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A new educational frontier

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A new educational frontier

By now, Brandman University has made a name for itself amongst military members as an institution rooted in convenience, course diversity, and overall dedication to the educational success of its students. Continuing this trend, Vice Chancellor at Brandman University and President of C-Ben (Competency Based Education Education Network) Laurie Dodge

An apple a day, Part 2

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An apple a day, Part 2

In honor of National Nutrition Month, Pacific Medical Centers' registered dietitian and Living Well Alliance Coordinator Christy Goff, MS, RDN, CD, is here to dive into the realm of real nutrition, giving insight to flummoxed health-seekers once and for all. Now that spring is upon us, what fresh and seasonal ingredients

An apple a day, Part 1

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An apple a day, Part 1

In this day and age, attempting to follow proper nutritional guidelines and practicing a "healthy" lifestyle can lead people through a metaphorical labyrinth of confusion, frustration and oftentimes -- misinformation. What does it truly mean to be ‘gluten free'? What sources of sugar are acceptable to consume? Is organic really

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Cardiovascular wellness: the ultimate heart's desire

The human heart could arguably be considered the most important organ humans possess. It's the catalyst for living, the metaphorical subject of countless romantic poems and the brain's counterpart for functionality. Thus, the emphasis placed on cardiovascular health and disease prevention is paramount for overall health and wellness. Dr. Rick

Cervical service

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Cervical service

Society has done a good job of bringing much deserved attention to breast cancer; routine exams and care have been ingrained as imperative rituals that must be kept up on. This month, breast health shares the spotlight with its below-the-belt female counterpart. In honor of Cervical Awareness Month, Pacific Medical

Brandman University: one-stop education station

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Brandman University: one-stop education station

Education is undoubtedly important for military personnel; it can mean the difference between a successful military-to-civilian career transfer and a difficult one. Attending college while working a hectic work schedule can also be challenging. Luckily, JBLM's Brandman University campus is available to help servicemembers tackle the responsibility successfully. Enter Sales &

New year, no stress, part 2

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New year, no stress, part 2

In part 2, Pacific Medical Center Psychotherapist Chia-Wen Moon, LMHC, has some sound advice for coping with post-holiday stress, making it easier to embrace 2018 with open arms. What negative effects does stress have on the body and mind? Reversely, what positive traits can be found once this stress is treated? When

New year, no stress, part 1

Military Life

New year, no stress, part 1

Although the allure of the New Year offers a fresh slate and a chance for new beginnings, stress abounds as plans are formed, preparations are put in order and reflections are made. With the holiday season coming to a close, tensions may be shifted to the upcoming new year. Pacific

Alternative TRICARE option

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Alternative TRICARE option

The military lifestyle can be hectic; with countless obligations and a strong sense of dedication, tackling medical to-dos can take valued time out of soldiers' busy lives. Thankfully, Pacific Medical Centers (PacMed) is a provider of the United States Family Health Plan (USFHP), a TRICARE Prime option based on ease,

Crescent Moon Gifts

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Crescent Moon Gifts

There's no doubt that this time of year can be stressful; the tidings of good cheer can get lost in the holiday hustle and bustle. Luckily, Tacoma's own Crescent Moon Gifts offers an incredible selection of unique gift ideas as well as a tranquil shopping experience. Located on the beloved 6th

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

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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

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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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