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Letter to the Editor: Help Island Fitness Zombie-Walk for MS

I am a trainer and massage therapist at Island Fitness. We have a number of wonderful clients who have MS. It is amazing when I talk with people how many families are affected by this disease, how many have lost people they love to MS, and how many have close friends or family who live…

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Health-Conscious Zombies to Join MS Walk This Year

by Mike Lisagor At the eighth annual Bainbridge Island Walk MS on Saturday, April 12, watch out for the zombies. These particular animated corpses are members of Team Carol’s Wellness Walkers (powered by Island Fitness). They have been instructed not to eat the brains of other walkers. There will be other food options for them including…

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For the Love of Bainbridge, Please Buy a Red Heart

The Bainbridge Island Downtown Association and local merchants have teamed up with the American Heart Association Puget Sound Chapter to raise awareness of and money to combat heart disease. February is National Heart Month and, throughout the month, you can participate in the campaign by buying a red heart from participating merchants. The hearts will…

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Flu Kills Kitsap Woman—Harrison Hospital Issues Warning Video

In January a Bremerton woman in her 70s died from the H1N1 strain of the flu. Scott Lindquist, Health Officer for the Kitsap Public Health District issued a report to health practitioners that H1N1 is one of two predominant flu strains this year. The other is H3N2. Both are included in the 2013-2014 vaccine. In its…

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New Data Shows Medium to High Risk for Radon on Bainbridge: Get Tested!

According to new data released by the Washington State Department of Health, potentially medium to high levels of radon are present in much of the upper half of Washington State, including on Bainbridge Island. South Bainbridge has the highest potential level of risk for radon. Using U. S. Geologic Survey surface mapping data, the Department of…

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State Reports All Is Geoducky with Washington Bivalves

The Washington State Department of Health reported today, January 7, that its testing shows Washington geoducks are safe to eat. Their investigation followed China’s December 5 ban on Washington State and other West Coast shellfish. The ban, in turn, followed China’s testing of a Poverty Bay-originating shipment of geoducks, which showed that arsenic levels exceeded…

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Sorting out Cold Medicines: What Works and What Doesn’t

by Blain Crandell, M.D. Most of us would consider ourselves lucky to go an entire winter without catching at least one cold. The majority of us, however, find ourselves sneezing and coughing our way through one or more viral upper respiratory infections during the course of a year. Since antibiotics are not effective against the…

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Bainbridge’s Very Own Superfund Site: EPA Presents Wyckoff Cleanup Update

We Islanders like to think our little rock has it all. And we really do: We even have our own superfund site in Eagle Harbor at Bill Point next to Pritchard Park. Today, December 10, you can find out more about this specially contaminated spot and the progress being made on its cleanup at a…

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Why the Flu Shot Is Worth Getting

by Blain Crandell, M.D. In case you’ve missed the numerous notices outside of most pharmacies, it’s flu season again. Along with the season comes the advice to get your annual flu shot. Since now is the time to get your flu shot, here are my best arguments in favor of getting it done. What Is…

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Veterans Day: Focus on Brain Injuries

Veterans Day is a good time to think about brain injury, which, according to the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center, DVBIC, is the cause of 22 percent of all combat casualties. DVBIC says that in 2012 there were 30,406 reported brain injuries among U.S. military personnel. Through the second quarter of 2013, the number is…

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Sensory Processing “Disorder” Part 4: Treating It

October is National Sensory Awareness Month. As part of this national education effort, Inside Bainbridge is publishing a series on Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), citing the latest research, information from experts in the field, and personal stories from parents, caregivers, and kids affected by the condition. (Family names have been changed for privacy.) Read the other articles…

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Shovels in the Dirt for New Harrison 24-Hour Urgent Care on Bainbridge

At yesterday (October 30) afternoon’s groundbreaking ceremony for Harrison Hospital’s 24-hour emergency care Bainbridge facility, Harrison CEO Scott Bosch said he had been warned that working with the City of Bainbridge Island would be hard. But, he said, the rumors had been wrong, and the COBI-Harrison Partnership was moving along smoothly. The ceremony, which was…

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Sensory Processing Part 3: Disorder Kids or a Disordered World?

October is National Sensory Awareness Month. As part of this national education effort, Inside Bainbridge is publishing a series on Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), citing the latest research, information from experts in the field, and personal stories from parents, caregivers, and kids affected by the condition. (Family names have been changed for privacy.) Read the other articles…

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Sensory Processing Disorder Part 2: Emma’s Story

October is National Sensory Awareness Month. As part of this national education effort, Inside Bainbridge is publishing a series on Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), citing the latest research, information from experts in the field, and personal stories from parents, caregivers, and kids affected by the condition. (Family names have been changed for privacy.) Read the other articles…

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Sensory Processing Disorder Part 1: Defining It

October is National Sensory Awareness Month. As part of this national education effort, Inside Bainbridge is publishing a series on Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), citing the latest research, information from experts in the field, and personal stories from parents, caregivers, and kids affected by the condition. (Family names have been changed for privacy.) Read the other…

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Madrona House

The Compre- hensive Care Senior Lifestyle: Coming Soon to Madrona House

Madrona House, the building that sits at the intersection of Madison and New Brooklyn, is multi-façaded, sporting different colors and textures, an appropriate design given its multifaceted mission of serving a wide range of seniors, from those needing some daily assistance to those requiring around-the-clock memory care. Twenty-one assisted living apartments provide seniors with 7…

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Don't drink the water by Lucy Hall Lane

Don’t Drink the Water at Battle Point Park

Regular visitors to Battle Point Park have probably noticed in the last week or so that the water fountains are turned off and there are signs in the bathrooms warning people not to drink the water. According to Park Services Superintendent Dan Hamlin, the well water at Battle Point Park is tested monthly, and in…

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Seattle Opera’s “Ring” Rhinemaidens Get Island Fit

Woglinde, Wellgunde, and Flosshilde, the three Rhinemaidens created by Wagner to propel forward the plot in his four-opera Ring Cycle, are unintentionally responsible for a lot of chaos in the operas—and in works subsequent to them. (For example, I think they can legitimately be blamed for J. R. R. Tolkien’s power-boosting ring and the troubles brought…

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Make Some Noise for Kids with Cancer Friday with Eilen Jewell at Treehouse

The numbers about pediatric cancer are shocking. One in 320 kids gets diagnosed with the disease, but only 3 percent of all cancer research funding is for pediatric cancer. This Friday you can make some noise about that and have some fun too at Treehouse for a special benefit and performance by alt-country star Eilen…

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“Brain Damage Island” Powers up Its TBI Support

I don’t like it when off-Island people make fun of Bainbridge by calling it Brain Damage Island. It’s not that I don’t have a sense of humor. It’s that (a) I don’t think it’s particularly clever, (b) it doesn’t accurately target the more recognizable flaws of our community, and (c) I don’t like that the…

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