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As of May 12, 2021, everyone in Washington state age 12 and over is eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Please visit our vaccine page for information on how to schedule an appointment.

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Military veteran beats the odds against esophageal cancer

Posted on Apr. 28, 2021 ( comments)

If you saw Brett Nowlin today, you might see a vibrant 38-year-old out for a six-mile walk or playing disc golf at the park on a sunny day. You probably wouldn’t realize the obstacles he has overcome over the past few years. Brett bravely shares his story of beating the odds against esophageal cancer to bring awareness to one of the fastest growing cancers in the US today.

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Diagnosed with colorectal cancer while pregnant: Lynn's story

Posted on Mar. 17, 2021 ( comments)

In February of 2020, Lynn Tanuvasa, 42, received the news she was hoping not to hear: the colonoscopy she’d just had showed that she had colon cancer. Then, just a few days later, Tanuvasa received even more life-changing news: she was pregnant.

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Skin removal surgery: Is it right for me?

Posted on Feb. 25, 2021 ( comments)
If you've lost a significant amount of weight through bariatric surgery or other means, skin removal surgery, also known as body contouring, may be right for you. 

Five things to know about athletic trainers

Posted on Feb. 17, 2021 ( comments)

If you’ve ever been to a high school or college sports match or visited a sports medicine doctor for an injury, you’ve likely seen an athletic trainer in action—maybe without realizing it.  With school sports starting again, now’s the time to learn more about these important providers.

MultiCare APP Fellowship Program supports new ARNPs while improving access to primary care in the community

Posted on Jan. 26, 2021 ( comments)
One of only a few in the state, the Advanced Practice Primary Care (APP) Fellowship program at MultiCare James Center Primary Care allows newly graduated nurse practioners to advance their skills while providing comprehensive health care to patients of all ages.
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Seven often overlooked strategies for achieving and maintaining a healthy weight

Posted on Jan. 21, 2021 ( comments)
In observance of National Healthy Weight Week, Carrie Wong, MD, with the MultiCare Center for Weight Loss & Wellness shares strategies for managing weight.

Hyperparathyroid patient instantly cured of disease during complex thyroid and parathyroid surgery

Posted on Jan. 19, 2021 ( comments)
In recognition of Thyroid Awareness Month, MultiCare patient Connie Steiner shares her story of recovery from hyperparathyroidism. After decades of suffering, Connie was cured of the disease following a complex surgery performed by William Duke, MD, FACS, a specialized thyroid and parathyroid surgeon at MultiCare.

How COVID-19 is affecting adult mental health: A Q&A with Dr. Craig Lammers

Posted on Dec. 11, 2020 ( comments)

As COVID cases continue to spread throughout Washington State and the rest of the country, shutdowns increase again, and winter begins to settle in, you might find yourself feeling stressed, uneasy, and even anxious and depressed.

How COVID-19 is affecting children’s mental health—and how you can help them cope

Posted on Nov. 10, 2020 ( comments)

COVID-19 has changed the structure and routine of daily life for nearly everyone, causing us to have to adapt and cope in new ways to an unusual situation. But for younger people, these changes are especially challenging.

MultiCare Sports Concussion Program helps keep student athletes safe

Posted on Nov. 6, 2020 ( comments)

In October, the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association released new return-to-play guidelines for high school sports that allow teams to begin practicing and competing on a limited basis. For high school students playing contact sports, avoiding COVID-19 might be top of mind at the moment. But another risk is still just as significant as ever: head injuries on the field. Luckily, student athletes in the South Sound have access to high-quality specialized care for concussion prevention and treatment.