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How to Know if You Have a Cold, the Flu, or COVID-19

Typically around this time of year, you wouldn’t be surprised to develop a runny nose, cough, or even a fever. You’d likely assume you just have a cold. You might grab some over-the-counter medication, hydrate, get a good night’s sleep, and [...]

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS

New Challenge to Improve these 6 Areas of Your Health

Research shows that there are six things that predict 80% of the chronic illnesses we will face. They include sleeping and eating well, moving our bodies, lowering stress, avoiding substance abuse, and finding community. [...]

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS

How to make your WFH setup more comfortable (and healthy).

Pre-pandemic, when the office Wifi was down or you had a sick kiddo at home, working from home meant parking yourself at the kitchen table, maybe even the couch, to grind through the workday [...]

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We Walked Through an Amazon Care Visit. Here’s What to Expect.

Your most frequently asked questions, answered [...]

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EVERYDAY CARE

3 Ways To Keep Your Family Safe From Wildfire Smoke

Record-breaking wildfires have consumed many parts of the West Coast, and their effects will likely be felt for some time. Not to mention, the fires are burning against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic, prompting many to question if their symptoms are COVID-19-related or [...]

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Why Can’t I Sleep?

In the months since the pandemic took hold, there have been a series of reports on how the outbreaks are affecting our sleep, from the quality of our rest to our new, weird dreamscapes. [...]

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Six steps for getting better sleep —and why it matters to your overall health

Did you know that there are six things we have control over that predict roughly 80% of the chronic illnesses we will face? These include sleep, diet, exercise, stress management, avoiding substance abuse, and finding community. [...]

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Small diet changes that lead to the biggest health changes

Fun fact: There are six things we have control over that predict roughly 80% of the chronic illnesses we will face, one of these being the food we eat each and every day. Sticking to a diet isn’t necessarily the easiest thing (especially in 2020), but there are steps you can take to manage this. [...]

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Simple ways to make moving your body easier and enjoyable

Studies show just one session of exercise lowers your blood pressure and blood sugar and helps you sleep better. In the long term, regular exercise reduces your risk of diabetes, some cancers, heart attack, and stroke. In fact, it’s one of the six things we have control over that predict roughly 80% of the chronic illnesses we will face in life. [...]

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Stress Relief Techniques That Actually Work

Research shows stress is one of the six things we have control over that predict roughly 80% of the chronic illnesses we will face in life. Stress is a healthy, normal response intended to keep us safe in dangerous situations. It causes a cascade of hormonal changes that enable us to move fast and protect ourselves, like, when, say a saber-toothed tiger is chasing [...]

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Making big leaps with moderation: Updating your relationship with risky substances

Did you know that there are six things we have control over that predict roughly 80% of the chronic illnesses we will face? Risky substance use is one of these pillars — and as seen in recent research, use of substances has been increasing during the pandemic. [...]

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Creative ways to find community during COVID-19

Science has proven that communities make life better. A 75-year study conducted at Harvard Medical School found that people who have strong connections to family, friends, and their community are not only happier and healthier [...]

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Worried about quarantine drinking habits? Here’s what to do

Q: While isolated at home and stressed in the pandemic, I’ve been drinking a lot more than usual. I notice that many of my friends are doing the same, so my ramped-up consumption seems normal. But I have my doubts: How do I know if I'm actually drinking too much? [...]

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How can I help my kids manage stress in a healthy way?

The pandemic has been hard on everyone, even kids, who might not be able to do everything they normally would at school, with friends, or around the holidays. In this Q&A with a Care clinician, we ask how parents can make sure their kids aren’t taking on unnecessary anxiety and stress, how to know the signs of stress in kids, and what parents can do to help kids cope when those feelings arise. [...]

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EVERYDAY CARE

Delaying Medical Care During COVID-19. There’s a Better Way.

With the pandemic continuing to impact life in Washington state, it’s no surprise that many people are being extra cautious about tackling nonessential tasks and errands outside the home. But in my [...]

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Meet three muralists spreading care around Seattle

To celebrate Seattle communities, Amazon Care has commissioned three artists to share “what care means to them” in the form of murals. And in an effort to give back to the groups that have held us together this year, each muralist has chosen one cause for Amazon to donate to on their behalf.

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