Health and fitness

Bastyr Clinic brings high-quality, low-cost medical care to Edmonds

Bastyr Clinic brings high-quality, low-cost medical care to Edmonds

Are you feeling depressed? Do you suffer from headaches, insomnia or indigestion? Do you have a persistent cold or sore throat that just won’t go away? Are you avoiding seeing a doctor because of the expense, the hassle, or both? If any of this applies to you, here’s some good news! Each Wednesday doctors and other experts from Bastyr University come to the Edmonds Senior Center to mee... »

Bastyr open house set for Edmonds Senior Center Wednesday

The Edmonds Senior Center is sponsoring an open house for the Bastyr University Natural Medicine Clinic this Wednesday, Nov. 12 from 5 to 6 p.m. in the senior center ballroom. Admission is free. The public is invited to tour the facility and meet naturopathic doctors Laurie Cullen and Joshua Rubinstein and their senior students. During its three years at the senior center, Bastyr has provided a wi... »

Edmonds Healthy Beauty and Skin Care: The hairy truth

Edmonds Healthy Beauty and Skin Care: The hairy truth

Many men and women struggle with unwanted hair. Unwanted hair growth can stem from a medical condition such as hirsutism and hypertrichosis, which can be caused by the following: medications, hormone imbalance, diet, endocrine disorders & metabolic problems. Of course there are both men and women who choose to treat hair solely for a cosmetic reason and not because they have one of the two med... »

Swedish Edmonds celebrates past and breaks ground for the future

Swedish Edmonds celebrates past and breaks ground for the future

Watch the video of the Swedish Edmonds celebration on My Edmonds News TV here. As Swedish Edmonds broke ground for a two-story, 77,000-square-foot hospital expansion Wednesday, Chief Executive David Jaffe noted the key role the new facility will play in the lives of local residents, “by providing the very best care to patients in their own backyard.” At a festive event celebrating the ... »

Edmonds Healthy Eating: Pesto perfection

Edmonds Healthy Eating: Pesto perfection

Right now my garden continues to bring me daily treats. We’ve had enough heat that I am enjoying warm tomatoes right off the vine….as well as zucchini, cucumbers, beans, and delicious carrots. We are even starting to get a second crop of raspberries! But I know school is about to start again when my basil plants are overwhelming me. So what do I like to do? Make pesto and freeze it for... »

Edmonds Healthy Beauty and Skin Care: Say goodbye to dark spots and hello to an even complexion

Edmonds Healthy Beauty and Skin Care: Say goodbye to dark spots and hello to an even complexion

Everyone loves the healthy glow that they get in the summer. However, along with the suntan, many people experience hyperpigmentation (dark spots) after a summer, or even a day of sun exposure. Sun exposure is just one cause of hyperpigmentation. It can also occur due to hormone changes, such as those that occur during pregnancy, or from injury or inflammation of the skin due to acne, eczema, or p... »

Snohomish Health District seeks public comment on changes to Smoking in Public law

Snohomish Health District seeks public comment on changes to Smoking in Public law

The Snohomish Health District is seeking preliminary public comment on a proposal to adopt and amend the state Smoking in Public Places law. According to an announcement from the health district, the intent is not to change the law adopted by voters in 2005, “but to make it more clear in light of current trends.” The health district proposes adding language to the local code to make it... »

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... »

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