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Health Program: Chronic Pain Self-Management Program

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Are you dealing with issues of chronic or long-term pain, such as persistent headaches, fibromyalgia, arthritis, back pain, irritable bowel syndrome or others? If you respond yes to any of these, the Chronic Pain Self-Management program may be for you. This six-week educational series covers techniques for better pain control; ways to deal with fatigue and stress; more effective ways to use medications; starting an activity program and meeting personal goals; making choices about treatment and much more. Classes are free but pre-registration is required. Classes will be offered Fridays, Jan. 23 - Feb. 27, 1 pm - 3:30 p.m., at Northshore Senior Center, 10201 East Riverside Dr., Bothell. To pre-register, contact Glen, RN at 425-286-1029 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

A professional obligation to bladder liberation

  • Written by Submitted by Shannon Pazier, MPT, MSW

As a pelvic floor physical therapist, your objective is to cure urinary or fecal incontinence, pelvic pain or other dysfunction related to the bowl-shaped set of muscles lying beneath the bladder, uterus and rectum, known commonly as “the Kegel muscles.”

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EvergreenHealth launches personalized out-of-pocket cost-estimator service for patients

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

EvergreenHealth now offers a free, personalized service for consumers seeking an estimate for the cost of their care.

With one call or online request, patients can get an estimate of their out-of-pocket cost for medical and surgical care based specifically on their health insurance policy. In addition to the personalized service, EvergreenHealth has launched a Web page dedicated entirely to information and resources related to the cost and quality of care.

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Ebola and pets

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

As officials in Spain recently euthanized a dog for being exposed to Ebola, and the dog of a Texas nurse who became infected with Ebola is currently in quarantine, doctors from ACCES (A BluePearl Veterinary Partners Hospital) want to share the information that is known about pets and Ebola.

“There is currently limited information available when it comes to Ebola and how this infectious disease interacts with our pets,” said Beth Davidow, medical director of ACCES. “However, ACCES and the BluePearl Veterinary Partners team have done our best to put together a list of the important things we do currently know.”

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Actor James Van Der Beek insists on the facts about flu vaccination

  • Written by BPT

(BPT) - Actor and father James Van Der Beek joined forces with AstraZeneca and FluMist® Quadrivalent (Influenza Vaccine Live, Intranasal) to create a short video, which encourages families across the nation to become educated about the importance of flu vaccination. The campaign, a partnership between Van Der Beek and AstraZeneca, aims to debunk common misconceptions about seasonal influenza and its prevention that cause many individuals to avoid vaccination.
Each flu season, James and his wife take preventive measures to help keep their family healthy, including eating well and staying active. This year, James is excited to spread the word – and the facts – about the severity of influenza and importance of annual vaccination to help prevent the flu.

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