Health in Tacoma, WA

If your allergies interfere with daily life and typical remedies don't help, have you ever wondered if surgery was an option?

In our 3rd annual book giveaway we had an amazing response! Thanks to our supportive community we were able to give away nearly 50,000 books to 850 teachers.

WILSONVILLE, Ore., May 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Avamere Family of Companies, a leading senior living and healthcare company, is pleased to welcome an assisted living and memory care community in Phoenix, Arizona as of May 1, 2019. Previously named The Stratford, the community will now be called Avamere

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Signature Healthcare at Home - 909 S 336th Street Suite 202 - Federal Way, Washington 98003
Coverage: Pierce County/Tacoma Area
The Home Health Speech Language Pathologist/SLP provides speech therapy services to patients with mild to severe speech, language, and swallowing related disorders in order to help patients recover or restore communication skills and swallowing abilities
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Two occupational therapists reveal what inspired them to become an OT and what it’s really like on the job. #OTMonth

Going to the dentist won’t be so nerve-wracking at this Hello Kitty and Friends themed dentist office in Temple City.

If you’re a contact lens wearer, you’re in good company–over 24 million people wear contacts in the United States alone. But have you ever wondered how those little circles of plastic actually improve your vision? Read on to take a closer look at contact lenses
How The Eye Works
To understand how contact lenses work, it’s important to know a little about how the eye works. When light reflects off an object, it passes through the cornea (the transparent covering of the eye)…

It’s National Nutrition Month! Everyone who set a New Year’s resolution to eat healthier now has a chance to either get back on track or pat themselves on the back for a job well done. Whether you’ve made nutrition a goal or not, March is a great time to focus on what you’re feeding your …

Mary Kofstad shares how her role as Division President is her true calling.

Today, expert presenters from the American Health Care Association (AHCA) are training OHCA nursing facility members on the important changes they’ll need to know related to CMS’s new proposed Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM). PDPM will completely replace the current Medicare Perspective Payment System (PPS) on October 1, 2019. If you are an OHCA member and were... Read More

Licensure Delays in Washington State Infinity Rehab team members Angie Quesnell M.S. CCC-SLP, Regional SLP Mentor, and Carolyn Staples, M.S. CCC-SLP, Area Rehab Director, have always considered themselves strong advocates. So when a significant issue with... #advocacy #infinityrehab #therapists

A Glimpse Into the Eyes of a Coach Personal tragedy leads to mentoring The day Angie Quesnell’s grandfather had a stroke was a life-changing experience for Angie and her entire family. But it was also the beginning of her new passion. As a high school student... #asha #ashaconvention #avamere

Crews responded Friday to a small sinkhole at Point Defiance Park and the walrus exhibit at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium following several waterline breaks in and near the zoo, Metro Parks Tacoma said.

Downtown Tacoma’s Wooden City is now serving weekend-only brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. The menu lists classic fare, but with chef touches, such as house-cured gravlax and Wagyu steak.

Meet a special resident from Vietnam Finn came to the United States many years ago from Vietnam and settled into a modest life in the city. He had always been a private, independent man, but as he became more physically fragile, he was faced with a tough decision. He had no other choice but to...

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JCPenney Optical is your source for a variety of womens glasses and sunglasses: A.N.A, Nicole Miller, Liz Claiborne, Roberto Steffani, Max Cole, & more.

Our Philosophy of Care is Simple: Care for Each Resident with Dignity & Respect. Living Options. Specialized Care. Community Living. Individualized Care. Compassionate Care. Schedule A Tour. Leaders in Memory Care. Services: Memory Care, Respite Care, Alzheimer's Care, Community Events.

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Proper handwashing is an easy and effective way to prevent the spread of germs and diseases.

Electric bikes and scooters can be a fun and affordable alternative to driving or taking the bus. Review these safety tips to ensure a great ride.

There are simple things you can do to help reduce the chances of getting breast cancer, and for survivors to reduce their chances of recurrence.

Thanks to generous community donations, MultiCare could provide Art with gas cards to get him to and from his treatments.

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Illness reports have decreased in our investigation of suspected norovirus at Foley’s on the Green. We have reports from 38 people who say they got…

Meet our Mary Bridge team and see how their passion for preserving childhood has turned into a career.

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The BOKS program, consisting of an hour of running, calisthenics and rousing group games, made children feel happier and more energetic.