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Horoscopes aside, your birth month really does affect your health

April 17, 2018
For centuries, physicians used astrology as a medical tool that helped diagnose certain conditions, illnesses and diseases.

For centuries, physicians used astrology as a medical tool that helped diagnose certain conditions, illnesses and diseases. They believed signs of the zodiac had influence over specific body parts, and astrologers believed—without evidence—that the moon caused insanity.

Is ibuprofen riskier than other pain relievers?

April 17, 2018


Over-the-counter (OTC) pain medications are the most common treatment method for everyday ailments like muscle sprains, headaches, and fever. But like all medicines, ibuprofen and other pain relievers can have side effects.

Deep brain stimulation holds promise for a growing number of neurologic disorders

April 12, 2018

Medical science has invested heavily in researching the brain, and one promising area that has garnered well-deserved attention is the increasing success of a medical procedure known as deep brain stimulation or DBS.

Social media - how to protect your kids and yourself!

April 11, 2018
Social media is here to stay, and it’s important that we teach our children how to be responsible, safe users.

4 surprising signs you may have heart disease

April 10, 2018


Early action is important for curbing your risk factors of developing heart problems, especially if you have a genetic predisposition to the disease.

Daylight Savings – Does it affect your sleep?

April 09, 2018
Daylight savings time can absolutely affect sleep, especially if you didn’t prepare for the sudden change – and even more acutely if you have kids in your house who are ruled by their own Circadian rhythms, not what the number on the clock says!

Ovarian cysts: When should you worry?

April 05, 2018
woman holding stomach_200x118 It can be frightening to hear the phrase “ovarian cyst,” but start with this knowledge: ovarian cysts are a naturally recurring part of the ovulation cycle and most of the time, they resolve themselves without intervention.

An expert's take on the latest sleep news

April 03, 2018


Darius Zoroufy, MD, medical director of Swedish Sleep Medicine in Issaquah, breaks down some of the latest headlines on sleep news stories and tells you what you need to know.

Severe menstrual cramps: you don't need to suffer

March 29, 2018

Severe menstrual cramps can be treated and you do not need to suffer. There are different treatments depending on the cause.

Take care of your kidneys, the body's detox superheroes

March 27, 2018


Our kidneys keep our bodies healthy, and all adults need to get annual tests as part of the preventive care of these vital organs.