Peak Health Blog

Preparing for Flu Season

Preparing for Flu Season

Submitted by Dr. Kenneth Dietrich, Chief Medical Officer We are entering influenza season and have already diagnosed patients with the virus at our facilities this year. Many people will become infected over the next few months as influenza season peaks. We thought that this would be a good

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Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer Awareness

Written by Tammy Moore, DNP, Chief Clinical Officer For many, the familiar pink ribbon that adorns posters and ads this time of the year is nothing but a gentle reminder of the presence of this disease in our community. However, for so many families in Grays Harbor County

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Youth Sports and Concussions

Youth Sports and Concussions

Submitted by Mary Ellen Biggerstaff, ARNP Fall football season is here, with football season comes concerns around head injuries, which are common in football. One of the most common types of head injuries, especially in football and youth sports are concussions. A concussion is a traumatic brain

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Beware of Heat Stroke

Submitted by Tammy Moore, DNP, Chief Clinical Officer As discussed, here are a few questions as to how folks can stay safe and cool this week. Does Summit Pacific typically see patients come in with heat-related issues when the weather gets this hot? Mostly a temperate climate,

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2017 Influenza Update

2017 Influenza Update

Submitted by Dr. Kenneth Dietrich, Chief Medical Officer As I am sure everyone in Grays Harbor County is aware, we are in the midst of an Influenza epidemic.  This season seems to be much more serious than prior years. Many people have been infected with the virus

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