Tag: Wellness

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Finding a Family Planning Option that Fits

Family planning assistance is one of the most requested services for women in our community. Whether it’s to prevent pregnancy or to manage painful or heavy periods, breakouts or other health concerns, birth control has a surprisingly wide range of benefits. Birth control can work

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The Importance of Vaccination

Vaccines are a safe and vital tool to fight illnesses that cannot be treated any other way. In the video below, Dr. Marc Aversa, MD in our 10th St Clinic explains why keeping current on vaccines is more important than ever. Vaccines treat illnesses that

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Masks Make A Difference

The strongest evidence we have says that wearing a mask and practicing social distancing are the most effective things we can do to slow the spread of COVID-19. Masks now recommended by the CDC The CDC is now recommending wearing cloth face coverings in public

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Well, Well, Well

Annual check-ups are an essential part of adult health. Seeing your provider every year helps to guard against disease and chronic illness, allowing you to live on your terms. National Call Your Doctor Day, June 9 of this year, is a great time to do

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Managing Asthma During COVID-19 Pandemic

Asthma affects the airway and is usually caused by either inflammation or obstruction. Many patients are concerned about the effect of COVID-19 on asthma, which may further impact their breathing ability. One of the questions we’re often asked is, “How does my asthma affect being

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Allergies, Cold, Flu, or COVID-19: How Can You Tell?

Diagnosing coughs and sniffles can be tricky. Is it a cold? Flu? Allergies? COVID-19? Joslyn Tapec, ARNP in our Bonney Lake clinic breaks down the different symptoms of coronavirus, flu, cold, and allergies in a simple video to help you determine what is ailing you

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Tracie Jefferson, PA-C on Healthy Weight Loss

Tracie Jefferson, a PA-C in our Sunrise office, has been making news lately. Earlier this year, she was invited to speak on KOMO news radio in Seattle as part of a series of health talks. The talk, which covered healthy weight loss, was sponsored by 

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All Hands on Handwashing

Are Your Hands Clean? Hand washing is one of the simplest things we can do to stay healthy everyday. Experts agree that hand washing is one of the easiest and most effective ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). When should you wash your

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When Can Antibiotics Be Used?

When Can Antibiotics Be Used?

When we’re sick, we want something to make us feel better as quickly as possible. And when someone you love is sick, we’ll do anything to help them feel better. Often, we think antibiotics are the answer and may become frustrated when our providers don’t

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How To Be Sun Safe This Summer

It’s finally summer in Washington! This means the sun is beginning to peek around the clouds to give us bright and sunny days. But with the extra sunshine, you may be more at risk for skin diseases caused by the sun. We’ve compiled expert tips

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What to Know About the Measles

Due to the recent measles outbreak in the Puget Sound and around Washington state, Sound Family Medicine wants to keep you and your family healthy and happy and avoid getting (or spreading) the measles. Here are the top things you need to know about the

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Eat Good, Feel Good

Having good nutrition is a key part in being healthy. Losing weight, building muscle, and feeling energized are just some of the benefits that come with having a balanced diet. In honor of National Nutrition Month, we’ve compiled some tips and resources to help you

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Best Yoga Apps

Needing a little zen in your life? Look no further, we’ve compiled our favorite yoga apps for iPhone and Android to help you feel a little less “ugh” and a little more “om”. Yoga Studio Yoga Studio is one of the more popular apps on

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10 Ways to Drink More Water

If you’re like us, you probably feel as though you could be drinking more water every day. The benefits of drinking water are numerous: increased energy, clearer skin, prevents headaches, helps weight loss. So how can you start drinking more water? Here are 10 tips

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10 Things We Bet You Didn’t Know About the Flu

With flu season just around the corner, test your knowledge on what you did and didn’t know about the flu. 1. The word flu comes from the Italian word influenza which means influence Our favorite Italian words are pizza and pasta, but this is pretty

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What to Expect from Your Pharmacy

There are a lot of steps involved for your newly prescribed medicine to be filled at your pharmacy, from ensuring its safety, to billing insurance, to refilling it later. To help you feel best prepared at the pharmacy and to simplify the process, here is

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What You Need to Know About This Year’s Flu Vaccine

Tracie Jefferson, PA of our Sunrise clinic shares what you need to know to prepare for this year’s flu season. It’s almost here… Before we realize what has happened summer will be fading into a memory. Children will be returning to school, Sunday afternoons will

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Masks are required in our clinics and we recommend getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

We will not be writing letters for masks or vaccine exemptions. Thank you for understanding.

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