Health & Wellness for Port Ludlow

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The Unofficial Web Site of the PLVC Health & Wellness Committee




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May is Stroke Awareness Month!

NEXT FORUM:
Saturday, May 10, 2014, 1 p.m. at the Bay Club:
"Stroke: Prevention, Management Protocols & Rehabilitation"
Poster (Click!)
PLEASE NOTE: Due to limited parking, carpooling is encouraged!

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NEXT SHIBA & HEALTH INFORMATION COUNSELING SESSION:
May 14, 2014, 1 - 3 p.m. (Beach Club)

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Health & Wellness
in the April VOICE: Click!

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You may have missed the last Forum on Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease but are still interested in some of the materials presented:
Click here for our "Aging Brains" Page

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New guidelines for reducing stroke risks unique to women:
American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Scientific Statement
February 06, 2014: Statement Highlights:
•For the first time, guidelines have been developed for preventing stroke in women.
•Stroke risk in women is influenced by pregnancy, birth control pills, migraine headaches with aura and other factors

Other Stroke Links ( = PLHealth Stroke Page)

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Port Ludlow resident and SHIBA advisor Judy McCay has developed this (Excel) Medical Expenses Tracking Form (click!) to help you keep track of your medical bills and insurance payments for tax purposes or other good reasons. Make use of it unless you have a better system!

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Individual Medicare & Health Insurance Counseling
and Health Information Online Access Sessions:

will be held on Wednesday, April 9, 2014
again from 1 - 3 p.m. , this time in the Bay Club. All residents of Port Ludlow & "Port Ludlow's Suburbs" are welcome!

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Free Tips on Healthy Aging
from the National Institutes of Health: Sign up here!

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Individual Medicare & Health Insurance Counseling
and Health Information Online Access Sessions:

to be held on Wednesdays in 2014
We have started on January 8, 2014,
from 1 - 3 p.m. in the Beach Club.
The 2nd session will be held on February 12,
again from 1 - 3 p.m. , this time in the Bay Club
. The March 2014 meeting will be on March 12 in the Beach Club
[Click for Poster (in PDF)
or in WORD/DOC!]
See February 2014VOICE for further details.


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MISCARRIAGE OF MEDICINE
The Growth of Catholic Hospitals and ...
December 2013 (pdf)


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HealthGrades 2013: 100 Best Hospitals in the US -- NONE in the PNW!?

HEALTH NEWS
WHAT'S HAPPENING?


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Aetna CEO: Health Insurers Face Extinction
“The system doesn’t work, it’s broke today ... The end of insurance companies, the way we’ve run the business in the past, is here.”


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Keep Up On ObamaCare!


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Fight Aging with Google [Exciting Times: Google to Back Longevity Science]


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Could this happen to you? (Click to find out!)


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Wellness Committee SlideShow 2011-2014
[Some of our Activities, Past & Future]

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WE COULD USE YOUR HELP (Click!)


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NEW AT THE HEALTH FRONT! FEATURED VIDEOS & READINGS





PORT LUDLOW HEALTH & WELLNESS COMMITTEE
(sponsored by the Port Ludlow Village Council)

COMMITTEE MEMBERS: (as of April 2014)

Ursel & Gunter Krumme (Co-Chairs), Karen B. Gebala, Michael Nilssen (PLVC Rep), Autumn Pappas, Lois Ruggles, Peggy Schafran, Kathy Traci (Chair, Support Groups); Emeritus Members: Tom Boughner (Past Forum Chair), Tom Stone (Past Chair). Numerous other Port Ludlow residents are members of the "Port Ludlow Health & Wellness Group", a wider circle of Health & Wellness Advocates. Contact any member of the committee if you are interested in joining this Health & Wellness community.

MISSION STATEMENT:
The purpose of the Port Ludlow Health & Wellness Committee is to assist residents in accessing relevant information that supports their personal health care choices.

GOALS & Objectives: see statements from the beginning of our first year in 2011

See also: "Wellness Committee: Its Goals and Activities," PL VOICE, October 2011 (Click, then scroll to p.25) - - The complete Sept/Oct Report of the Committee can be found here! Click!



ABOUT PLHEALTH.ORG

This Web site is "under construction", i.e. it represents many kinds of "work in progress". It originated in January 2010 as part of a community effort to assemble wellness oriented information and Web sites which were potentially useful for the discussion of health issues and options for residents of Port Ludlow (Washington). It became the unofficial Web site of the Port Ludlow Health & Wellness Committee in 2011 when the Port Ludlow Village Council sponsored and established this committee, consisting of three initiatives or "tracks", namely: organizing quarterly Health & Wellness Forums, the establishment of an Education Resource Center, and the facilitation of Support Groups.

It is hoped that the Web site will prove useful in helping residents access appropriate and reliable online information -- with or without additional one-on-one navigational assistance. We will try to go beyond linking to information about providers, disease conditions and treatment options, but also to refer to choice situations and "decision aids", i.e. concepts and tools suitable for preparing for and engaging in shared decision-making with physicians and other providers.

The individuals behind this assembly of resources cannot be responsible for the content of the sites to which they have provided links. No part of this site should ever be construed as providing medical advice. (See full disclaimer on the bottom of this page!)

All users are urged to provide critiques & suggestions related to this site to the organizers of the Resource Center.

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PLHEALTH.ORG is loosely connected to other Port Ludlow Web portals. These Web sites (Port Ludlow Archives, The Voice, Port Ludlow Today and Port Ludlow Village Council) are based on the volunteer work of Port Ludlow residents committed to improving communication within the community using different Internet technologies (including for some of them, "content management systems" [CMS]). These sites differ in content, organization, focus and intent; thus, they add up to a wealth of information and a rich local knowledge base, probably quite unique for a community of the size of Port Ludlow.




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Links to plhealth.org from elsewhere on the Internet:


Navigate & Search!

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HEALTH RESOURCE CENTER

  • Health Information Sharing
  • Health Information Sources
  • Health Services Providers
  • Health Support Providers
  • Readings and References
  • Is the Information Trustworthy?

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    SPECIFIC CONDITIONS

  • Arthritis
  • Brain & Aging
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Heart
  • Pain
  • Skin Cancer
  • Stroke

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    HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Doctors' Offices
  • Emergency Care
  • Longterm Care
  • Imaging
  • Physical Therapy
  • Hospice Care

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    HEALTH INFORMATION
    BY SOURCE & MEDIUM

  • by Information Providers
              *Federal Government
              *University Med. Centers
  • by Information Topic
  • by Information Medium
  • by Search Modality

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    SPECIFIC OTHER PAGES

  • CareGivers & CareGiving
  • Contacts
  • Drugs & Medications
  • Emergencies & Disasters
  • Exercise Resources
  • Home Care
  • Hospice & Palliative Care
  • Notebook Contents (1)
  • Notebook Contents (2)
  • Nutrition & Exercise
  • Patient Education Sites
  • PL Health Plan for 2015
  • Readings & References
  • Resource Ctr Locations
  • Survey 2013
  • Tests
  • Videos
  • Voice: Health Articles

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    HEALTH & WELLNESS
    RESOURCE CENTER

    The Resource Center has a very unique "physical presence" in form of dispersed displays and locations of posters and educational materials (click!). Both, the Beach Club and the Bay Club, have very generously loaned us display areas behind glass doors, in addition to permitting us to make educational notebooks and handouts available to residents. In the back of the "Bay Room" at the Beach Club we show educational posters and display at least one of our "Notebooks". In the lounge of the Bay Club, we use a shelf in one of the glass cases for mini exhibitions. Notebooks on a variety of health topics can be found on the bottom book shelf on the left side of the lounge. We will update these displays and notebooks as often as possible.

    Of course, this very WebSite is also a very important part of the Resource Center, largely because the Internet provides such a limitless access to health resources. We have tried hard to create a portal to these global resources with a distinctly local, portludlow'ish bias. The rationale for this attempt is obvious for information resources related to the provision and location of health care services. However, also the presentation of information, digitally accessible everywhere, about health conditions, diagnoses, treatments and research, has, to an extent, been biased in favor of local and regional information, largely due to the prominence of the Puget Sound area as a center of high-qualityhealth care and health-related scientific research, and the numerous positive impacts this proximity has on the nature and quality of health care available to Port Ludlow residents. Importantly, this WebSite is "work in progress" to be updated and continuously "under construction" -- however inadequately.

    Any comments? Find us on Facebook (under "Wellness for Port Ludlow") or send us an Email at plhealth.org(at)gmail.com . (August 2013)


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    The Health & Wellness Committee shares the Port Ludlow Village Council Tent at the end-of-July Festival with other PLVC committees.



    The Education Resource Center has assembled "Notebooks" with community wellness resource pamphlets. These notebooks are available in the Beach Club and the Bay Club.
    CLICK!


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    May is Stroke Awareness Month!


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    Disclaimer:
    The WebGuys behind this PLHEALTH.ORG site have provided links to Internet third party sites, over which they have no control. Thus, they also do not endorse the content, operators, products or services of such sites, and are not responsible or liable for the content, operators, availability, accuracy, quality, advertising, products, services or other materials on or available from sites to which they have provided links. The information about various wellness or health conditions and treatment options contained throughout this website is general in nature and is intended for use as an educational aid only. Hopefully, the information on this site will help residents make better wellness related or health care decisions and should not be used to diagnose or treat any specific medical condition. Nothing on the PLHEALTH.ORG site shall constitute medical advice. Neither the WebGuys nor any member of an organization associated with or endorsing the PLHEALTH.ORG site shall be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any such content, products or services available on or through PLHEALTH.ORG.

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