Be Well with Skagit Regional Health

Be Well with Skagit Regional Health

Be Well with Skagit Regional Health features interviews with a variety of medical experts answering a wide-range of health questions. Skagit Regional Health is here to support you on your wellness journey.


March 12, 2024

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the US, with 1 out of 5 Americans developing it by the age of 70. Dr. Michael Marchetti discusses the main types of skin cancer, potential risk factors and prevention, how to get diagnosed and more.

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Having a headache is a sure sign of a bad day but a migraine can knock you off your feet for awhile. Dr. Peter Struck discusses managing migraines, causes, possible relief options and more.

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February 28, 2024

Sleep disorders are something that can adversely impact a child's health and quality of life. Dr. Allan Damian discusses the most common sleep disorders in children, symptoms, the treatment options that are available and more.

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February 6, 2024

Menopause can be a dreaded topic but the more you know, the better you can plan and know what to expect. Donna Lee, ARNP discusses the stages of menopause, symptoms and treatments, who may be a good candidate for menopause hormone therapy and more.

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Sleep is crucial to all of us but what about when it's interrupted by obstuctive sleep apnea? Dr. Nikhil Samtani discusses the latest treatment options, common symptoms and causes as well as the Inspire Therapy program.

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Outpatient surgery is more common than ever. According to the CDC, nearly two-thirds of all operations are performed in an outpatient facility. Dr. Christopher Sheu discusses the benefits of an outpatient surgery center, the types of procedures they per...

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November 1, 2023

What is a podiatrist and do your feet really need their own doctor? Dr. Eric Powell discusses the conditions podiatrists treat, what a patient can expect during a visit to the podiatrist and more.

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Have you ever worked out, been injured, and then had to deal with tight muscles and how can you get past that so that you can get back to playing? Dr. Jared Anderson discusses tight muscles, why they happen, how to treat them and m...

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August 28, 2023

Dupuytren's Disease is a condition of the hand that can be very debilitating. Dr. Jimmy Dang discusses this disease, symptoms to look out for, possible treatment options and more.

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Type 2 diabetes is on the rise so if you're diagnosed with it, how do you manage it? Dr. Matthew Rosner discusses what you need to know about type 2 diabetes including the signs, symptoms, and risk factors, what advice he has for families to prevent your children ...

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June 19, 2023

The 4th most common cancer among women is cervical cancer but it is treatable and even preventable. Dr. Dana Fuqua discusses the symptoms of cervical cancer, risk factors and the importance of screenings.

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May 11, 2023

Arthritis is a common and often very debilitating condition among adults. Laura Grantham, a physician assistant in rheumatology, discusses arthritis, possible risk factors, how it's treated and more.

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Our digestive health affects our immune system, our nervous system and even our mental health. Dr. S. Suresh Alagugurusamy discusses the best foods for GI health and the role your digestive system plays in your overall well-being.

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In today's episode, Dr. Alexander Willis discusses what you need to know about total joint replacement surgery, how to prepare for it, and what to expect during the recovery process.

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March 7, 2023

Back pain is a very common source of discomfort for many people. Dr. R. Dylan Morris discusses back pain, possible treatment methods, and more.

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Young women considering their first gynecological appointment will more than likely have lots of questions. Dr. Grace Bay discusses everything you need to know about what to expect during your appointment, common questions you may have, how to prepare for ...

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why-i-work-at-skagit-regional-healthConnie Thornton, a nurse at Skagit Regional Health, shares with us why she chose nursing, why she enjoys working at Skagit Valley Hospital, and what makes Skagit Regional Health different.
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Each fall or winter, there's a lot of talk around the flu and flu shots. Family Medicine provider Jaya DeElena discusses the facts that you should know when preparing for flu season.

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December 29, 2022

Did you know that your heart can affect your mind and vice versa? Dr. Bhrigu Parmar discusses the mind-heart connection, how nutrition can affect the two, ways to improve that connection, and more.

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If you haven't been exercising, you'll want to go about it the right way to maximize your efforts and avoid injury. Orthopaedic physician assistant Jon Ruff discusses the healthiest ways that you can prepare your body for a workout.

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