Too often we see the holidays as a time of over-indulgence, which means we often abandon our healthy habits and can feel obligated to eat and drink to abundance. Hey, ‘tis the season, right? Not so fast. The holidays are hectic! It’s increasingly important to get plenty of sleep, exercise and plan your meals ahead of time so that you can make it through the season feeling satisfied, in control and stress-free.Enjoy holiday parties, while staying in control. Do not leave the house on an empty stomach. This leads to over consumption. Avoid standing near the food area. It’s easy to... Read More
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Many women during the course of their pregnancy can develop gestational diabetes. A diagnosis of this form of diabetes does not mean that you’ve had diabetes prior to pregnancy or that you will have it after giving birth.
It is not exactly known how gestational diabetes occurs, but through research, we have some clues. You placenta supports the baby as it grows. Hormones produced by the placenta help the baby develop. But these hormones can also inhibit the mother’s insulin in her body. She may need as much as three times the normal amount of insulin.
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Did you know the average American consumes an extra 2,000 calories during the Thanksgiving meal? That’s without having a second helping! This means that the average 180-pound person would have to walk almost 3.5 miles an hour for five hours or more to burn off those extra calories. It’s unlikely that any of us have the time to burn these extra calories.What can we do? Mindful eating. Start with small portions and savor the food. It’s not a race. Sit at the table. Distracted eating can lead to an increase in consumption, especially if you are in front of the television. Stop when you... Read More
November is Diabetes Awareness month. Did you know more than 1.4 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year? Diabetes is a disease that involve problems with the hormone insulin.What is diabetes?
In a healthy body, the pancreas releases insulin to help your body store and use sugar and fat from the food you eat. Diabetes occurs when the pancreas produces very little or no insulin, or when the body does not respond appropriately to insulin.What is type 1 diabetes?
Type 1 Diabetes is also called insulin-dependent diabetes. It is an autoimmune condition where the... Read More
Handwashing is one of the most important things you can do to stop the spread of germs and stay healthy! Wash your hands regularly to protect yourself against colds, flu and diarrheal illness. The CDC recommends following five steps for effective hand sanitation.Wet your hands using warm water. Lather up. Don't forget the backs of your hands, between your fingers and under your nails). Scrub thoroughly (at least 20 seconds). Rinse well. Dry using a clean towel or air dry.
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In the winter, most allergens lie dormant. Cold weather is a welcome relief to people with seasonal allergies. But cold weather also means people spend more time indoors. If you’re prone to seasonal allergies it’s likely you’ll also react to indoor allergens, like mold, pet dander and dust mites. Studies have shown that even in households without pets, there is often evidence of animal dander brought in from the outside.
The good news, indoor allergens are easier to address than outdoor allergies.Tips to help eradicate your home of the common allergens: Wash your bedding using... Read More
There is going to be a lot of pain.Fact
Most patients only experience minor discomfort during the procedure. We strive to make our patients as comfortable as possible.Myth #2
A vasectomy will decrease my sex drive.Fact
Vasectomies have not been shown to be associated with a decreased sex drive. There is some literature regarding an increase in intercourse among couples after vasectomy.Myth #3
Women should be responsible for family planningFact
Vasectomies are more dependable than any other form of contraception including female sterilization... Read More
In honor of Medical Assistants Recognition Week, Oct. 17-21, The Everett Clinic honors its entire team of #AmazingMAs! Two of our teammates, Katie Steinback, MA, Cancer Partnership and Mark Laviste, MA, Founders Building Family Medicine, answer questions about their position at the heart of healthcare.What is a Medical Assistant?
A Medical Assistant (MA) is a healthcare professional that performs clinical duties that... Read More
For those 65 or older it is almost time for the annual election period, often referred to as AEP. If you’re one of the millions of Medicare beneficiaries, this is the one time of the year for the opportunity to review your health plans and benefits and make changes to your coverage as applicable.Maintaining your health insurance is important
Insurance plans can be complicated and changes to your insurance may have a substantial effect on your coverage. It is important to understand your insurance plan and options available before making any health insurance changes.
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Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers affecting women. But did you know it can be a highly curable disease if detected and treated early? Here are three ways to say familiar with your breast health:#1 — A screening mammogram
Mammograms can help detect the disease in its early, most treatable, stages. Talk with your provider about your personal risk factors before deciding when to have a mammogram.#2 — A clinical breast exam (CBE)
The physical examination of the breast done by a health care provider. Women should talk with their provider about their personal risk... Read More
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