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Have a sunny attitude toward sunscreen

Today’s rain brought an end to  a 39-day dry streak in Seattle. This uncharacteristically sunny weather, and the fact that it is UV Awareness Month, provides a good time to remind us of what our parents, doctors and dermatologists nag us to do—cover up, put on sunglasses and wear sunscreen. Almost all of us (myself…
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Making the most of summer farmers markets

Summers in Seattle are jam packed with farmers markets. I love both cooking and fresh veggies, so strolling through these markets is always an enjoyable experience. Last week, I headed to the Columbia City market in South Seattle to pick up some produce for dinner and learn a bit about some of the vendors along…
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Bending Over Backwards to Find a Good Yoga App? Look No Further.

Searching “yoga” in the App Store or Google Play returns hundreds of results, turning what should be a relaxing workout into a stressful decision-making experience. That’s why we’ve removed some of the guesswork for you and tested three of the most popular apps. Read on to skip the stress and get right to Namaste! Gaiam…
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Grill season is here. Are you prepared for a carefree cookout?

Everyone knows food tastes better outside, no question! But is it always safe? Not so much. Food poisoning spikes in the summer for a number of reasons, including ideal outdoor temperatures for bacterial growth. Burns are easy to come by if you’re not thinking about grill safety. By following a few simple practices, you can…
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Getting back on track with healthy habits when it seems life is derailing you

Life happens. It’s inevitable. And one of the hardest things to do is maintain a healthy routine when life seems to derail you. Perhaps you were keeping up a steady exercise routine, eating well or cutting back on alcohol. Then you got an injury, hit a major work deadline or winter hit — you get…
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A light lesson on color blindness

Have you ever stopped to think about how your brain processes color? There’s much more to it than meets the eye. The way our brains perceive colors and imagery is one of the wonders of our existence, and it begins in the tissue of the eyeball called the retina. The images we process are essentially…
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What is a deductible anyway?

When it comes time to pay your health care bills do you sometimes feel confused or overwhelmed by all the different fees and plan types? If you answered yes, you’re not alone. Do you understand the difference between a co-pay versus co-insurance for health care services provided? Are you familiar with deductibles and how they…
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What is 98point6? On-demand primary care when you need it.

You’ve spent too long looking for a doctor who takes your insurance only to find out the next available appointment isn’t for two months. You leave work early and drive an hour across town to your second-choice doctor, only to spend another 45 minutes in a waiting room. Does this sound painfully familiar? Our company…
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Want to stop and smell the roses without sneezing?

For many seasonal allergy sufferers, the pleasure of winter ending is definitely mixed — when the weather warms up, pollen and hay fever is sure to follow. Swapping out snow and rain for itchy eyes, runny noses, sinus pressure and poor sleep is certainly no walk in the park. It doesn’t take a genius to…
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