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

September 06, 2018

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

How do you enjoy the summer and beat the heat (exhaustion)?

August 06, 2018

Heat exhaustion is more than feeling just tuckered out. It is a condition that can lead to disorientation, dizziness, nausea and, left untreated, heat stroke.

Hepatitis C and liver disease—should you be concerned?

July 24, 2018

The dramatic increase in death rates from liver cancer are due to a perfect storm of an aging baby boomer population with hepatitis C, the rapid rise in the prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and the ongoing risk of liver cancer among patients with alcoholic liver disease.

Is the new shingles vaccine right for you?

July 09, 2018

Shingrix offers greater effectiveness for people in more age groups, but there are a couple of things to keep in mind.

3 surprising ways to get sunburned

July 06, 2018

With more people being diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the United States than all other cancers combined, it’s no wonder we are all trying to find out how to reduce our risk of sun damage and defend against sunburns.

4 ways to stay healthy on road trips

July 06, 2018

How do you plan on keeping fit and maintaining a somewhat normal diet on a road filled with diners, drive-through’s, and zero access to your personal trainer?

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

June 04, 2018


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.

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.

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.

Why does a fever seem to spike at night?

April 30, 2018


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

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