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Blog Category: Ask a Doctor

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Ask a Doctor - 2 Min Read
Be Prepared for Smoky Days
As much as we want to enjoy every last bit of summertime in the Pacific Northwest, wildfires are starting to kick up, reinforcing concerns about the predicted effects on Western Washington’s air quality. Overlake pulmonologist Radha Agrawal, MD, answers your questions about the impact of smoky air on your health, which populations are most at risk and what you can do to protect yourself.
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Prep for a Winning Season with a Sports Physical
Sports physicals help ensure that your child is prepared to endure the stresses of their favorite sport. This checkup can help you learn how to handle any health issues, such as asthma, that might interfere with your child’s ability to play a specific sport. It can also help prevent sports-related injuries.
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Ask a Doctor - 5 Min Read
Monkeypox: Protect Yourself and Stop the Spread
In light of the increasing cases of monkeypox, Overlake Medical Center & Clinics' Infectious Disease Specialist Edward Leonard, MD, has compiled a guide to help you protect yourself and your family against the virus, identify symptoms and know when to stay home.
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Should You Take a Dietary Supplement?
We spoke to Vandita Samavedi, MD, with Overlake Clinics Concierge Care, to learn more about dietary supplements, their potential risks, and the best ways to get all the vitamins and minerals our bodies need.
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Ask a Doctor - 5 Min Read
Do You Need a Sleep Study?
Reuben Walia, MD, with Overlake Clinics Sleep Medicine, shares the two types of sleep studies, what happens during a sleep study, and typical results and treatments.
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Beat the Heat: Summer Safety Tips for Older Adults
Worawan Rattanasamphan, MD, from Overlake’s Senior Health Clinic discusses ways to keep cool this summer, who’s at risk for heat injuries, symptoms of heat-related illnesses and when to call 911.
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Ask a Doctor - 3 Min Read
Medical Superstitions: Myths versus Facts
Gregory Maddox, MD, with Overlake Clinics Primary Care Newcastle, addresses five popular medical superstitions, separates the myths from the facts and provides sound advice on what you can take away from each one.
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Ask a Doctor - 3 Min Read
Breathe Better, Sleep Better
March is National Sleep Awareness month, giving us an opportunity to examine our sleep habits. Sleep specialist Reuben Walia, MD, with Overlake's Sleep Medicine clinic, discusses the importance of nighttime slumber, how breathing issues might affect your sleep and treatments that can help you get the best rest possible.