downtown Edmonds will host an open house on Thursday, May 22 to welcome the clinic’s new provider, naturopathic physician Dr. Alicia Cole. The meet and greet event will run from 5-7 p.m. and will feature information, special pricing and healthy beauty gift bags for the first 20 attendees. Refreshments and light appetizers will also be served. Cole will discuss the wellness... »

Verdant Community Wellness Center now under construction

Verdant Community Wellness Center now under construction

Noticeable changes are underway at the future site of the Verdant Community Wellness Center at 4710 196th St. S.W. in Lynnwood. The building, a former bank branch, is being renovated by the Verdant Health Commission, which will use the space to offer community health and wellness classes, workshops and programs, as well as serve as the main office for Verdant. Demolition of some areas within the i... »

Happening nearby reminder: Low Vision Expo set for May 17 at Lynnwood Convention Center

Happening nearby reminder: Low Vision Expo set for May 17 at Lynnwood Convention Center

SightConnection presents Insight: A Low Vision Expo this Saturday, May 17 at the Lynnwood Convention Center. SightConnection provides low vision rehabilitative services throughout King, Snohomish, and Skagit counties to older adults living with eye diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy and other sources of low vision. In response to the growing numbers of... »

Pur Skin Clinic welcomes naturopathic physician

Pur Skin Clinic welcomes naturopathic physician

Pur Skin Clinic in downtown Edmonds announced this week a new addition to its staff: naturopathic physician Dr. Alicia Cole, who will specialize in wellness services. A graduate of Bastyr University’s Naturopathic Medicine program, Cole is a licensed primary care physician in the state of Washington. Her areas of expertise include esthetic and anti-aging medicine, dermatology, women’s health, endo... »

Edmonds Senior Center to present free health fair Friday

The Edmonds Senior Center, located at 220 Railroad Ave., is hosting a free health and wellness fair, open to the community, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, April 25. Free lunches will be provided to seniors courtesy of Leisure Care Fairwinds Brighton Court Lynnwood. Overflow parking will be provided at the Antique Mall parking lot, courtesy of Salish Crossing LLC. The Senior Center will provide a shut... »

National Healthcare Decisions Day: Take charge of end-of-life planning

National Healthcare Decisions Day: Take charge of end-of-life planning

Do you have a plan in place for end-of-life decisions? Does your family know your wishes in case you face a life-threatening illness? You’ll have a chance to talk about those issues in Edmonds and Lynnwood on April 16, when organizations in Snohomish County join others across the state and nationally to recognize National Healthcare Decisions Day. You’ll receive information and tools t... »

Happening nearby: Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation conference at Shoreline CC Saturday

For some 40,000 Washington residents diagnosed with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) — including a growing number of infants and children under the age of 18 — the Northwest Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America is on a mission to assist and to educate. This Saturday, April 12, CCFA Northwest is sponsoring a day-long IBD Education Conference at Shoreline Community... »

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