Sponsor spotlight: What are the benefits of a compounding pharmacy for pets?

Pet owners everywhere always want to provide the best care possible for their best friends. When it comes to pharmaceuticals, veterinarians are well aware that pet owners sometimes face unique challenges when it comes to medicating their companions. One such challenge is making sure that the treatments and medications they are giving their pets are…

COVID-19 Daily Report for Edmonds and Snohomish County: May 19, 2020

The Tuesday, May 19 data from the Snohomish Health District present a mixed bag of good and concerning news. New cases per day (yellow chart) is continuing its slow but steady upward trend, with 28 new cases reported Tuesday. But at the same time, more people are recovering and recovering faster. Total active cases in…

Sponsor spotlight: Diet and COVID-19 — eating to boost your immune system

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted millions of lives and most of us are coming to grip with the “new normal” of social isolation, self quarantining, home schooling, and working (or not working) from home. In her recent Harvard Medical School article, Dr. Uma Naidoo, discusses how healthy eating can reduce anxiety and boost your immune system…

Sponsor spotlight: Everything you want to know about Compounding Pharmacy, from A-Z

When it comes to prescriptions and medication, having options and choices for how you “take your medicine” can have a huge impact on the overall experience. While the ability of combining and adjusting medications has been around for a long time, the benefits and capabilities of compounding is unknown to many who are unfamiliar with…

Welcome to our new Health and Fitness sponsor Axis Pharmacy NW

A warm welcome to our new Health and Fitness page sponsor Axis Pharmacy Northwest, a family-owned Mountlake Terrace-based business focused on providing customized medicines that meet the unique needs of all patients. Its compounding pharmacy service provides patients with customized options that can help taking or using medications easier.   Some people are allergic to the dyes or preservatives…

COVID-19 daily report for Edmonds and Snohomish County: April 24, 2020

  The Friday, April 24 data from the Snohomish Health District continues the story of mixed progress in the local fight to stem the tide of COVID-19.  As of Friday, 2,467 Snohomish County residents have contracted the virus over the reporting period (upper line, countywide and city line charts). Encouragingly, the incremental number of new cases…

Sponsor spotlight: MLT Dance and Fitness at home!

Mountlake Terrace dance and fitness instructors are posting classes online. These classes are not only for their students, but are free to the public. Stay active with tap, ballet, yoga, pilates and more! City of Mountlake Terrace, Recreation and Parks 5303 228th St. S.W. Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043 425-776-9173

COVID-19 daily report for Edmonds and Snohomish County: April 10, 2020

While the April 10 data updates from the Snohomish Health District continue to show a steady increase in the total number of cases (blue line), it is important to keep in mind that this a cumulative count over the reporting period reflecting the number of people who have contracted the disease since reporting began. This line…

Swedish Hospital, health care workers’ union announce long-awaited contract agreement

It’s been eight months marked by picket lines, hundreds of hours of negotiations, and a three-day strike, but finally last week Swedish Hospital and more than 7,700 represented health care workers reached tentative agreement on a new contract. And on Monday, SEIU Healthcare 1199NW members voted overwhelmingly to ratify. Negotiations had dragged on since last…

Edmonds claps, makes music for essential workers

A group of Edmonds residents came out of their homes at 7 p.m. Wednesday to clap and make music for the heroes in the medical field, the grocery and pharmacy, and other essential workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 battle — and Tom Dockins captured it on video. Resident Gayla Shoemake said about…

COVID-19 daily report for Edmonds and Snohomish County: April 6, 2020

The April 6 data from the Snohomish Health District give cause for cautious optimism that we may be turning a corner in our local battle with COVID-19. In the countywide data chart, note yesterday’s steep rise in numbers of recovered cases (green line), while the overall number of cases since the initial outbreak (upper blue…

Free emergency dental work to be offered weekly in Lynnwood starting April 2

A local non-profit organization is offering free weekly emergency dental services in Lynnwood starting Thursday. Medical Teams International will be setting up three mobile dental vans at the Lynnwood Food Bank — located at 5320 176th St. S.W. — from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The organization will be offering emergency drive-up services for those…

COVID-19 daily report for Edmonds and Snohomish County: March 26, 2020

    Publisher’s note: We have created this ongoing report on information related to COVID-19 as it applies to our communities. It will be updated regularly to reflect changing information. Our latest coverage Second day of Chromebook distribution for Edmonds students Emergency council meeting Friday to address firearms language, plastic bag ban Edmonds Waterfront Center construction…

Online shopping in the age of COVID-19: Package safety and delivery concerns

COVID-19 has turned online shopping in our community upside down. Here are two key questions: Are packages delivered to our homes safe from COVID-19? How long is it now taking to pick up or deliver online orders? Are delivered packages safe from COVID-19? There is no simple, single answer. But the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)…

Community Transit, Sound Transit announce service reductions, other changes beginning March 30

As community members are encouraged to stay home and practice social distancing, transit ridership has seen a decrease in ridership prompting  service reductions beginning Monday, March 30. Community Transit announced Thursday a plan to reduce most bus services by approximately 25%. This COVID-19 related reduction in service will go into effect March 30, and continue…

COVID-19 daily report for Edmonds and Snohomish County: March 25, 2020

Publisher’s note: We have created this ongoing report on information related to COVID-19 as it applies to our communities. It will be updated regularly to reflect changing information. Our latest coverage Good Works: When an ER visit turns into an act of community kindness School district consolidates food prep, expands locations for ‘grab-and-go’ meals Lynnwood’s Temple…

School district consolidates food prep, expands locations for ‘grab-and-go’ meals

Now in its second week, the Edmonds School District’s current distribution of “grab-and-go” meals to children and youth continues to evolve with a consolidation of meal preparation sites and the addition of more distribution locations. The district is passing out free breakfasts and lunches to 1- through 18-year-olds while schools are closed during the COVID-19…

Lynnwood’s Temple Distilling pivots from spirits to sanitizers

As demand for cleaning and sanitizing products skyrocket amid COVID-19 concerns, a Lynnwood distillery has pivoted from bottling spirits to producing sanitizers. Since word got out that AJ Temple — owner of Temple Distilling Company — had switched from producing gin to making hand sanitizer, he has struggled to keep up with orders from customers,…

Five Community Transit employees tested presumptively positive for COVID-19

Community Transit announced Wednesday that five more employees have tested presumptively positive for COVID-19. In a statement released Wednesday morning, Community Transit CEO Emmett Heath said all employees are following guidance to stay home at the onset of symptoms. Last week, Community Transit announced four drivers had tested positive for the virus and have since…

Good Works: When an ER visit turns into an act of community kindness

It all started with a visit to the Swedish/Edmonds emergency room. “Last Tuesday evening my 7-year-old was playing with our pet guinea pig when it bit her on the finger,” explained Edmonds resident Tiffany Sjong. “It looked like it might need stitches, so I packed her in the car and drove over to the Edmonds/Swedish…

COVID-19 daily report for Edmonds and Snohomish County: March 24, 2020

Publisher’s note: We have created this ongoing report on information related to COVID-19 as it applies to our communities. It will be updated regularly to reflect changing information. Our latest coverage Council Tuesday approves moratorium on business and residential evictions, plus emergency compensation plan It’s business as usual for Dick’s Drive-In amid COVID-19 outbreak Washington State…

Washington State Ferries to remain on winter schedule due to ridership declines

Washington State Ferries will extend its current winter sailing schedule through the end of next month due to declines in ridership from COVID-19. The spring sailing schedule will now tentatively begin on April 26 rather than March 29. Customers should continue following the winter schedule. All vehicle reservations made for dates between March 29 and…

How to donate needed medical supplies to Swedish locations, including Edmonds

Want to help local hospitals during this time of need? Swedish Medical Center Foundation has provided the following list of needed medical supplies: Swedish notes that to ensure staff and financial resources can stay focused on addressing this pandemic, you are asked to only donate items that we can use for the COVID-19 response. List…