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Six Tips to Help You Maintain Mental Health

Mental health issues are not new. However, Mental Health Awareness Month has been observed around the country since 1949 through the media and special events. Today, conversations about mental health have become more mainstream and much less taboo than ever before. To continue … read more

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Six Tips to Prevent Falls for Older Adults

Few things are more important to older adults than their independence — being able to do what they’d like when they’d like. But independence can be fleeting. Something unexpected, like a fall, can change everything. That’s why it’s important for older adults and … read more

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Do You Have Undiagnosed Diabetes?

Diabetes is a chronic condition that leads to serious life-threatening complications; however, many people go undiagnosed and are undertreated — a situation being further exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. For this reason, understanding risk factors, symptoms and the importance of early diagnosis and … read more

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Tips for Managing Asthma and Allergies During the Holidays

What’s in those delicious holiday cookies? How come it’s hard to breathe while decking the halls? Is that adorable puppy in the big red bow causing you to have a big red nose? “The holiday season is full of fun festivities and beloved … read more

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How to Enjoy ‘Playtime’ as an Adult

While most of us associate playtime with childhood, adults are increasingly acknowledging the importance of play and leisure time for themselves. A new survey commissioned by The Genius of Play and conducted by OnePoll finds that 89percent of adults have learned to appreciate … read more

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Getting Active for Spring and Summer as an Older Adult

Adapting to the pandemic for the past year has made exercise and physical fitness difficult, but there are still ways to remain active. And with spring in the air, it’s the perfect time to get back outside and moving. For aging adults, physical … read more

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How to Avoid Bad Posture That ‘Sneaks Up’ as Shoulder Pain with Age

Shoulder pain in older adults often appears suddenly, as if caused by a sudden trauma or injury. But for many people, shoulder injuries are often the result of musculoskeletal conditions directly associated with aging and, more specifically, poor or weakening posture, according to Kitsap County … read more

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Maintaining Health During the Holidays

When the turkey rolls around in November and the oranges, browns and yellows of autumn transition to the reds and greens or blues and golds for Christmas and Hanukkah, for most of us the last thing on our minds is exercising and eating … read more

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Physical Therapy

October is National Physical Therapy Month, and Kitsap County physical therapist Hayley Siegenthaler wants to remind community members about the important role improved and restored movement has on well-being. “Movement is central to a person’s quality of life, no matter the age or … read more

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