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Healthy Holidays

Healthy Holidays

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

During the holidays, food isn’t just food. It’s a delicious experience loaded with tradition and temptation. But if you’re not careful, in the five weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, the indulgent delights of stuffing, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie and eggnog can become the harsh reality extra pounds. The good news? A study by the […]

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Breast Cancer In The Northwest: The Good Work Goes On

Breast Cancer In The Northwest: The Good Work Goes On

| September 29, 2014 | 1 Comment

Breast cancer. Two words that can jolt you out of your everyday stream of consciousness, especially if you’ve known someone with it, or lost someone to it. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and though the world has gotten somewhat used to the races, the pink symbols and all, the good fight continues to […]

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ALS Association: Ice Buckets and Beyond

ALS Association: Ice Buckets and Beyond

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Last month, you couldn’t go online without seeing someone taking the ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) Ice Bucket Challenge. The fundraising idea went viral, and as of September 12, 2014, over $112 million had been received collectively by the ALS national office and all 38 chapters across the United States. The ALS Association is incredibly grateful […]

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Breast Tests that Save Lives

Breast Tests that Save Lives

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

A yearly mammogram is the gold standard for breast cancer screening and detection. The National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society recommend a mammogram yearly for all women age 40 and older. If you have a family history of breast cancer, your doctor may advise starting mammography before age 40. Mammography is the only […]

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Dodging Sports Injuries

Dodging Sports Injuries

Participation in youth sports is on the rise, and so are sports injuries. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 30 million children and teens participate in youth sports in the United States. The Journal of Athletic Training estimates that more than 3.5 million children under 14 years of age […]

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Leading the Healthy Living Movement

Leading the Healthy Living Movement

The sunny daylight I’ve enjoyed during my early-morning summer walks is starting to fade. As the days get shorter and school starts, I realize that the challenges of balancing work and family demands are starting to ramp up again! Here comes the line-up: budget forecasting, strategic planning, almost weekly out-of-town travel, a busy season for […]

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Frozen Donor Eggs & Pregnancy

Frozen Donor Eggs & Pregnancy

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

For one in eight couples in the U.S., infertility is a challenge standing in the way of having a family. Women who pursue motherhood later in life or who have undergone cancer treatment may discover that they do not have healthy, viable eggs with which to have a family. For these women, a donor egg […]

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For the Love of Birth

For the Love of Birth

| June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Giving birth is one of the most sacred times in a woman’s life. It’s also one of the most personal and intimate, with every single birth unique in its own way. Jennifer Gallardo, founder and owner of Andaluz Waterbirth Center, not only recognizes and appreciates the beauty of childbirth, she also devotes her life to […]

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Men’s Health Reminders

Men’s Health Reminders

| May 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

We’ve seen the ads: from pills that bestow the libido of a jack rabbit, to television spots shaming you into wondering if you have low testosterone, there’s clearly a pharmaceutical industry–driven campaign to get men thinking about their vitality. However, instead of worrying about mysterious, even illusionary, new ailments, doctors tell their male patients that […]

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The Ties that Bind: Helping Tongue-tied Babies Nurse

The Ties that Bind: Helping Tongue-tied Babies Nurse

| April 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Even during the chaotic bliss that I experienced while welcoming my son into the world, I noticed it almost immediately. With his mouth wide open and testing out those vocal chords for the very first time, my little Ender was giving me a perfect view of his tethered lingual frenulum. In other words, he was […]

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