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During men's health month, a reminder that self-care

Details: Mental Health: Connection and purpose help us thrive. Good self-care can support mental health. There are also some other good ideas worth trying to …

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Larry Little: A son's long struggle mental health addiction

Details: 2 days ago · From those high school days until the end, he faced largely undiagnosed mental illness and multiple addictions, often at a high elevation, and intermittently at an intensity that seemed to match

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Kitsap clinics begin scheduling COVID-19 shots for youths

Details: The Kitsap Public Health District anticipates being able to open Pfizer appointments to youth 12 and up at clinics scheduled this week, health district spokesman Tad …

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Nurses confront mental health struggles after a year

Details: Coronavirus in Kitsap: Nurses confront mental health struggles after a year fighting COVID-19. Editor's note: On March 11, 2020, the WHO declared that the spread of COVID-19 had become a pandemic

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New South Kitsap COVID-19 vaccination site opening this week

Details: A new community COVID-19 vaccination site will open in South Kitsap this week, run by the Kitsap Public Health District and Kitsap County's Emergency Operations Center. The …

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Need a COVID-19 test

Details: Austen Macalus is the Kitsap Sun's social services reporter — covering health care, homelessness and how programs are serving people living in poverty. He can be reached at austen.macalus

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New North Kitsap behavioral health unit begins in 2021

Details: POULSBO – A new behavioral health unit based in Poulsbo will be available to respond to a variety of emergency mental illness, mental health, substance use and behavioral health calls in …

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Drive-thru COVID-19 vaccine site opening in Poulsbo as

Details: On Thursday, the Department of Health estimated that vaccine allocations to the state would ramp up to roughly 600,000 doses each week beginning in April, up from a …

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State health report: Aerosol-generating procedures may

Details: The state health report advised that the hospital should consider admitting oncology patients to other hospitals and stop non-essential surgical procedures until public health …

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Here's what the new face mask mandate looks like in Kitsap

Details: In health care settings like hospitals, pharmacies, clinics and doctors’ offices While in line for or riding public transit In outdoor public areas like parks and trails when 6-foot distancing

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Kitsap Public Health District declares racism a public

Details: The Kitsap Public Health District’s board this week adopted a formal resolution declaring racism a public health crisis, committing the health authority to a handful of goals and actions “to

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Vaccine clinic on pause after Kitsap fails to receive

Details: Health officials thanked residents for their patience as the vaccine rollout continues. "More vaccine is being produced and we expect supplies will increase in the coming weeks.

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Coronavirus outbreak at Stafford Health in Bremerton

Details: Austen Macalus is the Kitsap Sun's social services reporter — covering health care, homelessness and how programs are serving people living in poverty. He can be reached at austen.macalus

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St. Michael Medical Center operations chief departs for

Details: Josh Farley is a reporter covering the military and health care for the Kitsap Sun. He can be reached at 360-792-9227, [email protected] or on Twitter at @joshfarley. View Comments

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Merger changes CHI Franciscan name to Virginia Mason

Details: Austen Macalus is the Kitsap Sun's social services reporter — covering health care, homelessness and how programs are serving people living in poverty. He can be reached at austen.macalus

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State Gives Kitsap Health & Rehab a Deadline After Nude

Details: The state Department of Social and Health Services on Friday lifted a ban on new admissions at Kitsap Health & Rehabilitation Center in Bremerton. The ban was in effect for less than 24 hours. DSHS also gave the nursing home 23 days to come up with a plan to protect residents after three employees were fired for taking cell phone pictures of nude residents, most of whom have dementia.

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Staffing crisis at Bremerton nursing home hit by COVID-19

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Poulsbo doctor has gone 'rogue' in era of fewer

Details: He's bucking a trend, having "gone rogue," he joked. But independent doctors like West are becoming rarer in health care today. In 2012, about one in …

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'Strong possibility' Kitsap goes back to Phase 2 as COVID

Details: The latest posted data from Kitsap Public Health's COVID-19 dashboard showed a hospitalization rate of 3.3 (as of April 29) and a case rate of nearly 214 (as of …

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Health Benefits of Digging in the Dirt

Details: Research shows gardening has health benefits. If you don’t live where there is a yard, you will need to do some sleuthing, but there’s a lot of green here in Kitsap County, and options might

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Health district investigators are 'one piece' of curbing

Details: Health district investigators are 'one piece' of curbing the spread of COVID-19. When a Kitsap County resident tests positive for COVID-19, a team of researchers at the Kitsap Public Health

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Frustration sets in for older residents searching for

Details: Austen Macalus is the Kitsap Sun's social services reporter — covering health care, homelessness and how programs are serving people living in poverty. He can be reached at austen.macalus

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Groups address racial gaps in Kitsap's COVID-19

Details: Austen Macalus is the Kitsap Sun's social services reporter — covering health care, homelessness and how programs are serving people living in poverty. He can be reached at austen.macalus

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Using Juneteenth to Raise Awareness of Mental Health

Details: Kitsap Mental Health Services will have a booth at the celebration, helping to raise awareness. Roosevelt Smith, a mental health counselor who will attend the celebration, said the stigma of mental illness prevents many people from getting the help they need. He said the stigma is more acute in the black community.

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Olalla's 'Starvation Heights' still causes chills after a

Details: Starving for health. Hazzard, who had no medical degree, rose to prominence after the publication of her 1908 book, "Fasting for the Cure of Disease." In it, she laid out this simple argument: "The sole source of bodily ills is impure blood. The cause of impure blood is imperfect digestion."

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Kitsap Public Employee Salaries Projects

Details: Employer Employees Max Annual Salary; Bainbridge Island Fire Dept. 0: $153,446: Bremerton Fire Department: 0: $135,076: CK Fire and Rescue: 0: $134,996: City of

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Two Bremerton nursing homes file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Details: Forest Ridge Health and Bremerton Health are among a group of skilled nursing facilities run by Cornerstone Healthcare Services, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Nov. 24.

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CHI slows construction of new Harrison Silverdale hospital

Details: Catholic Health Initiatives operates medical centers in 18 states. The non-profit is close to finalizing a long-sought merger with San Francisco-based Dignity Health, according to news reports.

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Bainbridge nursing home fined $117k for problems with pain

Details: The federal penalty imposed Bainbridge Island Health and Rehab was the first levied against a Kitsap County nursing home this year, according to a …

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In Kitsap County, real estate market soars despite a pandemic

Details: In Kitsap County, real estate market soars despite a pandemic. Sarah Wilkinson and Josh Sutton purchased a home in Port Orchard in October 2020, months into a …

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Sequim's Matt Dryke once ruled the world in skeet shooting

Details: Sequim's Matt Dryke once ruled the world in skeet shooting. Olympics experience: 1984 Los Angeles, won gold; 1988 Seoul, South Korea; 1992, Barcelona. Current occupation: Coaches shooters at family-owned Sunnydale Shooting Grounds in Sequim. Matt Dryke appears every bit of 53 years old. The Sequim resident has the graying hair and enough

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Tiny home runs into big regulatory problems on Bainbridge

Details: The health district would have to inspect for these hookups, as well as water. Phillips recommended that anyone thinking of building a tiny house should "have a game plan for what you're going to do at the end," Phillips said. It cost about $15,000 to build the tiny house, which they estimate to be about a year's worth of rent, although there

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HANFORD: 'Downwinders' can learn estimated radiation exposure

Details: The service is funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, and is operated by state health departments in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. The project began in 1988 to study the spread of radioactive iodine. The chemical element was spewed into the air as a byproduct of the process to extract plutonium from spent reactor fuel rods.

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MITCHELL COUNTY HOSPITAL HEALTH SYSTEMS (BELOIT, KS)

Details: Data indicates the hospital's bed occupancy, but do not represent local hospitals surge plans to accommodate more patients.

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COVID-19 Hospital Capacity of CLOUD COUNTY HEALTH CENTER

Details: Data indicates the hospital's bed occupancy, but do not represent local hospitals surge plans to accommodate more patients.

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COVID-19 Hospital Capacity of THAYER COUNTY HEALTH

Details: Data indicates the hospital's bed occupancy, but do not represent local hospitals surge plans to accommodate more patients.

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COVID-19 Hospital Capacity of BUTLER COUNTY HEALTH CARE

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COVID-19 Hospital Capacity of CHI HEALTH PLAINVIEW in

Details: Data indicates the hospital's bed occupancy, but do not represent local hospitals surge plans to accommodate more patients.

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MILBANK AREA HOSPITAL/AVERA HEALTH (MILBANK, SD)

Details: Data indicates the hospital's bed occupancy, but do not represent local hospitals surge plans to accommodate more patients.

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COVID-19 Hospital Capacity of INTEGRIS HEALTH EDMOND in

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COVID-19 Hospital Capacity of SSM HEALTH ST ANTHONY

Details: Data indicates the hospital's bed occupancy, but do not represent local hospitals surge plans to accommodate more patients.

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COVID-19 Hospital Capacity of ONECORE HEALTH in OKLAHOMA

Details: Data indicates the hospital's bed occupancy, but do not represent local hospitals surge plans to accommodate more patients.

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COVID-19 Hospital Capacity of BOONE COUNTY HEALTH CENTER

Details: Data indicates the hospital's bed occupancy, but do not represent local hospitals surge plans to accommodate more patients.

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COVID-19 Hospital Capacity of HENDERSON HEALTH CARE

Details: Data indicates the hospital's bed occupancy, but do not represent local hospitals surge plans to accommodate more patients.

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COVID-19 Hospital Capacity of CHI MERCY HEALTH in VALLEY

Details: chi mercy health (valley city, nd) This page shows COVID-19 capacity for hospitals in LaMoure County, Griggs County, Ransom County, Cass County, Steele County, Stutsman County and Barnes County in North Dakota

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COVID-19 Hospital Capacity of ESSENTIA HEALTH ADA in ADA

Details: Data indicates the hospital's bed occupancy, but do not represent local hospitals surge plans to accommodate more patients.

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COVID-19 Hospital Capacity of AVERA ST BENEDICT HEALTH

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ANNIE JEFFREY MEMORIAL COUNTY HEALTH CENTER (OSCEOLA, …

Details: Data indicates the hospital's bed occupancy, but do not represent local hospitals surge plans to accommodate more patients.

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COVID-19 Hospital Capacity of ESSENTIA HEALTH FARGO in

Details: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Hospitalizations. ESSENTIA HEALTH FARGO (FARGO, ND)

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