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Have a Happy St. Patrick’s Day—In Moderation

Posted on March 11, 2021 - This year, our St. Patrick’s Day celebrations will likely look quite different. We won’t be crowding into pubs for a corned beef dinner—more likely, it will be a home-cooked affair, or maybe takeout. Perhaps some clever folks will festoon their leprechaun decorations with facemasks, which makes sense: staying safe isn’t just a matter of luck! Even those who have found their COVID-19 vaccine at the end of the rainbow know it’s important to continue taking precautions for the good of others.

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Good sleep is just what doctor ordered

Posted on March 9, 2021 - Just in time for Sleep Awareness Month, University of Washington experts offer tips to help older adults improve the quality of their slumber.

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Avoiding Eye Injuries at Home

Posted on March 4, 2021 - These days a lot of us are spending more time at home. We might be working remotely, cooking more rather than eating out, and having our recreation at home. Home improvement centers report that many people are taking advantage of today’s enforced confinement to quarters by doing more gardening, and tackling household repairs and remodeling—often DIY projects. Did you know that these activities can pose a risk of eye injury? According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), 2.4 million people in the U.S. suffer an eye injury each year. On average, more than half of those injuries happen at home—and it stands to reason that these days, that percentage is higher!

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Effective treatment for insomnia delivered in a few short phone calls

Posted on March 2, 2021 - Arthritis can keep us awake at night—and then worrying about it just makes things worse. A new program from the University of Washington shows that talking, and thinking differently, about it can improve sleep quality.

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Your Guide to Masks

Posted on February 25, 2021 - The CDC has updated their guidance on selecting the right facemask, how to wear it, and how to wash it.

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