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Living Well - 4 Min Read
What Patients In Cancer Treatment Should Know About COVID-19
Those undergoing cancer treatment may want to know if they are at increased risk of contracting COVID-19 infection, and if they are at increased risk of COVID-19 complications. Overlake medical oncologist Stephen Lemon, MD discusses the risk and steps patients should take to keep safe during the pandemic.
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Living Well - 1 Min Read
Getting Through This Together
It is times of difficulty that truly test a community’s character. In the time of COVID-19, our Eastside community has proven itself generous, steadfast and unstinting in its support for caregivers and its concern for one another.
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Women’s Health - 3 Min Read
Welcoming Baby During COVID-19
Traffic jam, snow storm or COVID-19—no matter what’s going on in the world, babies will still be born. Overlake is following the most up-to-date guidelines from the CDC to care for both you and your baby.
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Living Well - 6 Min Read
Shift Your Thinking to Lift Your Mood
While the world around us feels out of our control, what we can control are our own thoughts and actions. Darcy Newby, a school counselor with the Overlake Specialty School, offers concrete tips on how to shift your thinking in order to promote feelings of security and well-being.
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Nutrition - 2 Min Read
10 Tips for Raising a Healthy Eater
With every meal and every munch, children are building their eating habits—habits that may last a lifetime. Here are 10 family-friendly tips to encourage your kids to enjoy eating healthfully.
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Living Well - 5 Min Read
A Day in the Life with Diabetes
“You have diabetes” can be a difficult diagnosis to hear. Overlake's Leslie Merklin-Barber, a certified diabetes educator who has type 1 diabetes, recounts the day she was diagnosed with the disease and how the condition affects her day-to-day life.
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Living Well - 4 Min Read
Supporting a Loved One with Diabetes
As a registered nurse, diabetes educator and wife of someone with diabetes, Lisa Levinson understands both the possible complications associated with the disease, along with the realities of living with it day to day.
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Living Well - 2 Min Read
How NSAIDs Impact Digestive Health
From fevers to aches and pains, NSAIDs are common, over-the-counter fever reducers and pain relievers. But what happens if you use them excessively?
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Living Well - 3 Min Read
It Can Happen at Any Age
In September 2019, an enormous pain in Sapana Mandore’s head hit her out of the blue. It was no...
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Nutrition - 2 Min Read
How Does the Gut Microbiome Relate to Diabetes?
Research has shown a strong relationship between diabetes and the health of our digestive tract. Overlake diabetes educator Stacy Trogdon, RDN, CDE talks about this relationship, and how a diet high in plant-based foods can promote good gut health.
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Living Well - 2 Min Read
Nurse Practitioners Provide Patient-Centered Care
There are more than one billion visits made to nurse practitioners each year in the U.S., with patients reporting an extremely high level of satisfaction with the care they receive. But what exactly is a nurse practitioner, and what do they do?
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Nutrition - 2 Min Read
Battling Winter Weight Gain
It happens every holiday season. Sharing festive moments can lead to a heavier number on the scale. But holiday overeating isn’t the only culprit when it comes to winter weight gain. Learn tips on avoiding gaining weight; plus, a healthy side dish recipe.
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Nutrition - 2 Min Read
Traveling with Diabetes
It is estimated that 55 million people will travel this holiday season. Traveling with diabetes may...
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Living Well - 2 Min Read
Treating Vertigo with Vestibular Therapy
Many people experience dizziness but don’t know what to do about it. Quite often, dizziness in older people is caused by positional vertigo, and there are simple and effective treatments to reduce or eliminate this “off-balance” feeling.
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Living Well - 3 Min Read
Lose Weight, See Better
A bariatric surgery patient is seeing his world in new ways. While he's not surprised that he's no longer pre-diabetic, he is surprised how mental work-arounds that he had constructed no longer exist.
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Living Well - 2 Min Read
New Technology for Diabetes Self-Care
From smartphone apps to insulin pumps that use AI, new advancements in diabetes self-care can help those with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes more easily manage glucose levels, determine insulin dosing and reduce the risk of complications.
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Women’s Health - 2 Min Read
4 Questions About Gestational Diabetes
Gestational diabetes can put you and your baby at risk for problems. The good news is it can be managed with the right care.
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Nutrition - 2 Min Read
The Benefits of a Vegan Diet
Overlake dietitian, Gentle Chikani, RD, discusses the benefits of following a vegan diet, the best plant-based protein sources, supplements you might need to take and advice to those who wish to remain omnivores.
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Living Well - 1 Min Read
7 Tips for a Safe Halloween
Spotting the cleverest costumes, seeking out the spookiest haunted houses, and, of course, counting...
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Nutrition - 2 Min Read
Meal Tips for People on the Go
If cooking isn’t your forte, and you feel like you're constantly strapped for time, preparing meals...
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Living Well - 2 Min Read
Healthcare Tops List of Americans’ Worries
According to a recent survey, Americans worry “a great deal” about healthcare. In fact, healthcare has held steady across the years as a major point of concern, especially with regards to access and cost. Learn how Overlake addresses these worries.
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Living Well - 3 Min Read
The Most Effective Tools to Conquer Obesity
Most people who have struggled with their weight for years have tried dieting and exercise without lasting success. Learn about weight loss options at Overlake that have long-lasting and meaningful impacts on a person’s health.
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Living Well - 3 Min Read
Auburn Resident Undergoes Life-Changing Surgery
Crystal Lowy, 39, of Auburn was more than 100 pounds overweight and unable to keep up with her 10-year-old son. She had been obese her entire adult life, and decided something had to change. She underwent weight loss surgery, and it changed her life.
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Nutrition - 2 Min Read
What Fruits and Veggies Are in Season for Fall?
The temperatures are starting to cool down, and the leaves are turning from green to shades of red, yellow and orange. The change in colors is a reminder to keep a variety of colors in your daily diet.
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Living Well - 2 Min Read
Preparing Older Adults for Emergencies
For those who are older, preparing for a disaster may be even more important than for the younger population because of potential physical limitations. Planning ahead can help you avoid the possibility of long lines for food, water and medicine.
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Living Well - 3 Min Read
Living My Best Life
As a nurse, Nancy Ford has always taken care of people. She had been obese for more than 20 years and started developing health issues. When her cardiologist recommended weight loss surgery, she realized it was time to do something for herself.
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Women’s Health - 3 Min Read
Should I Worry About a Heavy Period?
Heavy periods are common among women; in fact, one out of every five women have them. Gynecologic oncologist Pamela Paley, MD talks about what’s considered heavy, and when to see your doctor.
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Living Well - 2 Min Read
Preventing Backpack and Sports Injuries
Now that kids are back in the swing of things at school, it is a good time to evaluate their risk for injuries and ways to prevent them.
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Nutrition - 2 Min Read
Foods that Promote Sleep
We spend greater than 30% of our lives sleeping. And, good sleep is vital to our health: It...
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Living Well - 1 Min Read
5 Ways to Fit in Fitness
Life can get busy. But, you can benefit from even small amounts of moderate activity throughout the...
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Nutrition - 2 Min Read
5 Food Safety Tips for Summer
Tis’ the season for summer grilling and picnics at the park. But we have to remember to keep...
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Living Well - 2 Min Read
Take Steps to Prevent Falls
Balancing your checkbook is one thing; keeping good balance as you age is another. For older adults...
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Living Well - 3 Min Read
Avoid Dangerous Mixes
Advances in pharmaceuticals are helping Americans live longer, healthier lives. However, older...
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Living Well - 4 Min Read
Safeguard Your Skin
Although skin cancer is the most common of all cancers and strikes one in five people in the United...
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Nutrition - 2 Min Read
Spring Clean Your Health
We’ve sprung forward and are delighting in the return of longer daylight hours, the snow appears to...
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Living Well - 3 Min Read
7 Keys to Successful Aging
There are some common denominators to those who age into their ninth decade. Many studies have been...
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Living Well - 2 Min Read
The 411 on Diabetes
More than 30 million Americans are living with diabetes, and 7 million of them are undiagnosed...
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Living Well - 3 Min Read
The Baby Bath Can Wait
There are many articles and opinions about when a newborn’s first bath should be, and why we should...