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Prepare Your Child for the School Year with a Sports Physical

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After the last three years of the pandemic, we’ve seen, without a doubt, how important sports can be for children’s physical, social, and mental health. Simply put, sports participation can enrich your child’s health and overall well-being. Prior to beginning a school or community sports season, it’s often required for…

What We Know About Monkeypox

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Until this summer, most Americans had never heard of monkeypox. By late August 2022, nearly 20,000 cases had been diagnosed in the U.S., with close to 50,000 worldwide. Monkeypox seems poised to launch a new pandemic. Just how worried should you be? What is Monkeypox? Monkeypox was first identified in…

Gateway Surgery Center: A More Affordable Alternative for Outpatient Care

Outpatient surgery centers are a convenient, lower-cost alternative to hospitals for surgery. Whether you need orthopedic, spine, total joint replacement, urologic, plastics, podiatric, or ear, nose, and throat surgery, or your child needs a pediatric procedure, consider WWMG’s Gateway Surgery Center. Our facility offers the most modern surgical…

How Audiologists Can Help with Age-Related Hearing Loss

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How Audiologists Can Help with Age-Related Hearing Loss An Audiologist is a medical expert who can evaluate, diagnose, and treat hearing issues. Audiologists are experienced at screening patients for hearing disorders and recommending appropriate treatments to address the cause and severity of symptoms. Age-related hearing loss happens gradually over time.

How Sports Medicine Helps Active Patients Stay Healthy

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A Pacific Northwest summer and an active lifestyle go hand-in-hand. Whether you’re a day hiker, a stand-up paddle board enthusiast, just completed another half-marathon, or are training to scale Mt. Rainier ­- whatever your activity level, odds are your body will experience some wear and tear. In most cases,…

Effective Treatments for Lupus

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Effective Treatments for Lupus Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes the body to attack its own healthy tissue. As with many autoimmune disorders, symptoms aren’t always visible to the outside world. Flare-ups can make everyday life challenging, but with supportive disease management, lupus patients don’t have to…