TAG: health

Civic Lab Online: What is monkeypox?

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on September 1, 2022 at 6:00 am

About Civic Lab Online Civic Lab Online provides information on issues facing our community for you to explore. Take a look at thought-provoking materials for teens and adults that allow us to engage in open conversation and grow together as a community. You’ll find all past topics on the Civic Lab Online web page. Monkeypox: Fast […]

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Are You Smoke Ready? Helpful Information to Get Ready & Reduce Your Smoke Exposure

Posted in Explore and Discover on June 13, 2022 at 6:00 am

Smoke in sky from fires in a wooded mountainous region By Lisa Woodard, guest blogger Smoke Ready Week With the arrival of summer comes the concern about wildfires and the potential for another summer with smoke-filled days. The threat of wildfires is real, and work is underway by many federal, state, and local agencies to reduce this threat. We also know that the threat of […]

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Civic Lab Online: Invisible Illnesses & Disabilities

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on October 1, 2021 at 6:00 am

Feature image for Civic Lab Online, Invisible illnesses and diseases, October 2021 An increasing number of Americans have been and continue to be diagnosed with conditions that can’t be seen by the naked eye. How do we create a society that provides access to people with debilitating medical conditions? […]

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Finding comfort & resources during a pandemic

Posted in Explore and Discover on January 13, 2021 at 6:00 am

By Susan Goertz The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to re-evaluate, reschedule, reimagine, and even relocate. This has been a time of radical transformation for many, if not all of us. While the pandemic has left few lives untouched, its effects have not been equitable. Some of us have struggled with cabin fever and online […]

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Escape screen time this winter

Posted in Explore and Discover on November 25, 2020 at 6:00 am

BY MELISSA RHOADES Several excellent virtual library programs are happening this winter, and we hope to see you at them! We also hope you’re taking breaks from screen time—especially if you’re one of the many people currently working, socializing, and playing virtually these days. Screen time is any time spent in front of a television, […]

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I went walking

Posted in Explore and Discover on June 26, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Abra Cole By now, you’ve probably seen the memes, videos, and funny comments comparing us, during the pandemic, to our dogs—roaming the house in constant search for food (and while we’re pacing around the house, we’re also jumping up and down when we see the mailman and barking when we see people walking or […]

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Self-care from pandemic times to the best of times

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on June 10, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Melissa Rhoades As counterintuitive as it may sound, self-care during a pandemic is basically the same as self-care at any other time. A saying sometimes attributed to Dolly Parton—but actually dating back to at least 1859—sums up the situation nicely: “We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.” Perhaps the hardest […]

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Health questions and related online resources

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on May 7, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Corinne Wilson DISCLAIMER: This blog containing health resources is not, nor is it intended as, a replacement or substitution for medical consultation with a healthcare professional. If you are experiencing a medical emergency: Dial 911. I was coming down with something right as the first COVID-19 cases appeared in Seattle. Fortunately, I knew e […]

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Friends: Who needs them?

Posted in Explore and Discover on November 20, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Abra Cole Friends. We all have them, but do we need them? The topic came up when my 3-year-old and I were reading Ryan T. Higgins’ book We Don’t Eat Our Classmates! recently. We got to talking about his friends at daycare. Of course, it’s the norm to refer to his entire classroom as […]

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Workshops to help you with Medicare Open Enrollment

Posted in News on October 10, 2019 at 6:00 am

It is that time of year again. Medicare Open Enrollment is available for 2020, beginning next week. Determining the best Medicare plan for your situation can be complicated. The upside of reviewing your plan options is that you can save money. Trained volunteers from Aging & Long Term Care of Eastern Washington (ALTCEW) and Statewide […]

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