Category Archives: Health

Mental Health in the Food Industry

by Jake Uitti

Restaurant life is hard. In such a hectic atmosphere, tempers can flare and palliatives can seem necessary. Chefs working over equally hot burners to create any number of dishes in a given night can feel the pressure to succeed moment to moment. But often this same surge for success can require an equally fervent release. And it’s this culinary roller coaster that can be increasingly addictive and potentially dangerous, says longtime Seattle chef Karen Nelson.

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Top Cancer Groups Team up to Take on Health Disparities

(This post was originally published on FredHutch.org and has been reprinted with permission)

It’s no surprise that there are health haves and have-nots in our country, particularly when it comes to cancer.

The health haves have money, insurance, socioeconomic and even geographical advantages on their side.

The health have-nots?  Continue reading Top Cancer Groups Team up to Take on Health Disparities

Doctor for a Day Inspires Students of Color to Pursue Healthcare Careers

by Kamna Shastri

A group of six high school and middle school students are crowding around the respiratory therapist’s table, laid out with tubes and contraptions as he tells them about preventative medicine and the Affordable Care Act’s commitment to preventative care. Continue reading Doctor for a Day Inspires Students of Color to Pursue Healthcare Careers

8 Ways to Stay Fit During the Holidays

by Lauren Mansur

Your waistband may disagree with calling the season of feasting “the most wonderful time of the year.” However, it’s possible to both enjoy the holidays and maintain a healthy lifestyle. We’ve got you covered with these eight tips to stay fit and emerge on the other side of the season looking and feeling great! Continue reading 8 Ways to Stay Fit During the Holidays

Clinic Opens in Mt. Baker to Cure Health Disparities

by Clifford Cawthon

On Friday the Rainier Valley Community Clinic (RVCC) celebrated the grand opening of their new location on 33rd Ave South in the Mount Baker neighborhood. The Clinic, which first opened last September, moved from its original location at a Speed-E-Mart parking lot in Rainier Beach, where it opened to serve the Rainier Valley area’s underserved communities. Continue reading Clinic Opens in Mt. Baker to Cure Health Disparities