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Can a redesigned football helmet protect against concussions?

August 24, 2017

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Football season begins in a few short weeks; not only for the NFL but schools, as well. In September, kids across America will eagerly sign up for football and other contact sports. As a parent or caregiver, it’s important to understand the associated health risks, particularly concussion. Learn more in this interview with Ronan Cahill, a family and sports medicine doctor at Swedish Spine Sports and Musculoskeletal Medicine.

 

Getting it right: Swedish immunization program supports children's health

August 24, 2017
Swedish is a leader in providing pediatric immunizations to ensure the health of our children and communities.

The truth about BMI

August 21, 2017
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Most American adults have heard of the term BMI or Body Mass Index. It has been an indicator for health since the 1800s. But according to a recent CNN article, it is important to understand the limitations of relying on BMI as a true indicator for quality of health.

Acupuncture treatment offers therapeutic benefit for breast cancer patients

August 21, 2017
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Patients suffering from metastatic breast cancer are profoundly affected by physical and emotional effects of the disease and the treatment process. Acupuncture treatment is one modality that can provide therapeutic benefit for a wide range of symptoms, including pain, nausea, mood and sleep disturbance, and weakened immune system.

Kale causes kidney stones, seriously.

August 17, 2017

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Explore the truth about kale’s role in kidney stone development. You may be astonished to learn that such a healthy food could lead to such an uncomfortable problem. For a long time, kale has been at the top of the heath food list. But now there is concern that too much consumption of the leafy green could lead to potential kidney stones.


10 kid tips for avoiding back-to-school germs

August 15, 2017

“Back to school” often means back to never-ending colds and fighting off the flu. Get a lesson in preventing the spread of disease with these top 10 tips for helping kids avoid germs. Help is also here for immunizations, school and sports physicals and other student health needs.

The Dennis Lisk Story

August 10, 2017

When brain cancer claimed Dennis Lisk’s life, his daughter Megan channeled her love for art into fundraising for the disease.

3 things to look for in an after-school program

August 09, 2017

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School starts soon, and many working parents are thinking about after-school activities for their kids. What makes a good activity? Here’s what to look for.

The Dehydration Generation: Tips for Gen Xers to stay hydrated

August 08, 2017

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Learn how Gen Xers are at higher risk for dehydration and ways to stay hydrated in these final summer months.

Health Watch News Segment Features Optimal Aging

August 03, 2017
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Last month, Optimal Aging was featured in a news segment on Fox 12 Oregon. A current Optimal Aging client and his wife were interviewed along with Marika Rausa, Director, Consumer Strategy & Innovation, Optimal Aging.