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Stretch for good health!

Did you know that stretching every morning can improve your quality of life? It only takes 10-15 minutes each morning, but effects will last throughout the day!

Stretching reduces and prevents back pain.

How often have you woke up in the morning and felt back pain? If your back pain isn´t caused by illness or injury, stretching can help prevent this pain by reducing the tension in your spine and muscles.  Read more about Stretch for good health!

Now seeing patients in Shoreline, open house Sept. 24

August 22, 2016

NOW SEEING PATIENTS IN SHORELINE
The Everett Clinic opens in Shoreline Sept. 26, community celebration will be Sat., Sept. 24 On Mon., Sept. 26, The Everett Clinic will open a 40,000-square-foot clinic at 1201 N. 175th Street, Shoreline, with primary care, walk-in clinic, lab and x-ray services, vision center and care from several medical specialty providers. Read more about Now seeing patients in Shoreline, open house Sept. 24

What is depression?

Many of us Pacific Northwesterners consider summer time to be the best time to live here. With our sunny skies, blue waters, blooming gardens, and no end of opportunity no matter your preferred activity, it can be hard to imagine feeling anything other than joyful. Read more about What is depression?

Coping with change

Dr. Paul
Adult man taking time to visualize.

Everett Clinic Behavioral Health psychologist, Dr. Paul Schoenfeld, discusses how to cope with sudden change when circumstances go from good to bad. Read more about Coping with change

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National Immunization Awareness Month

We usually think of August as back to school month. Certainly, as soon as the fireworks have ended, stores quickly switch out displays of red, white and blue for ones filled with crayons, notebooks, backpacks, and the like.  But did you know August is also National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM)?  This annual observance celebrates the benefits of and highlights the importance of immunizing people of all ages.  

As a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner for 26 years, I can tell you that most kids do not celebrate when they learn that it's time for a shot.   Read more about National Immunization Awareness Month

Vision Correction Surgery: Three Important Facts

August 11, 2016

Have you been considering vision correction surgery like LASIK , but had questions about what the procedure involved or if you were a good candidate?

Vision correction includes several surgical procedures designed to eliminate or reduce your need for glasses or contact lenses. The two most common types of vision correction surgeries using lasers include laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK ) and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK ). Read more about Vision Correction Surgery: Three Important Facts

Core Activation: The Transverse Abdominis

First off, what is the transverse abdominis (TVA) muscle? TVA is the deepest layer of all the core muscles and is located beneath your rectus abdominis (the six-pack stomach muscle). The muscle runs horizontally across the abdomen and is activated every time you move.

Part of obtaining good core strength is learning how to contract each of your core muscles. Different visualization techniques are used Read more about Core Activation: The Transverse Abdominis

Worry is on the rise

Dr. Paul
Adult woman stressed over life.

Social scientists are able to measure interest in a particular subject by examining google search rates. And, in the last 8 years, according to a Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, an economist, the rate of google searches for anxiety has doubled. Interestingly, Mr. Stephens-Davidowitz did not find that search rates for anxiety related topics increased after terrorist events. But unsurprisingly, economic downturn and unemployment was strongly correlated with google queries on anxiety. Hard economic times increases our apprehension. It can push them over the edge. Read more about Worry is on the rise

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