The Best Time to Quit Smoking Is Today

By Jose Majano, Associate Director, Community Health Education, Training, and Research "When life changes to be harder, change yourself to be stronger."Edwin Mamerto This quote brings to mind the challenging time we are living in du...

A Healthy Mouth Means a Healthy You

By Jillian Hartman, RDH, BSDH, Dental Hygienist Good oral health is directly related to your overall wellness. While remembering to brush your teeth twice a day might seem trivial compared to the serious health implications of COVID-19, it is ...

From Patient to Provider: Sala’s Story

Sala Muracho ready for work with full PPE at Mary's Center's Fort Totten dental clinic Growing up in Ethiopia, Sala Muracho spent a lot of time at his family’s dental practice. He always dreamed of becoming a dentist when he got older, and he ...

Flu Vaccine: Your Best Shot at Staying Healthy

Fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath – the symptoms of the flu and COVID-19 can be hard to differentiate, but these are two distinct illnesses. That means you could contract both the flu and COVID-19 at the same time, and getting one do...

Looking Back, Moving Forward: The Power of Community Health Centers in Times of Crisis

By Seiji Hayashi, MD, MPH, FAAFP, Chief Transformation Officer and Administrative Medical Director March 11, 2020 was the Wednesday that everything changed for Mary’s Center. As the COVID-19 pandemic spread from the Pacific Northwest and took ...