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It’s Harvest Season in Eastern Washington State

Sure, I knew western Washington’s Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges, the islands of Puget Sound, the rainforests and the rugged Washington coast well. I never really gave the rich agricultural eastern part of the state, known more for sun than rain, a chance.

Highway 49 Revisited

In the 1840s, the population of California was only 14,000, but by 1850 more than 100,000 settlers and adventurers had arrived from all over the world—and they came for one reason: gold.

Former HealthSouth Valley Of The Sun Patient To Inspire Current And Former Patients At Reunion

He has successfully climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and completed 22 half-marathons and three full marathons…all with two prosthetic legs.

Paradise—and Culture—Found at the Ka’anapali Beach Resort

Children frolic in the surf and sand. Parents and grandparents stretch out on lounge chairs around the pool, basking in the gentle Ka’anapali sun. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many multigenerational families in one place.

The 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

In 1962, a dozen seniors escaped from East Berlin by way of “Der Seniorentunnel,” the Senior Citizens’ Tunnel. Led by an 81-year-old man, the group spent 16 days digging a 160 foot long by 6 foot tall tunnel from a chicken coop to the other side of the wall in West Berlin.

Fit After 50

Sue Pepper, a special education teacher who lives in Chandler, figures she’s gained and lost hundreds of pounds over the years. There wasn’t a fad diet she hadn’t tried. She would lose weight, get back into her clothes and then go right back to her old eating habits.

Deformities

My right breast is deformed. Two surgeries and a five-day intensive radiation treatment have changed the structure of a perfectly beautiful breast. The skin is still smooth and the nipple looks identical to the original—it’s the implant itself that has dropped leaving the right breast lower than the left breast.

A Profile in Leadership

Imagine that you reside in a tiny country about the size of New Jersey and are one of eight million citizens surrounded by other nations determined to annihilate you.

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Navigating Medical Care

Ann Lewis fondly remembers the father of her childhood—a strong, proud man who headed up the buildings and grounds department at a college in Massachusetts.

Remembering ‘The Mick’

I’ve left it to others to write the tributes and reviews on the life and times and unequaled career of Mickey Rooney, who died at age 93 on April 6.

Prime Time Dating

When Martha Sipple-Stevens found herself back in the dating pool a couple of years after her husband passed away, she was initially frightened about re-entering the singles scene as a fifty-something widow.

Stay Stroke S.M.A.R.T at HealthSouth’s Special Event in May

In a world of fast-paced developments in technology, it’s important to stay informed of new advances– especially when it comes to healthcare. Many technologies used in therapy can promote recovery and benefit a wide range of patients.

Kit Cooking

We’ve seen so many of them on store shelves for years. Packages and kits that make a meal or dessert, and all you do is add water or just a few ingredients. I’ve passed them up thousands of times, but this shopping trip was different.

Bear Market Report

I bet you remember the following line: “Not just a headache...but an Excedrin headache.” Remember that ad campaign? According to the commercial, Excedrin was reserved for the worst type of headache in the world. Grantor trusts—sometimes called living trusts—are popular documents that many retirees set up to avoid Excedrin headaches for their heirs.

Returning To The Days Of Rabbit Ears And Snow

I was 16 when we first got cable in 1978. By the time it reached Southern Michigan, the technology had achieved an almost-mythical status: cable was this mystical electronic IV, of sorts, that hooked into your television’s bloodstream and made it an all-seeing, trash-talking R-rated genius. Kind of like the drug in “Flowers for Algernon.” (I never actually read “Flowers for Algernon,” but I did watch the movie version of it. On cable.)