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As Fariborz Youssefirad faced the final days of his life in December 2014, he asked his wife to do anything she could to help others avoid his fate by preventing the onset of type 2 diabetes. The disease is a chronic condition that affects the way the human body metabolizes sugar, can cause severe complications such as kidney failure and lead to death, according to the Mayo Clinic website.   more
Registered Nurse Jennifer Newell has joined the Jefferson Healthcare diabetes services team and will be on hand to greet the public during the Quilcene Wellness Fair, slated to run from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Quilcene Community Center, 294952 U.S. Highway 101 in Quilcene. The event is free to attend. more
As the influenza season gets underway, local health officials say the best way to prevent the deadly effects of the virus is to get vaccinated. more
Twenty-six students in the Brinnon area received immunizations thanks to vaccines donated by the state Department of Health in partnership with Jefferson Healthcare, Jefferson County Public Health, the Community Health Improvement Plan and the Brinnon School District. more
With only three members who were able to attend, the Port Townsend School District’s Wellness Committee was able to take stock of a number of concrete steps it has made toward achieving its … more
What started in 2010 with a handful of church parishioners making weekend meals for a little more than 20 area school children a week has since grown to the point that they've recently struck up a … more
A child and elderly adult became ill with an E. coli infection after drinking raw milk, according the Washington Department of Health. The DOH this month cautioned people of the risks of drinking … more
FYZICAL Therapy and Balance Center is looking to bring stability to Port Townsend. With their new balance technology, called the Solo Step safety rail system, FYZICAL’s doctors and therapists … more
At the new headquarters of Bunny’s Bath, home of the local all-organic, handmade body products found on the shelves of the Port Townsend Co-op, no two workdays are the same. That is what happens … more
The Washington Department of Health joined forces to release an action plan to help prevent elderly falls after 870 people died in 2016 from falling. Falls are the leading cause of fatal and … more
Jefferson County Public Health announced Aug. 29 shellfish harvesting is closed at Fort Flagler, Mystery Bay and Kilisut Harbor due to unhealthy levels of marine biotoxins in shellfish. The marine … more
Due to the amount of wildfires in the Pacific Northwest and Canada, smoke has deteriorated into the unhealthy for sensitive groups range.In a release from Jefferson County Public Health, Stuart … more
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