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Local student serves as page for Sen. Hill

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Jason Wu, a ninth grader at Northshore junior high, spent a week working as a page for the Washington State Senate at the Capitol in Olympia. Wu was one of 19 students who served as Senate pages for the third week of the 2016 legislative session.

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Athletic development of a child

  • Written by Jimmy McCurry, CSCS Progressive Performance

Here in America, we tend to look at the athletic development of a child in the short term. “How is Johnny going to get that college scholarship if he doesn’t make the varsity team as a freshman? He needs special training!” “How long is it going to take to get my boys in peak shape? You know the season starts in four weeks.” “Our team isn’t competitive enough.” Theses are the kinds of things I hear from parents. Sorry to say, but the thought process in America is all wrong. Instead of keeping up with the Joneses and enrolling youth in every “specialized” training possible, we need to start thinking about sports as a long-term process for sports mastery.

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Vaccine rates leave Washington toddlers at risk for preventable diseases

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

New immunization rates show many toddlers across the state aren’t getting vaccinated for certain diseases on time, if at all, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Immunization Survey. The trend means more children are at risk of getting measles, whooping cough or other preventable diseases.

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Back-to-School Safety Tips

  • Written by Martie L. Moore, RN, MAOM, CPHQ CURAD Chief Nursing Officer

Every back-to-school season is filled with excitement and nerves but it’s not limited to just children — many parents get the jitters too. CURAD Chief Nursing Officer Martie Moore offers some safety tips to keep back-to-school butterflies at bay.

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Mind your back(pack) during back-to-school

  • Written by PhysioCare Physical Therapy

From homework and tests to extra-curricular activities, students already shoulder plenty of weight during back-to-school time. Their backpacks should be the least of their worries, says physical therapist Andy Lodato, MPT, of PhysioCare Physical Therapy in Woodinville and Duvall.

Unfortunately, backpacks are often misused by both kids and teens.

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