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  • Doctors Weigh the Risk of Winter Activities During Pandemic

    Doctors Weigh the Risk of Winter Activities During Pandemic

    The coronavirus pandemic rages on with new questions about what's safe and what to avoid. News$ asked three local doctors to weigh in on the risks, and there's on thing on which they all agree.

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  • Even with COVID-19 vaccine, still need to ‘exercise caution’ when visiting elderly

    Even with COVID-19 vaccine, still need to ‘exercise caution’ when visiting elderly

    We still have to exercise caution when we’re visiting elderly relatives or grandparents,” said Dr. Mona Gahunia, an infectious disease doctor leading the Kaiser Permanente COVID-19 vaccination plans.

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  • What to do if your family history includes brain aneurysm

    What to do if your family history includes brain aneurysm

    Each year, about 1 in 50 Americans have brain aneurysms that have not ruptured. About 30,000 people a year suffer ruptured brain aneurysms, and about 15% of them die before reaching the hospital.

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  • The Riskiest Activities for Catching COVID-19

    The Riskiest Activities for Catching COVID-19

    From shopping to indoor dining and travel, local health experts weigh in on what you can do and what to skip.

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  • How to talk to your kids about the riot at the Capitol

    How to talk to your kids about the riot at the Capitol

    The fatal riots at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday are not just top of mind for you, but your kids as well. So, what’s the best way to talk to them about it?

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  • The Cost of Stress: The value of supporting mental well-being in the modern workplace

    The Cost of Stress: The value of supporting mental well-being in the modern workplace

    Humans are creatures of habit. We tend to be healthier and happier when we know what’s coming and feel prepared for it. But in uncertain times, feeling prepared can be challenging.

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  • The Next Normal

    The Next Normal

    Instead of focusing on a return to “business as usual,” employers should consider how the workforce must change for good

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  • Protect yourself: 3 reasons why you should get a flu shot during a pandemic

    Protect yourself: 3 reasons why you should get a flu shot during a pandemic

    The coronavirus pandemic isn’t the only public health threat on the horizon. Flu season is upon us, and it poses deadly health risks to Americans every year.

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  • Easy on the eyes: Tips for reducing digital eye strain

    Easy on the eyes: Tips for reducing digital eye strain

    With today's screens and constant connectivity, we put a lot of pressure on our eyes. And as the coronavirus pandemic has forced us into a new virtual reality, that pressure has become even worse.

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  • 2 Md. organizations share in $750K from Kaiser Permanente to address homelessness

    2 Md. organizations share in $750K from Kaiser Permanente to address homelessness

    Two Maryland organi􏰁zations will each receive $150,000 from a grant of $750,000 by Kaiser Permanente to address homelessness across the Mid-Atlantic region.

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  • SLOW DOWN: A doctor explains how stress can 'activate' strep throat

    SLOW DOWN: A doctor explains how stress can 'activate' strep throat

    There’s another reason to try to relax this holiday season – stress from the pandemic could make your more susceptible to strep throat.

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  • Local Kaiser Permanente exec Ruth Williams-Brinkley discusses the impact of the pandemic

    Local Kaiser Permanente exec Ruth Williams-Brinkley discusses the impact of the pandemic

    Ruth Williams-Brinkley’s new role at Kaiser is an East Coast homecoming for the Georgia native.

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  • Fitness trackers do more than count steps, doctor says

    Fitness trackers do more than count steps, doctor says

    For most people, the main reason to get a fitness tracker is to figure out how much activity they’ve done in a day — and to encourage themselves to exercise. But the new devices can do so much more.

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  • Kaiser Permanente Teams With School District to Focus on Teachers' Mental Health

    Kaiser Permanente Teams With School District to Focus on Teachers' Mental Health

    Kaiser Permanente is teaming up with one of the D.C. region's largest school districts to focus on the mental health of educators.

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  • Wellness park to open in Occoquan, summer 2021

    Wellness park to open in Occoquan, summer 2021

    Occoquan residents will be able to access a new fitness area next summer.

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  • Coping with increased alcohol consumption before it becomes a pandemic-related problem

    Coping with increased alcohol consumption before it becomes a pandemic-related problem

    Mental health experts at Kaiser Permanente have noticed increased alcohol use for several reasons related to the coronavirus pandemic.

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  • I Tried a Brain-Training Program During Quarantine. Did It Work?

    I Tried a Brain-Training Program During Quarantine. Did It Work?

    The goal: Improve cognitive functioning and reduce stress.

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  • Use These Tips To Manage The End Of Daylight Saving Time This Year

    Use These Tips To Manage The End Of Daylight Saving Time This Year

    As we enter the darkest part of the year, we asked a local doctor how to best cope with the reduced amount of sunlight.

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  • Doctors dub clinical term for anxiety related to 2020 election

    Doctors dub clinical term for anxiety related to 2020 election

    Nearly 7 out of 10 Americans reported that the upcoming election is a significant source of stress in their everyday lives.

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  • How should Americans celebrate Thanksgiving while COVID-19 lingers? Dr. Fauci weighs in.

    How should Americans celebrate Thanksgiving while COVID-19 lingers? Dr. Fauci weighs in.

    Dr. Mona Gahunia, infectious disease physician with Kaiser Permanente Mid Atlantic says there should be a limit of 10 of people inside your home, though that does not guarantee safety.

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