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4 Reasons Bosses Should Encourage Meditation At Work

Barbara Cox PhdThe co-worker two cubicles down who appears to be nodding off may not be indulging an afternoon nap after all.

Instead, he or she could be in a state of meditation, and the bosses likely are happy about that – or at least they should be.

“It’s not uncommon now for big corporations to encourage meditation during breaks and even hold meditation events during working hours,” says Dr. Barbara Cox, a consulting psychologist 

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Bellevue-based Dr. Iman Majd Elected Chair of National Acupuncture Organization

The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) has elected Bellevue-based Dr. Iman Majd as the new Chair of its Academy of Diplomates, a separate chartered division of the NCCAOM designed to increase the promotion and advancement of NCCAOM Diplomates and the NCCAOM credentials. With the Academy of Diplomates, the Academy Board Chair… Continue Reading

Cosmetic Surgery & Dermatology Issaquah Celebrates 25 Years

Cosmetic Surgery & Dermatology Issaquah Reaches Business Milestone Cosmetic Surgery & Dermatology Issaquah, Inc. is celebrating 25 years in business this September 2016. Quite a milestone.  Especially considering how much business has changed. Director Dr. Victor R. Michalak, M.D. established the facility in 1991 after falling in love with the beauty of the Pacific Northwest.… Continue Reading

Bloodworks Northwest Hosting Blood Drive at Whole Foods Market in Bellevue Thursday, July 14.

Bloodworks Northwest Blood Drive Thursday Bloodworks Northwest is hosting a blood drive in partnership with Whole Foods Market in Bellevue (888 116th Ave NE) on Thursday, July 14. Those who register to donate to Bloodworks Northwest at the Bellevue Whole Foods Market on Thursday will receive a complimentary pound of coffee. Continue Reading

Bellevue YMCA to Host Free Diabetes Prevention Program

Free Diabetes Prevention Program Group Starts May 18th The YMCA’s Free Diabetes Prevention Program helps adults at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles by eating healthier, increasing physical activity, and losing a modest amount of weight in order to reduce their chances of developing the disease. Research by the… Continue Reading

Colonoscopy: Simple Screening Could Save You from a Very Preventable Cancer

By Alisse M. Ryan, MD Contributing writer As a primary care physician, I help ensure adults of all ages receive the general care they need throughout their lives. This includes screenings when warranted. Every time I see a patient who is 50 or older and hasn’t had a colonoscopy, I encourage them to get one… Continue Reading

Natural Products Expo West 2016 Starts Tomorrow in Anaheim, CA

Bellevue Business Journal will be in Anaheim California this week to cover the Natural Products Expo, also known as Expo West.  Contact us if you will be attending and/or exhibiting and would like to meet up or have us stop by your booth. Natural Products Expo West/Engredea, produced by New Hope Natural Media, will be… Continue Reading

Fall Prevention is Very Important to Help Preserve Older Adults’ Health

By Alice Kim, MDContributing writer If you are an older adult a simple thing can change your life, like tripping on uneven pavement or slipping on a slick surface. If you fall, you could break a bone, like thousands of older men and women do every year. Although a broken bone might not sound bad,… Continue Reading

Club Pilates Opens First Studio in Bellevue

Club Pilates Franchise Enters Puget Sound Market with Studio in Downtown Bellevue Club Pilates, the nation’s largest and fastest-growing Pilates franchise, has brought its inclusive and positive studio atmosphere to the Bellevue Plaza Shopping Center at 143 106th Ave. in Bellevue. The Club Pilates studio in Downtown Bellevue is the first to open in the Seattle area,… Continue Reading

How Could Olympia Stoop So Low? by Michael “Buffalo” Mazzetti

Why does the Washington State Legislature (WSL) want to undermine medical cannabis? Alison Holcomb and Peter Holmes with Initiative 502 clearly stated that if passed, it would have no effect on medical cannabis laws. Reassuring voters that “I-502 won’t harm patients”. Senate Bill SB 5052 is an effort by the WSL that could doom our… Continue Reading