Healthy Living: Study finds repeated hits to the head, even without concussions can lead to CTE

  (CNN) — The neurodegenerative disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy can start early and without any signs of concussion, according a study released Thursday. The Alzheimer’s-like disease has been most commonly associated with former professional football players, but has also been detected in military veterans, including many who have been exposed to roadside bombs and other types of military blasts. Previous studies have shown that repetitive hits to the head — even without concussion — can result in CTE, but scientists […]

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Healthy Living: Suffering in silence, stop the stigma around mental illness following apparent suicide of WSU quarterback

The apparent suicide of WSU quarterback Tyler Hilinski is a shock to all who knew him. A young man, just 21-years-old, is someone who friends describe as outgoing and fun-loving. Pullman Police found the young student-athlete in his apartment with what police believe was a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.  They say they also found a rifle next to Hilinski, along with a suicide note. Head Coach of the WSU Cougars says Hilinski was an incredible young man, that […]

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Healthy Living: Five staples to pack a healthy kitchen pantry

If you’re like most people, you’ve probably got a lot of white food in your pantry. Bread, pasta, crackers, etc. Although filling, easy to prepare and often tasty, these “white” foods carry little to no nutritional value. With that in mind, nutritionist and wellness coach Deborah Herlax Enos walks us through the aisles at Costco and shares her five favorite healthy pantry staples.  Plus, she gives us some ideas on how to prepare and include them into meals for you and your family. Enos […]

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Healthy Living: Most of us are consuming way too much sugar

Lots of people are talking about Seattle’s new sugary drink tax.  The tax went into effect January 1st and means most sweetened beverages like sodas, sports drinks and energy drinks will cost more, for distributors and for consumers.  Some of the money from the tax will go toward health education to sway people from drinking the sweet beverages.  While some say this was a political move and just another new tax, others argue it’s an important step to help people […]

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Healthy Living: Washington sees spike in flu cases statewide

There’s a spike in flu cases right now in Washington State and doctors are telling people it’s not too late to get the flu vaccine. At the end of December, the Washington State Department of Health reported 20 deaths have been attributed to the flu in the 2017-2018 flu season.  That means 20 deaths since October. The U.S. Centers for Disease control also reported this week, 36 states, including Washington are now seeing widespread flu activity. In Seattle, patient visits […]

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Healthy Living: Three freezer finds that are tasty & healthy

Lots of us resolve to eat healthier in the New Year, but when you’re short on time, that can be hard.  That’s where the freezer comes in.  Recently, Q13’s Marni Hughes teamed up with nutritionist and wellness coach, Deborah Enos at Costco for some simple ways to make mealtime healthy, easy and relatively inexpensive. First up, salmon burgers.  Enos says throw them in the toaster, toss it into a frying pan.  The burger patties have 20 grams of protein.  Enos […]

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Healthy Living: 4 kitchen essentials to make healthy meals at home

Planning healthy meals for your family can be tough, especially during the holidays.  In this week’s Healthy Living, Marni Hughes spent some time with a nutritionist and has four kitchen essentials that will help take the stress out of meal prep. On a trip through Costco, wellness coach and nutritionist, Deborah Enos is on a mission to show us how to make meal prep easy.  Enos says staying organized is key to meal prep and a healthy diet. Enos says, […]

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Healthy Living: Research shows heart attacks peak on Christmas Day

  Ever heard of “holiday heart attacks”?  It’s a real thing!  According to the American Heart Association, more people die from heart attacks during the holidays than any other time of the year. In fact, research from a 2004 report http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/110/25/3781 shows more cardiac deaths occurred on December 25th than any other day of the year, followed by December 26th and January 1st. Dr. Francisco Yuviengco with CHI Franciscan Health says part of the reason is changes in lifestyle around the […]

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Healthy Living: Research shows heart attacks peak on Christmas Day

  Ever heard of “holiday heart attacks”?  It’s a real thing!  According to the American Heart Association, more people die from heart attacks during the holidays than any other time of the year. In fact, research from a 2004 report http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/110/25/3781 shows more cardiac deaths occurred on December 25th than any other day of the year, followed by December 26th and January 1st. Dr. Francisco Yuviengco with CHI Franciscan Health says part of the reason is changes in lifestyle around the […]

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Healthy Living: Three ways to stay healthy through the holidays

For many of us, healthy habits go out the window during the holidays season.  The endless parties, rich foods and busy schedules can make it challenging to stay on track. Christine Stirparo, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with Pacific Medical Centers stopped by the Q13 studio with three ways to stay healthy through the holidays. Maintain a normal eating routine. What are the biggest holiday pitfalls when it comes to our health over the holidays? The biggest pitfall is disrupting our […]

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