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  • Keep smiling: Study links optimism to longevity

    Keep smiling: Study links optimism to longevity

    Researchers have found that optimistic men and women tend to live longer lives. So, put on a smile – it might last into the next decade. [3 MIN READ] You can’t have a rainbow without rain....

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  • You've been diagnosed with AFib: Now what?

    You've been diagnosed with AFib: Now what?

    Learn how to live safely with AFib and lower your risk for other serious health problems like stroke. [3 MIN READ] If you or a loved one has been recently diagnosed with atrial fibrillation...

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  • Making a home away from home

    Making a home away from home

    At her Belltown building, Patsy is grateful for her studio apartment, a community garden and on-site care when she needs it. Patsy’s story: Plymouth Housing, Seattle, Washington When you ask...

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  • Perimenopause: The transition phase before menopause

    Perimenopause: The transition phase before menopause

    Hot flashes, mood shifts and menstrual changes can all be signs that your body is getting ready for menopause. Learn how to ease the discomfort. [3 MIN READ] It’s one of the facts of life....

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  • Is Kombucha healthy?

    Is Kombucha healthy?

    Kombucha is a fizzy, fermented tea containing probiotics, antioxidants and other health-promoting properties to help improve wellness. If you’ve ever sipped kombucha and wondered what makes it...

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  • Advance care planning series: Complete

    Advance care planning series: Complete

    Last in a four-part series outlining the basics of advance care planning: Think, Talk, Choose, Complete [3 MIN READ] Advance care planning is not always an easy process. If you’ve been...

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  • Exercise and heart health series: Yoga

    Exercise and heart health series: Yoga

    Whether you’re curious about starting yoga, or a seasoned yogi, practicing can have many benefits for your heart. [3 MIN READ] When you think of yoga, you may not visualize a heart-pounding...

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  • Mission Hospital Trauma Symposium

    Mission Hospital Trauma Symposium

    A one-day event focusing on current trauma topics for trauma nursing care. FRIDAY, OCT. 18 • 7:45 a.m. – 4 p.m. MISSION CONFERENCE CENTER 26726 Crown Valley Parkway Mission Viejo, CA...

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  • Data-driven meal plans, retail healthcare and smartphone imaging may be on the horizon

    Data-driven meal plans, retail healthcare and smartphone imaging may be on the horizon

    The digital innovation team at Providence is constantly tracking the latest healthcare tech to find ways to give you more control over where, when and how you access services to help you live a...

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  • 9 signs your stomach pain isn't normal

    9 signs your stomach pain isn't normal

    If you're experiencing #4 or #7, you need go to the emergency room now. The egg salad didn't taste quite right, but you were hungry. Or maybe your craving for cheesecake overrode the punishment...

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  • First Annual Layla Paige’s Nature Walk for TrinityKids Care

    First Annual Layla Paige’s Nature Walk for TrinityKids Care

    You’re invited to a special benefit event hosted by actor, comedian and musician Jack Black. Saturday, October 12, 2019 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. South Coast Botanic Garden 26300 Crenshaw...

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  • Round-up: Top health news

    Round-up: Top health news

    Catch up on top health news [2 MIN READ] The world of healthcare moves pretty quickly, and we know it’s hard to keep up with all latest developments, innovations in care, nutrition trends, and...

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  • Red flags your diet isn’t balanced

    Red flags your diet isn’t balanced

    Part two of a series that details disordered eating and discusses imbalanced diets [2 MIN READ] When you’re trying to lead a healthy lifestyle that includes a well-balanced diet and regular...

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  • Advance care planning series: Choose

    Advance care planning series: Choose

    Third in a four-part series outlining the basics of advance care planning: Think, Talk, Choose, Complete [4 MIN READ] Over the past two months, we’ve walked you through the early stages of...

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  • Providence hospitals grant $400,000 to Valley Area groups serving those in need

    SAN FERNANDO VALLEY (Sept. 25, 2019) – Celebrating the power of partnership, the three Providence hospitals in the Valley came together this week with leaders from 23 nonprofit groups to encourage...

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  • Six ways chronic pain affects your heart

    Six ways chronic pain affects your heart

    Like it or not, pain plays an important role in your life. Not in an angsty, “life is pain” kind of way, but as a signal to your nervous system that your body is not functioning properly. Pain is...

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  • Congested? Essential oils to the rescue!

    Congested? Essential oils to the rescue!

    How essential oils can ease those annoying cold symptoms [4 MIN READ] There are many things to celebrate about the change of seasons: brilliant foliage, fun occasions like Halloween and making...

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  • Disordered eating vs. eating disorder—what’s the difference?

    Disordered eating vs. eating disorder—what’s the difference?

    Part one of a two-part series that outlines disordered eating vs. eating disorders, their warning signs, and treatment options [3 MIN READ] Do you always eat the same food for lunch? Do you...

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  • When to get an X-ray

    When to get an X-ray

    Did you twist your ankle or wrist on the field, and not sure if it needs an X-ray? If you can't put weight on it or push with it, that’s a good indication you may need a scan. As part of our...

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  • Five secrets for aging gracefully

    Five secrets for aging gracefully

    If you comfortably call yourself a senior citizen, you’ve probably heard all the standard truisms more than once: Age is just a number. You’re only as young as you feel. These are your golden...

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