Seattle Health: Read the Spring/Summer Issue
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In this issue's cover story, editor-at-large Sheila Mickool goes beyond the numbers on the scale to talk about weight loss in the name of health, via medically managed weight loss programs (“The Healthy Way to Weight Loss”), interviewing the local doctors who help patients shed pounds to reduce their risks of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and more.
Karen West delves into Multiple Sclerosis, that disease that has touched more in the Pacific Northwest than most other places in the world (“MS Mystery”). MS’s yet unexplained prevalence has made our area one of the strongest research centers in the country and West introduces some of the newest medications for MS that take pill form—a boon to many patients who struggle with the discomfort and hassle of injections.
Additionally, local experts explain the connection between teen and young adult brain development and addiction, leading kidney specialist Dr. Bessie Young talks kidney disease prevention and Group Health Ob/Gyn Dr. Jane Dimer weighs in on important immunizations for pregnant women. These stories plus a great collection of local health care news you can use, round out our spring and summer health coverage—we hope it will help guide your way to good health.
Niki Stojnic, Editor
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