Stay Safe When Exercising During Dusk and Dawn

This owl wants you to stop and be safe when you're out exercising in the early morning and late evening.

Autumn’s daylight hours are slipping away a little each day, even though the switch back to standard time is still a few weeks away. So if you find yourself outside walking or exercising during dawn or dusk when it’s darker, follow these tips … [Read more...]

Think Pink This October


October means pumpkins and Halloween costumes – and everything in the stores is a festive orange and black. But for those of us who know someone who has or has been through breast cancer, the only color that matters this month is pink for breast … [Read more...]

Food Allergies Motivate Boys to Contribute to Research


Most kids take a backpack to school for their books and lunches. But since they were 4 and 7 years old, Aaron and Justin carry their backpacks everywhere. They are filled with lifesaving medications including epinephrine auto injectors and Benadryl. … [Read more...]

Easy After-School Snacks

Colorful cut vegetables

by Ingrid Ougland *** Every morning I send my son off to school with a lunch box filled with nutritious and tasty foods. Between the time he gets on the bus in the morning and the time he gets home, I have no idea what happens to this carefully … [Read more...]

Separation and Loss Services: Helping Victims of Violent Death

The Separation and Loss Services team (from left), Laura Jeffs, Fanny Correa, MSW, and Ted Rynearson, MD

Separation and Loss Services at Virginia Mason has made a big impact in the Seattle area and throughout the world. For more than 30 years, it's been a trusted resource for people who have become emotionally disabled by complicated grief. Violent … [Read more...]

Project Access Northwest Partnership Removes Barriers for Uninsured

Jean McKinnon has been active all her life. She played tennis and walked everywhere. However, severe hip pain over the last five years began to impact her work as a waitress. Because she didn’t have health insurance, she kept working and ignored the … [Read more...]

Playing Golf: When Should You Get Your Child Started?

*** by Brad Perdue When should you get your child playing golf? If you just watched the video, the answer is as early as possible. Is there anything cuter than a child swinging a golf club? My son got his first plastic set of clubs when he was … [Read more...]

#VirginiaListens: Trees, Inspiration and Community Art on Bainbridge Island

Listening Tree 1

To believe in my dreams and in myself ... to wear my retainer... to listen to my mother... to see myself as others see me ... to have the world have no violence ... to be the best I can be ... to be as patient as my husband.... These are just a few … [Read more...]

Are You Allergic to Bee Stings?

Bee flying over colorful flower field

One of my worst childhood memories came courtesy of my father’s attempt to remove a hornet’s nest from the bush on the side of our house. I managed to come outside at exactly the same time one of the angry insects decided to seek revenge. Instead of … [Read more...]

Overfishing Our Oceans: What a Hospital Can Do To Help (Plus, Tasty Tacos)


Eating seafood is part of life in the Pacific Northwest. Can you imagine summer in Seattle without the frenzy over Copper River salmon or enjoying fresh halibut with friends? Yet, according to the World Wildlife Fund more than 85 percent of the … [Read more...]


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