Health and fitness

Verdant assists in funding new mobile dental van that serves South Snohomish County

Verdant assists in funding new mobile dental van that serves South Snohomish County

Residents in South Snohomish County who need either preventive dental care or treatment now but can’t afford it will have more opportunities for help, thanks to the Verdant Health Commission and the Washington Dental Service Foundation. The two organizations helped fund 80 percent of a new mobile dental van that was officially unveiled Monday at the Verdant Health Center in Lynnwood. The van... »

Health District receives nearly 800 responses to vaping in public issue

Health District receives nearly 800 responses to vaping in public issue

Following a public comment period that drew responses via online survey, email, letters and an in-person listening session, the Snohomish Health District’s Vaping Subcommittee will be meeting to discuss feedback and potential policy options. The subcommittee meeting will be held from 2 to 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 19 in the Snohomish Health District’s Auditorium at 3020 Rucker Ave., Evere... »

Upcoming free nutrition education classes at Verdant

Upcoming free nutrition education classes at Verdant

Verdant is offering the following free nutrition classes at its Community Wellness Center, 4710 196th St. S.W., Lynnwood. To register, visit verdanthealth.org Food Truths: Busting Popular Nutrition Myths Wednesday, Aug. 19 6:30-7:30 p.m. Description: This fast-paced, fun and factual class will answer your burning questions on nutrition that you have always wanted to know! Join Registered Dietitian... »

Edmonds Healthy Beauty and Skin Care: On with the glow

Edmonds Healthy Beauty and Skin Care: On with the glow

You’ve been vigilant about using SPF in the rays, cleansing your face after workouts, and lightening up on your products for summer. The result: a healthy, sun-kissed glow that feels as good as it looks. Now, how to maintain that wholesome look as the months wear on? Here are some dos and don’ts to keep the radiance going… DO continue using sunscreen… So you’ve got a “base” and now you’re safe. No... »

Public invited to discuss vaping policy during Snohomish Health District listening session Tuesday

Public invited to discuss vaping policy during Snohomish Health District listening session Tuesday

The Snohomish Health District is encouraging the community to share its thoughts on vaping during a public listening session from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21. The Vaping Subcommittee is soliciting input on the following four questions: Do you support expanding the Smoking in Public Places law to prohibit vaping in public places? How would prohibiting vaping in public places impact you? What... »

Happening nearby: Cooking with fresh, local produce class set for July 13

Happening nearby: Cooking with fresh, local produce class set for July 13

Room is still available in the Verdant Health Commission and Sound Dietitian’s class called “Summer Sweets: Cooking with Fresh, Local Produce” taking place from 6-7 p.m. on Monday, July 13 at the Verdant Community Wellness Center, 4710 196th St. S.W. in Lynnwood. This class is free, but registration is required online through Verdant’s website calendar. During this class, which is led by a registe... »

Health District seeking input on vaping in public places

Health District seeking input on vaping in public places

A preliminary comment period has officially opened for Snohomish County residents to provide input on a potential new policy that would prohibit vaping in public places. E-cigarettes and vaping products are not regulated the same way cigarettes are. This leads to public health concerns about potential exposure to the unknown mixture of chemicals in the vapor, as well as the rise in teens and young... »

Youth survey indicates county’s teens at risk for depression, suicide

Youth survey indicates county’s teens at risk for depression, suicide

An increasing number of Snohomish County teens say they feel sad or hopeless, have thoughts of suicide or have attempted suicide, according to the latest results of the 2014 Healthy Youth Survey New data shows that parents and community members should be aware of signs to look for if someone is in crisis and where to go for help. The latest release of the 2014 Healthy Youth Survey data focuses on ... »

Sponsor spotlight: New Verdant classes focus on healthy cooking, eating

Sponsor spotlight: New Verdant classes focus on healthy cooking, eating

Looking for a chance to learn about nutritious foods or how to prepare them this summer? Join the Verdant Health Commission at any of these free community classes on healthy lifestyle topics. All classes are free and will be at the Verdant Community Wellness Center, 4710 196th St. S.W., Lynnwood. Raising Healthy Eaters in a Fast Food World June 1 from 6:30-8 p.m. Join a registered dietitian to dis... »

Sponsor spotlight: Verdant featuring free Lifestyle Change Check-Ins

Sponsor spotlight: Verdant featuring free Lifestyle Change Check-Ins

The Verdant Health Commission is offering free Lifestyle Change Check-Ins. The next date is 6 p.m. June 2, 2015, followed by June 16, July 7 and July 21 — all at the Verdant Community Wellness Center: 4710 196th St. S.W. in Lynnwood. Stay on track with healthy changes to your diet and physical activity with the Lifestyle Change Check-Ins, which take place on a drop-in basis (no registration necess... »

Scene in Edmonds: Focus on fitness at 2015 Expo

Scene in Edmonds: Focus on fitness at 2015 Expo

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Reminder: Edmonds’ 3rd annual Health and Fitness Expo Saturday

Reminder: Edmonds’ 3rd annual Health and Fitness Expo Saturday

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... »

Edmonds man promoting ‘Sweat for a Cause’ in Shoreline Saturday, May 16

Edmonds man promoting ‘Sweat for a Cause’ in Shoreline Saturday, May 16

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Sponsor spotlight: Celebrate Melanoma Monday with a spot check

Sponsor spotlight: Celebrate Melanoma Monday with a spot check

Puget Sound Dermatology wants you take our recent days of sunshine as a warm, friendly reminder… to think about skin cancer prevention and detection. To raise awareness of melanoma and other types of skin cancer, and to encourage early detection through self-exams, the American Academy of Dermatology designates the first Monday in May as Melanoma Monday. Janet Trowbridge, MD PhD, and board-certifi... »

Welcome to our new sponsor, Puget Sound Dermatology

Welcome to our new sponsor, Puget Sound Dermatology

My Edmonds News is proud to welcome new sponsor Puget Sound Dermatology, specializing in medical dermatology and serving patients in the Edmonds-Lynnwood-Shoreline area. Puget Sound Dermatology features Board-certified dermatologists Dr. Melanie Kuechle and Dr. Janet Trowbridge, who provide screening, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the skin in pediatric and adult patients. The clinic is lo... »

Free health screenings, mammograms at May 16 Edmonds Health & Fitness Expo

Free health screenings, mammograms at May 16 Edmonds Health & Fitness Expo

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 9-11:30am at the Edmonds School District Stadium located at 7600 212th St S.W. in Edmonds. New additions to this year’s event include the Middle School Invitational Run, Children’s Gardening, the PCC TasteMobile, a bike blender, free health... »

Edmonds Senior Center Healthy Living Fair Friday

The Edmonds Senior Center is hosting a Healthy Living Fair this Friday, April 24 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The event features free admission, screenings and giveaways, and is open to the community. Lunch will be provided to 200 seniors courtesy of Fairwinds Brighton Court Lynnwood. Edmonds Senior Center is located at 220 Railroad Avenue, just south of the Edmonds Ferry Dock. Call Michelle at 425-774-555... »

New classes at Verdant: Nutrition, cooking, stress management, stroke prevention and e-cigarette education

New classes at Verdant: Nutrition, cooking, stress management, stroke prevention and e-cigarette education

The Verdant Health Commission is offering free community classes on healthy lifestyle topics in May. Additional classes also available at verdanthealth.org/events. All events are at the Verdant Community Wellness Center, 4710 196th St. S.W., Lynnwood. Click on the link for each class to register. Getting to Goal Lifestyle Program May 5 from 10 a.m. -noon. This group class, led by a registered diet... »

Happening nearby: Experience Momentum celebrates its grand opening

Happening nearby: Experience Momentum celebrates its grand opening

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Sponsor Spotlight: Verdant’s Couch to 8K group hitting its stride

Sponsor Spotlight: Verdant’s Couch to 8K group hitting its stride

Following an exercise program can be easier when you have experts at the ready to answer your questions and coach you along. When Verdant’s Couch to 8K group launched in March, activity levels in the group ranged from not physically active to active runners. With five educational classes, weekly group runs or walks and coaching by the staff at Experience Momentum in Lynnwood helping to prepa... »

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