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How to prepare for cold and flu season

October 11, 2016 — By Katie Coakley, brought to you by Kaiser Permanente. Fall is a beautiful time of year in the High Country, with leaves changing and the first dustings of snow decorating the mountains. However, the arrival of colder weather also brings a less pleasant season: cold […]

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Fight diseases before they start by vaccinating children and adults

August 25, 2016 — By Jessica Smith, sponsored by Kaiser Permanente While immunizations are important year-round, the month of August is considered National Immunization Awareness Month. The goal is to bring to the public eye the importance for people of all ages to receive and update their vaccinations. Why […]

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Smarter, healthier snacks

August 15, 2016 — ‘Healthy’ foods That aren’t. Want something to munch after lunch? Be smart about these sneaky snacks. If 2016 finds you vowing to eat healthier, pay attention to packaging. “Food marketers’ jobs are to draw you in and view their food as healthy,” says Sue Heikkinen, […]

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Money-saving snack action plan

August 15, 2016 — Do snack attacks and poor nutrition bust your waistline as well as your budget? Fight back with these tips to create a money-saving action plan. Post grocery sale fliers on the fridge and have the whole family circle the healthy items. This gets your kids […]

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4 tips to add to your family’s daily life

August 15, 2016 — ! No more excuses! Without breaking a sweat, you can probably rattle off a dozen reasons for not exercising. I’ve already showered for the day. I’m too tired. My schedule is packed. It’s time to make fitness fit into your life. Kayla Harris, MS, Kaiser […]

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Sunscreen myths and truths

August 15, 2016 — Are you in the dark about sun protection? A Kaiser Permanente dermatologist separates fact from fiction. You’re wearing sunscreen — that’s great! It can help you avoid wrinkles, sunspots, and skin cancer. Just be forewarned that it doesn’t give you free rein for endless alfresco […]

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