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iRest: A new frontier for healing

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iRest: A new frontier for healing

With the number of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) cases among military personnel on a tragic rise, methods of coping are not only welcome but imperative. Perhaps there is a silver lining: As stressors of the military lifestyle become more evident, so do the alternative therapeutic treatments available for alleviation. One such

A night to remember those we will never forget

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A night to remember those we will never forget

It's no secret the USO is one of the military's biggest allies; its constant dedication and support of servicemembers has been apparent since its establishment in 1941. Currently, USO Northwest serves more than 750,000 military and their families annually, truly living through its mission statement of "strengthening America's military service

A successful juggling act

Jobs & Education

A successful juggling act

The paradox of balancing work, school and home life is not a new concept -- the demands of one affect the outcome of the others, creating a vortex of stress and frustration. Thankfully, the same principle applies to success; perseverance in these areas leads to a positive synergy that undoubtedly

Give it a shot

Military Life

Give it a shot

As the transition from summer break to back to school nears its completion, parents are scrambling to ensure their children are prepared for the school year ahead. Pencils? Check. Composition notebooks? Check. Immunizations? For some guardians, vaccinating their children isn't a simple task to be crossed off a to-do list.

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Staying cool during back-to-school

As summer comes to an end, children and parents are hustling to complete last-minute tasks in preparation for the upcoming academic year. In the overwhelming whirlwind of purchasing supplies, completing physicals and reevaluating bedtimes, anxiety about returning to school may settle in for youngsters. Thankfully, Pacific Medical Centers' psychotherapist in

Nocturnal: Vol. 1

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Nocturnal: Vol. 1

As the daytime heat transitions from enjoyable to unbearable, people may be tempted to return indoors and seek refuge in fans and air-conditioned establishments. Thankfully, the up-and-coming Tacoma Artists Collective (TAC) is bringing nighttime summer entertainment to the community with its immersive event Nocturnal: Vol. 1. Evident by its name, Nocturnal:

Best hidden gem: The Mule Tavern

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Best hidden gem: The Mule Tavern

When choosing the ideal bar, one must go through a mental checklist of the attributes of importance: ambiance, drink and food selection, friendliness of staff, and more. In order to hook patrons into returning, these characteristics must be met for people of all different interests and tastes. Luckily, South Tacoma

Summer skin care safety

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Summer skin care safety

Summer has finally graced Washington state with its presence, causing people to migrate outside for outdoors galore. Amid the excitement of celebratory BBQs, water park weekends and poolside lounging, it can be easy to neglect proper skin care for summertime. Thankfully, Pacific Medical Centers' dermatologist and U.S. Air Force Reserve

Military Life

Mental Matters, Part 2

The mind is a complex and cavernous place, and its health fuels emotional stability and clarity. Unfortunately, mental health is sometimes overlooked, pushed into the shadows by its physical counterpart. Often, mental health issues and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are stigmatized within the military, much to the detriment of soldiers

Military Life

Mental Matters, Part 1

The mind is a complex and cavernous place, and its health fuels emotional stability and clarity. Unfortunately, mental health is sometimes overlooked, pushed into the shadows by its physical counterpart. Often, mental health issues and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are stigmatized within the military, much to the detriment of soldiers

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