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ACA enrollment help available at libraries
The Seattle Public Library, Public Health – Seattle and King County and a number of community-based agencies are collaborating to offer free Affordable Care Act program enrollment assistance at local library branches.
Keep pets safe on Halloween
Halloween is a fun time for adults and children alike, but it can be a traumatic and even dangerous time for your pets.
HEALTHY TODAY | Concussions
Now that football season is in full swing, the conversation about head injuries and sports is on many people’s minds. While football gets a lot of attention for concussions, the truth is concussions can occur in any sport or physical activity.
PAWS AND REFLECT | Detecting cancer in pets
November happens to be Pet Cancer Awareness Month. Cancer affects almost as many pets as it does humans. While cancer is typically seen more often in geriatric or adult pets, pets of any age can develop this affliction.
AGING WITH CARE | Scammers target trusting seniors
In caring for the aging, I confront a multitude of issues. One of the most troublesome is the financial and emotional exploitation of seniors.
Team Korey heading to NYC
Fourteen local runners are training hard this fall for the TCS New York City Marathon, dedicating their run to Camp Korey, a SeriousFun Camp founded by actor Paul Newman to empower children and families living with serious and life-altering medical conditions.
Libraries to host emergency-prep workshops
The Seattle Public Library will host short, skills-based emergency preparation workshops at several library locations:
HEALTHY TODAY | School nutrition: Food for thought and fun
Packing healthy lunches is one area parents often don’t think through until just days before the first day of school.
Shelter to host pet vaccination, license clinic
The Seattle Animal Shelter will host a pet licensing and vaccination clinic from 3 to 6 p.m. on the fourth Friday of each month, beginning Aug. 22.
Alzheimer’s public policy on Friday
The Alzheimer’s Association will hold a town hall meeting on Friday, Aug. 15, from 6 to 8 p.m., at St. Joseph Parish (732 18th Ave. E.) to solicit feedback on public policy priorities.
PAWS AND REFLECT | Celebrate your pet’s special days
Birthdays are a great way to celebrate the joy of life. It is also a day where friends and family are able to recognize and honor the fact that you were blessed to turn one year older.
AGING WITH CARE | When old communication patterns fail
I feel it is truly a blessing when an aging person continues to have sharp memories, can enjoy a good conversation and has rock-solid reasoning skills.
PAWS AND REFLECT | Tick-tock
Get healthy at Seattle Parks’ Big Day of Play
Join Seattle Parks and Recreation for its annual Big Day of Play from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 29, to showcase what the department and other community organizations are offering in the way of fun activities and healthy food.
AGING WITH CARE | Spring cleaning
When my mom and dad finally decided to prepare for a future that might not include the traditional family home, our lives became embroiled in a major emotional ordeal.
PAWS AND REFLECT | Pets can undergo human medical imaging
It is quite a relief to know that we live in an age where the most advanced imaging technologies are available at a veterinarian’s fingertips to discover the root cause of any medical issue.
GARDEN HOTLINE | Screen with plants to add privacy
Often, the solution to creating a privacy screen in a yard is simply a fence or wall. While these are effective, they’re not always as exciting or interesting as they could be.
PAWS AND REFLECT | Laser therapy can help pets, too
Cold laser therapy is a new innovation for treating canine and feline acute conditions (wounds, tissue trauma, sprains, etc.) and chronic conditions (degenerative joint disease, lick granulomas, arthritis, etc.).
AGING WITH CARE | Learn your family’s history
I truly regret not making the most of a precious opportunity. I had a family member who was our historian.
JUST IN TIME | Smart money moves to make now for retirement
Nobody wants to learn that it’s too late to save for a satisfying retirement, but a lot of Americans are on that path. The latest numbers indicate that 29 percent of employees have less than $1,000 saved for retirement.
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