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Ken Kieffer

Ken Kieffer — Volunteer Extraordinaire

Ken Kieffer’s world extends far beyond the edges of his mirror. Kieffer, 71, is a longtime Gig Harbor resident, retired attorney and consummate volunteer. He gives his time to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Diabetics Association, Susan G. Komen Puget Sound, Pierce County’s … read more

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How Seniors at Home and in Retirement Communities Can Maintain Mental Wellness During the Pandemic

People of all ages are being affected by the global health crisis, but it is important to remember that the lives of older adults have been especially disrupted. After all, the opportunities to socialize, take various classes and enjoy an active lifestyle are … read more

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Five Simple Ways to Bring Calm into Your Home

(When the World Is Full of Chaos)

From the global devastation of COVID-19 to the national grief, horror and widespread protests set off by the killing of George Floyd, the world is reeling with chaos. No wonder waves of fear, pain and uncertainty are infiltrating our thoughts and emotions — … read more

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The Easiest and Simplest Way to Walk Away from Back Pain

The man who wrote the words, “We hold these truths to be self-evident,” was later quick to document what he discovered to be another unquestioning truth. “The sovereign invigorator of the body is exercise, and of all the exercises, walking is best,” Thomas … read more

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What to Expect When Your Dentist’s Office Reopens

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed a lot of aspects of daily life, including regular visits to the dentist. Now that states are reopening, many dental practices are beginning to see patients for non-emergency appointments. To help protect patients and staff alike, the American … read more

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Don’t Ignore Heart Attack Symptoms, Even During COVID-19

It’s your heart. Don’t hesitate. If you’re experiencing symptoms of a heart attack or stroke, doctors urge you to not delay seeking treatment because of COVID-19 concerns. During the COVID-19 pandemic, doctors across the nation are reporting a sharp decline in patients coming … read more

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How to Create At-Home Workspaces to Stay Pain-Free and Productive

Millions of people transitioned into working from home to help thwart the spread of the coronavirus, and maintaining both comfort and productivity has no doubt been an issue for many. Although offices are slowly reopening, many employers will likely continue to maintain a remote … read more

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Sheet Pan Chicken with Artichokes and Onions

A Simple, Diabetes-Friendly Recipe for Sheet Pan Chicken

Editor’s note: This excerpt and recipe were adapted from “The Create-Your-Plate Diabetes Cookbook: A Plate Method Approach to Simple, Complete Meals” published by the American Diabetes Association. What you eat makes a difference for your blood glucose levels, cholesterol, blood pressure and weight. … read more

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Mental Health Tips for Cabin Fever

Editor’s note: Where necessary, check out the credentials and qualifications of the therapists you contact. One way to check credentials is by seeing if they are listed on the registers of one of the U.S. organizations that train and provide certification to a … read more

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