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Ask a Health Clinic in White Salmon, WA About Your Teen’s Sleep Troubles

April 1, 2015

If you are currently or ever have been the parent of a teenager, you’ve probably felt mystified when trying to understand their sleep cycles. Teenagers tend to stay up late on the computer or hanging out with friends, and then get by on very little sleep during the week. But come the weekend, it’s not uncommon for parents to find their teenagers sleeping well past noon. You might even get to the point where they’re so sleepy you have to bring them into your health clinic in White Salmon, WA to make sure they’re not ill! So what is fact... View Article

Season Affective Disorder can Take its Toll During This Time of Year

February 15, 2015

As the cold, dreary weather rolls in, the effects of Seasonal Affective Disorder make their presence known. Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, is a form of depression that correlates with the changes in seasons and begins and ends around the same time each year. While you may think you’re just having an “off day” or are in a little slump, there is a chance that you could be suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder and it is important to recognize the signs and look for treatment right away. What causes SAD? While there isn’t a specific reason that has proven to... View Article

The Common Cold or Something Worse?

January 1, 2015

‘Tis the season for coughs, colds and sniffles! Although winter brings with it cozy sweaters, roaring fires and hot chocolate, it also brings the season where colds and flus are prominent. Although the common cold is something that most people have gone through in their lifetime, it’s good to educate yourself on it and know when you may be in for something worse than just a cough or a sniffle. Visiting your local health clinic in White Salmon, WA and getting a checkup prior to winter setting in is always a good idea. But, it is important that you understand... View Article

Bacterial Versus Viral: Knowing the Differences

November 15, 2014

It’s something that’s confused often enough; is it a viral infection or a bacterial infection? It may seem like a small thing to distinguish, however, that small distinction can have a huge impact on not only how the infection will be treated, but also on how the infection affects your body. Here are just a few facts to make it easier to know the difference when it comes down to bacterial infections and viral infections: Bacteria are single celled organisms that are complex and generally harmless, while most viruses cause infections and diseases. In fact, most bacteria is helpful and... View Article

The Convenience of Making an Appointment Online

September 1, 2014

In our fast-paced world there is nothing we love and appreciate more than convenience. The easier and quicker something is, the better! Do you even remember what dial-up Internet is? Remember when you had to sit there for 2-3 minutes waiting for the Internet to connect? Or how about the first cell phones that didn’t have the capabilities to quick send a text to someone—you actually had to take the time to pick up the phone and call them. Well, those days are long gone and, let’s be honest, nowadays people would probably throw their computers out their window if... View Article

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