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Physical therapy plays critical role in breast cancer treatment and rehab

  • Written by Guest

Researchers from the Netherlands recently found that a combination of supervised strength and aerobic training during the early stages of breast cancer treatment reduces fatigue while helping patients increase muscle fitness.

As Breast Cancer Awareness Month approaches in October, Becky Miller, DPT, CSCS, of PhysioCare Physical Therapy points out this study is the latest in a line of research that touts the important role physical therapists can play in breast cancer treatment, general rehabilitation and the early diagnosis of potential complications following treatment.

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Help fight the flu: Get your flu shot early

  • Written by Guest

Flu season is just around the corner, and the sooner you get your flu shot, the better. It can take up to two weeks for immunization to become effective, and by that time we may already begin to experience flu outbreaks in our area.

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Fairs and petting zoos are in season: tips to avoid animal-spread illnesses

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Millions of people go to agricultural fairs and petting zoos this time of year, and children of all ages love to be around the animals. Taking a few safety precautions can help reduce the chance of getting sick after spending time with animals or their surroundings.

“We encourage people to enjoy their local fairs and petting zoos,” said State Health Officer Dr. Kathy Lofy. “Just make sure your visit is a safe one. Washing your hands is the number one way to do just that.”

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Why your child deserves an eye exam

  • Written by K. W. Scarbrough, OD Eagle Eye Vision Care, PS

It has been estimated that in children 80 percent of learning occurs through the eyes. In school, children use books, computers, white boards and smart boards. Children also use their eyes during play. If vision is not optimal it can affect performance both in academics and sports.

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Former Army Ranger turned structural chiropractor hosts free workshop

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Structural Chiropractic is holding a special event on Aug. 25 to help bring awareness and strategies around eating well.

The event is called “EAT – What You MUST KNOW to Look in the Mirror and Say ‘WOW!’” hosted by Structural Chiropractic, and will focus on debunking nutritional myths and providing specific strategies to dramatically improve this area of your life.  

Dr. Brooks is a former Army Ranger with a new lease on life. He is now focused on providing structural chiropractic care to the community along with structural massage.

He treats structural shifts of the spine as a result of a car accident, fall, repetitive work injuries and even has a pediatric focus on correcting structural shifts that occur during the birthing process.

For more information about this event, and to register, please visit www.structuralchiro.net/Eat825.