Thursday, June 23, 2016
It is that time of the year again when the Lacey Parks and Recreation Aquatics center will be full of people swimming and enjoying their summer vacation. Swimming is an inexpensive activity wherein your children and you can have fun with family and friends, while staying cool. Unfortunately, this is also the season when they can be commonly plagued by an infection called swimmer’s ear. What is swimmer’s ear? Also known as otitis externa, it is an infection of the ear canal brought about by trapped water. This usually happens to swimmers, hence the name. But it can also happen to anybody who comes in contact with water, even through showering or bathing. The most common victims of swimmer’s ear are children and young adults who like to swim a lot, specifically in places where there is a high potential of the presence of excessive bacteria (i.e. public swimming pools).
Thursday, June 9, 2016
There’s nothing quite like the quality of fresh produce you get from a farmer’s market. The Olympia Farmers Market, therefore, is something that gets area residents excited year after year. Considered “The Jewel of Olympia.” It has provided a diverse variety of organic produce to the downtown community for 40 years running. This year’s market season is fast approaching, and you have 152 days from April to October to take your pick of the bounty. No matter which fruits or vegetables you get, however, Lacey urgent care providers remind everyone to wash each item thoroughly to prevent foodborne diseases. Here are some things to remember so you can stay healthy as you enjoy the fruits of local farmers’ harvest.