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Volunteering is Good for You and Your Health

The events in Boston last week remind me that people come together during tough times. I remember having similar feelings after 9-11 and Hurricane Katrina. It’s inspiring to see people helping and supporting each other, but I think we should use these historic events as a reminder that people need help, everyday, everywhere. There are

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National Healthcare Volunteer Week Whatcha Doing?

We are smack dab in the middle of celebrating National Healthcare Volunteer Week, a time that, at the hospital, we have set aside to recognize our volunteers and the amazing care they help us to provide. And the volunteers do a lot around the hospital, in almost every department. They run the hospital gift shop

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Grandson, Did You Wash Your Hands?

When I was a kid, my grandparents would always remind me to wash my hands after I used the restroom. Oh man, it used to bother me! I hated washing my hands. But I can remember my grandfather telling me how important it was to keeping me healthy. And you know what... he was absolutely

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I’m Not Paranoid (musings on the importance of hand washing)

I’d like to think that I’m not a paranoid mom. I mean, I make sure my little boy is clean, well fed, and our home doesn’t pose any obvious immediate threat (except the stairs – we have a steep set that he loves, but they make this mama wince). What I don’t do is follow

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We Have Launched a Facebook Page. Why?

Over the last month as we’ve prepared to launch our Facebook page, I’ve often found myself asking what business does a hospital have on Facebook? In all honesty, I’m increasingly discouraged with the overwhelming amount of pointless interaction on my own personal page, and I don’t see any signs of that changing. I’m constantly bombarded

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My Taste Buds May Say Yay, But My Hips and My Jeans Say

Okay, so I have to tell you about this local little place I know that has some great food. Not only are three entrée choices available, but diners can choose to build their own salads at the salad bar, create a culinary marvel at the sandwich bar, or try their hand at creating the ultimate

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The Best — and Worst — Advice You Can Give to a Pregnant Woman

What an awesome way to start out April in the Pacific Northwest! The sun is out, birds are chirping, cherry blossoms are everywhere, people are smiling, and I swear I could hear the cheery tune of Mr. Roger’s “It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” this morning. Okay, that could be a slight exaggeration. Still,