Health and fitness

Sponsor spotlight: Bastyr Natural Medicine Clinic at the Edmonds Senior Center

Sponsor spotlight: Bastyr Natural Medicine Clinic at the Edmonds Senior Center

My Edmonds News provides this “Sponsor Spotlight,” to offer added exposure for our valued sponsors. Thanks to their support, we are able to cover our expenses and we encourage our readers to, in turn, support them as well. Today’s spotlight is on the Bastyr Natural Medicine Clinic, now seeing patients of all ages at the Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave. Treatments may include dietary ... »

Edmonds’ 3rd annual Health and Fitness Expo set for May 16

Edmonds’ 3rd annual Health and Fitness Expo set for May 16

Community partners and local businesses are coming together to promote health and fitness at the 3rd Annual Health & Fitness Expo on Saturday, May 16, from 9-11:30 a.m. at the Edmonds School District Stadium, 7600 212th St. S.W. This free expo is open to the public and will include over 45 interactive health and wellness booths, healthy recipes, healthy snack samples and plenty of opportunitie... »

Scene in Edmonds: Moms hit their stride with fitness, fun and fresh air

Scene in Edmonds: Moms hit their stride with fitness, fun and fresh air

My Edmonds News photographer Larry Vogel caught the Edmonds Stroller Strides group in action in downtown Edmonds Monday morning. Organized by Heather Alschuler, owner of Fit4Mom, the Edmonds Stroller Strides group meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at the ECA gymnasium. The first session is free for potential new enrollees. “Stroller Strides is a total fitness program that moms can ... »

Verdant Community Wellness Center offering healthy lifestyle classes

Verdant Community Wellness Center offering healthy lifestyle classes

The Verdant Health Commission invites you to sign up for any of the following free healthy lifestyle classes, coming soon to the Verdant Community Wellness Center, 4710 196th St. SW, Lynnwood: Lifestyle Change Check Ins Description: Lifestyle change does not happen overnight. Changes takes time and research shows change is more likely to happen with support. Sessions will include nutrition, weight... »

Premera Blue Cross, American Red Cross team up to host Save-a-Life CPR event

Premera Blue Cross, American Red Cross team up to host Save-a-Life CPR event

The American Red Cross and Premera Blue Cross have teamed up to host Save-a-Life Saturday 2015, a hands-only CPR training event on April 18 that is free to the public. The event will provide people with the power to save lives, focusing on the skills and know-how needed to help an individual survive heart failure. Save-a-Life Saturday 2015 will build on the success of last year’s event — which hos... »

Welcome to our new sponsor, Bastyr Natural Medicine Clinic at Edmonds Senior Center

Welcome to our new sponsor, Bastyr Natural Medicine Clinic at Edmonds Senior Center

My Edmonds News is pleased to welcome the Bastyr Natural Medicine clinic at the Edmonds Senior Center as our newest sponsor. The Bastyr clinic provides naturopathic medicine to seniors and is open to people of all ages. Treatments may include dietary and lifestyle counseling and education, hands-on physical therapies, and herbal and nutritional supplements. The clinic is open on Wednesdays between... »

Have questions about your child’s teeth? UW Center for Pediatric Dentistry has answers

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. If you have a baby or toddler, you may have questions about thumb sucking, your child’s first dental visit or how and when to clean your child’s teeth. If so, the University of Washington Center for Pediatric Dentistry invites you to visit www.thecenterforpediatricdentistry.com to find tips for helping keep children’s teeth healthy. Parents can ... »

You have until Feb. 15 to enroll in Washington Health Benefit Exchange

You have until Feb. 15 to enroll in Washington Health Benefit Exchange

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange is reminding residents that Feb. 15 is the deadline to enroll in a Qualified Health Plan through Washington Healthplanfinder. Residents can complete an online application at www.wahealthplanfinder.org or find free in-person assistance to see if they qualify for financial help to lower the cost of their health insurance premiums. Residents must select and pay ... »

Verdant to host, ‘What If My Teen Smokes Marijuana’ program on Feb. 23

Verdant to host, ‘What If My Teen Smokes Marijuana’ program on Feb. 23

The Verdant Health Commission hosts a program for parents called What If My Teen Smokes Marijuana on Feb. 23 at the Verdant Community Wellness Center in Lynnwood. The program for parents interested in talking to their teenagers about marijuana and will feature guest speaker Lara Okokoko, MSW, a family therapist specializing in the ways that problematic substance use stresses the family. Okokoko wi... »

State health plan information, help at Edmonds Library Feb. 4 and 11

If you have questions about the state health care exchange and what health plans are available to you, help is available the next two Wednesdays — Feb. 4 and 11 — from 3-5 p.m. at the Edmonds Library. According to Library Manager Chy Ross, a representative from Sea Mar Community Health Centers will help people with applications or questions regarding the Washington Healthplanfinder sta... »

UW Medicine welcomes Dr. Pautz and Dr. Stanley to Regional Heart Center Cardiology Clinic at Edmonds

Sponsored by UW Medicine Regional Heart Center UW Medicine welcomes Dr. James Pautz and Dr. William Stanley, formerly of Swedish Heart & Vascular Institute, to UW Medicine Regional Heart Center Cardiology Clinic at Edmonds Dr. James Pautz and Dr. William Stanley have been part of the greater Edmonds community for more than sixteen years. They continue to serve the community in their new locati... »

Meet the new local business: Jagow Family Dentistry

Meet the new local business: Jagow Family Dentistry

Business name: Jagow Family Dentistry, Kathryn Jagow, DDS Services provided: Dr. Jagow and her friendly team are dedicated to providing our community with quality dental care for the whole family. Dr. Jagow emphasizes preventative dentistry, using the least invasive treatment options to provide a healthy and beautiful smile. How long in business: Dr. Jagow started at the practice in November of 20... »

Heroin deaths at epidemic levels in Snohomish County

Heroin deaths at epidemic levels in Snohomish County

Heroin and prescription opioid usage in Snohomish County remain a serious problem, according to the Snohomish Health District. From 2011 to 2013, approximately one out of every five heroin deaths in the state occurred in Snohomish County, a county with only one-tenth of the total population in Washington. In 2013 alone, heroin and prescription opioid overdoses represented two-thirds of the 130 acc... »

Verdant unveils new Community Wellness Center

Verdant unveils new Community Wellness Center

It was a full house at Verdant Health Commission’s new Community Wellness Center in Lynnwood Saturday, as people of all ages toured the new facility that Commission Superintendent Carl Zapora predicts will become “a hub” of health and wellness programming and activity for South Snohomish County. Zapora pointed to the “gorgeous state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen” w... »

Welcome to our new sponsor ‘Bodyworks Pilates’

My Edmonds News is pleased to welcome as a sponsor Bodyworks Pilates, located at 512 5th Ave. S. in downtown Edmonds and featuring a “Jump Start Special” for the New Year — four private Pilates sessions for the price of three. Bodyworks Pilates provides a relaxed, private atmosphere with certified STOTT PILATES Instructors that offer private one-on-one sessions designed to leave ... »

Ribbon cut for new Verdant Community Wellness Center

Ribbon cut for new Verdant Community Wellness Center

The Verdant Community Wellness Center is almost ready to open for business. The official grand opening is scheduled for Jan. 24, but on Thursday afternoon Verdant Health Commissioners and staff, partnering agencies, elected officials and community members attended a formal ribbon cutting ceremony at the new facility, located at 4710 196th St. SW. in Lynnwood. The Verdant Health Commission looked f... »

From candy striper to CEO, new executive brings nursing background to Swedish Edmonds

From candy striper to CEO, new executive brings nursing background to Swedish Edmonds

From the moment she became a candy striper at Lakewood General Hospital in her early teens, Jennifer Graves was certain about her career choice. “I knew from an early age that I wanted to be a nurse,” said Graves, remembering how proud she was to wear the red-and-white-striped jumper that gave young hospital volunteers the candy striper label. “And I think part of that was defini... »

UW Medicine welcomes Dr. Pautz and Dr. Stanley to Regional Heart Center Cardiology Clinic at Edmonds

Sponsored by UW Medicine Regional Heart Center UW Medicine welcomes Dr. James Pautz and Dr. William Stanley, formerly of Swedish Heart & Vascular Institute, to UW Medicine Regional Heart Center Cardiology Clinic at Edmonds Dr. James Pautz and Dr. William Stanley have been part of the greater Edmonds community for more than sixteen years. They continue to serve the community in their new locati... »

Edmonds Healthy Beauty and Skin Care: New year, new you

Edmonds Healthy Beauty and Skin Care: New year, new you

Every January people make resolutions for the upcoming year. Many of these resolutions involve getting healthy in terms of diet and fitness, but what about how you feel on the inside and how that radiates outwardly on your skin? This year, I challenge you to take a more holistic approach to your health- resolve to get healthy from the inside out by making changes that will impact your mind, body a... »

Edmonds Edmonds School District students eligible for free third-grade swim lessons

Edmonds Edmonds School District students eligible for free third-grade swim lessons

The Verdant Health Commission has renewed a three-year grant to provide free swim lessons to all third-grade students in the Edmonds School District. Vouchers for a set of swim lessons have been distributed to all third grade students districtwide. The vouchers may be used at any participating facility: Lynnwood Recreation Center, Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion and Yost Park Pool (summer se... »

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