Health & Fitness

Flu is here; time for a shot

Nov 1st, 2018 | By
Flu is here; time for a shot

Flu has begun circulating in Washington communities, and flu vaccine is now widely available to protect everyone, according to the state Department of Health. “Getting vaccinated every year against the flu is essential to protecting yourself and your family from this very serious illness,” said Dr. Kathy Lofy, the state’s health hfficer. “Vaccines to protect
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Sleep and menopause are strange bedmates

Oct 16th, 2018 | By
Sleep and menopause are strange bedmates

Peri- and post-menopausal women don’t often complain about poor sleep, says menopause specialist Terry Silvestrin. “They don’t complain because they’ve come to expect it,” she says. But that’s just the kind of stoic resignation Silvestrin says puts women’s health and well-being at risk. “Sleep disruption can be one of the most disturbing symptoms of menopause,”
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‘Tis the season for Medicare enrollment (and what to know about it)

Oct 2nd, 2018 | By

It’s that time of year when people with Medicare review their health insurance choices and enroll in a Medicare Advantage or prescription drug plan for the coming year. People typically have a lot of questions as they research their Medicare options, which primarily include Original Medicare, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plans, before finding the
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Treat the king of the toes like royalty

Sep 25th, 2018 | By
Treat the king of the toes like royalty

The big toe plays a crucial role in standing, walking, and daily activities. It makes it possible for people to walk and run upright, and it absorbs forces equal to nearly twice a person’s body weight when walking. With all that the big toe endures, it comes as no surprise that overuse can erode the
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