Health and fitness

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’

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... »

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... »

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