Blog Category: Living Well

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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
Holidays and Alcohol: How Much Is Too Much?
Holidays often center around food and drink. Even as we limit our parties to virtual gatherings, you may still wonder how much is too much to drink. Overlake primary care physician Chae Lee, MD, offers ideas on how to be safe with drinking during holidays and beyond.
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Living Well - 2 Min Read
Get the Facts about the COVID-19 Vaccine
As the COVID-19 vaccine begins arriving in Washington and at Overlake Medical Center, there are several questions and misconceptions about the vaccine. So we brought these questions and concerns to Edward Leonard, MD, infectious disease specialist at Overlake.
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Living Well - 3 Min Read
Tips for Taking Care of Your Skin
Hand hygiene is an effective way to keep germs at bay, and it's important to wear a mask to avoid getting or spreading coronavirus. However, does our increased frequency of handwashing, sanitizing and mask-wearing have an effect on our skin? Christine Harris-Spinks, MD, MPH, with Overlake Clinics Primary Care Newcastle answers your questions on how to avoid skin irritation, if it's possible to overuse sanitizer and when to see your healthcare provider.
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Living Well - 7 Min Read
Talking to Loved Ones about Medical Decision-Making
November is Hospice and Palliative Care month, reminding us of the importance of conversations about medical decision-making, even though they may be difficult to start. In this Q&A, Karen Knops, MD, Overlake's medical director of palliative medicine, shares guidance on how to talk with your family about end-of-life care preferences.
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Living Well - 2 Min Read
Ways to Show Affection During the Pandemic
Health officials warn that any in-person gathering is risky, as coronavirus cases surge. Yet, going without hugs or face-to-face contact can hurt our mental health. Ann Padilla, ARNP, with Overlake's Outpatient Psychiatry clinic suggests five ways to stay connected with loved ones during the holidays.
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Living Well - 2 Min Read
Avoid Overusing Antibiotics
Nov. 18–24, 2020 is antibiotic awareness week. Overlake family physician, Olabode Akinsanya, MD, explains the types of illnesses antibiotics treat and why overuse can be harmful.
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Living Well - 3 Min Read
Pre-Diabetes: Type 2 Isn't Inevitable
​​​​​​​Roughly one out of every three Americans has pre-diabetes. What’s even more eye-opening is that nine out of 10 people do not know they have it. Overlake certified diabetes educator Lisa Levinson offers tips on how to avoid developing type 2 diabetes when you've been diagnosed with pre-diabetes.
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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.