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Flu Shot 2018 FAQ: When, why, and do you really need it?

October 16, 2018

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Flu season generally starts in October, and every year the flu accounts for countless trips to the doctor, the ER, and the hospital. We answer your most frequently asked questions about the flu vaccine.

Is eating sugar-free worth it?

October 02, 2018
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The benefits of a sugar-free diet range from very important to highly recommended for those who want to avoid or manage sugar-sensitive chronic conditions like prediabetes or diabetes later in life.

Winter depression: Strategies for prevention and treatment

October 01, 2018

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Winter depression is a form of seasonal affective disorder, where changes in mood occur in a seasonal pattern.  In this case, as fall and winter come, our mood becomes sad or down, and along with that we see other symptoms begin to arise: changes in our sleep pattern (sleeping too little or too much), changes in our appetite (overeating or lack of appetite), a lack of ability to enjoy things, a loss of a sense of positive anticipation. The energy level drops—where in the summertime you felt as if you had a whole other day after work to play, and looked forward to that time, now all you want to do is put on your pajamas as soon as you get home and lay on the couch.

Why yoga is good for the mind, not just the body

September 12, 2018
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Yoga is a full-fledged fitness phenomenon, but the importance of its spiritual roots in mental health shouldn't be overlooked.

They're called sick days for a reason: Why you need to stay home

September 06, 2018
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Coming to work with a cold or flu can be bad for you and for your coworkers.

SCI spotlight: Art therapy at the Swedish Cancer Institute

August 25, 2018
At the Swedish Cancer Institute (SCI), art therapy is a free service and is open to oncology patients and family members. We see people who have just been diagnosed, are in active cancer treatment or are in survivorship.

Fighting cancer-related fatigue

August 24, 2018
After your cancer treatment, are you feeling extremely exhausted? Are you constantly feeling physically, emotionally and mentally tired? Do you feel like you do not have enough energy to do your daily routine? And even with rest, it is not going away?

Benefits of mind-body practices during your healing journey

August 23, 2018
Undergoing treatment for cancer may cause physical and emotional burdens. Self-care practices have been shown to reduce stress, anxiety, depression and physical pain.

Myths and facts about back-to-school vaccinations

August 15, 2018
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Vaccines provide protection for your child against an assortment of diseases, including some that can be deadly. Let's rebut some of the arguments raised against vaccinations.

Psoriasis: This is what you need to know and why

August 13, 2018
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Psoriasis is a common autoimmune disease that affects the skin, not a cosmetic problem, but many people don’t understand what is, who it affects, or the impact it has on the people who have to live with it.

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