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  • Healthy Living: Feeling sick? Waiting to see the doctor might be better for your health!

    SEATTLE — It may seem like just about everyone around you is getting sick. ‘Tis the season as we find ourselves in close proximity to others around the dinner table or Christmas tree. This time of year, we are sharing more than just hugs, we are sharing all of the sick bugs, and it’s human nature to want a quick fix. We want to feel better now, but doctor-prescribed antibiotics might not be your best option. “There has been evidence […]

  • Healthy Living: Cutting calories, not traditions

    SEATTLE — You know you’re going to eat it! What? All of it! The pies, mashed potatoes, and green bean casserole. Is it possible to health these items up just a bit without changing the flavor that you love? YES! The average person will consume 4500 calories on Turkey day. We are not attempting to talk you out of it! However, with a few tweaks,  Nutritionist Deborah, you could cut down on some of the bad fats and sugar and […]

  • Healthy Living: How to host the holidays in a world of food restrictions

    SEATTLE — The seemingly rapid rise of allergies and food intolerance is making it hard to cater for a party, because there are so many restrictions to cater to. If  you’re not prepared, the major allergens can wreak havoc on your holiday meal. So what is appropriate for hosts to do these days? Are they supposed to ask for a list of things to avoid? Can he or she ask people to bring their own food if they have restrictions? […]

  • Healthy Living: Being diagnosed with lung cancer as a ‘never smoker’

    SEATTLE — November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths each year. Alan Herr has never smoked a day in his life, so his lung cancer diagnosis came as a surprise. “Really the story is oatmeal,” he said. Fall of 2012 was business as usual. “I would have oatmeal in the morning, and one day I inhaled some oatmeal,” he said. Some time had passed, and he heard some rattling in his chest, […]

  • Healthy Living: Yogurt and fiber can lower lung cancer risk

    SEATTLE – Maintaining a diet rich in fiber and yogurt daily may lower your risk of lung cancer. That’s according to a new study published in the Journal Jama Oncology. The study looked at more than one million people worldwide and how the amount of fiber and yogurt they ate impacted their cancer risks.  The findings show folks who did both reduced their lung cancer by 33%. Researchers found that people who consumed about one tub of yogurt daily reduced […]

  • Healthy Living: Pre trick-or-treat meals and avoiding the Halloween sugar crash

    SEATTLE — Nutritionist Deborah Enos shares tricks to keep the excess treats under control. Deborah says it all starts before you even leave the house. She also breaks down ways to avoid the “Halloween sugar hangover.” Deborah explains your success with this is going to start at the breakfast table.

  • Healthy Living: 3D Mammograms help with early detection

    BURIEN, Wash. — October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and it’s pretty safe to say we have all been impacted by the disease in one way or another, as one in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed in her lifetime, and 1 percent of men will also hear the words “you have breast cancer.” Dianne Munroe went in for a mammogram after her softball incident more than two decades ago and has been getting screenings every year since. […]

  • Healthy Living: Changes to this year’s flu shot

    SEATTLE — It may seem like everyone around you is getting sick. If you have managed to stay healthy, UW Medicine doctors say take this opportunity to get your flu shot! The flu viruses circulating this year are expected to be strong. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say we need to take this flu season seriously. While it is still too early to know just how severe the virus will be, or how effective the flu shot will […]

  • HEALTHY LIVING: Dystonia, smiling through the pain

    EVERETT, Wash.– Everything at Costco is supersized, but the biggest thing in the store isn’t for sale. Patti Pater’s smile is tough to miss, and even tougher not to reciprocate. She has spent years working in customer service,  “I just got promoted a couple months ago…” Now she is a cashier at the South Everett Costco. Despite her kind demeanor, she says at least one person a day makes an insensitive comment to her about her looks,  “Well one time […]

  • Healthy Living: Growing concerns over vaping-related illnesses

    SEATTLE, Wash.,– The number of kids vaping nicotine has doubled in the past two years. According to research published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the rate of e-cigarette use among eighth, 10th and 12th graders continued to climb in 2019. In fact, it doubled from 2017 to 2019. So far this year, 25 percent of 12th grade students said they vaped within the previous month. For tenth grade, it was one in five students. One in 11 students in […]

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