Topic: Health & Wellness

New Book from John Geyman, M.D.

Written on July 9, 2020 at 11:23 am, by

John Gey­man, M.D. announces the pub­li­ca­tion of his new book: Prof­i­teer­ing, Cor­rup­tion and Fraud in U.S. Health Care. He rais­es ques­tions that we have to ask and answer: Who is the health care sys­tem for — prof­its for health care cor­po­ra­tions, their share­hold­ers and Wall Street traders and investors? for cor­rupt and fraud­u­lent scam­mers? or for  Con­tin­ue Reading

Town to provide rent relief grant money to Friday Harbor businesses

Written on July 8, 2020 at 1:18 pm, by

Fri­day Har­bor busi­ness own­ers are encour­aged to apply to the Town for assis­tance with busi­ness rent and mort­gage pay­ments to be award­ed through the Fri­day Har­bor Busi­ness Rent Relief Grant Pro­gram. Grant requests of up to $2000 per busi­ness will be fund­ed with monies received from the state under the Coro­n­avirus Aid, Relief, and Eco­nom­ic  Con­tin­ue Reading

New Case on Orcas Island

Written on July 7, 2020 at 6:15 am, by

July 6, 2020: Over the week­end, the San Juan Coun­ty Health & Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vice Depart­ment was noti­fied of a new pos­i­tive test result from a res­i­dent of Orcas Island. The patient has been asymp­to­matic and was test­ed as part of a rou­tine med­ical screen­ing. The Coun­ty team has been active­ly inves­ti­gat­ing over the hol­i­day week­end,  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan Island Prevention Coalition

Written on July 4, 2020 at 5:52 am, by

Hi Pre­ven­tion Advo­cates! Have you seen this yet? We just launched it on our @sjipreventioncoalition Insta­gram page! Please share with your cir­cle of influ­ence. We always need a “first” per­son to post! (Rock Sol­id is on the fly­er in their face masks and can’t enter the con­test) Will it be you or some­one you can  Con­tin­ue Reading

Good News on Covid Testing

Written on July 3, 2020 at 6:06 am, by

Free Home Kits Now Avail­able for Those Who Qual­i­fy Dr. Gul­la and Liv­ing Med­ical Arts PLLC wants the com­mu­ni­ty to know that Lab­corp is now offer­ing test­ing that you can do in the com­fort of your own home, with­out need­ing a doc­tors orders. All you have to do is go online to this link and  Con­tin­ue Reading

A Note from SJC Public Hospital District One

Written on July 3, 2020 at 5:58 am, by

Update to Dis­trict Res­i­dents Your local hos­pi­tal dis­trict is com­mit­ted to mak­ing sure that island res­i­dents have resources avail­able to them to ensure care for their health. In an era where rur­al health­care is under pres­sure nation­wide, our inno­v­a­tive pub­­lic-pri­­vate part­ner­ship with Peace­Health pro­vides high-qual­i­­ty care to the pub­lic that is finan­cial­ly sus­tain­able. Our Emer­gency  Con­tin­ue Reading

Governor Inslee Puts Hold on All Phase Advancing

Written on July 2, 2020 at 7:30 pm, by

July 2, 2020: Today Gov­er­nor Inslee announced that a min­i­mum of a two week hold will be placed on all cur­rent appli­ca­tions to advance through the Governor’s four phase plan. This deci­sion applies to San Juan County’s appli­ca­tion to Phase 3 sub­mit­ted to the State on June 25th, in addi­tion to cur­rent appli­ca­tions from a  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: Coping With Coronavirus, How Is Your Mental Health?

Written on June 30, 2020 at 11:49 am, by

Island Senior is a reg­u­lar col­umn on the San Juan Update writ­ten by Peg­gy Sue McRae… With the pres­sure and stress of open­ing up our des­ti­na­tion vaca­tion island only to then slow the open­ing back down, the arrival of vis­i­tors with and with­out masks, spik­ing COVID num­bers across the nation, not to men­tion pro­longed iso­la­tion, a  Con­tin­ue Reading