Limit sweet treats at Halloween

Costumes and candy. For many kids, those are the two main ingredients for a happy Halloween. Unfortunately, the candy component can sometimes get out of hand. But you can help your kids control their candy cravings and still have a great Halloween. Start by setting limits on candy before the costumes go on. Discuss how Read more about Limit sweet treats at Halloween[…]

Connecting with another reality

People who are dying seem to connect with another reality. Could it be heaven, could it be the brain reacting to the lack of oxygen or blood flow? The message is the same either way; the person going through this process becomes disconnected but almost always is comfortable there. Sometimes in the throes of death Read more about Connecting with another reality[…]

“Rumors of my retirement have been greatly exaggerated”

My husband’s retirement from the Capitol Theatre  caused many to assume MY retirement. Steve’s a little older than me and is retiring in June, just in time for his 65th birthday. I, on the other hand, have a few more years until retirement. I maintain great excitement around the promise that Memorial and the Foundation Read more about “Rumors of my retirement have been greatly exaggerated”[…]

2013 Promise Awards – RSVP Today!

Throughout our community, there are many people who have dedicated themselves to the mission of serving children with special healthcare needs. Providing these services for thousands of local children does not happen with the snap of the fingers, on demand, or simply because it is a good idea. It happens because someone cares. More specifically, Read more about 2013 Promise Awards – RSVP Today![…]

Memorial Participates in L&I Pilot Project for injured workers

Topic: L&I Pilot Project for injured workers Guest: Lisa Rutherford, Family Nurse Practitioner Date: October 29, 2013 Memorial is participating in a University of Washington pilot program that identifies injured workers who are at high risk of being out of work for more than four weeks. The program aims to assess their injuries and improve Read more about Memorial Participates in L&I Pilot Project for injured workers[…]

Is it time to update your will?

You can include a bequest to The Memorial Foundation in your will, living trust, a codicil to your will, or an amendment to your living trust.  Be sure to consult with your professional legal advisor to discuss what works best for your situation. Example of language: I give, devise and bequeath (identify here the specific Read more about Is it time to update your will?[…]

Can vitamin D prevent diabetes? Study seeks to find out

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is sponsoring the first nationwide clinical trial to find out if vitamin D supplements can help delay or even prevent type 2 diabetes in people at high risk for the disease. Researchers said they hope the Vitamin D and Type 2 Diabetes study—dubbed D2d—will come down decisively one way or another on Read more about Can vitamin D prevent diabetes? Study seeks to find out[…]

Extra sleep on weekends isn’t a cure-all for lost sleep during the week

Extra sleep on weekends isn’t a cure-all for lost sleep during the week   Sleeping in on weekends may help you feel more rested after not getting enough sleep during the workweek, but it may not reverse the effects of sleep loss on your attention span, according to a small study in the American Journal Read more about Extra sleep on weekends isn’t a cure-all for lost sleep during the week[…]