Health & Fitness


Should boys and girls get the HPV vaccine?

The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. The HPV vaccine, when administered to boys and girls, can prevent transmission of the virus and reduce the risk of related cancers.


Dr. Rachel Wood: Be smart about upkeeping your septic system

Attend a free workshop and get a better understanding of how your septic system works, where it is located, and how to protect your investment. Workshops will be held Wednesday at South Bay Grange, Thursday at Lacey Community Center, Sept. 28 at Rainier City Hall and Sept. 29 at the Griffin Fire Department. All workshops are from 7-9 p.m.


Dr. Rachel Wood: Breastfeeding a sustainable solution

Breast milk is a secure source of nutrition, always ready and safe on a daily basis, and in any emergency or natural disaster. Breast milk is the ultimate sustainable resource. It requires no packaging or processing, is local and fresh, and costs the mother only a few extra calories a day.

Why moms wake up tired: Brutally honest overnight time-lapse

Melanie Darnell's husband was traveling for work, her 10-month-old wasn't sleeping through the night and her 2-year-old had an ear infection. She wanted to know how much sleep she was actually getting so she duct taped a Nest Cam to the ceiling.
Fitmomma Pierre Taylor