Health & Fitness

Healthy eating: Cookies for friends and family

My Edmonds News (Health) 11/29 4:17P Craig
This is the time of year when it s nice to have a simple sweet on hand for guests dropping by to visit or to make up a packet of cookies for your friends and neighbors. In fact, I think the season should be called the

Turkey Trot generates donations for Edmonds Food Bank

My Edmonds News (Health) 11/25 12:03P MyEdmondsNews
Over 150 members of the Sound Steppers walking club braved Saturday morning’s chilly weather to participate in this year’s Turkey Trot, benefiting the Edmonds Food Bank. The event consisted of two 5K loop walks: one from the Edmonds Food Bank to...

Sponsor spotlight: Local dentist helps uninsured adults

My Edmonds News (Health) 11/24 6:43A MyEdmondsNews
Dr. Sophon Heng D.D.S. caters to those people who don’t have dental insurance. His clinic provides comprehensive dental care exclusively to uninsured adults in a modern yet modest office in Edmonds. Dr. Heng grew up in Seattle and graduated in...

Edmonds College donates much-needed hospital beds to MSHH Donor Closet

My Edmonds News (Health) 11/23 7:26A MyEdmondsNews
Edmonds College donated 11 hospital beds and a lift utilized in its allied health and nursing training labs to MSHH Donor Closet, an Edmonds-based nonprofit organization dedicated to providing medical equipment and supplies at a reduced rate to...

Edmonds Waterfront Center hosting COVID-19, flu immunization clinic Nov. 13

My Edmonds News (Health) 11/8 10:33A MyEdmondsNews
The Edmonds Waterfront Center and the Seattle Visiting Nurses Association are holding a COVID-19 and influenza immunization clinic from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 13 in the EWC banquet room. Visit the Seattle Visiting Nurses Association...

Free vision, hearing screenings at Edmonds Waterfront Center Nov. 7

My Edmonds News (Health) 11/2 10:44A MyEdmondsNews
The Edmonds Waterfront Center in partnership with the Edmonds Lions Club is offering free vision and hearing screenings from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Nov. 7. The screening is free for Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace and Edmonds residents. This is a...

Sno-Park permits now on sale

My Edmonds News (Health) 11/1 9:16A MyEdmondsNews
Washington Sno-Park permits are now on sale. The State Parks Winter Recreation Program manages over 130 recreation sites, or Sno-Parks, across the state for recreators to enjoy during the winter season, according to a news release. Parking at...

Girls on the Run looking to expand

My Edmonds News (Health) 10/31 11:31A MyEdmondsNews
Girls on the Run of Snohomish County (GOTRSnoCo) is currently looking for sites to host after-school programming for their Spring 2024 season. The nonprofit offers programs to third-to-eighth-grade girls and gender-expansive youth to strengthen...

Verdant accepting grant funding requests through Dec. 14

My Edmonds News (Health) 10/31 9:32A MyEdmondsNews
The Verdant Health Commission is accepting grant applications from Nov. 1-Dec. 14 from community nonprofits and agencies providing services to South Snohomish County residents in one of the three priority areas: • Food security • Mental health •...

Workforce Snohomish hosts Snohomish County healthcare job fair

My Edmonds News (Health) 10/30 11:28A MyEdmondsNews
Workforce Snohomish is partnering with Snohomish County to host a free healthcare-focused job fair from 1-4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2. The event will be held at the Robert J. Drewel Administration Building on the Snohomish County Government Campus at...

Mountlake Terrace man puts his heart into liver awareness

My Edmonds News (Health) 10/29 12:22P MyEdmondsNews
Mountlake Terrace resident Forrest Reda will run the New York City Marathon to raise liver transplant awareness after donating a portion of his own.  Reda will be running the marathon on Sunday, Nov. 5. He will be raising money for New...

For children exposed to alcohol before birth, services are in short supply

My Edmonds News (Health) 10/23 10:19A MyEdmondsNews
When Sara Lawton first brought her baby boy home from the hospital, she wasn’t sure if the endless crying was “normal baby behavior” or an indication of prenatal exposure to alcohol. Unlike most first-time mothers, Lawton didn’t have months to...

Individual market open enrollment for health insurance starts Nov. 1

My Edmonds News (Health) 10/23 9:14A MyEdmondsNews
All Washington state residents are invited to shop, compare, and sign up for a qualified health plan (QHP) through Washington Healthplanfinder starting Wednesday, Nov. 1 through Jan. 15, 2024, according to a news release. Washington residents...

Homage hosting Medicare health fairs on upcoming Fridays

My Edmonds News (Health) 10/20 8:36A Craig
Medicare s Open Enrollment Period is now underway, from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, Homage, which provides services for older adults and people with disabilities in Snohomish County, is hosting Medicare Health Fairs on Fridays from 10 a.m.-noon...
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