Health

May 30 is Senior Health and Fitness Day

May 17th, 2018 | By

Washingtonians in King County, Pierce County and elsewhere can join more than 100,000 older adults across the U.S. participating in wellness-related events during the 25th annual National Senior Health and Fitness Day on May 30. Sponsored by Humana and Silver Sneakers, the occasion promotes regular physical activity for older adults while showcase what local organizations
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Eating your way to better health

May 9th, 2018 | By

An anti-inflammatory diet aims to minimize harmful inflammation in the body. From avocados to turmeric, fill your diet with this list of the top 20 anti-inflammation foods: Avocados Avocados are unique in the fact they are rich in healthy fat, unlike most fruits that naturally supply carbohydrate. They also source a number of antioxidants, including
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County has another series on dealing with Alzheimer’s

Apr 30th, 2018 | By

Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources will host a new series in May of its “Oh My Gosh, Now What?” discussions that are designed for individuals with Alzheimer’s or another dementia, families, caregivers and others focusing on the initial journey of memory loss. The sessions – which will cover topics such as warning signs and
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Colorectal cancer: Know this

Apr 20th, 2018 | By
Colorectal cancer: Know this

The message from healthcare providers about colorectal cancer is this: Know about this deadly illness, including the importance of screenings (colonoscopy) as a preventive measure. Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths for men and women in Washington and the third most common cancer in the United States. But it is “highly preventable
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