Our world is full of dog lovers. For so many, dogs are much more than just pets; they are companions and partners; they are our friends. We talk to them as if they understand our language, we train them to behave properly in our human world. But when do we learn to listen?
For two years the Korbmacher family rode an emotional roller coaster as their young son, Hans, struggled with a mental illness that left him almost unrecognizable. And for two years Heather and Arnold Korbmacher refused to back down as they pushed for a diagnosis and treatment that would bring him back.
Sedro-Woolley oncologist Dr. Binay Shah and his wife co-founded the Binaytara Foundation, a non-profit promoting health and education in under-privileged areas, 2007. In August, the foundation opened Nepal’s first bone marrow transplant center at Civil Service Hospital, a government facility in Kathmandu.
Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease tends to last longer than six weeks and often for many years, with flare ups where symptoms are worse and then improve. Blaine’s Julie Hanft has found her calling writing and sharing information about the illness.
The No. 1 health concern among parents, according to the American Heart Association is childhood obesity, an epidemic that has more than tripled over the past 40 years. To address this issue, the Whatcom Family YMCA has developed ACT!, a 12-week program that provides kids and their families with realistic solutions to implement nutritious eating with regular physical activity into their daily lives.
The Wound Healing Center at PeaceHealth St Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham is an outpatient clinic that sees up to 35 patients a day, helping those that have wounds that linger for months and years, creating long term discomfort and inconvenience.
After years of discussion, PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham acquired a da Vinci robotic surgery system last September. The million-dollar device allows for surgeon-operated, minimally-invasive robotic surgery with a slew of potential benefits to both doctors and patients.
We all know we should eat healthier, watch our weight and reduce our portion sizes. But that’s a mouthful to digest given bad eating habits that have festered for decades – styles of eating that have grown comfortable and familiar.
Brain tumors are one of the deadliest forms of cancer, affecting nearly 700,000 people living in the United States alone. Bellingham resident Marianne Brudwick, who was lost her husband to the disease in 2011, formed the Brain Tumor Support Group in Bellingham through the PeaceHealth St. Joseph Cancer Center as a resource for survivors, their families and those who lost a loved one to the disease.
I am standing before a small audience in Columbus, Ohio, apologizing for what I'm going to read. "It's about motherhood," I say, then quickly qualify, "but you know, more than that! It's about stories, and self, and the meaning of home."
I'm divorced and my son lives a week with his mother and a week with me. He is in the 6th grade. He recently got in trouble at school for using a racial slur and insulted one of his best friends. Evidently, he saw a comedy routine on YouTube and thought to repeat it. I talked to the principal and his friend's mother and now he's grounded and without a phone. I'm trying to be a good parent. What's good ex-etiquette?
Q: I've read enough of your writings to know that you believe children should be obedient, that they should do what they are told. I want my children to think for themselves and to question authority, not to blindly obey simply because someone is bigger than they are. I don't want them thinking that "might makes right." What's with wanting children to be robots?
Dear Mr. Dad. My husband and I have two-year-old twins – a girl and a boy – and we both love spending time with them. But I've noticed that he and I have very different styles, in several ways. We do different activities with the kids. And I've also noticed that I do a better job of treating the kids the same, while he treats our son very differently than our daughter. What's the best way to play with a toddler? And isn't it better to play with the two kids in exactly the same way?
When the kids were really young, we used to have the best Easters. I'd dress up like Jesus and they'd dress like little Roman soldiers and chase me around the yard. Insert your own symbolism if you like, but I caution you not to jump to conclusions. Many families have their special traditions.
French astronaut Thomas Pesquet, aboard the International Space Station, tweeted this stunning timelapse video of the bright lights of California as seen from space, with flashes of lightning on the horizon. It's shown here twice. (There is no audio in this clip.)
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Timelapse: California seen from space with thunderstorm on the horizon