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A VOICE for Health & Wellness, 2010 - 2014

Selected Health-Related Articles from the Port Ludlow Voice

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2014

  • December 2014

    • Stay Healthy While Traveling (p.11) by Autumn Pappas, Contributing Writer (& Member of the PLVC Health Committee)
    • What is SAD? (p.11) (Answer: "Seasonal Affective Disorder") by the Physicians at Jefferson Healthcare
    • "Add some walkway de-icer to your winter shopping list. A large number of calls to Port Ludlow Fire & Rescue are for falls. It only takes a minimal covering of ice on a walkway or set of stairs to cause you to lose your footing...." (Brad Martin, p.23)
    • Last Free Health Information Counseling SessioN; (p.24) on Wednesday, December 3 at the Bay Club from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Volunteers of Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) will provide assistance with Medicare Prescription Coverage Part D and Supplemental Medigap Policies Part B. The open enrollment period ends December 7.
      The Health and Wellness Committee volunteers will explain how to access resources made available by the committee and to help navigate credible medical websites useful for understanding health conditions. There is also help with organizing personal health records.
    • Disaster Committee Stresses Basic Protective Measures (p.28) by Dave Aho, Disaster Preparedness Chair
    • Get Covered Jefferson County (p.43) Join Jefferson Healthcare’s Financial Services staff Jennifer Tjemsland and Erin Brown on Tuesday, December 2, at Jefferson Healthcare Auditorium or Thursday, December 4, at Jefferson County Library in Port Hadlock for an informative presentation on enrolling for health insurance coverage through the website, WAHealthPlanFinder.org.
    • JHC Home Health is a HomeCare Elite Top Agency (p.44-45)
    • Having the Last Word: End of Life Planning (p.45) The Hospice Foundation, along with Jefferson Healthcare and Compassion and Choices of Washington, will hold a conference on end of life planning on Saturday, January 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ... It will be held at the Fort Worden Commons Building at 200 Battery Way.


  • November 2014

    • Learning About Your Healthcare Options by Autumn Pappas, Contributing Writer (& member of Health & Wellness Committee) p.7
    • Ask Doc: Ebola by Doctors and Staff of Jefferson Healthcare (p.8)
    • Medicare Solutions Made Simple ** Remember ** Open Enrollment Oct. 15 through Dec. 7 Call Linda for Your Appointment TODAY! (p.17) [ADVERTISEMENT!]
    • Open to New Experiences? Experience Our New 3Tesla MRI and Low Radiation 64-Slice CT (p.17) [ADVERTISEMENT!]
    • Understanding Medicare Benefits: Building Your Survival Skills (p.21) The Village Council’s Wellness Committee’s Fall Forum has been scheduled on Saturday, November 15, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Beach Club. Build your survival skills for a disjointed healthcare system by understanding Medicare.
    • A Message from Chief Brad Martin (p.23) [Topic: Stroke]
    • Lethal Levels of PSP Found in Shellfish (p.24)
    • Port Ludlow Village Council Report (p.29) [PLVC Committee Reports: Health & Wellness]
    • Port Ludlow Disaster Preparedness (p.30)
    • PLVC Wellness Committee Announcement (p.30) Free insurance counseling sessions for Medicare/ Affordable Care Act and free health information training sessions will be conducted on Wednesday, November 12 at the Beach Club from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sessions are on a first come, first served basis.
    • Exercise and Get a Free Checkup From the Neck Up by Rick Refbord, Sports Editor (p.38)
    • Yoga Body Movement Meets At New Time (p.41)
    • JHC Physical Therapy Relocates (p.42)
    • Jefferson Healthcare Recognized for Improving Patient Safety (p.43)


  • October 2014

    • Ask Doc: What Should You Know About Breast Cancer? (p.9) by the Physicians and Staff of Jefferson Healthcare October is breast cancer awareness month.
    • Free Insurance Medicare/ Affordable Care Act Counseling Sessions (p.20) by Kathleen Traci, Publicity - PLVC Wellness Committee The Port Ludlow Village Council (PLVC) Wellness Committee is sponsoring a health insurance counseling sessions and health information research training at the Bay Club on Wednesday, October 15.
    • Yoga Body Movement Class (p.39) by Jamie Deering, Volunteer Instructor
    • Falls Prevention Awareness Day (p.44) Jefferson Healthcare hosts a Fall Prevention Awareness Day on Sunday, October 12, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Physical Therapy and Rehab Clinic at the main entrance of the hospital. The event is free of charge.
    • Patricia Hoyecki Joins the Sleep Medicine Clinic (p.45)


  • September 2014

    • Exercise to Stay Mobile with Age, p.6
    • The Gift of Sight, by Anne Jenings, Guest Writer, p.7
    • Ask the Doc, p. 8 (e-cigarettes)
    • Emergency Management Director Speaks on Preparedness by David Aho, Disaster Preparedness Chair, p.20 [Sept.23, 5pm, Beach C.]
    • Jefferson Healthcare Welcomes WestSound Orthopaedics, p.34. Jefferson Healthcare (JHC) is pleased to announce a partnership with WestSound Orthopaedics, PS. On September 2, the WestSound team will begin seeing patients in the Jefferson Healthcare Orthopedic Clinic.


  • August 2014

    • Whence the Village Council, by Beverly Browne, Managing Editor (p.8)
    • Demographics: U.S., State, County, and Port Ludlow, (p.9)
    • Ask the Doc, (Sun & Skin Cancer) Compiled by the Staff of Jefferson Healthcare, (p. 10)
    • The Alzheimer’s Foundation Offers Help, (Caregiver Support Group) (p.21)
    • ECHHO Makes a Difference (p.23)
    • Introductory Exercise Classes (MELT Method) (p.25)
    • How to Work in a Workout, by Rick Refbord, Sports Editor (p.40)
    • Articles submitted by Jefferson and Harrison Hospitals (pp. 42-44)


  • July 2014

    • Ask the Doc: Healthcare Questions and Answers, p.5; Submitted by the Physicians of Jefferson Healthcare
    • A Good Night’s Sleep, pp. 5&6; by Autumn Pappas, Board Certified Health and Lifestyle Coach
    • Presentation for Caregivers of Those with Memory Loss (July 24, Bay Club, 1pm), p. 22
    • Aging in Place (Reminder for July 19 Workshop, 1pm, Bay Club), p. 27
    • Communiy Emergency Response Teams, p.30.
    • Harrison Hospital, pp. 45 & 46 & 48.


  • June 2014

    • What’s Causing Your Cravings? (p.5) by Autumn Pappas, Board Certified Health and Lifestyle Coach
    • A Message from Chief Brad Martin, p.19 [Study of cardiac EMS services and success rates in Jefferson Cty & Washington State]
    • Time is Brain: Act FAST!, p.20, by Ursel Krumme, Health & Wellness Committee May was Stroke Awareness Month. Over 130 residents came to the Bay Club in May to listen attentively to stroke experts and first responders cover stroke, both as a medical event, condition, and logistic emergency imposing decision pressures on first responders. Featured speaker Dr. David Tirschwell, Co-Director of Harborview’s Stroke Center, highlighted risk ...
    • Aging in Place Options Presented at the Bay Club, p.21 Baby boomers are looking for options for living accommodations in their later years. One of those options could be staying right where they are. Learn more about aging in place...(with Aaron D. Murphy)... The talk is sponsored by ETMM and ADM architecture, a full service architectural firm in Poulsbo, Washington. A follow-up session will be held on July 19 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. to examine the process of planning a future home for an aging person.
    • PLVC Health & Wellness Committee Report (p.27)
    • New Zumba Classes Offered at the Bay Club (p.42)


  • May 2014

    • Know the Facts: Mammograms Do Save Lives, p.4 by Manfred Henne, MD, Ph.D., M.S. (InHealth Imaging)
    • Pain, Pain Go Away: Natural Remedies for Headaches, p.9 (by Autumn Pappas)
    • Dementia Forum Draws Capacity Crowd, p.17, by Ursel Krumme, Wellness Committee (with photo of Gail Bosch) A standing-room-only crowd was mesmerized as the latest research on “Dementia and Early Interventions” was presented at the Village Council’s April Health Forum....
    • Healthy Living at Jefferson County Library (Amer Benner & Jackie Levin), p. 18
    • Local Author's Book Approved by National Cancer Organization, p.18,
    • Learn About Stroke During Stroke Awareness Month, p.20 (May 10, 1 p.m. Bay Club!) The Port Ludlow Village Council’s Wellness Committee will discuss stroke at its second Spring Forum, “Stroke: Prevention, Management Protocols and Rehabilitation.” The forum is scheduled to occur during stroke awareness month on Saturday, May 10 at 1:00 p.m. at the Bay Club....
    • Message from the PLVC President Terry Umbreit, p.27 (incl. Committee Report on Health & Wellness)
    • Free Counseling: Medicare etc. p.28 (Wed 14 May, 2014) Beach Club, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Offered by Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) and sponsored by the Port Ludlow Village Council’s Wellness Committee. No appointments necessary. Counseling provided on a first come, first served basis. For additional information, go to the Wellness Committee website: PLhealth.org.
    • Preparing for the Worst Before It Happens, p.29, by David Aho, (Disaster Preparedness)
    • SBCA Report p.34; CPR and First Aid Certification, May 9th 9am - 1pm, ($45)
    • Surgical Associates Joins Jefferson Healthcare, p.43
    • JHC Achieves Accolades for Patient Care, p.43
    • Harrison President and CEO Scott Bosch To Retire, p.43


  • April 2014

    • Ask the Doc: Type 2 Diabetes, p.5, by Amber Benner, RN, CDE Diabetes Educator (Jefferson Healthcare)
    • Understanding Dementia Is Topic of Wellness Forum, p.20 The PLVC’s Wellness Committee will host a forum, “Understanding Dementia and Early Interventions,” Saturday, April 5 at 1:00 p.m. at the Beach Club.
    • Health and Wellness Committee (PLVC announcement), p.25
    • Free Counseling (Medicare etc. & Health Information), p.25 (Box)
    • Jefferson Healthcare Runner's Symposium, p.39 Medical professionals from JHC and Swedish Medical Sports Medicine will be presenting sports health information to help athletes prepare for the Rhody Run, or any sport and activity.
    • Jefferson Healthcare Starts General Cancer Support Group, p.39 Jefferson Healthcare began a free bi-weekly Cancer Support Group on March 25. Registration is required prior to joining the group and can be arranged by calling Carla Conklin, MSW at 385-2200, ext. 2040. The group meets regularly every second and fourth Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. in the 1929 building.


  • March 2014

    • Be Your Own Healthcare Advocate, by Manfred Henne, MD, PhD, MS, (InHealth Imaging), (p.4) (about insurance and pricing comparisons)
    • A Primer for Patient Advocacy, by Karen Gebala, Guest Writer (& Member of PLVC Health & Wellness Committee) (p.4-5) "... Outside of the hospital, most patient advocates are private individuals who help people get information, find good medical providers, handle challenges within the medical setting and with insurance providers, and find resources in the community to support the patient..."
    • Ask the Doctor: Flu Shots, by Dr. Joe Mattern, Chief Medical Officer, Jefferson Healthcare, (p.5)
    • Driver Safety is Now the SMART Driver Course (Russ Henry, p.16)
    • Free Medicare, Affordable Care Act and Health Counseling Sessions by Kathleen Traci, PLVC Wellness Committee Volunteer (p.16)
    • Our Aging Brain: Upcoming Forums on Dementia and Stroke (p.17)
    • Give Blood This March (p.18)
    • A Message from the PLVC President (Terry Umbreit) (p.26) (Announcing April 5 and May 10 Forums)
    • Harrison Welcomes New Board Member (a nurse!) (p.40)
    • Harrison Medical Receives Perinatal Grant (p.42)


  • February 2014

    • From the Editor’s Keyboard (p.3) by Beverly Browne, Managing Editor [discusses Affordable Care Act]
    • Carbon Monoxide Poses Dangers to Boaters by Simeon Baldwin, USCGAUX (p.5)
    • Ask the Doctor by David King, MD (p.7) Welcome to the first column in a new monthly series designed to allow our readers to “Ask the Doctor” questions regarding their health. This month, David King, MD and Michael Thomas, MD of Jefferson Healthcare Orthopedics will answer questions posed by readers about their professional services.
    • Be Art Smart: Don’t Risk Your Health for Your Art p.14: Safety Workshop on Feb 8th.
    • Fall Prevention is Marvin Segar’s Mission (p.16)
    • Individual Medicare, Affordable Care Act and Health Counseling Offered by Kathleen Traci, Guest Writer (p.17) The Port Ludlow Village Council (PLVC) Wellness Committee is sponsoring free healthcare counseling sessions. The next session is Wednesday, February 12 at the Bay Club from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Additional sessions.....
    • Massage Class Offered on Feb 15 (p.19)
    • Stay Safe on the Water with Sea Grant: Feb 11 (p.20)
    • Port Ludlow Village Council Report (p.26: Wellness Committee)
    • Creating a Family Emergency Plan by David Aho, Disaster Preparedness Committee Chair (p.26)
    • Exercise and Thrive Supports Cancer Survivors (Feb.11) (p.35)


  • January 2014

    • Are You Up to Date on Health Care Reform Changes? p.14, by Ursel Krumme, Port Ludlow Village Council (PLVC) Health and Wellness Committee’s forum on the Affordable Care Act and Medicare updated residents on what’s new and what’s coming in 2014. Carolyn Smith, Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) field supervisor and Lauren Newcomer, RN, BSN, Director of Quality and Improvement at Harrison Medical Center spoke. A DVD of the forum is available in a binder at the Beach and Bay Clubs for residents to peruse with laptops. [...]
    • Try Aquarobics, p.16, by Beverly Browne, Managing Editor Do you aspire to a form of exercise that gives you some aerobics, plus stretching, without excessive strain on your joints? Try Aquarobics. Exercising in water is gentle, effective and fun.
    • Core Stability Training Classes Begin, p.18 Active Life Physical Therapy is offering core stability training classes. Each class involves focused exercise that strengthens the abdominals, low back, and other core muscles, including in the hips, upper back and shoulders. The class is a fitness class and is intended to prevent—not treat—low back pain or injuries.
    • Message from the Fire Chief: (p.20) If you are dependent on life-sustaining medical equipment, register your equipment with your public utility company before a power outage. Be prepared to provide PUD with a letter from your physician verifying the need for the equipment. You can reach PUD at 385-5800.
    • Give Blood this January 13 (p.20)
    • Monthly Footcare Clinic (Jan 15) (p.22)
    • Are you Prepared? (p.25) by David Aho, Disaster Preparedness Committee
    • Jefferson Healthcare Leading Patient Engagement (p.33)
    • JHC Diabetes Education Program Merits ADA Recognition (p.34)



    2013


    • December 2013

      • Free Individual Medicare, Affordable Care Act and Health Information Counseling Offered, p.19, by Kathy Traci The Port Ludlow Village Council (PLVC) is sponsoring free individual Medicare, Affordable Care Act and health information counseling sessions on Wednesday, December 4 at the Bay Club from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and Wednesday, December 11 at the Beach Club from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Additional sessions will be held monthly in 2014. Dates and locations will be published in the Port Ludlow Voice.
      • Do you suffer from Back and Spinal Issues? p.20; by Autumn Pappas [with Photo by Peggy Lee Flentie] On October 22, the Port Ludlow Village Council (PLVC) Wellness Committee’s forum, “Back and Spinal Issues: Prevention, Management, and Rehabilitation” drew a crowd of one hundred residents. The two captivating presenters were Dr. Michael Haberpointner from Port Ludlow’s Active Life Physical Therapy and Dr. Christopher Kain, Spine Surgeon from Silverdale’s WestSound Orthopaedics. In case you missed it, here is a brief review of what was discussed during the forum.....
      • PLVC Report(s), p.26 (Wellness Committee Report, presented by Ursel Krumme) Ursel Krumme gave a report to the Council and described the progress of the committee in the last two and a half years. The PLVC has budgeted $300 for each of three tracks: the Resource Center, the forums and the support groups. She described each of the tracks and said that information was available on the website, plwellness.org.
      • Jefferson Healthcare Foundation Formed, p.38
      • 'Health for 2' Program Aimed at Expectant Mothers, p. 39
      • Jefferson Healthcare seeks Advisors for (Patient and Family Advisory) Council, p.40
      • JHC Hospital Commissioners Reject Taxt Increase, p.40


    • November 2013

      • Healthy Eating During the Holidays (p.6) by Autumn Pappas, Contributing Writer
      • Healthcare Coverage: The Affordable Care Act and Medicare (p.14) Please join us for a Health and Wellness Forum update on healthcare coverage sponsored by the Port Ludlow Village Council Saturday, November 16, 10:00 a.m. to noon in the Bay Club Auditorium. Individual counseling sessions will then be available from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m. in the classroom for residents to review their Medicare Part D (Prescription Drugs) or their Supplement/Medigap Plan, or get other healthcare coverage questions answered.
      • Port Ludlow Welcomes Tim Mansour, Doctor of Physical Therapy (p.17) by Autumn Pappas, Contributing Writer
      • Free Lung Cancer Screening for High Risk Patients (p.34)
      • Harrison Appoints New Board Members (p.35)


    • October 2013


    • September 2013

      • A Modern Day Food Fight, by Autumn Pappas, p.3 (Childhood obesity)
      • Local Program Targets Hunger, by Barbara Berthiaume, p.15
      • Learn Massage for Neck and Shoulders,17 (Jamie Deering, LMP)
      • Children’s Hospital Fundraiser Announced, p.17
      • Balance Class Offered, p.22 (Active Life PT)
      • Dance for Parkinson’s Program, p.22 by Barbara Berthiaume
      • (Health &) Wellness Committee, p.29 (new chairs & name)
      • Jefferson Healthcare among Top WA Hospitals for Surgery, p.42 (Consumer Reports)
      • Jefferson Healthcare Sponsors Health Access Fair, p.43
      • Hospice Has Volunteer Opportunities, p.43
      • Harrison Medical Center Welcomes New Chief Medical Officer, p.43
      • Youth Mental Health Clinic Opens, p.45


    • August 2013

      • Could this Happen to You?, by Tom Stone, p.6 [Medical emergencies in Port Ludlow (with very appropriate recommendations)] [Direct Access]
      • Dr. Tom Hagen Announces Retirement, p.13
      • Learn about Massage for Hands and Feet, p.13
      • Driver Safety Course to be Held Again, p.14
      • All-County Picnic Focuses on Disaster Preparation, p.15
      • (CEO Mike) Glenn Speaks at JHC Forum, by Bev Browne, p.17 [about Jefferson Healthcare's expansion plans in Port Townsend]
      • Are you prepared? p.23 [Disaster Preparedness]
      • JHC Summer Orthopedic Health Seminar, p36 [Event (Joint Replacement: Is it the right Choice for you?) on Aug 12, 5:30pm in Bay Club, see also inside back cover for JHC ad]
      • Harrison ICU Earns National Recognition for Excellence, p.36


    • July 2013

      • Help Save the Lifeof a Heart Attack Victim by Autumn Pappas, Contributing Writer, p. 9 [& Member of the Wellness Committee] (Report on Committee's cardiac Forum)
      • JHC Port Ludlow Clinic Anniversary, p.17. (July 10: Ice Cream Social)
      • Glenn, JHC CEO, Featured at Medical Forum, p.18 [JHC sponsored forum on planned facility expansion in Port Townsend]
      • Life Line Screening, p.18 [August 13]
      • Clinically Focused Massage Therapy Practice Opens, p.19 (Jamie Deering)
      • Give Blood, p.20 (Local Blood Drive, July 15)
      • Zumba Commences at Bay Club, p.41.


    • June 2013

      • Cognitive Coach Describes a Journey with a Special Client, pp.4&5, by R. Rose Simon, MA, Certified Journal Instructor
      • The Importance of Buying and Eating Organic Products, p.7, by Autumn Pappas, Contributing Writer (& member of the PLVC Health & Wellness Committee)
      • Senior Living Information Presentation Scheduled, p.15, [The Gig Harbor retirement community, Heron’s Key]
      • Wellness Committee Information Request by Kathy Tracy, Coordinator, p.23 (information about useful support groups)
      • Why Strength Train if We Are Over 50? p.31, by Dean A. Rosenthal DDS, FAGD "... Dean’s Guide to Exercises and Equipment in the Bay Club Fitness Room is a compilation of over 400 exercises and directions for the use of the equipment for those of you who are new to strength training and also for the experienced weightlifter who may be looking for alternative exercises. It also has a section of information for those who need better balance and who need a strong “core” to help their back and balance issues...."
      • JHC Seeking Hospital Expansion Funds, p.38
      • JHC Designated Baby Friendly Birth Center,p.38.


    • May 2013

      • Going Gray on the Peninsula, p.5, Compiled by Beverly Browne, Managing Editor
      • Our Brilliant Bodies,p.6 by Autumn Pappas, Contributing Writer
      • Dealing with the Debris of Death, p.6, by Jen Portz, Contributing Writer
      • Hunger in Our Own Backyard, p.8, by Barbara Berthiaume, Contributing Writer
      • Lessons Learned from a First-Time Caregiver, p.9
      • Heart Attack Protocols and Rehabilitation Wellness Forum, p.14, by Autumn Pappas, Contributing Writer (and member of Health & Wellness Committee) Join us for a very important wellness forum that could save your life or the life of someone you love. Tuesday, May 14 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., the Port Ludlow Village Council Wellness Committee will host the Heart Attack Protocols and Rehabilitation Forum at the Bay Club....
      • Dispose of Drugs Safely, p.17
      • Openings for Wellness Committee Volunteers, p.25, by Tom Stone, Committee Chair
      • JHC Adds Board Certified Surgeon to Staff, p.37 Jefferson Healthcare (JHC) welcomes Dr. Donald George, a Board Certified General Surgeon with Port Townsend Surgical Associates.
      • InHealth Imaging Earns ACR Accreditation, p.38
      • Harrison Medical Center Heart Health Evaluations and Tours, p.38


    • April 2013

      • The Power of Superfoods, p. 4, by Autumn Pappas, Contributing Writer
      • Local Heroes: JHC Doctors, p.5
      • They Did It Again (for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society)! p.14 by Linda Karp, Contributing Writer
      • New Opportunities and Endeavors, p.30, by Diana Smeland, President, Port Ludlow Associates (Aging in Place Certification etc.)
      • Harrison Offers Innovative Cardiovascular Procedure, p.35.
      • JHC Offers Hospice & Grief Support Groups, p.36


    • March 2013

      • Local Resources for Older Persons, p.5, by Mitzi Sturzu, MA, LMHCA, LMFTA Port Ludlow Counseling
      • Food Allergy Awareness, p.5, by Autumn Pappas, Contributing Writer
      • Marines Try Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, p.7, by Mitzi Sturzu, MA, LMHCA, Port Ludlow Counseling
      • Orthopedic Surgeon David King Joins JHC, p.15.
      • Give Blood This Month, p.16
      • Diabetes Forum Review, p.17, by Autumn Pappas, Contributing Writer In case you missed it, here is a review of what was discussed during the Diabetes Forum on February 28. Three knowledgeable presenters, Amber Benner, Irene Marble and Wes Schott, all from Jefferson Healthcare, provided brief summaries of their presentations for this article.
      • Port Ludlow Book Club : The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, (p.20) In the early 50s, a tissue sample taken without consent from Henrietta Lacks, a poor black woman dying of cervical cancer in the black ward of Johns Hopkins, led to some of the most remarkable medical and scientific breakthroughs known to modern science....


    • February 2013

      • Digestion: At the Forefront of Good Health by Autumn Pappas, Contributing Writer, p.7
      • The Brain-Heart Tie-In by Mitzi Sturzu, MA, LMHCA Port Ludlow Counseling, p.8
      • Port Ludlow Counseling Opens Office, p.17
      • Donation Aids Fire Department Community Education Efforts, p.17; (The Gammill Family Foundation)
      • Learn Defibrillator, CPR and First Aid, p.33
      • Three JHC articles, p.38
      • OlyCAP Struggles to Stay Solvent, p.40


    • January 2013

      • Alternatives to Aging in Place, pp.4&5 by Barrie Gustin, Contributing Writer
      • Quinoa: The “Super Seed” for a Super Body, pp.7&8 by Autumn Pappas, Contributing Writer
      • Changes in Demographics and Housing Observed, p.15, by Barbara Berthiaume, Contributing Writer
      • Weight Loss Support Groups Have Openings, p.17, by Kathleen Traci, Guest Writer
      • Jefferson Healthcare Home Health, p.17, by John Orchanian, Physical Therapist
      • Port Ludlow Village Council (PLVC) Report: Wellness Committee (p.24)
      • Harrison Plans Expansion to Bainbridge (p38) Harrison’s Patty Cochrell Receives Distinguished Nurse Award (p.38)
      • Psychotherapy Office Opens in Port Hadlock (p.40)


    2012


    • December 2012

      • Aging in Place or Something Else (p.6) by Barrie Gustin, Contributing Writer
      • Affordable Care Act Is Topic of Forum (p.14) by Beverly Browne, Managing Editor "Winding one’s way through the intricacies of the new Affordable Health Care Act is no easy task. Those who attended the Port Ludlow Village Council Wellness Committee’s recent forum will have an advantage over those who stayed home...."
      • Scott Bosch Completes WSHA Term (p.34) (President and CEO of Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton)
      • ECHHO Celebrates Anniversary, p.35


    • November 2012

      • Mammography Technology Advances, p.17, by Traci Bloom, InHealth Director of Marketing and Communications
      • Exercise and Aging, p.18, by Kathy Traci, PLVC Wellness Committee In the first of the 2012-13 Wellness series on Continuum of Care, Physical Therapist and business owner Michael Haberpointner and his staff at Port Ludlow’s Active Life Physical Therapy discussed the benefits of exercise for older people.
      • PLVC Meeting Report, p.24-25, by Vicki Tallerico, Secretary [Report from the Wellness Committee]


    • October 2012

      • Message from the Chief, p.17, by Brad Martin, Port Ludlow Fire and Rescue (PLFR) [use of helicopters for medical evacuation; & program to track the "wandering" elderly]
      • Hula for Health, p.22
      • Wellness Committee Support Group Fall Schedule, p.24, by Kathy Traci, Coordinator
      • Harrison Opens Healing Garden, p.39.


    • September2012

      • Clamming is Closed, p.7, by Jen Portz, Contributing Writer In late July the Washington State Department of Health issued a closure notice for all species of shellfish on almost all beaches in Jefferson County due to the dangers of marine biotoxins....
      • Wellness Forum Addresses the Importance of Exercise, p.15, by Tom Broughner, Guest Writer The second year of wellness forums, sponsored by the Port Ludlow Village Council, begins this month with one of our most popular speakers from last year. Michael Haberpointner, PT, DPT (Doctor of Physical Therapy), owner of Port Ludlow’s Active Life Physical Therapy and a Certified Clinical Instructor, will speak on exercise and its importance as we age.
      • Local Paramedic Completes Rigorous Training Program, p.17.
      • Electronics in Medicine, p.20.
      • Harrison Launches Message from the CEO, p.38.


    • August2012

      • Brain and Aging Study Group Changes Schedule, p.8, by Kathleen Traci,Contributing Writer
      • Port Ludlow Village Council (PLVC) Report (p.15) by Beverly Browne, for Vicki Tallerico, Secretary [Wellness Committee Report]
      • Harrison Medical Center Building New Orthopedic Hospital, p.35.


    • July 2012

      • Active Life Hosts Open House, p.10
      • Port Ludlow Village Council (PLVC) Report, p.17, by Vicki Tallerico, Secretary [Wellness Report]


    • June 2012

      • “Learn about Aging in Senior-Friendly Homes” (p. 10),
      • “Brain & Aging Study Group Ongoing” (K. Traci, p. 10),
      • “Coffee with Hospital CEOs Well-Attended” (K. Traci, p.12)
      • “Cardiac Rehabilitation at Jefferson Healthcare” (M. Graham, p. 9)


    • May 2012

      • “Course on Brain & Aging Offered” (p. 10),
      • “Port Ludlow Clinic Welcomes New Doctor [Shannan Kirchner]” ( p. 14) ,
      • “Symposium on Women’s Health” [Jefferson Healthcare’s 3rd Annual] (p. 41);


    • May 2012

      • “Course on Brain & Aging Offered” (p. 10),
      • “Port Ludlow Clinic Welcomes New Doctor [Shannan Kirchner]” ( p. 14)
      • “Symposium on Women’s Health” [Jefferson Healthcare’s 3rd Annual ....] (p. 41);


    • April 2012

      • “Navigating Skilled Nursing or Rehabilita- tion Care” (U. Krumme, pp. 5-6);
      • “Meet for Coffee with Hospital CEOs” (G. Krumme, p.10);


    • March 2012

      • “High- lights From Caregiver’s Forum” (T. Boughner, p. 15),
      • “Support Groups Form, Accept Members” (K.Traci, p. 15),
      • “Brain & Aging Study Group Forms” (K. Traci, p. 15),
      • “Wellness Forum Explores Palliative Care” (T. Boughner, p. 11),
      • “PLVC Wellness Committee Report” (G. & U. Krumme, p.23,
      • correction/Updated Report April, pp. 23-24);


    • February 2012

      • “Wellness and Safety Fair: March 24 in Fort Worden State Park” (p. 41);


    • January 2012

      • “Wellness Forum: How to Survive as a Family Caregiver” (T. Boughner p. 14),
      • “There’s no place like home [Tom & Sandy Boughner] (B. Berthiaume, p. 6),
      • “Passages in Care Giving: Turning Chaos into Confidence”(K. Traci, pp. 6-7);
      • “Weight Loss Support Group Forming” (K. Traci, p. 17)
      • “Consider Wellness in 2012” (P. Diehl, pp. 16-17);


    2011


    • December 2011

      • “Navigate Your Wellness Interests On-line” (G. & U. Krumme, pp.13-14)
      • “Caregiver Support Conference” (K. Traci, p. 41);


    • November 2011

      • “Maintaining Your Own Health Records” (U. Krumme, p. 10),
      • “PLVC Wellness Report” (Tom Stone, p. 24),
      • “Dove House Serves Senior Abuse Victims,” (K. Traci, p. 5)
      • “What is Case Management? What is a Geriatric Care Manager?” (M. Beil, pp. 6-7);


    • October 2011

      • “Wellness Forum Targets Fall Prevention” (G. Krumme, p.15),
      • “An Active Life: Michael Haberpointner” (B. Berthiaume, p. 5);
      • “Wellness Committee: Its Goals and Activities” (G. Krumme, p. 25);


    • September 2011

      • “ECHHO Loans Medical Equipment (P. Schafran, p.14);
      • “PLVC Wellness Committee Report”(Tom Stone, p. 24);
      • “PLVC Wellness Committee Makes Progress” (A. Isaksen, pp.17-18),
      • “Harrison Cardiac Receives High Rating” (P. Schafran, p.46)


    • August 2011

      • “Wellness Resources Available” [notebooks @ Beach/Bay Clubs/www.plhealth.org] (U. Krumme, p.13),
      • “PLVC Wellness Committee Report” A. Isaksen/U..Krumme, pp. 20-21);
      • “Clinic Opens with a Gala” (p. 12)
      • “Jefferson Healthcare Receives Accreditation” (p. 39);


    • July 2011

      • New JHC Clinic Hosts Open House, p.11
      • Auxiliary Benefits Jefferson Healthcare Hospital, p.11 by Pat Nesbitt, Jefferson Healthcare Auxiliary Volunteer


    • June 2011

      • From the Commissioner’s Desk, pp.3&4 by John Austin, Jefferson County Commissioner (Shingles & other vaccinations for adults)
      • Active Life Hosts Open House, p.11 (5-year anniversary)
      • Register for Health Screenings, p.14 (Life Line)
      • Chief Wilkerson’s Safety Facts for Older Persons, p.16
      • Village Council Report (p.20) Highlights: Port Ludlow Clinic Presentation Glenn began by presenting details about preparing the Port Ludlow Clinic, part of Jefferson Healthcare, for its opening...
      • LMC Report, p.25: Wellness Notebooks at Beach Club
      • Take Your Doctor with You, Wherever You Go, p.40 [www.medcallassist.com]


    • May 2011

      • From the Commissioner’s Desk, p.5, by John Austin, Jefferson County Commissioner [about childhood vaccinations]
      • Living With Chronic Conditions, p.14
      • Wellness Committee, p.20 (part of PLVC Report)
      • Dove House Supports Crime Victims, p.37; by Annette Isaksen, Dove House Advocacy Services
      • Drug Reclamation Program, p.38


    • April 2011

      • Jefferson County Census Reported, p.4
      • Port Ludlow Primary and Urgent Health Care Clinic Approved, p.7 On Wednesday, March 16 the Jefferson County Public Hospital Board of Commissioners approved establishing a Jefferson Healthcare Clinic (JHC) in Port Ludlow.
      • Women’s Diagnostic Center to Open, p.9 Port Ludlow women can now have mammograms and bone scans done in nearby Poulsbo. Advanced Medical Imaging (AMI) is opening its newest Women’s Diagnostic Center on Monday, April 4 just south of the Olympic College Poulsbo campus.
      • Chief Ed Wilkerson’s Safety Tip, p.10 (Smoke Alarms)
      • Disaster Information Distribution, p.10
      • Cancer Lecture, p.10
      • Boeing Bluebills Independent Living Seminar, p.14
      • PLVC Wellness Committee Seeks Volunteers, p.14 by Tom Stone, Port Ludlow Village Council President
      • PLVC Reports (p.20): JHC Clinic progress & Wellness Committee
      • CG Auxiliary Promotes Boating Safety, p.38 by Peggy Welker, Guest Writer


    • March 2011

      • Affordable Healthcare Act Receives Scrutiny, pp.5&6, by Kathleen Traci, Contributing Writer
      • Cancer Specialist Lectures, p.14 (oncologist Dr. Stephen J. Iacoboni)
      • PLVC Report: Health Care, p.22 [Ursel Krumme's health inquiry]


    • February 2011

      • Clinic Meeting Draws Crowd, p.1 + p.3 by Jen Portz, Contributing Writer The rainy night didn’t stop them. In mid-January over 110 residents packed the Bay Club for a 90-minute forum sponsored by the Port Ludlow Village Council (PLVC) to hear Jefferson Healthcare’s (JHC) CEO Mike Glenn explain the public hospital’s plan for a new Primary and Urgent Care facility in Port Ludlow. This meeting was about informing the public, gauging community interest and understanding needs.
      • Blood Drive Announced, p.10
      • Boeing Bluebills: Preventing Falls Program, p.12 by Myron Vogt, Bluebills
      • PLVC Report: Opening Comments (p.18) [about JHC Clinic meeting]


    • January 2011

      • From the Commissioner’s Desk, p.5 by John Austin, Jefferson County Commissioner '.... I serve as vice -chair of the State Board of Health, a body consisting of about 10 members selected by the Governor. The Board is charged with analyzing health policies, developing rules and encouraging public involvement in the public health system...."
      • Jefferson Healthcare Clinic for Port Ludlow? p.7 Jefferson Healthcare is exploring the possibility of operating a primary and urgent care center in Port Ludlow. A physician and a nurse practitioner would staff the clinic that would be open to see patients Monday through Saturday. Primary, urgent, occasional specialist care, basic laboratory and X-Ray services would be provided. The clinic would be open to see patients no later than March 2011. This would be a very positive addition to Port Ludlow and provide convenience that would be welcomed by the community.....
      • Scofield Joins Wellness Center, p.9 [Chinese medicine/ acupuncture]
      • PLVC Report: Community Development: (p.19) Nobles reported that he spoke with Jefferson Healthcare and was informed that they plan to implement services in Port Ludlow. The plan involves the possibility of taking over the Urgent Care office in the Village and will likely use the services of at least one medical doctor and a physician’s assistant....


    • April 2010

      • Learn About Dementia (p.7) by Peggy Schafran, Presentation Organizer Saturday, April 10, 9:00 a.m. to noon, there is an opportunity to learn about the risk factor of dementia, its causes, and types of treatments available. Medication management and caregiver issues will also be covered. [...]

      • CEA Lecture Series: After Port Ludlow (p.7) Many of us view Port Ludlow as our own special nirvana but what if our ability to live here was threatened? What if we were unable to drive? Where would we go? How could we arrange to stay? [...]



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