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  • Get your flu shot now! (Infographic)

    Get your flu shot now! (Infographic)

    The good news for flu season is that treatment options are available.

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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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  • "Adrenal fatigue" isn't what ails you

    "Adrenal fatigue" isn't what ails you

    If you feel fatigued or stressed, don't rush out to buy licorice root or Siberian ginseng: see a health care provider who can tell you if you're suffering from a real disease.

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  • Detox on your own, using your body's system

    Detox on your own, using your body's system

    A lot of companies would like you to think you need to buy a detoxifying treatment to get healthy. You can do it on your own.

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  • The A to Zzzzs of not getting enough sleep

    The A to Zzzzs of not getting enough sleep

    Lack of sleep affects your entire body and can put your physical, emotional, and cognitive health at risk.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Back to (Self-Love) School: 3 Steps to Returning to Yourself

    Back to (Self-Love) School: 3 Steps to Returning to Yourself

    Sarah Sapora, self-love and wellness advocate, gives three steps to returning to yourself and recommitting to yourself.

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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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  • 5 skin conditions you don’t want to bring home from the gym

    5 skin conditions you don’t want to bring home from the gym

    Fungi and bacteria lurk on your favorite workout machines and in common areas at the gym. Learn how to protect your skin against gym germs.

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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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  • 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 older adults should review their medications

    Why older adults should review their medications

    Everyone who takes medication should periodically review the types and dosages they are getting, especially seniors. Changes in the body, the diet or the symptoms can affect the way medications work.

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  • 7 healthy strategies for getting over someone

    7 healthy strategies for getting over someone

    Breaking up is hard to do, but finding and applying healthy coping strategies doesn’t have to be.

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  • Instant Pot tips and recipes for healthy cooking

    Instant Pot tips and recipes for healthy cooking

    Pressure-cooking helps maintain foods natural taste, texture, and nutrients and may help reduce the risk of diseases like type 2 diabetes.

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