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physical therapy

Physical Therapy More Effective than Drugs for Chronic Pain

During a time when healthcare professionals and researchers continue to reevaluate the effectiveness and safety of prescription drug use for chronic pain, Kitsap County physical therapist Megan Morris emphasizes that physical therapy has long been considered a safer, cheaper and more effective treatment … read more

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Car Safety

Car Safety: What To Do if You Lock Your Child In (and how to prevent it from happening)

As much as none of us as parents think we would ever forget our young kids in a locked car, accidents happen. On average, one child dies every nine days due to heatstroke from being locked in a vehicle, according to KidsAndCars.org. The … read more

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Bainbridge Performing Arts

Bainbridge Performing Arts Turns to Audio vs. Visual Performances

Meet your newest friend in quarantine! Beginning in September, Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) launches the Bainbridge Pod Accomplice, a free podcast featuring a regular series of different plays starring your favorite local performers and directors. With a planned release of one play or … read more

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Skillet Macaroni and Cheese

A Twist on the Mac-and-Cheese

Turning to easy recipes that require minimal cooking time can help take the stress out of busy back-to-school evenings while increasing the opportunities for sharing family moments together. Skip the long cook times of complicated dishes and instead turn to an option like … read more

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Car parade for a little boy at the Seabeck Conference Center.

The Heart of Local Auto Touring (in Pandemic Times)

It’s always a good day when you get to enjoy your hobby. But on those occasions when you get to share that hobby and put a smile on someone’s face — I have always found those to be the best days. In years … read more

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cheesecake bars

Recipe for a Creamy Year-Round Dessert

Simple, sweet treats are always a win with the family when you need to change things up a bit. Enjoy some decadence with this dessert recipe that includes creamy cheesecake filling coupled with chocolate cookie dough for a truly rich delight. Find more … read more

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temperature checks

Emotionally Preparing Your Children for Back-to-School Season

Between sheltering-in-place, online learning and time away from friends, many children will need a little extra support as they head back to school this fall. Consider these tips from the experts at KinderCare to help you emotionally prepare your children to return to … read more

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boating

Know Before You Go — Boating Edition

The spectacular vistas, lush forests and scenic waterways are all around us on the West Sound. We are, indeed, fortunate to live in such a beautiful place and we also have incredible outdoor recreational opportunities including boating. If you are heading out to … read more

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baseball

Tips for Parents on Being the Best Backyard Coaches Possible

With so many youth leagues cancelled this year, families across the country are missing the time spent together during the athletic season. Fortunately, even though the official season may not have happened, you can still inspire your children to enjoy the benefits of … read more

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