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Randall Moeller, MD, has been selected as president of The Doctors Clinic by the clinic’s board of directors, effective Jan. 1, 2012. Moeller previously served as vice president of The Doctors Clinic.

Moeller, a Board-Certified urologist, was chosen by the board of directors and approved by the shareholders at the annual shareholders meeting in Nov. 2011. Prior to joining The Doctors Clinic in 2005, Moeller ran a urology practice with in Missouri for more than 20 years. read more »

 
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Ayurveda — a healing and wellness system that originated in India about 5,000 years ago — has been gaining traction in North America for the past decade. Considered a “science of life,” Ayurveda takes a body, mind and spirit approach focused on disease prevention, rejuvenation and lifespan extension. Some of its techniques include yoga, meditation, diet and massage.

“It tells you how to live in harmony with nature to maintain health and wellness, and it focuses on preventing diseases and treating not just symptoms but the root of the cause. read more »

 
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Boot camps keep fitness funRiley Chase and his wife, Jennifer Fetterplace, were looking for a way to get in shape more than a year ago when they decided to enroll into a body boot camp offered by Olympic Fitness (www.olyfitness.com) in Port Orchard. The first two weeks, the couple were so sore, Chase said they could hardly even put their arms up above their heads. read more »

 
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BodylinkOne of Kitsap’s top training facilities may be hidden off the beaten path, but it’s far from a secret. Tucked in the back of the Kitsap Sports retail store in Silverdale, bodylink’s fitness facility looks somewhat like an ordinary gym. And while some of the equipment may appear familiar, the facility is highly specialized to cater to those looking for optimum performance read more »

 

Northwoods Lodge in Silverdale has again received a deficiency free rating outcome for its annual state survey inspection. Northwoods Lodge has earned statewide recognition as the recipient of its thirteenth perfect state survey score. This is a rare accomplishment, almost unheard of in the state of Washington.

Representatives from the Aging and Adult Administration, and the Department of Social and Health Services (D.S.H.S.), recently conducted the unannounced survey, which is the same process that has cited numerous nursing homes for their inability to provide quality and safe care to their residents. read more »

 
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House calls used to be common practice in the medical field decades ago but these days finding a doc to come to a patient’s home is next to impossible. Locally, however, there’s one niche where both need and demand has been growing: dental hygiene. And Gig Harbor dental hygienist Jennifer Lyons has been tapping into that niche.

Lyons, who opened her business Harbor SMILES Hygiene earlier this year, has been visiting assisted living and adult group homes around the area. read more »

 
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New 3D technology is being incorporated into Advanced Medical Imaging’s (AMI) repertoire of diagnostic tools for diagnosing breast cancer at our Women’s Diagnostic Center in Silverdale. Shear-Wave 3D Elastography Breast Ultrasound performed during breast ultrasound is excellent when evaluating breast lesions and selecting patients who need a biopsy. This exam takes just two minutes, there is no radiation and it gives additional information about these breast lesions. It measures the tissue stiffness or resistance of the underlying tissue to compression. Cancer generally has greater stiffness on elastography. It is not very compressible. It looks different on elastography than benign breast tissue which is very compressible. read more »

 
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After giving birth to her first child 11 years ago, Nikki Coraggio said she was convinced “there had to be a better way.” A pre-medical student at the time, she wasn’t sure what any other options may entail. But after moving to Washington state, she found the solution: midwife-assisted births.

“This is a more progressive state compared to others,” she said. “It’s licensed and regulated through the Department of Health, which helps to ensure there’s quality practice.” read more »

 

Thermal Body Scan NW, Inc. conducts digital infrared thermal imaging know has thermography. Thermography is a non-invasive, adjunctive diagnostic technique that is cleared by the FDA, which converts infrared radiation emitted from the skin surface into electrical impulses that are visualized in color. This screening technique is used to see changes in thermal activity in the body, particularly the breasts, to identify potential health issues. Just as unique as a fingerprint, each patient has a particular infrared map of their body. The initial scans for the body and breasts are taken and after three months another scan is done. This establishes a baseline for each patient as well as seeing any changes occurring over time. read more »

 
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