Health & Fitness

Improved COVID situation can bring back preventive medicine

May 12th, 2022 | By
Improved COVID situation can bring back preventive medicine

With the emergence of COVID-19, routine preventive care, including breast, cervical, and colon cancer screening, decreased dramatically to prioritize urgent care and reduce the spread of the virus in medical facilities. The good news is that 92.6 percent of people in King County ages 5-plus have at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and half are fully
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Survey: No insurance, no doctor checkups

Apr 27th, 2022 | By

Job losses from the COVID-19 pandemic are the highest since the Great Depression. As a result, most people who lost their health insurance along with their job remain uninsured, and those over 55 are skipping regular doctor visits, according to a survey of 1,250 Americans.



If done right, outdoor chores are good for you

Apr 11th, 2022 | By
If done right, outdoor chores are good for you

When it comes to healthy, active aging, it’s all about simple adaptations. This is especially true of outdoor chores that can put a strain on wrists and hands. Here are three ways to tackle tasks — and hobbies — with vigor: Go low-maintenance. By selecting native plant species for landscaping, lawns and gardens will thrive
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Trailer talk: The personal stories of Parkinson’s

Mar 16th, 2022 | By
Trailer talk: The personal stories of Parkinson’s

With the help of an Airstream trailer traveling the country, people with Parkinson’s disease can record and share their experiences and personal stories as part of a program called “Yours, Truly.” The goal: Raise awareness of the disease and counteract stigmas about it.