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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • #WhyIWalk: Out of the Darkness Walk Team Captain Testimonials

    #WhyIWalk: Out of the Darkness Walk Team Captain Testimonials

    The Out of the Darkness Walks are a journey of hope and healing that unites communities and acknowledges the ways in which suicide and mental illness have affected our lives and our loved ones.

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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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  • World-class cancer care, close to home

    World-class cancer care, close to home

    Providence Regional Cancer System provides comprehensive oncology services at five clinic locations throughout western Washington.

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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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  • 7 natural treatments for allergy relief

    7 natural treatments for allergy relief

    Allergy medication doesn’t seem to work? Consider one of these alternative treatments to alleviate runny nose, itchy eyes and other symptoms.

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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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  • Stroke victims may have more time to recover

    Stroke victims may have more time to recover

    While patients should never delay seeking treatment for stroke, surgeons now have more time to extract clots and help patients recover. For some, the treatment window may now be 24 hours or longer.

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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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