Tagged: prevention

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Smoke from wildfires creates unhealthy air. Everyone should follow basic precautions to stay healthy. People who have respiratory conditions such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) need to be extra careful.

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The flu vaccine is available to Kaiser Permanente members starting Sept. 21 through the season’s end.

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Back to school can mean physician checkups. Get the latest information on the HPV vaccine from 3 Kaiser Permanente physicians, who recommend the vaccine for their 11- and 12-year-old patients.

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Kaiser Permanente Northern California is getting the word out about the condition that afflicts some hospital patients.

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With the winter months nearing, be aware of symptoms of SAD, or Seasonal Affective Disorder. They may include depression, trouble sleeping, and increased appetite. If you may have SAD, see a professional to explore light therapy, cognitive therapy, or medication. Exercise, eating well, getting plenty of sleep, and seeing others can also help.

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In the United States today, roughly one-third of children are overweight or obese. Learn more about the chronic condition and how to prevent it.

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Colon cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer death in the United States, yet it is one of the most preventable types of cancer.

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Our hearing can deteriorate with time. Be kind to your ears by reducing noise and using earplugs. If you start to miss sounds, see your physician for a diagnosis and help.

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Through providing easy access to medication, fostering community, and offering telehealth opportunities, Kaiser Permanente Northern California is keeping members free from HIV.