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Advance Care Planning

Have You Had “The Talk” With Your Family?

Advance Care Planning is a process of communication for planning for your future medical decisions. In the webinar below, Priyanka, Valley's Advance Care Planning Coordinator, explains the importance of starting the conversation with your family. For more on Advance Care Planning, visit Valley's website:www.valleymed.org/advancecareplanning. https:...

Diabetes

Science of Sleep: Discovering How to Maximize Rest

by Sam Horn, Community Wellness Coordinator The bedroom is designed to be a sanctuary for sleep. Cool, dark environment. Very comfortable. Yet we can all admit to breaking the rules from time to time: staring at our cell phones in bed, watching TV before a night’s slumber. So, then, how can we optimize our sleep? There are many questions that need...

Fitness

Physical Activity and Dementia: What You Need to Know for Prevention and Treatment

by Julie Gazzoli, PT, Valley Medical Center Rehabilitation Services It’s easy to make the logical connection between physical activity which promotes overall health and helps our bodies recover from illness and injury. But did you know the positive impact physical activity has on our brains, specifically in preventing and diminishing the effects of...

Heart & Stroke

Science of Sleep: Discovering How to Maximize Rest

by Sam Horn, Community Wellness Coordinator The bedroom is designed to be a sanctuary for sleep. Cool, dark environment. Very comfortable. Yet we can all admit to breaking the rules from time to time: staring at our cell phones in bed, watching TV before a night’s slumber. So, then, how can we optimize our sleep? There are many questions that need...

LGBTQ

Promoting Wellness and Enhanced Services for Our LGBTQ+ Community—Valley is Honored to Receive the Healthcare Equality Leader Award for the 9th Year

Valley Medical Center is proud to announce that for the ninth consecutive year, we have been awarded the LBGTQ Healthcare Equality Leader designation from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Every year, HRC recognizes the healthcare facilities that participate in the Healthcare Equality Index  for their dedication and commitment to LGBTQ inc...

Mental Health

Physical Activity and Dementia: What You Need to Know for Prevention and Treatment

by Julie Gazzoli, PT, Valley Medical Center Rehabilitation Services It’s easy to make the logical connection between physical activity which promotes overall health and helps our bodies recover from illness and injury. But did you know the positive impact physical activity has on our brains, specifically in preventing and diminishing the effects of...

Neurology

Five Renton Clinics on the Move! Rheumatology, Podiatry, Pediatric Neurology, Neuropsychology, Allergy & Immunology All Relocating in August 2020

Valley's Rheumatology Clinic​ in Renton moved to the Medical Arts Center, Suite 440 on Aug. 10. Renton Rheumatology providers are Caner Sakin, MD and Laura Grantham, PA-C. NEW phone number: 425.690.3495 Covington’s Rheumatology Clinic remains at Valley's Covington Clinic North. Covington Rheumatology providers are Amrit Sandhu, MD; Billie Atwood, A...

Nutrition

Road Trip Tips for Healthy Snacks and Making Your Journey Memorable

Taking a road trip is synonymous with summer! Ditch the candy and chips and use these ideas for healthy road trip eats to keep you feeling your best as you travel the miles. It just takes a bit of prep before you hit the road. See how to make these easy, tasty snacks. Road trips are also a special way to connect with our traveling companions and cr...

Preventive Care

Physical Activity and Dementia: What You Need to Know for Prevention and Treatment

by Julie Gazzoli, PT, Valley Medical Center Rehabilitation Services It’s easy to make the logical connection between physical activity which promotes overall health and helps our bodies recover from illness and injury. But did you know the positive impact physical activity has on our brains, specifically in preventing and diminishing the effects of...

Rehabilitation

Feeling Like You’re Spinning, Tilting or Floating? If It’s Vertigo, Physical Therapy Can Help!

by Julie Gazzoli, PT, Valley Medical Center Rehabilitation Services Vertigo, or a feeling of spinning, floating or tilting causing imbalance, is often due to an inner ear or vestibular disturbance. Like your own personal gyroscope, the vestibular system relays information to your brain about your head position and movement. Your visual and sensory...

Safety

Suicide Prevention: Help for Kids and Teens

by Kari J. Tanta, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Children’s TherapySeptember is suicide prevention month. Though a yearly event, suicide prevention month 2020 highlights a heightened need for all of us to take time to refresh our knowledge about suicide. In a year filled with COVID-19, racial inequalities and police violence, social isolation, and economic har...

Sleep

Sleep Resources for a Better Night’s Rest from Sleep Expert Wynne Chen, MD

“The best part of my job as a sleep physician is having the opportunity to meet interesting people every day and educate them about a vital part of their daily lives that is often overlooked–their sleep.” Wynne Chen, MD, Pulmonary & Sleep Disorder Clinic “We now know that common sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) sp...

Stress Management

Ocean Meditation

Treat yourself to a beautiful journey of mindfulness and relaxation. During this guided meditation lead by provider outreach manager and health educator, Laura Matheson, you will be exploring inner peace along the shoreline with ocean waves cresting in the background. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jh-550ej7M8&feature=youtu.be

Weight Management

Has Your Child Been Diagnosed with Obesity? Get Help Making Fitness Fun for the Whole Family!

by Natalie Frei, PT, DPT, Children’s Therapy, Valley Medical Center Childhood obesity has increased significantly (two to threefold, depending on the age group) in the past few decades in the United States. Nationally, 18.5% of children are currently obese with 13.7 million children and adolescents ages 2-19 affected. Washington state youth obesity...