COVID-19 in Washington: Links and resources to help you during coronavirus pandemic

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  • Healthy Living: Combating loneliness during ‘Stay at Home’ order

    “Think about how you can help others feel better. Think about how you can encourage and inspire them. This will help them and it will help you too.”

  • Healthy Living: Staying connected in the age of social distancing

    SEATTLE — A lot of us are working from home and basically eliminating human interaction, which can bring on feelings of isolation, loneliness and depression. So how can make sure that we are prioritizing our health during this time, while staying connected? Dr. Oliveira is the senior medial director at Regence BlueShield, and he says it is so important to stay social in a social distancing world. “Use the technology that you have available to you. Many of us have […]

  • Healthy Living: Foods that help and harm your immune system

    SEATTLE, Wash.,– It is safe to say a lot of us are doing everything we can when it comes to our health right now. Nutritionist Deborah Enos and Ali Bradley took a walk through Ballard Market to find some things to help us fight the good fight of staying healthy. Enos says, “Vitamin C is super fantastic for your immune system, but a lot of people think this is the number one piece of produce for vitamin c… it is not… […]

  • Healthy Living: Mobile Teaching Kitchen, healthy food on the move!

    TACOMA, Wash.,– Healthy food is on the move, and heading to a community near you! Photojournalist, Colby Murdock takes us inside the mobile kitchen that is making the rounds in Tacoma neighborhoods. It is a partnership with Regence BlueShield and Metro Parks Tacoma, to offer healthy cooking classes. Organizers say the mobile kitchen allows for more healthy food to reach communities, where they are. Adding people of all ages and backgrounds can learn healthy cooking options, while sharing cultural cooking […]

  • The Grove Church offers ‘Drive-In’ service in Marysville

    MARYSVILLE, Wash.– The impact of COVID-19 is being felt at houses of worship across the world, the Archdiocese of Seattle has suspended all mass. One local church in Marysville is working to bring the community together, during a time when gathering in large groups is prohibited. The pastors of The Grove Church got creative for their Sunday services, by allowing worshipers to take part in a “Drive-In” style church service. Each service lasted about 35 minutes and included songs of […]

  • Healthy Living: Common antibiotic linked to higher risk of birth defects

    SEATTLE — Some antibiotics commonly prescribed to patients are linked to a higher risk of birth defects, according to a study published in the Medical Journal BMJ. The antibiotic is used to treat infections and most often prescribed when a patient is allergic to Penicillin. The study suggests women who were prescribed Macrolides during the first three months of pregnancy had an increased risk of birth defects, compared to those who were prescribed Penicillin. Macrolides are a class of antibiotic […]

  • Healthy Living: Losing an hour wreaks havoc on our health

    SEATTLE — Fall back… Spring forward. This weekend many of us will be adjusting our body clocks and getting one less hour of sleep. On Sunday at 2 a.m. the time will advance instantly but it will take longer for our body clocks to adjust. Losing one hour may not seem like much, but that small change can be a big deal for your health. According to the Centers for Disease Control land Prevention (CDC), many people aren’t getting enough […]

  • Heart Month: CPR demonstration with Port of Seattle Fire Dept.

    SEATTLE — Port of Seattle Fire Chief, Randy Krause and Captain Jeff Hendrickx walk us through a CPR demonstration, and also explain why women are less likely to receive bystander CPR than men.

  • Wrapping up heart month with American Heart Association’s Dr. Mary Ann Bauman

    SEATTLE — Dr. Mary Ann Bauman with the American Heart Association gives us a comprehensive wrap on heart month. From blood pressure to life’s “simple 7,” here are things to keep in mind when it comes to your heart health:

  • Heart month: To eat or not to eat red meat?

    SEATTLE — To eat or not to eat red or processed meat? It’s an issue debated by researchers for some time and a study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association may have you putting down the steak knife. According to the study, eating just two servings of processed meat or unprocessed red meat each week can bring a small, but significant increased risk of premature death and heart disease. Researchers studied long-term data on nearly 30,000 people and determined people who ate […]

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