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Visits to the doctor and dentist have dropped dramatically during the pandemic because people are nervous about being exposed to COVID-19; have faced financial setbacks; or have been social distancing and quarantining.  Learn More

Vaccinations are the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from infectious diseases like COVID-19 and flu, but some people still have concerns. Dr. Katie Sharff, infectious disease specialist with Kaiser Permanente Northwest, explains how vaccines work and why they are a safe, effective way to prevent pandemics. Learn More

Traditionally, the end of the year is filled with holiday celebrations, family gatherings and good cheer — but the holidays may look a little different this year. Learn More

Those struggling with addiction to alcohol or other substances are at increased risk during the coronavirus pandemic, but there are healthy ways to cope with increased stress. Learn More

Just like the rest of us, it’s recommended for kids over the age of two to wear a mask when going out. However, it can be hard to convince a child to wear a mask. Learn More

Dr. Bina Patel with Kaiser Permanente in Portland, Oregon, offers tips to support new parents  getting back to work after time off with baby. Learn More

Most doctors agree there are physical and mental health benefits from owning a pet - and by lowering your blood pressure and helping you get more exercise, they’re especially good for your heart health. Learn More

How a play commissioned by Kaiser Permanente is helping teens manage their mental health. Learn More

When life gets busy, it’s easy to forget to take care of yourself. Dr. Sheila Jhansale with Kaiser Permanente in Salem, Oregon, offers a fresh take on self-care advice to avoid burnout, fatigue and illness, and reduce seasonal stress.  Learn More

Early detection of breast cancer improves the chance of survival, but many women avoid mammograms. Dr. Sequita Morris, a family practice physician with Kaiser Permanente in Salem, Oregon, debunks the myths about mammograms and explains why regular breast cancer screenings are vital for women as they age. Learn More

What can parents do to help prevent bullying? Dr. Eugene Nicholson talks about the impact of bullying on both the bully and the victim, and steps parents can take to stop the behavior. Learn More

Does alcohol cause problems in your health, your work, or your life at home? Dr. Brad Anderson, Chief of Addiction Medicine for Kaiser Permanente Northwest, explains the health risks associated with drinking too much alcohol and tips to help cut back.   Learn More

A lot of kids spend more time in front of a screen than they do reading, talking with family and friends, or playing outside. How is this affecting their mental health? Learn More