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  • In my practice I diagnose at least 4-5 women with cervical cancer every year.  This year in the United States, over 13,000 women will be diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV).  HPV is quite common, in fact,

  • Energy Drinks – Common Questions and Information Myth: Energy drinks are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) so they must be safe. The makers of energy drinks market them as dietary supplements, allowing them to side step the U.S

  • The stigma attached to people with addictions is often harmful or false and it interferes with efforts to find relief from the very real damage that addictions cause to individuals, their families, and their communities. No one is immune as addiction

  • Influenza, the flu, is one of 25 diseases that can be prevented by a vaccine. Too many people died from influenza last year in Washington State, a total of 241.  That number includes two children.  It is too late to help them but do you...

  • There are many misconceptions regarding the causes of breast cancer. Here are seven of the most common myths and the facts. Click each myth to read the factual information.                      

  • The Behavioral Health Program at West End Outreach (WEOS) is currently taking on clients in its Substance Use Disorder treatment program. Treatment  at WEOS is designed to help people address the underlying causes that might contribute to the abuse o

  • What if you are sick and you tell the doctor you have an allergy to penicillin? Very often, a type of penicillin is the “Drug of Choice” which is the best antibiotic for that infection.  Yes, there are usually alternatives to penicillins but only 1..

  • If someone’s having a heart attack or a stroke, we know time is critical for treatment.  Response to sepsis is just as emergent. For sepsis, it is critical to give the required antibiotics within one hour, 30 minutes for some infections. Sepsis

  • It was frightening for many and heartbreaking for others when the measles outbreak reached 85 people in Washington state and killed one person in the United States. An even greater tragedy for our state is the 241 deaths from influenza during the 201

  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) The Asthma and Alergy Foundation of America stated And numbers from The American Lung Association showed that According to the American Lung Association Other Asthma Triggers: What can

  • As many as 11 million Americans may have heart valve disease, (HVD), according to the Alliance for Aging Research. HVD is a potentially disabling and deadly disease, yet 3 out of 4 Americans know little to nothing about the disease. In an article pub

  • When you break your foot, you see a doctor or surgeon. If you feel sick, you let your coworkers know and you get medicine. It is common practice to share concerns about physical health with your friends and family. However, when dealing with a mental

  • According to the American Heart Association, “Every minute in the United States, someone’s wife, mother, daughter or sister dies from heart disease, stroke or another form of cardiovascular disease (CVD). More than one in three women is living with C

  • January is cervical health month. Why is this important? Each year around 12,000 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer and 4,000 will die from it. Cervical cancer is ranked 14th in regards to cancers that kill women. It used to be much higher

  • The top 10 most common New Year’s Eve resolutions are (according to Google): While each of these resolutions are important to living a fuller and happier life, number 7, to quit smoking, may be the most life transforming. We all know cigarette smokin

  • Children are limitlessly creative. Which, I’m sure, is one of the reasons washer warnings now read, “High Spin Speeds: Do not put any person in this washer.” The reasoning skills of little humans are not fully developed and they are not good judges o

  • Fall and winter have arrived and bring with them cozy indoor activities and holiday celebrations. Regrettably, this season also brings many viral illnesses such as the common cold, RSV, and influenza. Winter illnesses can make people feel quite ill,

  • We have a nurse dedicated solely to flu shots each Tuesday and Friday at Bogachiel Clinic. Call and schedule your flu shot today. Families can be given Flu shots together. Click to view full PDF