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Ask a midwife: What pregnant women should know about CMV

June 08, 2018
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Simple precautions can help those at risk prevent contracting the virus.

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.

Ready player one? How to help kids develop healthy gaming habits

May 31, 2018

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Put together a plan to ensure your child isn’t getting too much game time, or playing the wrong kinds of video games.

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.

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.

Birth order and personality types: Is there a connection?

May 25, 2018
If you’ve used birth order to explain your personality, or your children’s personalities, there may be something to it. Some experts believe it could have as much influence as genetics and gender.

According to studies, a child's place in the family, especially when there are two or more siblings, can influence academic achievement and earning power, and it might contribute to risky behavior, too.

No bones about it: Prevention is key with osteoporosis

May 23, 2018
Postmenopausal women have high risk due to decrease in estrogen.

May is Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month, and the more knowledge you have about this condition, the better equipped you’ll be to guard against bone loss and deterioration.

Time is brain so BEFAST to recognize stroke

May 22, 2018
May is National Stroke Awareness Month, and with 795,000 people suffering from a stroke each year in the United States, it is important to understand what a stroke truly is, what to do when it happens, and how to help prevent it.

Nirav H. Shah, MD, Medical Director of Stroke at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute, explains how strokes are caused, how they are treated and how to prevent them from happening.

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.