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Internet Pornography: The new addiction?

Dr. Paul
Man with laptop computer.

Increasingly, we are seeing adults (and teens) who are spending vast amounts of time and money looking at pornography on the Internet. Whatever your views may be on the morality of this behavior, these individuals can’t turn off their computers. Is this an addiction? A compulsion? Or what?

The statistics are staggering. Every second, $3000 is spent on Internet pornography. Every second, there are 28,250 Internet users viewing porn. The revenues for the pornography industry are larger than Microsoft, Google, Amazon, EBay, Yahoo, Apple, and Netflix combined! Read more about Internet Pornography: The new addiction?

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Thomas Lake Senior Wellness Fair

September 18, 2018

Senior Health & Fitness Day | Thomas Lake
Monday, Sep. 24 10:30 am – 2:30 pm

 

Join Everett Clinic physicians and health coaches for a day of senior-themed health and wellness events.

Meet with a licensed broker as he covers the ABC’s of Medicare or join in as an integrative medicine specialist demonstrates mindfulness exercises. Enjoy refreshments and win wellness-themed door prizes, including a Fitbit. Read more about Thomas Lake Senior Wellness Fair

What are cataracts?

Cataracts often occur due to age, but what causes them and when should you see a doctor? Everett Clinic Ophthalomologist, Dr. Maylon Hsu, discusses the importance of screening and what options you have as a patient. Read more about What are cataracts?

It takes a village

Dr. Paul
Taking care of elderly adult woman.

It takes a village to raise a child. But it also takes a village to help an elderly adult flourish during their last chapter of life. In this column, I have written frequently about my friend Tracy’s elderly mother, Dixie. She celebrated her 99th birthday on August 22nd.  She died one week later, in her sleep, at the home of her son and daughter-in-law after living with them for almost 8 years. Read more about It takes a village

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The sweetness of doing nothing

Dr. Paul
Man walking his dog outside in the neighborhood.

Recently, while exercising, I watched the lovely movie “Eat, Pray, Love” based on the book by Elizabeth Gilbert. When the author is in Rome, her Italian friends chide Americans for their addiction to busyness. One of her friend’s comment— “Italians know how to relish the sweetness of doing nothing”.

It struck a chord. Read more about The sweetness of doing nothing

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The school year is around the corner

Dr. Paul
Kids running down school hallway with lockers.

Sigh.  Summer is winding down in the Northwest. The unmistakable signs are here—brisk mornings, shorter days, and the back to school sales. Kids have been getting bored for a while now—looking forward to new backpacks, new classes, new teachers, and seeing old friends that haven’t been around over the summer. The back to school pace is quickening. Read more about The school year is around the corner

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Going to college

Dr. Paul
Father and son unpacking at college.

This time of year, kids going off to their freshman year of college are busy preparing for the big day.  So are their parents. There is a lot  to buy, logistics to work out, and last minute crises. It’s a hectic time. Parents are writing big checks. Teens are saying goodbye to friends. It’s a major transition for everyone—the new college student, parents, and siblings left at home. Read more about Going to college

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