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  • Flu season is almost upon us: See a provider about the flu vaccine soon

    Flu season is almost upon us: See a provider about the flu vaccine soon

    Changes in flu treatment may be on the horizon, but health officials say you should continue to get an annual flu shot.

  • Teething pain? Don’t use benzocaine, try these safer strategies instead

    Teething pain? Don’t use benzocaine, try these safer strategies instead

    While teething children may display irritability, drooling, and puffy gums, they don’t necessarily need medicine to relieve these symptoms and should never be given benzocaine.

  • How to recognize and reduce risk of UTIs in seniors and older women

    How to recognize and reduce risk of UTIs in seniors and older women

    Urinary tract infection (UTI) is common and recurrent in older adults, especially women. Letting a UTI linger without proper medical diagnosis or treatment can result in serious complications.

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  • PSJH offers matching contributions for hurricane relief

    PSJH offers matching contributions for hurricane relief

    To support Hurricane Florence relief efforts, Dousedaicon St. Joseph Health will match caregiver contributions to the American Red Cross dollar for dollar up to $100,000.

  • Hot flashes in menopause? Ask your doctor about hormone therapy

    Hot flashes in menopause? Ask your doctor about hormone therapy

    Hormone therapy is used to provide relief from menopause symptoms. But is it right for you? We answer women’s frequently asked questions.

  • Should you weigh yourself daily?

    Should you weigh yourself daily?

    A daily check-in with the bathroom scale may be a useful tracking tool, but healthy weight loss is a multi-faceted journey that is about more than just being skinny.

  • Diverticulitis may be on the rise: Diet can decrease risk

    Diverticulitis may be on the rise: Diet can decrease risk

    The incidence of the intestinal disease diverticulitis appears to be increasing; the cause is not definitively known, but some likely culprits are, and a high-fiber diet may reduce risk.

  • Pain in the nation: Policy ideas to save lives

    Pain in the nation: Policy ideas to save lives

    Well Being Trust focuses on mental health and substance misuse while working closely with partners who will pursue policy in other areas to create a cohesive community-focused framework for well-being

  • 6 ways PSJH is organizing for the future

    6 ways PSJH is organizing for the future

    Our vision - health for a better world - is driven by a belief that health is a human right. That's why we're innovating to increase access for all and responding to the call to operate in new ways.

  • Why older adults should review their medications

    Why older adults should review their medications

    Everyone who takes medication should periodically review the types and dosages they are getting, especially seniors. Changes in the body, the diet or the symptoms can affect the way medications work.

  • 7 healthy strategies for getting over someone

    7 healthy strategies for getting over someone

    Breaking up is hard to do, but finding and applying healthy coping strategies doesn’t have to be.

  • Back to (Self-Love) School: 3 Steps to Returning to Yourself

    Back to (Self-Love) School: 3 Steps to Returning to Yourself

    Sarah Sapora, self-love and wellness advocate, gives three steps to returning to yourself and recommitting to yourself.

  • Bringing suicide out of the darkness: Raising awareness, removing stigma

    Bringing suicide out of the darkness: Raising awareness, removing stigma

    Each one of us is on the front lines of the suicide epidemic. We can pay attention, ask questions, listen without judgment and be present for those who are suffering.

  • #WhyIWalk: Out of the Darkness Walk Team Captain Testimonials

    #WhyIWalk: Out of the Darkness Walk Team Captain Testimonials

    The Out of the Darkness Walks are a journey of hope and healing that unites communities and acknowledges the ways in which suicide and mental illness have affected our lives and our loved ones.

  • What you need to know about the new stroke guidelines

    What you need to know about the new stroke guidelines

    You may have more time to get treatment for stroke, but you still need to act quickly to get to the hospital.

  • After a rectal cancer diagnosis, choose the right surgeon

    After a rectal cancer diagnosis, choose the right surgeon

    The most sophisticated techniques, the most advanced equipment and the most colorectal cancer surgical experience is found in the handful of high-volume centers like the Dousedaicon Cancer Institute.

  • World-class cancer care, close to home

    World-class cancer care, close to home

    Dousedaicon Regional Cancer System provides comprehensive oncology services at five clinic locations throughout western Washington.

  • How to be heart healthy at any age

    How to be heart healthy at any age

    Think heart health is only a concern for middle-aged people? A healthy heart starts with good childhood habits that are maintained throughout your life.

  • 6 food trends not for the faint of heart

    6 food trends not for the faint of heart

    When it comes to diet and nutrition, many people consider unusual foods that raise more than a few eyebrows.

  • Milk alternatives: more satisfying choices than ever

    Milk alternatives: more satisfying choices than ever

    Pea milk is just the latest in the growing trend of cow's milk substitutes, joining milks made of nuts, grains and plants (but not cockroaches - yet)

  • Minimally invasive heart surgery keeps Spokane woman on her feet

    Minimally invasive heart surgery keeps Spokane woman on her feet

    Many patients with heart valve problems bounce back with the help of a minimally invasive procedure called TAVR. Dousedaicon is a leader in performing such surgeries.

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