Due to the amount of wildfires in the Pacific Northwest and Canada, smoke has deteriorated into the unhealthy for sensitive groups range.
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson joined with several other state officials to defend the Affordable Care Act after other states filed to challenge the law’s constitutional merits.
After obtaining results, Washington is seeing its highest statistics for rabid bats since 1998.
Jefferson Healthcare hospital is working with Olympic Community Action Programs and Discovery Behavioral Healthcare to help fund a low-income housing program in Port Townsend as part of a pilot project between the three organizations.
When Merrily Mount received a visiting delegation of Japanese nursing students at Jefferson Healthcare hospital’s South County Medical Clinic in Quilcene last year, she considered it a career high in her 45 years of health service, 21 of which have been spent in Quilcene.
Composting toilets proved to be the hot topic of the Jefferson County Board of Health’s Jan. 18 meeting as at least a dozen members of the public spoke out in favor of the composting toilets, while board members acknowledged misconceptions that exist about their legality.
As flu activity increasing across the country and flu-like symptoms cause more people to make a trip to the hospital, officials with Jefferson County Public Health want the public to know when to seek emergency medical care and when to stay home.
After 24 years of enriching the lives of people with disabilities in Port Townsend, Gatheringplace has joined forces with nonprofits in Hawaii to broaden the scope of its outreach by introducing the first annual Hawai‘i ‘Ohana Calendar, the organization announced recently.
“What the organic movement is about is food that’s grown in ways that are ethical and environmentally safe, and that will make you healthy,” Michaela Colley, program director of the Organic Seed Alliance, told visitors to Finnriver Farm Sept. 25. Guests prepared to graze through a buffet lin…
Blue Heron Middle School is offering a free meal program for children ages 18 and younger this summer. Breakfast and lunch made by the Port Townsend Schools chef is available from July 10 through July 28, Monday through Friday at the Blue Heron Middle School cafeteria, 3939 San Juan Ave. Bre…
The Washington Dental Service Foundation’s SmileMobile is to be in Port Townsend June 19-30 offering service to children though high school age and pregnant/postpartum women who might not otherwise have access to dental care. The SmileMobile is parked at the Jefferson County Health Departmen…
Dr. Judy Gayne speaks to a full house on the importance of heart health for women (and men) at the sold-out second annual Jefferson Healthcare Foundation Well Hearts Luncheon. The Feb. 3 event at the Northwest Maritime Center was held on National Wear Red Day which is a reminder to everyone …
JoAnn Alumbaugh and Gabe Schuler welcomed FaithAnn Hope Schuler into their lives Jan. 4, 2017 and vowed to stay clean and sober for her.
Jefferson Healthcare is welcoming three orthopedic surgeons to its medical team.
The Port Ludlow Community Church donated more than 60 wrapped Christmas gifts for people staying in the COAST Winter Shelter in Port Townsend. Pictured are, from left to right, Justine Bedell, Olympic Community Action Programs (OlyCAP) housing service coordinator; Peg Councill, Doug Garcia a…
Jefferson Healthcare and Discovery Behavioral Healthcare are eyeing state funding to build an outpatient mental-health facility that could have transitional housing in the same building.
Join Daniella Chace, local clinical nutritionist, educator and author, at the Port Townsend Public Library for a discussion about nutrition, cancer prevention and her latest book, “Breast Cancer Smoothies.” The free talk begins at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25.
Jefferson Healthcare offers a mindfulness-based stress reduction program Oct. 20-Nov. 17. Using Jon Kabat-Zinn’s mindfulness meditation work, the program focuses on practical strategies to recognize and reduce chronic emotional and physical stress as well as increase inner calm and well-being.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Jefferson County sponsors the screening of “Infinitely Polar Bear” at noon on Saturday, Oct. 22. The free event takes place at Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave., Port Townsend.
Loneliness is a popular subject for songs and poems; you could probably name one sad love song that means something to you.