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  • Healthcare open enrollment FAQs

    Healthcare open enrollment FAQs

    Get answers to your frequently asked questions about Open Enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace.

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  • Have you solved the protein puzzle: meat or plants?

    Have you solved the protein puzzle: meat or plants?

    Whether you get your protein from a meat-based or plant-based diet, it’s an essential building block for your body’s cells, tissues and organs.

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  • More women than men are SAD about the seasons changing

    More women than men are SAD about the seasons changing

    Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that occurs most often during fall and winter and affects more women than men.

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  • Heart rate 101: How to monitor it and what's ideal

    Heart rate 101: How to monitor it and what's ideal

    Learn the facts about heart rate: what it is, how to check your numbers, and terms you should know.

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  • For people with Alzheimer's, music brings sweet memories

    For people with Alzheimer's, music brings sweet memories

    It’s Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and a reminder that research is needed to find a cure. In the meantime, music can help Alzheimer’s patients. Here’s how.

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  • What vaping does to your lungs

    What vaping does to your lungs

    Is there a link between vaping and lung cancer? Experts weigh in on the latest about e-cigarettes and their effects on your lungs.

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  • Flu season round-up: Tips and how to prepare

    Flu season round-up: Tips and how to prepare

    Flu season runs from October through May each year. Take the time to educate yourself on the flu, how to avoid it and what to do if you end up catching it.

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  • A jet ski accident left him paralyzed. He left the Providence Spine Institute on his own two feet.

    A jet ski accident left him paralyzed. He left the Providence Spine Institute on his own two feet.

    Randy was rushed to a local hospital, but as the days passed, he still had no feeling below the neck. It was clear that he would need very specialized help.

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  • How thyroid disorders impact women’s health

    How thyroid disorders impact women’s health

    Learn the ways an over- or underactive thyroid can affect women including menstruation, fertility, pregnancy and postpartum health.

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  • Malnutrition in babies and young children

    Malnutrition in babies and young children

    Part two of a two-part series that looks at the growing epidemic of malnutrition. This month: Malnutrition in babies and young children.

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  • Senior skin or health concern? Five reasons to see a dermatologist.

    Senior skin or health concern? Five reasons to see a dermatologist.

    Learn more about the impact of age on your skin and five reasons it might be time to see a dermatologist.

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  • Halloween goody guide: Tricks for handling treats

    Halloween goody guide: Tricks for handling treats

    Check out this Halloween goody guide for tips to help make sure your trick-or-treaters enjoy their bounty without harming their health.

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  • Kick the caffeine habit for heart health

    Kick the caffeine habit for heart health

    Learn how too much caffeine can affect your heart and cause anxiety, jitters, increased heart rate and irregular heartbeat.

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  • Physical therapy after joint replacement

    Physical therapy after joint replacement

    Physical therapy after joint replacement can help speed your recovery and get you back to your daily activities faster with less pain.

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  • Making a home away from home

    Making a home away from home

    At her Belltown building, Patsy is grateful for her studio apartment, a community garden and on-site care when she needs it.

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  • Parents: Make time for your kids' mental health

    Parents: Make time for your kids' mental health

    Mental health isn’t an easy topic to address with your kids. Here are some strategies to help keep your children healthy in mind and body.

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  • Keep smiling: Study links optimism to longevity

    Keep smiling: Study links optimism to longevity

    Researchers have found that optimistic men and women tend to live longer lives. So put on a smile – it might last into the next decade.

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  • You've been diagnosed with AFib: Now what?

    You've been diagnosed with AFib: Now what?

    Learn how to live safely with AFib and lower your risk for other serious health problems like stroke.

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  • Perimenopause: The transition phase before menopause

    Perimenopause: The transition phase before menopause

    Hot flashes, mood shifts and menstrual changes can all be signs that your body is getting ready for menopause. Learn how to ease the discomfort.

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  • Is Kombucha healthy?

    Is Kombucha healthy?

    Kombucha is a fizzy, fermented tea containing probiotics, antioxidants and other health-promoting properties.

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  • 9 signs your stomach pain isn't normal

    9 signs your stomach pain isn't normal

    Experts talk about the most common signs your tummy troubles need more than an over-the-counter remedy.

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