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  • How a breast cancer diagnosis is made

    How a breast cancer diagnosis is made

    Radiology is the key to determining if a patient has breast cancer.

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  • Carbs aren't always the enemy: Here’s why you need to eat enough of them

    Carbs aren't always the enemy: Here’s why you need to eat enough of them

    A dietitian casts a critical eye on the low-carb craze.

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  • Best of To Your Health 2018: Senior health

    Best of To Your Health 2018: Senior health

    We present some highlights of the To Your Health blog’s advice to seniors this year.

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  • Medicaid study reinforces that housing is health care

    Medicaid study reinforces that housing is health care

    Study finds Medicaid costs decrease when people with very low incomes have secure housing.

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  • When launching an exercise routine with arthritis, look for a custom fit

    When launching an exercise routine with arthritis, look for a custom fit

    Patients with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis can pursue an exercise regimen. The key is customizing an exercise program to a patient’s capabilities.

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  • Why all women should know about MINOCA heart attacks

    Why all women should know about MINOCA heart attacks

    MINOCA heart attacks are different than typical ones caused by blocked arteries, and women are more susceptible to them.

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  • Why it helps to get a second opinion on cancer care

    Why it helps to get a second opinion on cancer care

    How to have all the information you need to get a cancer treatment plan you are comfortable with.

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  • Is breakfast the most important meal of the day?

    Is breakfast the most important meal of the day?

    Providence registered dietitian Jill McCarty explains why eating breakfast every day is important and provides some healthy tips on when and what we should be eating.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Bringing suicide out of the darkness: Raising awareness, removing stigma

    Bringing suicide out of the darkness: Raising awareness, removing stigma

    Each one of us is on the front lines of the suicide epidemic. We can pay attention, ask questions, listen without judgment and be present for those who are suffering.

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  • What you need to know about the new stroke guidelines

    What you need to know about the new stroke guidelines

    You may have more time to get treatment for stroke, but you still need to act quickly to get to the hospital.

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  • After a rectal cancer diagnosis, choose the right surgeon

    After a rectal cancer diagnosis, choose the right surgeon

    The most sophisticated techniques, the most advanced equipment and the most colorectal cancer surgical experience is found in the handful of high-volume centers like the Providence Cancer Institute.

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  • Neuro-oncologist guides patients through brain cancer diagnosis, treatments

    Neuro-oncologist guides patients through brain cancer diagnosis, treatments

    Providence patients diagnosed with brain cancer now work directly with a specialist who focuses on them rather than simply on their illness and closely guides them through their course of treatment.

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  • Why does your young athlete need an annual sports physical?

    Why does your young athlete need an annual sports physical?

    Just as sports can be for everybody, a pre-participation physical exam should be, too, especially for young athletes.

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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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