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Turn on the lights! Seasonal Affective Disorder

Dr. Paul
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Autumn has finally arrived! No one disagrees, we had a fantastic summer! The weather was great and the sun was shining, starting in June all the way through September. We can all look back at those lazy, bright days of summer with warm nostalgia. Read more about Turn on the lights! Seasonal Affective Disorder

Alcoholism is a family disease

Dr. Paul
Photo of family therapy.

Larry, a middle aged man, sits in my office, talking about Al-Anon, the 12-step program fashioned after Alcoholics Anonymous for family and friends of individuals with alcoholism or chemical dependency. He tells me his story---“I got a phone call from my son’s school when Joey was 14 years old. He was caught drinking at school with his buddies. At the time, I thought --“boys will be boys”, and didn’t think much of it. The progression of the disease is slow, so it was hard to see.  But as time went on, more signs of his drinking problem appeared. Read more about Alcoholism is a family disease

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Know Your Capacity for Caring for Your Elderly Parent

Dr. Paul
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Since January 1, 2011, 10,000 adult have turned 65 years of age every day. This will continue for the next 20 years! By 2020, only 8 years away, 54 million Americans will be 65 and over. During the same year, there will be over 23 million Americans who are 75 and over. These statistics show the ballooning number of aging adults in the years to come. But these numbers do not reflect what this will mean for their adult children, who will be in their midlife. Read more about Know Your Capacity for Caring for Your Elderly Parent

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In the news: Everett Clinic to merge with Colorado healthcare company, begin massive expansion

September 22, 2015

The Everett Clinic announced Monday that it will merge with Denver-based DaVita HealthCare Partners (NYSE: DVA) in order to execute the clinic's substantial five-year expansion that will involve opening new locations in Snohomish County as well as an expansion to King County. The move will also double its number of providers from 500 to 1,000. Read more about In the news: Everett Clinic to merge with Colorado healthcare company, begin massive expansion

Facing old age and mortality

Dr. Paul
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“I grow old ... I grow old ...
I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled.

Shall I part my hair behind?   Do I dare to eat a peach?
I shall wear white flannel trousers, and walk upon the beach.
I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each.

I do not think that they will sing to me”—T.S. Elliot Read more about Facing old age and mortality

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In the news: Dietitian helps diabetics manage disease

September 14, 2015

Everett Clinic dietitian and nutritionist, Jody Byrne, contributed: “Knowing something and doing something are two different things,” said Jody Byrne, a dietitian at Everett Clinic. As a certified diabetes instructor, Byrne trains her patients to eat healthier, move more and cope with fear and stress. Think of her as a lifestyle coach for the insulin-impaired. Read more about In the news: Dietitian helps diabetics manage disease

The secret sauce of long-lived marriages

Dr. Paul

This December, Diane and I have been a couple for 42 years! Wow! In this day and age that is quite an accomplishment. Periodically friends want to know--- what are the ingredients in the secret sauce of long-lived relationships?

Here’s my recipe. Read more about The secret sauce of long-lived marriages

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