Health & Fitness

Anyone can get measles

Mar 20th, 2019 | By

Measles, a highly contagious respiratory virus that causes a distinctive rash and puts virtually everyone at risk, continues to appear in the news in Washington. Clark County, located in southern Washington, is experiencing a measles outbreak with 53 confirmed cases as of Feb. 14. One case has also been reported in King County. Washington Gov. Jay
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Ditch the myths and keep (or start) exercising

Mar 4th, 2019 | By
Ditch the myths and keep (or start) exercising

While it’s expected that most older people tend to slow down with age, the notion that seniors and soon-to-be seniors should trade in exercise and their active lifestyles for bingo and rocking chairs is definitely antiquated. So says Chad McCann, a Tacoma physical therapist who maintains that when it comes to exercise for the 55-and-older
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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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Good eye care can also protect your independence

Feb 1st, 2019 | By
Good eye care can also protect your independence

Just about every article on healthy aging will remind you to eat better, exercise more, get plenty of rest, and make sure you’re getting routine checkups with your dentist and doctor. While I am passionate about all those things, this time I’m focusing on taking care of your eyes. It’s something I have personal interest
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