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body | mind photoSPLITTING HAIRS
Contrary to popular belief, shaving won't make your hair grow back thicker. The thickness of hair, and its growth rate, is primarily caused by genetic and hormonal factors. However, because shaving only removes the hair down to the surface, it needs to be done regularly; whereas waxing removes hair from its root and can decrease hair growth over time. The Spa offers several waxing services, from top to bottom.

—Natalie Rubio, The Spa Aesthetician

To keep your email under control, try not to have more than 10 main folders, and organize these by using sub folders. Arrange them in order of importance, and assign the same names you would for hard-copy desk files such as "Important," "Action required," "Projects" or "Meetings." Categorizing saves times and prevents loss of important emails in an Internet black hole.

— Kaarin Keil, Membership Director

The American Cancer Society (ACS) is inviting men and women between 30 and 65 years of age who have no personal history of cancer to join a historic research study, Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3). The purpose of the study is to better understand the lifestyle factors that cause or prevent cancer and to ultimately eliminate cancer as a major health problem. As a partner, Overlake Medical Center invites candidates to enroll on the hospital campus, Aug. 21 from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and Aug. 23 from 8-11:30 a.m. To register, go to

— Overlake Hospital Medical Center

body | mind photoGRADUATING TO CUPS
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends switching a child from a bottle to a cup by 12 to 15 months of age. This prevents liquid from collecting around their new teeth. Also, a cup can't be taken to bed like a bottle can, so it helps them break the habit.

Katie Barth, Recreation Director

Overlake Medical Center is offering an innovative procedure called bronchial thermoplasty for the treatment of severe asthma. This outpatient procedure treats severe asthma by going to the source. It's being performed by Amy Markezich, MD, a pulmonologist skilled in bronchoscopy and specially trained to provide bronchial thermoplasty. For an estimated two million adults with severe asthma who continue to have asthma-related symptoms despite standard of care medications, bronchial thermoplasty is a new treatment option—and now it's available on the Eastside.

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Overlake Hospital Medical Center

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