Health & Fitness

You have breast cancer, but you’re not alone or defeated

Sep 29th, 2020 | By

Let’s start at the beginning. If you’re like most breast cancer patients, you’ve had a mammogram or other diagnostic test that revealed something was amiss. Those tests were likely followed by a breast biopsy and the news you never wanted to hear. And, it sucks. There, I said it. It sucks. It’s completely okay to
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What to ask before visit a nursing home

Sep 11th, 2020 | By

As COVID-19 restrictions ease in Washington, nursing homes and other long-term care facilities have resumed visits for families. Visits won’t be the same as before the pandemic, at least until the threat of coronavirus has passed. There may be limits on when, where, and for how long you can see loved ones, and distancing rules
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Free seminars focus on ‘daunting task’ of caring for people with memory loss

Aug 25th, 2020 | By

Almost 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s.  In 30 years, that number is expected to rise to 14 million. But when one woman or man is diagnosed, that one becomes the most important person in the world for that family. “Caring for a family member or friend who has Alzheimer’s is a daunting task,”
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COMMENTARY: Budget cuts threaten lives in long-term care

Aug 11th, 2020 | By
COMMENTARY: Budget cuts threaten lives in long-term care

In response to Washington’s budget shortfall due to COVID-19, state agencies have proposed devastating cuts to long-term care services – $220 million under the worst-case scenario – which would kick 1 in 3 current recipients off of various support programs. Long-term care services keep seniors and people with disabilities healthy by assisting with daily activities
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