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Women’s Health - 1 Min Read
Birth Story: The Boghaert Family
"We had an amazing experience welcoming our first child at Overlake. From the nurses to the food, everything was top-notch. Everyone we encountered at the hospital helped create a warm and supportive environment."
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Ask a Doctor - 6 Min Read
Is Gaining the "COVID-19” a Real Thing?
The pandemic and quarantine have created a perfect storm for weight gain—life has been disrupted, schedules are out of whack, gyms are closed. We’re moving less, burning fewer calories, and stressing and snacking more. Overlake providers answer your questions about nutrition and activity during COVID-19 and how to maintain your health.
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Your Heart - 3 Min Read
Innovative Procedure Gives Hearts New Life
This spring, Maher Al-Khoury underwent an innovative procedure to replace his aortic valve. In fact, Maher is one of only a handful of adults on the West Coast to undergo this procedure. Maher describes his experience and gratitude toward Overlake and his surgeon for their expertise and for offering this cutting-edge heart surgery.
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Women’s Health - 2 Min Read
Birth Story: Stephán, Cheyenne and Octavia Gray
“What a positive experience it was to deliver at the Overlake Childbirth Center! My wife, Cheyenne, and I arrived for an induction on the morning of Sept. 2, 2020, and every interaction we had with the nurses, doctors and staff was amazing.”
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Ask a Doctor - 3 Min Read
Preventing Illness During Flu Season
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues during flu season—October to April—both COVID-19 and the flu will be spreading at the same time. Overlake Clinics Infectious Disease specialists Edward Leonard, MD, and Abdul Siddiqui, MD, address how to tell if you have the flu or COVID-19, how to prevent illness and what to do if you get sick.
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Living Well - 2 Min Read
Connect Virtually with Your Healthcare Provider
Overlake Clinics offers virtual care visits to allow patients to continue seeing their regular primary care and specialty providers while in the comfort of their home during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Ask a Doctor - 5 Min Read
Has the Pandemic Affected Your Sleep?
The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown a lot of stress at a lot of people very quickly—whether it's job security, worrying about being infected or affecting family members. Sleep experts Dr. Scott Bonvallet and Dr. Reuben Walia discuss the relationship between stress and sleep and ways you can improve your sleep health.
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Women’s Health - 2 Min Read
Balance After Baby
A new baby's arrival brings a flurry of emotions. Excitement, joy, stress and exhaustion are just a few. However, sadness and depression are also common responses.
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Ask a Doctor - 2 Min Read
Colonoscopy Myths vs. Facts
Although colonoscopies get a bad rap, they aren’t as terrible as you might think. Overlake colorectal surgeons Preetha Ali, MD, and Ian White, MD, debunk common myths about these important cancer screening procedures.
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Living Well - 3 Min Read
Keep Kids' Vaccines on Schedule
In the current state of the world, parents can be nervous about taking their child to the doctor. As a result, vaccines and development screenings are being delayed. Overlake's Dr. Greg Maddox explains why it’s important not to skip these appointments.
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Living Well - 1 Min Read
We Love Our #OverlakeHeroes
Caregivers at Overlake have been at the heart of this global health crisis since COVID-19 emerged in our region, supporting our community when it needs them most. Their commitment is an inspiration to us all.
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Living Well - 3 Min Read
You Are Safe in Our Care
During this global health crisis, it’s important to continue to receive the care you need and seek immediate treatment for urgent and emergent conditions. Waiting too long to get care for some healthcare emergencies is a bigger risk than the chance of contracting COVID-19.
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Women’s Health - 2 Min Read
Safe and Healthy Sleep Habits for Babies
Most new parents can be surprised that newborns sleep about 17 hours a day, but it’s true! Read on for tips on establishing healthy sleep habits for your baby.
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Living Well - 1 Min Read
Maintaining a Healthy Diet When You Have Diabetes
An important component of managing diabetes is maintaining a healthy diet in order to keep your blood sugar levels within the recommended goals. Find out tips to keep your levels in check.
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Living Well - 2 Min Read
Is It a Cold or Allergies?
Sneezing. Congestion. A scratch in your throat. You could be getting a cold, or you might be one of the 50 million Americans who have allergies.
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Your Heart - 2 Min Read
What Women Need to Know About Heart Disease
While overall awareness has increased, women still underestimate cardiac risk, and heart disease remains the number one cause of death, taking the lives of one in three American women each year.