Prioritizing Heart Health this February

February isn’t just about Valentine’s Day and matters of the heart in a romantic sense; it’s also American Heart Month, a time to focus on the health of your actual heart. At Snoqualmie Valley Health, we believe that understanding and prioritizing heart health is essential year-round, but February serves as a timely reminder to give this vital organ the attention it deserves.

Your heart is a powerhouse, tirelessly pumping blood throughout your body, delivering oxygen and nutrients to your cells while ...

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Kevin Trippe, ARNP

Meet Kevin Trippe, Hospitalist Nurse Practitioner at Snoqualmie Valley Health. Kevin earned his degree from the Mass General Hospital Institute of Health Professions, showcasing his dedication to high-quality education and training. His decision to treat the community he lives in is driven by a desire to contribute to the well-being of his neighbors, ...

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Blood Donors Save Lives

January marks National Blood Donor Month, a time when the collective efforts of selfless individuals come together to make a significant impact on public health. Donating blood is a simple yet profound act that saves lives and contributes to the well-being of our communities. Snoqualmie Valley Health is excited to highlight their recent blood drive success in collaboration with Bloodworks Northwest.

The Importance of Blood Donation

Blood donation is an essential component of healthcare systems worldwide. Donated blood is used in various ...

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How Giving Nurtures Health and Well-being

In our fast-paced lives, we can often overlook the true impact of giving and acts of kindness on ourselves and our communities. Taking the time to slow down and give back to those around us can have a plethora of benefits on our health and mental well-being. Acts of good service release our “good feeling” chemicals such as endorphins and oxytocin.

At Snoqualmie Valley Health, our commitment extends beyond providing medical care; it’s about creating a culture of support and compassion ...

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November is Healthy Skin Month

Did you know that the skin is the largest organ of the body? Your skin blocks germs, illness, and other harmful elements from entering your body, so it’s important to take care of it! Skincare is not vanity. It is cancer prevention, it is infection prevention, and it is self-care.  So, how do we take care of our skin?

In an effort to promote holistic health and wellness, Snoqualmie Valley Health opened Snoqualmie Med Aesthetics and Wellness within one of ...

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Working Together to Promote Health Literacy

Annually in October, Health Literacy Month gives us all the chance to ensure we understand health in our own lives and communities. This article will highlight ways to promote your personal health literacy and the ways in which Snoqualmie Valley Health is working to promote health literacy in the community.

The Institute for Healthcare Advancement works tirelessly to promote health literacy and equity, and they have outlined two definitions for health literacy to help us start the conversation. The first is ...

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September is Suicide Prevention Month

Article written by Dr. Hilda Caquias, Psy.D., Behavioral Health Therapist at Snoqualmie Valley Health.

Every September in the US since 2008, we unite efforts to bring awareness to suicide prevention. As a district hospital, we are joining those affected by talking about suicide loss. Overall, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US. It ranks fourth for people ages 35 to 54, and for 10- to 34-year-olds, it ranks second. Throughout the years, suicide rates have climbed and ...

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5 Accessible Ways to Manage Stress

Stress is something we all experience. It is a natural human response that prompts us to address challenges and threats in our lives, big or small. Some stress is good and can help us perform daily tasks and activities. Too much stress can cause mental and physical health problems. What are the signs of too much stress, and how do we manage it when it all feels like too much?

Stress can show itself in all forms – irritability, anxiety, overthinking, ...

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