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Outdoor Play Each Day Will Help Keep the Screens Away

It’s difficult to distance ourselves from screens; they follow us everywhere — in the car, into stores, at restaurants and all around our houses. Children often become reliant on screens for entertainment, and parents sometimes use screens as a distraction. While there’s high-quality, … read more

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Hearing Loss and Brain Health

For years, individuals viewed hearing loss as a minor inconvenience or didn’t think about it at all. We now know through advances in medical scientific research that this perception is far from the truth. In study after study around the world, the evidence … read more

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Grow Fast, Fun and Easy Microgreens

Have fun growing some delicious and nutritious microgreens on your kitchen counter, in a sunny window or under lights any time of the year. In as little as a week to 10 days, you’ll be making your first harvest to use as a … read more

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Tips for Getting a Good Night’s Rest

Did you know nearly 8 in 10 Americans are trying to improve their sleep this year? In a recent survey, nearly half ranked this goal as their number one priority. If getting better sleep is at the top of your list to improve … read more

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Should You Get Screened for Type 1 Diabetes?

More than 1.4 million Americans have type 1 diabetes — thought to be caused by an autoimmune reaction where the body attacks its own cells that produce insulin. Although type 1 diabetes is relatively less common when compared to type 2 diabetes, cases … read more

Rock Steady Boxing

Fight Back Against Parkinson’s with Rock Steady Boxing

It’s 3 p.m. on a Thursday and upstairs at Gig Harbor’s Tom Taylor YMCA, a group of about 23 men and women are gathering, pulling up chairs to face mirrors, laughing and checking in on each other while the music of Fleetwood Mac … read more

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These "bioplastic" cups can only be composted in an industrial composting facility; in most cases, they just end up in the landfill because they can't be recycled. (Credit: Unsplash)

Is Compostable Plastic Too Good to be True?

In recent years, there has been a global movement to pressure corporations into becoming more eco-friendly. One of the most frequent measures taken by these companies is limiting the use of single-use plastics and replacing them with so-called compostable plastics. Compostable plastics are … read more

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Understanding the Two Steps of Hands-Only CPR

Every year, 350,000 people die from cardiac arrest in the United States. However, hands-on emergency intervention like cardiopulmonary resuscitation — or CPR — from a bystander can make the difference between life and death in sudden cardiac arrest emergencies. In fact, immediate CPR … read more

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How to Ensure Success for Your New Year’s Resolutions

Three-quarters of Americans were planning to enjoy the end of the year and not worry about their diet — up from just half last year — according to a new survey. Results of a recently released survey by Herbalife, a global health and … read more

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