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HEALTH AND WELLNESS

How One Mom Juggled Virtual School and Full Time Work During COVID-19

A month into the shelter-in place order, Anna Edwards hit a wall. She had been working from home with her kids out of school, and her oldest child was diagnosed with ADHD. [...]

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS

A Clinician’s Advice for Choosing a Health Plan

Every year, the designated open enrollment period for health insurance arrives no matter where you work, and you have the opportunity to choose a health insurance plan that best suits you, your family and your overall health needs. [...]

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS

5 Ways to Cope With Seasonal Depressive Disorder, as told by Amazonians

For two Amazonians — Jacque Themel and John Alaimo, both active leaders in health and wellbeing affinity groups — Seasonal Depressive Disorder, or SAD, is an annual occurrence. Here, we spoke with them to learn more about the condition and how others can find ways to feel upbeat in the long winter months. [...]

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CARE MADE EASY

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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HEALTH AND WELLNESS

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

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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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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HEALTH AND WELLNESS

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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HEALTH AND WELLNESS

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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HEALTH AND WELLNESS

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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HEALTH AND WELLNESS

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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HEALTH AND WELLNESS

5-minute breathing exercises to help you de-stress anywhere

It's normal to feel a rise in stress this time of year—more than 60% of Americans report elevated stress at the holidays. When you pair that with the stressors of a pandemic, you get an unusually tense holiday season. [...]

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Your Complete Guide to Sore Throats (And How to Treat Them)

Question: How do I know what’s causing a sore throat? And what can I do to relieve it? [...]

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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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HEALTH AND WELLNESS

What It’s Like To Be a First-Time Parent In 2020

On February 20th, Pooja Roaorane and Anupam Dighe welcomed their first child into the world—Aveer, a baby boy. Within three weeks—and just as Anupam was poised to return to his work in the Robotics department, Seattle went into lockdown. “We don’t know any different,” says Raorane. “My friends who had their babies before quarantine tell me how it was so much easier. But we’ve been in this cocoon.” [...]

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EVERYDAY CARE

A Guide to Kid Fevers

The only thing that spike’s faster than a child’s fever is the parental anxiety that follows it. And—in the midst of a historic global pandemic—another thing that is elevated is our Google searches for fevers. [...]

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS

A 3-Week Habit-Building Challenge to Start Off the Year Right

To help you set attainable goals this year, Amazon Care is offering a new, three-week Habit-Building Challenge. Each week, you’ll receive an email detailing how to select habits that are attainable, set reasonable expectations for change, and find new ways to hack your mind for long term impact. [...]

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS

4 Practical, Feel-Good Habits Worth Forming in 2021-And How to Do It

Not sure about you, but 2020 provided lots of unexpected challenges. In 2021, we’re ready to refocus and get energized for the year ahead. While past years may have included ambitions for challenging new exercise regimens or drastic dietary changes, this year we’re focused on balance, self-awareness, and getting a bit more TLC in our lives. [...]

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EVERYDAY CARE

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 capture the healing power of nature at your desk

The holidays are a notoriously stressful time: more than 60% of Americans report elevated stress at the holidays. And with rising COVID-19 cases, the added stress can be a lot to handle this year. But the good news is that there are quick science-backed ways to center yourself and find calm when panic begins to bubble up. [...]

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS

A 3-Part Series to Help you Build Habits Rooted in Happiness

Turns out, keeping up a habit is hard. Some 60% of us make New Year’s resolutions, and (not shockingly) only 8% keep them for the long haul. [...]

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS

How One Amazon Mom Balances Work, Family, and The Pandemic

Tiffany and her husband, their son Jack, and two big dogs have been living, working and learning together in their small Seattle home since the pandemic started. “It’s been chaotic to say the least,” says Spatafore. [...]

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EVERYDAY CARE

Now Available: Primary and Preventive Care Services

We’ve got great news. Amazon Care is now offering even more healthcare services to care for you and your family. [...]

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS

The Rise of Digital Health in Charts

Virtual healthcare has taken off in 2020 due in large part to the coronavirus pandemic. And while the catalyst for the surge in interest and use of digital health was something negative, it’s growing importance in how healthcare is delivered could benefit patients for years to come. [...]

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Three strategies for breaking negative thought patterns in minutes

Americans have been managing heightened stress for months now. In fact, according to the American Psychological Association, half of parents are reporting significantly high levels of stress as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Add in the more than 60% of Americans who report elevated stress at the holidays, and it's a recipe for tension soup! [...]

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Managing Loneliness During the Holidays

Though billed as a time of gatherings and gratitude, the holidays can shine a spotlight on the loneliness many of us are already feeling. In fact, for the past several years, researchers have found evidence that America is experiencing a “loneliness epidemic” Levels of loneliness have doubled in the last half century. [...]

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COMMUNITY

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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