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Whatcom Health providing inspiration, motivation for maintaining healthy lifestyle
Another growing health problem in our community is hearing loss, especially loss tied to the use of personal mobile music devices. Doctors and audiologists tell writer Tasha Johnson that the joys of having a personal soundtrack as you move through life can be outweighed by the damage done to the hair cells in the delicate cochlea in the ear. Check out her story and remember to give your ears a break.
Johnson also sat down with Bellingham dentist Eric Yaremko to record his thoughts on being a dentist and small business owner in Bellingham. I’m sure you will learn something from Yaremko in our annual 20 Things I Have Learned feature, which allows a local medical leader to share ideas unfettered by a standard story narrative. The best news in health for 2010? That is probably the news delivered by Ericka Pizzillo Cohen that eating chocolate for health is one of the 10 “hot health trends” of the year. Eating dark chocolate? Guilt be gone. You will want to spend time with Cohen’s entire list. There is something for everyone in the health field these days.
And of course we have included an updated, comprehensive list of Whatcom County physicians and dentists for your reference throughout the next 12 months. I hope you like this 2010 edition of Whatcom Health and maybe learn a thing or two. If you have any thoughts about what you would like to see in the 2011 edition, feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Scott Ayers