Health in Tacoma, WA

The Avamere Family of Companies announced on Wednesday a reorganization of its executive ranks intended to remove the separations among the Wilsonville, Oregon-based firm’s individual entities, allow the sharing of resources and create a post-acute care network. “With this new organizational structure, our company will Read More »

Change is good, right? The Avamere Family of Companies certainly thinks so! Today, the Wilsonville, Oregon-based healthcare company announced a strategic organization change to move from a company of individual silo entities (Avamere Living, Infinity Rehab, and Signature Healthcare At Home) to a cohesive post-acute and community-based healthcare system. This notable effort aims to further …

The Avamere Family of Companies announced today a strategic organization change to move from a company of individual entities (Avamere Living, Infinity Rehab and Signature Healthcare At Home) to…

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.

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Avamere Family of Companies and IBM have conducted a first of its kind project using real-time data from instrumented senior living residences and artificial...

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

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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.

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Updated: 02/13/2018
If you are on a septic system, you know how important it is in keeping your family and your environment safe. Most homeowners know on-site septic systems treat sewage from…

Reductions from the budget passed today and a $750-million shift of funds to the Children’s Health Insurance Program add pressure to public health initiatives, including immunizations and outbreak responses.

Starting in 2003, Americans added 1.4 minutes of sleep each year, for a gain of 18 minutes per weeknight through 2016, government data shows.

We all know that for most people, wisdom teeth need to be removed in order to prevent serious dental problems! But have you ever wondered, what exactly is a wisdom tooth? Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars that typically grow in during a person’s late teens/early twenties. Why are they called “wisdom”…

You may have heard the saying that the eyes are the window to the soul, but did you know that the mouth is the window to overall health? When you think about health goals you may picture the gym and kale smoothies, but oral hygiene is just as important. By taking a look inside your…

Amtrak Cascades Train 501, operating from Seattle and Portland, derailed south of Tacoma, Wash. There were 77 passengers, five crew members, and one Talgo technician that monitors the operation of the equipment enroute onboard
We are deeply saddened by the loss of life and injuries due to the derailment of Amtrak Cascades Train 501 south of Tacoma
There is a thorough investigation underway to determine what…

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I am deaf. But getting cochlear implants led me to explore more deeply what music meant to me.

The study found 25% of its young participants who had reading difficulties showed mild or moderate hearing impairment.

We all know the basics of good oral care: brush in the morning and evening, floss each day and visit the dentist twice per year. But there are smaller, i...

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