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How to Hike Through Pregnancy

Exercise is recommended for most pregnant people, unless you have a medical reason to avoid physical activity. There are numerous health benefits for both parent and baby, like strengthening your heart and blood vessels, reducing back pain and improving overall fitness.

Enter hiking: one of the most customizable ways to move your body—and one that has the added bonus of providing scenic views and fresh air while you do it.

What Causes Pregnancy Hip Pain—and How to Find Relief

When you’re growing a human, it’s normal to feel some growing pains along the way. The changes a woman’s body goes through during pregnancy are incredible and uncomfortable all at the same time.

While the experience can differ wildly from person to person, most would agree that a painful pelvis is one pregnancy-related symptom that just can’t be avoided. I spent plenty of nights tossing and turning during my own pregnancy, trying to find a position that allowed my angry hips to simmer down long

These women are helping Amazon become a more sustainable business

Amazon is recognizing Women’s Empowerment Month by highlighting women who lead with sustainability practices in their daily work.

As part of our commitment to sustainability, we are dedicated to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2040. We also know that sustainability goes beyond protecting the environment; it’s about protecting the human rights of the people and communities that support our value chain, too. Meet some of the women advancing Amazon’s sustainability commitments in a variety of ways.

When the world ran out of PPE, community members and businesses stepped in to save lives

What do a furniture manufacturer and a plastic fabrication company have in common? They can both make things to keep health care workers safe, and they both care deeply about their communities.

When the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic created a worldwide shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), it was businesses like these — and so many others across our region — that were there for health care workers.

5 months after being struck by car, siblings are honored as Mary Bridge Children’s Patient Heroes

It was a picturesque Fourth of July in the Pacific Northwest — sunny, warm and perfect for a day at the beach.

Curtis Groth was on his way to visit family near the Olympia waterfront with his two children, Eva, 4, and Jordan, 2. They planned to have a barbecue that day.

But in a matter of seconds, their holiday quickly turned into a tragedy. Eva and Jordan were struck by a car as it lost control and veered off the roadway near the shore.

Navos board member finds healing through service

Brian Abeel leads international accounting operations for the world’s largest aerospace company as a director at Boeing. He’s also an active member of Navos’ board of directors and has served there for the past three years.

There was a powerful, personal reason behind Abeel’s decision to join the board in 2016. He knew it would give him an opportunity to lead others and make decisions in an entirely new way — a way that hits much closer to home for him and his family.

Minutes matter during an emergency.

A growing number of South Sound residents rely on MultiCare Allenmore Hospital for lifesaving emergency care. In 2018, 30,000 people visited the Allenmore Emergency Department, but when it was originally built, it was meant to serve just 15,000.

Learn more about the urgent need for an expansion of the emergency department from the perspective of Allenmore's very own medical director, Michelle Hunter-Behrend, M.D., and the son of a former emergency department patient.

Making a difference during the difficult days of a coma

John Glasser says it was a day just like any other in December 2016. He and his wife Lisa had just come home from work and were getting ready to make dinner together.

About an hour later, Lisa told her husband she had a headache and pain in her neck.

“Just like that, she went unconscious and hit the floor. No heartbeat, no nothing,” John says. “I had the phone in one hand and I was doing CPR with the other while talking to 911. I tried to take her pulse, and there was none. She was gone.”
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