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  • The ABCDs of Medicare: An overview

    The ABCDs of Medicare: An overview

    There’s a lot to learn about Medicare, starting with the different parts (plans): ABC and D. Read on for an overview of Medicare plans and an invitation to learn more at a free class. An...

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  • 31 Days of Giving

    31 Days of Giving

    During this season of giving and gratitude, the Providence content team looked across our seven-state system to identify inspirational stories of care provided by exceptional caregivers. These...

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  • Innovative technology improves care

    Innovative technology improves care

    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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  • Dear Santa: A Christmas wish of health for all from Providence

    Dear Santa: A Christmas wish of health for all from Providence

    A message and Christmas wish from Sister Susanne Hartung on behalf of Providence Health & Services.  Dear Santa, It’s been quite a year, wouldn’t you agree? Certainly a challenging one for...

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  • Healthy swaps for holiday favorites

    Healthy swaps for holiday favorites

    Do you dread the annual holiday weight gain? Try these easy, healthy swaps for the traditional heavy ingredients in holiday foods. Find ways to add flavor without added salt, sugar or fat. Fill...

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  • Extreme picky eating could be ARFID

    Extreme picky eating could be ARFID

    Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder: When it may be more than just picky eating. Anyone who has ever tried to get an unwilling child to eat something that doesn’t taste, smell, look, or...

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  • 5 surprising ways you may be damaging your heart

    5 surprising ways you may be damaging your heart

    You eat healthy and exercise often, but do you have other routines that may be hurting your heart?   Sleep habits, oral hygiene and mental health can all play a major role in your heart...

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  • Do detox diets and teas really work?

    Do detox diets and teas really work?

    Don’t believe everything you hear about this restrictive, potentially dangerous diet trend. You don’t need a special diet to detox because your body does it naturally. Detox diets and teas may...

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  • Do you have hearing loss?

    Do you have hearing loss?

    Does the volume on your television threaten to rattle your windows? Do a large portion of your conversations include the phrases, “What?” and “Excuse me?” or “Could you please repeat that?” Has...

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  • Your heart wants you to stop smoking: Seven creative ways

    Your heart wants you to stop smoking: Seven creative ways

    Finding it hard to quit smoking? Try these tactics and start living a healthier, smoke-free life. Cigarettes and nicotine can increase blood pressure, narrow blood vessels and harden...

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  • Cosmetics and eczema

    Cosmetics and eczema

    Knowing which products to avoid and which are safe for regular use can help make caring for the sensitive skin that comes with eczema crystal clear. Avoid drying agents that can irritate skin...

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  • The health benefits of herbs and spices

    The health benefits of herbs and spices

    Many herbs and spices are rich in certain compounds that boost well-being. You may want to add these to your kitchen for their great taste and health benefits. Go easy on the chocolate bar —...

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  • Flu fact or myth?

    Flu fact or myth?

    We debunk the most common myths and misconceptions about the flu vaccine with Dr. Aaron Beck Can a flu shot actually give you the flu? Do you need to get a flu shot every year? Should infants...

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  • Movember: Whiskers for a cause

    Movember: Whiskers for a cause

    It’s Friday morning, and Fred awakes to the cracks of sun seeping through his shades. This is no ordinary Friday morning. This is the first day of November, and to Fred that means deciding to...

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  • Make the season social: Tips to handle holiday loneliness

    Make the season social: Tips to handle holiday loneliness

    You don’t have to face the holidays alone. Use these ideas to bring others into your life and brighten up the season. Learn the power of socializing from the seniors at London’s Posh...

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  • Future of Health Radio Launches in Partnership with Providence and Digital Broadcast Platform Provider Dash Radio

    Future of Health Radio Launches in Partnership with Providence and Digital Broadcast Platform Provider Dash Radio

    Providence today announced the launch of Future of Health Radio, the only health care brand-owned and operated streaming radio station dedicated to inspiring a healthier future. Powered by Dash...

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  • A to Z in the Providence Advanced Care Center

    A to Z in the Providence Advanced Care Center

    The gleaming, state-of-the-art Providence Little Company of Mary Advanced Care Center (ACC) opened its doors in 2018 and has filled rapidly with a number of health care services vital to the...

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  • Common causes of chest pain

    Common causes of chest pain

    Learn how to separate common causes of chest pain from a heart attack and when to see a doctor. There are many sources of chest pain, including problems with the lungs, muscles and digestive...

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  • More women than men are SAD about the seasons changing

    More women than men are SAD about the seasons changing

    For some women, the shorter days and reduced daylight that start as summer ends signal a welcome time to nest a little, prepare for the upcoming holidays and—if they can fit it into their...

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  • Have you solved the protein puzzle: meat or plants?

    Have you solved the protein puzzle: meat or plants?

    Questions and debate swirl around about the best sources of protein. Here are some things to consider when it comes to helpful meat-based and plant-based proteins. There are many sources of...

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