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Healthy Living
March 2014
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22 Babies Move Into Expanded NICU in Tacoma

Earlier this month 22 tiny babies were safely moved to the new and expanded Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital. The 18,000-square-foot third floor of the new Rainier Pavilion expansion features 30 new, private rooms that will comfortably accommodate families, who are critical partners in caring for fragile newborns in the NICU. Read about their incredible maneuver down the hall and up one floor

Proposed nutrition label updates

A proposed makeover to the "Nutrition Facts" label found on foods was unveiled last month. The most significant changes include increased emphasis on calories and added sugar but there are other updates too. Check out the changes and the new label design

Taste test: Cranberry and walnut salad

Try this colorful, crunchy salad at your next family get together, or as an alternative to traditional cole slaw. The cranberries and veggies bring health-promoting antioxidants to the mix. And walnuts add richness, as well as heart-healthy omega fats. Get the recipe

Pros and cons of the Paleo Diet

The Paleo Diet is an increasingly popular trend for weight loss and overall health. The diet is based on eating the way our hunter-gatherer ancestors did. Processed foods, grains, dairy, legumes and added sugars are eliminated, leaving fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, eggs, meat, fish and poultry all up for grabs. But is the Paleo Diet is healthy overall?MultiCare wellness dietitian Chelsey Lindahl, RD, CD, looked into it and found benefits and pitfalls.Learn about the Paleo Diet through the eyes of a dietitian

Register for the Roman Meal Sound to Narrows run/walk
If you're looking for a new fitness goal, consider signing up for the Roman Meal Sound to Narrows run/walk. Last year more than 3,000 participants accepted the challenge and conquered the course. Participate in the 12K run or walk, 5k run or walk, and even sign up the kids for a 2k shuffle.Sign up for one of the Sound to Narrow events