Topic: Health & Wellness

Island Senior: Caring For Your Brain

Written on January 21, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

“Island Senior” is a reg­u­lar col­umn on the San Juan Update writ­ten by Peg­gy Sue McRae. Neu­ro­sur­geon and well-known CNN Chief Med­ical Cor­re­spon­dent, Dr. San­jay Gup­ta, MD. was recent­ly fea­tured in the Blue Zones online newslet­ter regard­ing his new book, Keep Sharp: Build a Bet­ter Brain at Any Age.  The Blue Zones is a con­cept based on world­wide  Con­tin­ue Reading

County Explains Expanded Eligibility for COVID-19 Vaccine

Written on January 18, 2021 at 8:18 pm, by

From San Juan Coun­ty On Mon­day, Jan. 18, Gov­er­nor Inslee and the Wash­ing­ton State Depart­ment of Health have opened vac­cine eli­gi­bil­i­ty to Phase 1b Tier 1. San Juan Coun­ty will begin deliv­er­ing Phase 1b Tier 1 immu­niza­tion on Wednes­day, Jan. 20. Q: Who is Eli­gi­ble for 1b – Tier 1? Any­one over the age of 65 (This is  Con­tin­ue Reading

Compass Health Joins Regional Health Coalition

Written on January 18, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From Fourfront Con­trib­u­tor On Jan. 14, four of the largest com­mu­ni­ty behav­ioral health providers in Wash­ing­ton State, includ­ing Com­pass Health, announced a new part­ner­ship called Fourfront Con­trib­u­tor, an advo­ca­cy and lead­er­ship coali­tion that uti­lizes their col­lec­tive size and exper­tise to improve the health of indi­vid­u­als, com­mu­ni­ties and the sys­tems that serve them. “This is an excit­ing  Con­tin­ue Reading

COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Q&A With County

Written on January 16, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From San Juan Coun­ty This Q&A will focus on the San Juan Coun­ty response to the COVID-19 vac­cine dis­tri­b­u­tion. There are a num­ber of local orga­ni­za­tions work­ing hard to get approval from the Wash­ing­ton State Depart­ment of Health so they can receive sup­plies and begin admin­is­ter­ing dos­es. How­ev­er, even the mem­bers of the vac­cine team at  Con­tin­ue Reading

State Says All Regions Remain In Phase 1

Written on January 16, 2021 at 4:00 am, by

From the Wash­ing­ton State Depart­ment Of Health On Jan. 15, the Wash­ing­ton State Depart­ment of Health announced that based on Gov­er­nor Jay Inslee’s Healthy Wash­ing­ton – Roadmap to Recov­ery plan, all eight regions in Wash­ing­ton will remain in Phase 1 until at least Mon­day, Jan. 25. As out­lined in the governor’s COVID-19 plan, regions must meet  Con­tin­ue Reading

Grab A Fish Taco Today At San Juan Theater

Written on January 15, 2021 at 6:33 am, by

By Matt Marinkovich, Fish For Teeth Fish For Teeth fish tacos will be served at the San Juan Island Com­mu­ni­ty The­atre, today, Fri­day, Jan.15, from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., or until we run out. An $8 sug­gest­ed dona­tion lands you a full-on bur­ri­­to-sized “taco,” filled with sus­­tain­ably-har­vest­ed Wash­ing­ton coastal rock­fish, fresh organ­ic sal­sa, Tillam­ook cheese, zesty  Con­tin­ue Reading

Grant Helps Fish For Teeth Maintain Services

Written on January 10, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

Den­tal Appoint­ments Avail­able, Fish Tacos On Fri­day From Fish For Teeth Fish for Teeth is con­tin­u­ing its tooth-fix­ing mis­sion by bring­ing the Med­ical Teams Inter­na­tion­al Mobile Den­tal Van to Fri­day Har­bor from Wednes­day, Jan. 13-Sat­ur­­day, Jan. 16. There are still a few appoint­ments avail­able on Fri­day, Jan. 15 and Sat­ur­day, Jan. 16. Apply at or at  Con­tin­ue Reading

Nine New COVID Cases In San Juans

Written on January 8, 2021 at 7:49 pm, by

From San Juan Coun­ty Since the last update on Thurs­day, Dec. 31, total cas­es in San Juan Coun­ty have increased from 79 to 88. Eight of the new cas­es are on San Juan Island, and one is on Orcas Island. Approx­i­mate­ly 28 indi­vid­u­als who are close con­tacts of pos­i­tive cas­es are cur­rent­ly in active quar­an­tine. Orcas  Con­tin­ue Reading