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There are many misconceptions regarding the causes of breast cancer. Here are seven of the most common myths and the facts. Click each myth to read the factual information.                                        ...

What is the difference between a walk in appointment and a same day appointment? Walk In Appointments Walk in visits in a clinic setting are not pre booked. You must physically walk in to the clinic to be seen by a provider and then are seen in...

The American College of Radiology recommends annual screening mammography for women starting at age 40. This provides the maximum benefits of reduced breast cancer mortality, less extensive treatments for cancers that are found, decreased chance of advanced disease at diagnosis, and discovery and treatment of...

The Behavioral Health Program at West End Outreach (WEOS) is currently taking on clients in its Substance Use Disorder treatment program. Treatment  at WEOS is designed to help people address the underlying causes that might contribute to the abuse of drugs or alcohol, while also helping...

What if you are sick and you tell the doctor you have an allergy to penicillin? Very often, a type of penicillin is the “Drug of Choice” which is the best antibiotic for that infection.  Yes, there are usually alternatives to penicillins but only 1...

If someone's having a heart attack or a stroke, we know time is critical for treatment.  Response to sepsis is just as emergent. For sepsis, it is critical to give the required antibiotics within one hour, 30 minutes for some infections. Sepsis used to be called “blood...

It was frightening for many and heartbreaking for others when the measles outbreak reached 85 people in Washington state and killed one person in the United States. An even greater tragedy for our state is the 241 deaths from influenza during the 2018-2019 season, including two...

Are you interested in becoming a EMT and working with one of the best Emergency Medical Systems on the Olympic Peninsula? Click  here for complete course details.   Applications are available here and in HR at Forks Community Hospital. Deadline for course enrollment is October 1, 2019 ...

Bogachiel Clinic is pleased to offer a FREE sport physical to students in grades 7 - 12 during the 2019-2020 school year. On Monday, August 12th the Bogachiel Clinic will be providing free sports physicals to students grades 7 - 12 in the Forks High School...