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In the second part of our We Tried It series on body fat percentage and resting metabolic rate testing, author Maura Hallam follows up on her Bod Pod experience with resting metabolic rate testing.
This is the time of year when many of us are resolving to make healthy changes in our lives, and we know that making those changes isn’t always easy. It takes a healthy dose of determination and a decent amount of discipline to build and maintain healthy lifestyle habits. A few facts and figures don’t hurt, either. And that’s where body fat percentage and resting metabolic rate testing come in. I connected with Lisa Lovejoy, MEd, RD, CD, a registered dietitian with MultiCare’s Center for Healthy Living, to see what getting these two tests involved.
Health insurance can be a huge help when it comes to paying for health care. But for most of us, it doesn’t pay for everything. Read on for a list of some of the more common terms you’ll see when it comes to health insurance costs.
The holidays are a tough time of year for anyone to stick with a healthy diet. For the estimated 25.8 million Americans with diabetes, it can be an even greater challenge.
Making sure your kids eat right is important—especially when they participate in sports.
“When student athletes don’t eat properly, their performance suffers,” says Josh Purses, DO, a pediatric sports medicine specialist with MultiCare Orthopedics & Sports Medicine.
Breathing. It’s not something most of us think about much. But when you have severe asthma, like Rae Torres, breathing is often the only thing on your mind.
The Loretta Clubb Award for Service Excellence was created to honor service excellence among MultiCare employees across our system. Named in honor of Loretta Clubb, a longtime MultiCare employee known for her customer service skills, nominees for this award are recognized by co-workers, patients, business associates and physicians as exhibiting the highest standards of customer service on a daily basis.
This weekend, Aug. 4-6, is the 21st Annual Alaska Airlines Courage Classic Bicycle Tour. Each year this fully supported, three-day, 173-mile event takes hundreds of cycling participants over three of Western Washington’s most well known mountain passes, Snolqualmie, Blewett and Stephens. It’s a challenging and fun event that raises money for a great cause, to support the Rotary Endowment for the Intervention and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect — which provides significant support for Mary Bridge’s Child Abuse Intervention Department (CAID).
We asked MultiCare employees to tell us why they ride the Courage Classic.
In 1880, Fannie C. Paddock of Brooklyn, New York, was making ready to move to faraway Tacoma, Washington. Her husband, John Adams Paddock, was set to become the new Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church of Washington Territory. In addition to preparing their household for the long journey west, Fannie also took on another important task: raising funds to build Tacoma’s first hospital.
If you're like some women, you may put other people's needs ahead of your own. Yet taking time for your health is worth it. Make 2012 the year you take charge of your health—starting with these seven healthy resolutions.