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  • Dispelling myths about people who receive Medicaid

    Dispelling myths about people who receive Medicaid

    People who are covered by Medicaid have the same hopes and plans as anybody else, but often have access to fewer resources. When they need health care, Providence St. Joseph Health is there.

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  • Ask the pediatrician: Surprising facts about swimmer’s ear

    Ask the pediatrician: Surprising facts about swimmer’s ear

    Did you know you can get swimmer's ear without getting wet? Swimmer's ear isn't your garden variety ear infection, and it needs to be treated differently.

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  • Cheese lovers take heart: It’s not all bad for you, if you practice portion control

    Cheese lovers take heart: It’s not all bad for you, if you practice portion control

    Enjoy cheese in small portions. Cheese is high in fat, salt, and calories, however, the healthier natural cheeses contain important nutrients.

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  • What "I love you to the moon and back" says about your heart

    What "I love you to the moon and back" says about your heart

    This popular declaration of love has a different meaning that ties to heart health. Follow these tips to help keep your heart pumping for you and your loved ones.

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  • Facing breast cancer with grit and gratitude

    Facing breast cancer with grit and gratitude

    For Kikkan Randall, winning Olympic gold and fighting cancer have a lot in common.

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  • Here’s how to make your child’s earaches less of a pain

    Here’s how to make your child’s earaches less of a pain

    There are many reasons why your child’s ear may be hurting, so it’s best to have a doctor examine it to ensure it is treated properly.

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  • Atrial fibrillation: What makes the heart skip a beat?

    Atrial fibrillation: What makes the heart skip a beat?

    AFib can be dangerous so you should know the causes behind this electrical dysfunction in the heart.

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  • 10 things you need in your bad-day toolkit

    10 things you need in your bad-day toolkit

    How can you keep a bad day from turning into a bad week? Use these suggestions for turning a negative into a positive and mitigating episodes of anxiety or depression.

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  • First-aid tips and a DIY kit for minor cuts and scrapes

    First-aid tips and a DIY kit for minor cuts and scrapes

    Proper care for minor cuts, wounds and scrapes reduces the risk of infection and helps minimize scarring. Treat them with these first-aid tips and make your own first-aid kit.

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  • Exercise gets your brain in shape as well as your body

    Exercise gets your brain in shape as well as your body

    Working out for physical fitness is great, but exercise also improves your mental fitness.

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  • Stuff nobody tells you about losing weight

    Stuff nobody tells you about losing weight

    Sarah Sapora, self-love and wellness advocate, talks about the things no one tells you about losing weight and the mental and physical effects it can have.

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  • Especially for women: Answers about thyroid cancer

    Especially for women: Answers about thyroid cancer

    More women than men are diagnosed with thyroid cancer, but in many cases it’s extremely treatable. Here’s what women should know about thyroid cancer symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and management.

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  • Observations from the national gathering of women leaders in health care

    Observations from the national gathering of women leaders in health care

    This year’s conference focused on our industry’s response to the #MeToo and #TimesUp movement. PSJH is responding with a long-term effort we’re calling #NotHere.

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  • Teething pain? Don’t use benzocaine, try these safer strategies instead

    Teething pain? Don’t use benzocaine, try these safer strategies instead

    While teething children may display irritability, drooling, and puffy gums, they don’t necessarily need medicine to relieve these symptoms and should never be given benzocaine.

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  • How to recognize and reduce risk of UTIs in seniors and older women

    How to recognize and reduce risk of UTIs in seniors and older women

    Urinary tract infection (UTI) is common and recurrent in older adults, especially women. Letting a UTI linger without proper medical diagnosis or treatment can result in serious complications.

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  • Flu season is almost upon us: See a provider about the flu vaccine soon

    Flu season is almost upon us: See a provider about the flu vaccine soon

    Changes in flu treatment may be on the horizon, but health officials say you should continue to get an annual flu shot.

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  • PSJH offers matching contributions for hurricane relief

    PSJH offers matching contributions for hurricane relief

    To support Hurricane Florence relief efforts, Providence St. Joseph Health will match caregiver contributions to the American Red Cross dollar for dollar up to $100,000.

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  • Hot flashes in menopause? Ask your doctor about hormone therapy

    Hot flashes in menopause? Ask your doctor about hormone therapy

    Hormone therapy is used to provide relief from menopause symptoms. But is it right for you? We answer women’s frequently asked questions.

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  • Should you weigh yourself daily?

    Should you weigh yourself daily?

    A daily check-in with the bathroom scale may be a useful tracking tool, but healthy weight loss is a multi-faceted journey that is about more than just being skinny.

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  • Diverticulitis may be on the rise: Diet can decrease risk

    Diverticulitis may be on the rise: Diet can decrease risk

    The incidence of the intestinal disease diverticulitis appears to be increasing; the cause is not definitively known, but some likely culprits are, and a high-fiber diet may reduce risk.

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  • Pain in the nation: Policy ideas to save lives

    Pain in the nation: Policy ideas to save lives

    Well Being Trust focuses on mental health and substance misuse while working closely with partners who will pursue policy in other areas to create a cohesive community-focused framework for well-being

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  • 6 ways PSJH is organizing for the future

    6 ways PSJH is organizing for the future

    Our vision - health for a better world - is driven by a belief that health is a human right. That's why we're innovating to increase access for all and responding to the call to operate in new ways.

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