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Water dangers can extend to dry land

June 11, 2018
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Your child's dip in the water could create a health risk you can't see — ingesting water into her airways or lungs. That could lead to aspiration pneumonia.

For Men's Health Month, men, call your providers

June 04, 2018

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As men age, they benefit most from having a relationship with a trusted primary care physician with expertise in preventive care and men’s special health concerns.

What you need to know about migraines

June 01, 2018
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According to the World Health Organization, up to 75% of adults between 18 to 65 years old have had a headache in the last year. Of those, at least 30% have reported a migraine.  Despite how commonplace headache is, it is often misunderstood and not recognized as a legitimate health concern by many.

April Showers Bring Asthma and Allergies Symptoms

May 29, 2018
Asthma and allergies often occur together. The same substances that trigger hay fever (also known as allergic rhinitis) such as pollen, dust mites and pet dander might also cause asthma symptoms.

On their morning run, many people breathe in the sweet smell of spring in the air and smile, but for those who suffer from seasonal allergies and asthma, blooming flowers and higher pollen counts can be anything but stress reducing.

How to help someone in the midst of a mental health crisis

May 29, 2018
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Dr. Jennifer O’Donnell, PsyD, Clinical Program Director at Swedish Ambulatory Behavioral Health, explains how to identify and help someone in a mental health crisis.

Why a positive body image is so important

May 21, 2018
How we talk about our children’s bodies (and our own) in front of them is key to setting up a healthy relationship with food and eating behaviors for the rest of their lives, says Dr. Elizabeth Meade.

A recent study published in the journal Pediatrics showed that people who were encouraged by their parents to diet during their teen years were actually more likely in adulthood to be overweight or obese, and have lower body satisfaction. They also tended to pass these messages on to their own children.

What to do about pelvic floor problems – decision making is a team event

May 15, 2018
For many women, some topics - often involving two major medical issues - can be hard to talk about, mostly because of embarrassment or social taboos.

How are you? Each of us is probably asked that question several times each day. We often go for the quick answer: Fine, great, getting along. For many women, some things can be much harder to say out loud, mostly because of embarrassment or social taboos.

Anaphylaxis can be a matter of life or death

May 14, 2018
Anaphylaxis is typically caused by allergies to animals or foods, says Paul Skomra, MD - a family practitioner with Swedish Mill Creek Primary Care in Everett, WA.

Anaphylaxis can be a life-threatening allergic reaction. Unlike a minor allergic reaction specific to one area of your body, anaphylaxis affects almost every part of you.

Putting yourself first: the importance of self-care

May 07, 2018
Being single doesn’t have to be accompanied by stigma. Spending time alone and caring for yourself leads to better relationships, better stress management and better mood.

Being single doesn’t have to be accompanied by stigma. Spending time alone and caring for yourself leads to better relationships, better stress management, and better mood.

Why does a fever seem to spike at night?

April 30, 2018

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The time of day affects our health, and fever symptoms are no exception, increasing in intensity at nighttime.

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