In the largest U.S. study of its kind, Kaiser Permanente researchers found that acupuncture can help. The treatment helped people with chronic low back pain feel less bothered by their symptoms and function better in their daily activities.
Depression: What causes it, who gets it, and what works?
If you've been feeling down for a while, research shows telling your doctor about your symptoms is a smart choice. Depression can affect you in many ways: mentally, emotionally, and physically. To help you feel better, your doctor will work with you to check your current state, finding out if you do, in fact, have depression.
Who says quitters never win? On the contrary; quitting smoking may be one of the best decisions you will ever make.
Let’s face it. Quitting smoking can be pretty rough. If you’re ready, one of the best strategies is this: Don’t go it alone. Having a support system could make all the difference.
Did you know it takes many people up to four—and sometimes six—serious tries before they finally stop smoking? Slipping is common. Multiple attempts are the norm. We’re not trying to discourage you. Instead, give yourself a break and some positive strokes for trying to improve your health.
The evidence to support a healthy-lifestyle approach to ward off Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia is growing. While there’s no “magic pill” to prevent such conditions, we can do several things to prevent or delay dementia.
If you ask doctors what disease their patients fear most, they’ll tell you: dementia. Growing old itself is not so scary to many people. But the idea of living in a demented state can paralyze people with worry or tempt them to pursue preventive treatments based on false hope.
Our Seattle offices sit on the occupied land of the Duwamish and by the shared waters of the Coast Salish people, who have been here thousands of years and remain. Learn about practicing land acknowledgment.