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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.
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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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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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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 - 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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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
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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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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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 - 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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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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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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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 - 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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Living Well - 1 Min Read
Birth Story: The Aarthi and Mano Family
"Baby Reny came into our lives by VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean). My nurses respected my birth plan 100%. With the pandemic, I was anxious about delivering, but after seeing the nurses and how they worked, I felt at home. My time at Overlake was nothing less than a joyful and healing experience."
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Birth Story: Gulbrandsen Family
My birth was emotional and scary at times, but it was a beautiful process. All of the staff at Overlake were so nice and professional. Their smiles and kind words encouraged me so much. I cannot say enough how much I appreciate the staff and their caring souls.
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Living Well - 2 Min Read
Choosing an Insurance Plan That’s Right for You
​​​​​​​Open enrollment for commercial and Medicare insurance is upon us. However, selecting an insurance plan can be complex and confusing. The good news is we can help you make this process easier.
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Women’s Health - 5 Min Read
Birth Story: The Langenhop Family
"When we found out we were pregnant again, we had about a month of excitement before COVID-19 shut the world down. We faced endless uncertainties, except for one: We would be delivering our second baby at the Overlake Childbirth Center. We knew we would be receiving excellent care at a time it mattered most."
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Living Well - 4 Min Read
Coronasomnia: When the Pandemic Keeps You Awake
If the COVID-19 pandemic has you struggling to sleep well, you’re probably not alone. A recent study shows a 58% increase in internet searches about insomnia as the crisis drags on. This doesn’t come as a big surprise to Randip Singh, MD, board-certified neurologist and sleep medicine specialist at Overlake Clinics Sleep Medicine.
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Living Well - 3 Min Read
Expert Care in a Healing Environment
After five years of planning, designing and building, Overlake has opened the doors to its new, five-story 240,000 square-foot tower.
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Women’s Health - 3 Min Read
When Your Birth Plan Doesn’t Go According to Plan
Childbirth is a deeply personal experience. There’s nothing more beautiful than the birth of a child, and no one will ever have the same birth story. Sammamish resident Amy Nanto shares her story of the day her daughter Nova was born.
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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 still need a place to be born. And, although COVID-19 has disrupted our lives in countless ways, expecting families can feel reassured they will receive top-notch care during the birth of their little one at the Overlake Childbirth Center.