Contributor Dr. Elise Herman Although still a minority, more people are exploring plant-based diets, including teens. If your teen has expressed interest in this, you may wonder if being a vegetarian […]
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to increase awareness about this disease and promote early detection. National Mammography Day is observed annually on the third Friday of every […]
Congratulations Dr. Merrill-Steskal for being awarded the WRITE Excellence in Teaching Award for the Eastern/Central Washington region. “This award aims to recognize and honor preceptors with a track record of […]
Most parents are familiar with the ‘picky eater’- the child who is suspicious of new foods, has strong favorites, and may refuse to eat what the rest of the family is eating. Picky eating is very common in young children, but usually improves by age 5 years. This behavior occurs in part to exert some control over mealtime (and parents) in a way that is often attention-getting.
‘awe’- the overwhelming feeling of respect and amazement, often created by something vast and mysterious- is an important emotion with lots of benefits. Sources of awe might be nature, art, music, spirituality, or a demonstration of courage.
Contributor Dr. Elise Herman Walking is a great way to exercise for adults and kids alike, but there is a concerning 11% increase in child and adolescent pedestrian fatalities in […]
As climate change causes a longer and more severe wildfire season, exposure to wildfire smoke in children is an increasing problem. Wildfire smoke is felt to be more dangerous than typical air pollution and kids (especially those under 5 years) are more vulnerable for multiple reasons.
Dr. Martin and Robin Read share how their organizations are working together to make a healthier future for our county. This year, Community Health Improvement Week runs June 12 – […]
Contributor Dr. Elise Herman As summer approaches and the outdoor temperature increases, a danger looms for children- vehicular heatstroke (VHS), which is heat injury due to being in a hot car […]