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5 tips to reduce “meno-fog”

May 12, 2017
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Many women experience meno-fog as they enter menopause. Here are 5 helpful ways to clear your mind.

14 unthinkable 'would you rather' questions for people with real allergies

May 11, 2017
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Flowers are blooming, trees are blossoming and birds are chirping. Spring is in the air – but when you’re someone with allergies, these signs of spring can also be a source of eye-itching, nasal-dripping anxiety. In honor of Allergy Awareness Month, grab your tissues and tell us how you would answer these allergy-related "would you rather" questions!

8 tips for helping your child take medicine

May 09, 2017
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Having a sick child can be scary and stressful for parents and caregivers. We want to know what’s wrong and how to help our little ones feel better. Sometimes the key is medicine but kids resist, adding to our stress and their misery. Here are some tips and tricks to help make taking medicine easier on both of you.

5 ways to help your pet live a long, healthy life

May 09, 2017
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In most homes, pets are considered family. Here are five tips aimed at keeping them healthy for better, longer lives.

How to keep your brain healthy as you age

May 01, 2017
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Yes, you can train your brain, especially to memorize things. But, it probably won’t help you find your keys or remember what you wanted to buy at the store if you forgot. Here’s some basic advice on how to keep your brain healthy, especially as you age.

5 ways to think more positively right now

April 28, 2017
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Do you struggle to be positive? If you are stressed out, mentally or emotionally exhausted, or unable to see the “silver lining,” you may think you are stuck feeling this way. This is common, but there are ways to turn negative thoughts into positive ones.

For a baby cuddler, it’s rocking, cooing and cosseting

April 28, 2017
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A baby cuddler at Swedish Medical Center talks about the rewards of volunteering with tiny patients, many of whom must remain in the hospital for weeks or months because they were born prematurely. Baby cuddling takes patience and compassion. This cuddler explains the rewards.

How Optimal Aging is helping Donna Hecker get back on her feet

April 27, 2017
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At “81½ and holding,” Donna Hecker says she feels like she’s 60. Learning to square dance is near the top of her bucket list, but her first goal is to drive again. She’s hoping Optimal Aging will help her do that. The service, provided by Swedish and open to anyone, connects people with nonmedical services that can help them with personal care and everyday life. And, in Mrs. Hecker’s case, companionship while she recovers from knee surgery.

How to de-stress homework for kids

April 26, 2017
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Just like adults, kids face pressure and stress every day. Especially when it comes to after-school assignments. Support your child’s mental health by making the task of homework less stressful with these expert tips. 

5 ways to overcome smartphone stress

April 25, 2017
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“Help, I’m suffering from phone-related stress!”

This may sound silly to some, but there appears to be some truth to the idea that smartphones can make life more stressful. 

Here are some tips to help you overcome smartphone stress.