Topic: Health & Wellness

Improvements to Local Spill Response Capacity

Written on May 22, 2018 at 5:52 am, by

As part of ongoing efforts to enhance local capacity to respond to oil and hazardous materials spills, three San Juan County organizations participated in the 2018 Washington State Department of Ecology Spill Response Grant Program. This program helps local communities that are at risk for oil and hazardous materials spills secure equipment and training to  Continue Reading

Stroke Survivor Webinar

Written on May 21, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

PeaceHealth webinar: Five surprising lessons from stroke survivors This year alone, according to the American Stroke Association, nearly 800,000 people in the United States will experience a stroke. Knowing how to recognize the symptoms can make all the difference. To promote awareness during National Stroke Month, PeaceHealth is hosting a free online webinar called “Making  Continue Reading

Fish For Teeth

Written on May 17, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Lunch is Fish Tacos on Friday, May 18 The Fish for Teeth Taco Team will be making fish tacos this Friday, May 18 at the SJI Community Theater. The first taco will be served at 11: 00 a.m., and go until they run out, or to 2:00 p.m., whichever comes first. A taco can be  Continue Reading

Island Rec Cardio Yoga

Written on May 16, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

A total cardio workout to kickstart your day in a truly balanced way with Katerina Wen! This class is a dynamic, fun and energetic package of cardio-friendly yoga poses, strong breath-work and spiraling whole body movements. An optimal self care package for modern people who seek to gain the quickest results for the least amount of workout time! Whether your primary goal is to  Continue Reading

New Location for SJ Vision Source

Written on May 16, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Correction – This move will be completed next week, not today. Eye doctor Dr. Chris White will be moving his office from 818 Mullis Street to 425 Caines Street. That’s the yellow building on the S-curve corner of Caines Street, with the parking lot just inside the bump-out sidewalk. This move will be completed by  Continue Reading

New Workshops at The Studio

Written on May 15, 2018 at 5:21 pm, by

It’s a busy month at The Studio. We are continuing our special session educational workshops this month. We have 2 new workshops for clients that we wanted to share with you. On Sunday May 20th, Jacquelyn Reiff will be instructing a 2 hour Pilates mat for Osteoporosis. This will focus on appropriate Pilates exercises and  Continue Reading

PIMC Provider Pens Textbook Chapter

Written on May 3, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Jason Heiner, MD, an emergency department (ED) provider at PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center, has written a chapter in the ninth edition of Rosen’s Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice, a core textbook for emergency medicine residents and practitioners. Dr. Heiner’s published chapter is titled “The combative and difficult patient” (*full citation below). “The key  Continue Reading

Fish for Teeth

Written on May 1, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Fish for Teeth brings free mobile dental clinic to Friday Harbor Islanders unable to afford dental care can receive it for free thanks to the local nonprofit Fish for Teeth on Thursday, May 10; Friday, May 11; and Saturday, May 12 at a mobile dental van parked outside the San Juan Island Family Resource Center.  Continue Reading

Featured Pilots of the SJ Aviation Museum: Vicki Thalacker and the San Juan Eagles

Written on April 20, 2018 at 10:44 am, by

On Sunday, the San Juan Aviation Museum will recognize and pay tribute to Vicki Thalacker and a group of San Juan Eagles volunteer pilots for their service of flying cancer patients to the mainland for treatment. Islanders are invited to celebrate this occasion at a reception held at Brickworks, 150 Nichols Street, on Sunday, April  Continue Reading

Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age

Written on April 20, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

The San Juan Island Library and the San Juan Island Family Resource Center are hosting a free screening on Friday, April 20th at 7:00 PM, of the acclaimed documentary Screenagers. The documentary is an investigative look at how parents and teens are dealing with the digital age and how unlimited screen time impacts our nation’s  Continue Reading

PIMC Receives Garden Donation

Written on April 18, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center receives donation to cancer care garden FRIDAY HARBOR, Washington, April 17, 2018 – A rare spring sunshine cast shadows in the PeaceHealth Peace Island Cancer Care Garden in late March illuminating a beautiful new addition to the space. Nestled near blossoming hellebores, the smooth granite Oki-gata lantern appeared to be  Continue Reading

Every 15 Minutes

Written on April 17, 2018 at 5:55 pm, by

Today was the grim exercise of what can happen when people drink and drive (or are texting while driving or under the influence of marijuana). At the high school, a full scale mock up of a car accident with multiple critical injuries, at least one fatality and a lot of messed up lives took place  Continue Reading

Cycling’s Benefits For Parkinson’s Disease Patients

Written on April 17, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

The following is a guest article written by Rebecca Evans, a Registered Nurse and Health Writer… While there is still a great deal more not known about Parkinson’s than is known, one of the areas of research in which much progress is being made is that of exercise’s effects on Parkinson’s. While this was once  Continue Reading

FHHH New Class: Tai Chi and Beyond!

Written on April 17, 2018 at 5:39 am, by

Friday Harbor Holistic Health has a new class they’d like to share with you… We are very excited about this move, and this new beginning. It’s a wonderful location, unique in feeling, and full of creative energy. Beginners, all ages and body types are welcome. Tai Chi is not one thing, it is many things:  Continue Reading

April EMT of the Month

Written on April 13, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Congratulations are in order for Senior EMT Lainey Volk. Not only is Lainey heading up the newly formed community paramedicine program but every 3 years she organizes the program called Every 15 Minutes. Lainey is an active EMT responding on 911 calls and follows up with patients referred to her by physicians and paramedics for  Continue Reading

Every 15 Minutes

Written on April 12, 2018 at 5:59 am, by

Every 3 years SJIEMS offers The Every 15 Minutes Program aimed at helping high school students resist the pressures to drink and drive in a real-life experience without the real-life risks. This emotionally charged program is an event designed to dramatically instill teenagers with the potentially dangerous consequences of drinking alcohol, using Marijuana or even  Continue Reading

L&I Provider in Friday Harbor

Written on April 12, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Just heard this news from Richard at FH School of Massage… Friday Harbor School of Massage can now provide massage therapist training to people who have been injured while working on the job and who need to be retrained for employment in a different occupation. For information contact Richard at 360-378-3637 or your caseworker to  Continue Reading

Letter from Bob Weaver

Written on April 9, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

From the mailbag this morning, here’s a plea from former San Juan County resident Bob Weaver to promote action on replacing the Life Care Center… I’m writing about the sudden disappearance last November of our Friday Harbor nursing home, the Life Care Center, and the dispersal of its excellent fleet of nurses and staff. That  Continue Reading

Citizens’ Advisory Group Wanted

Written on April 9, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

The San Juan Island Fire Department and San Juan EMS would like your input on the advisability of the consolidation of the two organizations. The elected Boards of Commissioners of the two agencies, working with the town of Friday Harbor, seek to appoint a five member advisory group to continue with the evaluation of some  Continue Reading

Notice from SJC Dept. of Emergency Management

Written on April 6, 2018 at 12:27 pm, by

Anticipated Impacts from Communications Disruption Night of April 12th-13th Both San Juan County and Town of Friday Harbor Governments and local Emergency ResponseAgencies a re monitoring updates from Rock Island and Century Link regarding next week’s scheduled disruption to island communications services. Here are the most critical things we’ve learned and that we’d like to  Continue Reading

San Juan Island Women’s Group Presents: Planned Parenthood Informational

Written on April 6, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Come meet Mount Baker Planned Parenthood ​Executive Director Linda McCarthy, and Development Manager, Jennie Noskoff. Learn about local health services in Friday Harbor, as well as new challenges for the organization under the new administration. Linda’s slide deck presentation will go over the services provided at the Friday Harbor Health Center, as well as information  Continue Reading

Farmers Market

Written on April 2, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

The San Juan Island Farmers Market is every Saturday, April through October, from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm at Brickworks, on 150 Nichols Street. The Farmers Market is a community market that provides access to local & fresh food and strives to support small-scale agriculture and local businesses in San Juan County. Each week the  Continue Reading