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Leaving the nest 101

Military Life

Leaving the nest 101

Stress abounds for former high schoolers as they prepare for college endeavors and begin to make the transition into adulthood. Parents have their hands (and hearts) full as well, making plans for their beloved offspring to flee the nest in pursuit of higher education. Though parting is such sweet sorrow,

Beer for homework

Jobs & Education

Beer for homework

It's no secret that one of the most difficult transitions spawned from military retirement is navigating the future -- specifically, the civilian job force. Though many veterans leave the service equipped with a plethora of useful skills and qualifications, the building blocks for career success sometimes means starting from square

Good music, great cause

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Good music, great cause

Summer time is the time for music festivals; the communal vibes fueled by attendees who are gathered for a singular, unifying purpose: to celebrate, to enjoy great live performances, and in the case of the annual Dustoff Music Festival, to support a wholesome cause focused on military veterans. Originally established in

Beat the heat with health!

Military Life

Beat the heat with health!

Summertime is almost upon us, and with that exciting seasonal change comes a host of amusing activities enjoyed by people of all ages. Whether living it up on the water or simply relaxing poolside, safety should be a paramount concern for individuals and families of all ages. Here, Pacific Medical Centers'

Sniffling, sneezing, coughing

Military Life

Sniffling, sneezing, coughing

April showers bring May flowers. The sing-song reminder rings true as dazzling blooms begin to sprout, blanketing the ground in hues of every color. For some, this is a time of suffering as allergies begin to piggy-back off the aesthetic beauty offered by the flourishing plant life. Don't fret --

Summer living

Military Life

Summer living

Bathing suit? Check. Flip-flops? Check. Sunscreen? Check. As Washingtonians gear up for summer, the focus on enjoying the sunshine becomes paramount, often leaving adequate eye safety unchecked behind stylish aviators and rhinestone-bedazzled shades. Fortunately, Pacific Medical Centers' Vitreoretinal Surgeon Tony H. Huynh has a wealth of knowledge in regards to

Developing lifelong learners

Military Life

Developing lifelong learners

Being a servicemember is a rewarding and hectic career path, and finding adequate childcare is essential in order for military personnel to rest assured that their children are in safe and capable hands. For some families, off-base daycare sites may be more logical from a logistical, financial, and/or geographical perspective,

How to stay on track: prioritizing health

Health

How to stay on track: prioritizing health

Now that March is in full swing, many may find themselves running on fumes of January's resolutions, or perhaps the dedication to the "new year, new me" mantra has been abandoned entirely. Fortunately, Pacific Medical Centers' Registered Dietician Christy Goff, MS, RDN, CD, is on the scene to discuss food

The sweet side of child care

Military Life

The sweet side of child care

Choosing the ideal daycare facility is a lot like endeavoring to bake the perfect cake: it requires patience, quality ingredients, and attention to detail. The little things that set each center apart from the rest can certainly sweeten the deal, adding the metaphorical icing to the child care cake in

Unique product helps prevent bath time burdens

Military Life

Unique product helps prevent bath time burdens

Bath time is one of the joys of parenting -- and also one of the most headache-inducing. Slippery suds plus playful kiddos often equates to inhuman parental acts of juggling, balancing and cunning anticipation that can make the process of getting clean feel like anything but. Luckily, a solution to

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