Health and wellness

Providence Sports Medicine offers breakthrough, customized treatment plans to help people of all abilities prepare for sports, avoid injuries, and improve performance by using the newest technology in sports medicine.

Everett sports medicine doctor says, ‘Don’t wait until the pain is unbearable’

Dr. Andrew Gomez, a lead physician at the popular Providence Sports Medicine…

 

While parents often put aside their own concerns as they focus on the family, we do a better job at parenting with better mental health.

Mental health is a family affair: Support your family’s wellness – and your own

The last few years have been a challenge for everyone, especially parents…

 

Well-child visits are also a good time to ensure children are up to date with all their vaccines and boosters.

A safe, happy holiday season begins now. Here’s why

Vaccines + boosters are key to keeping loved ones healthy this season

 

Providence Intervention Center for Assault and Abuse, known as PICAA, in Everett, WA, helps survivors of sexual assault find justice and healing.

Abuse survivors are seen and heard at Providence intervention center

Sara* didn’t expect to learn just how vulnerable survivors of domestic and sexual abuse can be. That was before her daughter was the victim of… Continue reading

Providence Intervention Center for Assault and Abuse, known as PICAA, in Everett, WA, helps survivors of sexual assault find justice and healing.
An African American male adviser meets with a female elderly client to discuss her financial plan, life insurance, or medicare needs.  They are both dressed in casual clothing and meeting at a table in the clients home.  It is a very neutral and soft color pallet with whites, grays and blues.  Both the client and the adviser are looking down at the documents on the table.

Questions to ask when choosing the right Medicare plan for you

all it takes are a few simple questions.… Continue reading

An African American male adviser meets with a female elderly client to discuss her financial plan, life insurance, or medicare needs.  They are both dressed in casual clothing and meeting at a table in the clients home.  It is a very neutral and soft color pallet with whites, grays and blues.  Both the client and the adviser are looking down at the documents on the table.
Kaiser Permanente stock photo

Healthy habits to adopt as you age

The way we age changes with each successive decade. I recommend adopting these tips and lifestyle goals to maximize your health now while preparing for… Continue reading

Kaiser Permanente stock photo
Kaiser Permanente stock photo

Healthy habits to adopt as you age

The way we age changes with each successive decade. I recommend adopting these tips and lifestyle goals to maximize your health now while preparing for… Continue reading

Kaiser Permanente stock photo
Strong muscles and sharp reflexes can prevent trips and stumbles from becoming falls and leading to injury.

8 tips to stay strong and sharp – and prevent falls

at home, on the mini-golf course, or while walking in the parking lot… Continue reading

Strong muscles and sharp reflexes can prevent trips and stumbles from becoming falls and leading to injury.
“In some families, it’s just assumed that a relative will help when someone needs it,” says Victoria Johnston, Owner/SDCS, Right at Home Snohomish County. “For others, financial realities may be the deciding factor. Reputable home care agencies can also provide caregivers or aides specifically for your needs, on a schedule that works for you.

How to balance family caregiving responsibilities with full-time work

You’re working full time and busy with other responsibilities, such as raising your children, taking care of your home, or doing volunteer work. Suddenly, your… Continue reading

“In some families, it’s just assumed that a relative will help when someone needs it,” says Victoria Johnston, Owner/SDCS, Right at Home Snohomish County. “For others, financial realities may be the deciding factor. Reputable home care agencies can also provide caregivers or aides specifically for your needs, on a schedule that works for you.
Providence’s Family Maternity Center at the Pavilion for Women and Children in Everett offers care to expectant parents from start to finish.

Providence Everett’s Labor & Delivery Center is a one-stop shop for pregnancy care

When Snohomish County couple Joshua and Tessa discovered they were expecting their first child, they chose Providence’s Family Maternity Center (FMC) in Everett… Continue reading

Providence’s Family Maternity Center at the Pavilion for Women and Children in Everett offers care to expectant parents from start to finish.
With the coronavirus continuing to circulate in our communities, and new variants that are even more contagious than the original strain of the virus, now is the time for your children to get their COVID-19 vaccinations or booster shots.

It’s time to make that back-to-school list: Books, backpack, pens — and vaccines

Back to school is just around the corner, and while many parents think about back-to-school clothes, books and backpacks, one thing that may not be… Continue reading

With the coronavirus continuing to circulate in our communities, and new variants that are even more contagious than the original strain of the virus, now is the time for your children to get their COVID-19 vaccinations or booster shots.
As an advocate for physical and mental wellbeing, Jaime Jaynes created Port Townshend’s Vespertine Boutique as a safe, confidential retail destination for clients to discover products, techniques and services that support life-long health.

Travelling with toys

If you’re lucky enough to have travel plans this year, you might be trying to figure out the logistics of taking intimate toy(s) along on… Continue reading

As an advocate for physical and mental wellbeing, Jaime Jaynes created Port Townshend’s Vespertine Boutique as a safe, confidential retail destination for clients to discover products, techniques and services that support life-long health.
One year ago, Vespertine Boutique opened in Port Townshend with a mission to ensure that people know there are numerous ways to access personal healthcare, including pleasure, contraception, and sexual education.

The right to healthcare for all humans

Here at Vespertine Boutique, we believe we would be doing a disservice if we continue to talk about pleasure without talking about the Supreme Court’s… Continue reading

One year ago, Vespertine Boutique opened in Port Townshend with a mission to ensure that people know there are numerous ways to access personal healthcare, including pleasure, contraception, and sexual education.
Providence Regional Medical Center Everett’s Occupational Medicine clinic in Mill Creek provides prompt, comprehensive health services.

Providence’s Occupational Medicine Clinic helps local employees get back to work

When a Snohomish County resident had a 10-year workplace injury claim that was “in limbo,” Providence’s Occupational Medicine teams implemented a plan to get the… Continue reading

Providence Regional Medical Center Everett’s Occupational Medicine clinic in Mill Creek provides prompt, comprehensive health services.
Inflated costs and supply shortages have inspired some to try <a href="https://vespertineboutique.com/collections/period/products/hello-cup-s-m-small-medium" target="_blank">alternative menstrual products</a>. Vespertine Boutique in Port Townsend can help answer any questions you may have.

Time to think outside of the tampon box?

If you’re a person that menstruates you may have noticed some important products missing from store shelves. First it was cat food, then baby formula,… Continue reading

Inflated costs and supply shortages have inspired some to try <a href="https://vespertineboutique.com/collections/period/products/hello-cup-s-m-small-medium" target="_blank">alternative menstrual products</a>. Vespertine Boutique in Port Townsend can help answer any questions you may have.
Find Vespertine Boutique on Facebook, Instagram and at 914 Water St. in Port Townsend.

One secret to happiness in aging? Stop trying to recapture lost youth

Tools to help sexual health challenges of older adults can be useful at all ages

Find Vespertine Boutique on Facebook, Instagram and at 914 Water St. in Port Townsend.
Matthew Bohl, manager of Providence’s Sleep Medicine clinic -- the only hospital-based sleep lab in Snohomish County accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Providence’s Sleep Medicine clinic aids in improved sleep and overall health

Providence Everett’s Sleep Medicine clinic encourages the community to seek a better night’s sleep to aid in cardiac health, weight management, and general wellness. EVERETT… Continue reading

Matthew Bohl, manager of Providence’s Sleep Medicine clinic -- the only hospital-based sleep lab in Snohomish County accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
From help with nursing a premature infant to offering tips on keeping other family members involved, our experienced, board-certified lactation nurses are here to help you successfully breastfeed your baby.

Providence Everett’s Lactation and Post-Partum Clinic offers support for new parents

Washington State has one of the highest percentages of parents who choose breastfeeding at the time an infant is born, but starting or… Continue reading

From help with nursing a premature infant to offering tips on keeping other family members involved, our experienced, board-certified lactation nurses are here to help you successfully breastfeed your baby.
Tarot cards by Wren McMurdo Brignac (@wren_aissance on Instagram)

Understanding this common condition will help more women live pain free. Period.

One of the things we aspire to do at Vespertine is to raise awareness around sexual health while building an inclusive safe space where people… Continue reading

Tarot cards by Wren McMurdo Brignac (@wren_aissance on Instagram)
Vespertine Boutique in Port Townsend was designed through the female gaze, with the goal of creating a space where EVERYONE felt comfortable.

‘Dear Vespertine’ column answers intimate questions you were too afraid to ask

‘Dear Vespertine, are men allowed in your store?’ The short answer is: absolutely!

Vespertine Boutique in Port Townsend was designed through the female gaze, with the goal of creating a space where EVERYONE felt comfortable.