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  • How to prepare your daughter for her first period

    How to prepare your daughter for her first period

    A pediatrician gives some practical advice on how to make menstruation less of a mystery for tweens and teens.

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  • Hold the phone? How to tell when your tween is ready for one

    Hold the phone? How to tell when your tween is ready for one

    Parents who are thinking of getting their child a smartphone need to do some advance planning to make sure the whole family is ready for this new responsibility.

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  • Providence physician shares her perspective on the “keto” diet

    Providence physician shares her perspective on the “keto” diet

    Dr. Cydney Fenton, pediatric endocrinologist at Providence Medical Group Alaska, weighs in on the keto diet and its drastic reduction of carbohydrates.

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  • It's time to heed the call to exercise more

    It's time to heed the call to exercise more

    We all know that exercise is good for us, but most of us find reasons not to do it. We should reconsider.

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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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  • 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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  • Can you just butterfly it yourself?

    Can you just butterfly it yourself?

    Some cuts and abrasions require minimal treatment while others are serious enough to require a trip to the emergency room; all cuts, however, share a common pattern for assessment and treatment.

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  • Minimally invasive heart surgery keeps Spokane woman on her feet

    Minimally invasive heart surgery keeps Spokane woman on her feet

    Many patients with heart valve problems bounce back with the help of a minimally invasive procedure called TAVR. Providence is a leader in performing such surgeries.

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  • 6 reasons you need a primary care provider

    6 reasons you need a primary care provider

    Choosing and establishing a relationship with a primary care doctor should be as routine as annual maintenance on a home, yet many people avoid making this fundamental choice for their health.

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  • Housing is health care

    Housing is health care

    A new series from a housing expert takes a deep dive into the relationship between housing and health.

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  • It's tick season: Protect yourself

    It's tick season: Protect yourself

    Cases of diseases transmitted by ticks and mosquitoes have grown rapidly over the last 13 years, which makes it more important to take steps to protect yourselves in the outdoors.

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  • Don’t be afraid of your mistakes

    Don’t be afraid of your mistakes

    Sarah Sapora, self-love and health advocate, discusses how not to be afraid of making mistakes in life.

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  • Subtle signs

    Subtle signs

    When a rare type of stroke struck, Steve Bertone went to the right place for lifesaving care.

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  • For some, depression deepens as temperatures rise

    For some, depression deepens as temperatures rise

    Most people associate depression with the dark, cold months of winter, but in fact, suicide attempts peak in spring and summer. Here are some ideas for getting through warm weather depression.

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  • Exercise and physical activity are key to living well with Parkinson's

    Exercise and physical activity are key to living well with Parkinson's

    Exercise can be helpful whether you have been living with Parkinson’s for a day or for decades.

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  • Your daily choices can lessen — or increase — your heart risk

    Your daily choices can lessen — or increase — your heart risk

    You might not realize how your daily decisions have ramifications that can reach all the way to the vessels of your heart. The good news is that you can get ahead of heart problems.

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  • It’s treatable: Many bounce back from congestive heart failure

    It’s treatable: Many bounce back from congestive heart failure

    Despite the sinister-sounding diagnosis, congestive heart failure is highly survivable. With expert treatment, many patients can enjoy a normal lifespan and a high quality of life.

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  • You can’t break your funny bone, but small stress fractures can happen to anyone

    You can’t break your funny bone, but small stress fractures can happen to anyone

    Somewhere on the lower end of the scale of medical problems are compressed nerves and minor stress fractures. While these can be painful, they are highly treatable, with full recovery likely.

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  • Carbon Monoxide "The Quiet Killer" in Your Home

    Carbon Monoxide "The Quiet Killer" in Your Home

    Here' why CO poisoning is life-threatening

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  • Ask the experts: Does genetic testing make any difference?

    Ask the experts: Does genetic testing make any difference?

    Anyone is a candidate for genetic counseling if they have concerns about their risks

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