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New legislator has senior-oriented background

Mar 12th, 2019 | By
New legislator has senior-oriented background

State Rep. Kelly Chambers, whose professional background is in senior services, is in her first month as a newly elected Washington legislator. Chambers and her husband, Jeff, own Visiting Angels, a business with locations in Washington and Oregon that provide in-home support for seniors and disableds The lifelong resident of Pierce County was sworn in
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Flu could be around another month or more

Feb 13th, 2019 | By
Flu could be around another month or more

Flu activity is “elevated” in Washington, with 15 influenza deaths reported statewide. During the 2017-18 flu season, a total of 296 people died. A man in his 40s in Pierce County was the first flu-related death reported back in October. Officials at MultiCare Health System note that the best protection against the flu virus is
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Work can hold off cognitive decline

Oct 22nd, 2018 | By

Is cognitive decline inevitable with aging? The short answer is no, according to research that shows various beneficial factors – including working — can help improve cognition later on in life. In a 2014 study published in the medical journal Neurology, researchers examined the association between varying occupations and cognitive performance in later life. They
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Help your yard and environment with tips from Tacoma

Apr 20th, 2018 | By
Help your yard and environment with tips from Tacoma

Some changes in how you maintain and care for your garden or yard can help it look good, give you more time to enjoy it, and score points for the environment. Pointers on how to do all that are available at the City of Tacoma EnviroHouse, a model home showcasing green building and natural-landscape ideas.
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