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The face of addiction is not always what you think. I appreciate this local mom's honesty, telling her difficult story so other's can get help and overcome addiction.

SNOHOMISH COUNTY -- You've heard the saying before, “Addiction does not discriminate”. But would you recognize the faces of addiction? The woman you are about to meet certainly defies the stereotype. And in the hopes of helping others, she’s sharing her personal struggles through opioid addict...
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Today is "National Love your Pet Day". Share with me pictures of your sweet pets.

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I love this cold weather, as long as we get some sunshine. What about you?

SEATTLE -- Some snow continues to fall across south Puget Sound, increasing Tuesday evening, but we’re already seeing quite a bit around Grays Harbor, Pacific, Western Lewis and Thurston Counties this morning. Seattle, Bremerton, Everett all have snow chances too -- but the best opportunity for ac...
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Drink up. This smoothie is heart healthy and one the kids will enjoy!#Q13HeartChallenge Only 9 days to go to finish out the month strong

This yummy smoothie is a great way to get a lot of fruits and vegetables in at one time! Smoothies are great for kids and adults, so you can make a big one and share with the whole family.<br /><br />This recipe is part of the <a href="">Simple Cooking with Heart for Kids Demo Kit</a>. We created th...
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People often confuse sudden cardiac arrest with a heart attack. THEY ARE NOT THE SAME. Recognize the symptoms of a heart attack so you know when to call 9-1-1. Also, remember heart attack symptoms for women are often different than what men experience.
Women often feel...
-pressure, squeezing or pain in the center of their chest.
-Pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck jaw or stomach.
-shortness of breath....
-cold sweat, nausea, or lightheadedness.
-and in some cases chest pain.

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It's estimated every year there are 350,000 out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest events in the United States. According to the American Heart Association, cardiac arrest may be reversed if CPR is performed and a defibrillator is used to shock the heart and restore a normal heart rhythm within a few minutes.

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Walked to the grocery. #Q13HeartChallenge Took a break to enjoy the sun at a park.

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Selfies are okay if it’s for the #Q13HeartChallenge Making chicken stir fry with squash, zucchini, onion, garlic and peppers.

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Many of you asked for the recipe of the soup I made this week. Here you go. Also, I changed out red meatballs for chicken meatballs. Found them in frozen section at QFC. #Q13HeartChallenge

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Dave Kosin is our executive producer each night and is one of the many Q13 staff members taking the #Q13HeartChallenge I wanted to share his post, since he sums up so nicely, the important reason why he's getting and staying healthy. Thanks Dave! Keep up the great work. This is what the challenge is all about. Small steps leading to big change. You pick your challenge. Also, if you've got a picture to share, send it my way by either posting it below, or send me an email at marni@q13fox.com Each night I'm sharing viewer photos on the air.

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From icy socks, elderberry, a high protein diet and nasal washes... Dr. Ari Gilmore with Pacific Medical Centers walks us through the latest remedies some people are turning to in an effort to fight the flu. So, do they hold any water...

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There are 5 critical numbers all of us should know about our own health in order to better understand our risk for heart disease, take action if needed, and lower that risk. Those numbers include total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and body mass index or BMI. I want to thank Dr. Mary Ann Bauman for stopping by our Q13 studio today to walk us through why these numbers are so important, what they mean and the steps we can take to make sure we're doin...g what's best for our heart. According to the American Heart Association 80% of heart disease may be preventable by taking healthy steps in your life to improve diet and exercise. #Q13HeartChallenge

Last week, I met with my doctor to learn my numbers. It had been a few years since I had done so. Thankfully my numbers are good and if I maintain healthy eating habits and stay consistent with my workouts, I can keep those numbers in check. I encourage you to make an appointment with your doctor too if you haven't already so you can better understand your heart health risk.

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Chocolate is heart healthy! Yes!!! Okay, it's just dark chocolate and it's only an ounce, but I'm game.

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In our heart health coverage today, we focused on TAVR, which stands for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement. It's a procedure that's only been around a few years to help patients with Aortic Valve Stenosis, a condition that happens when the Aortic Valve narrows and restricts blood flow. It's the most common valve disease of the heart, and the TAVR procedure has been recently green lighted for use on more patients (including moderate risk), meaning fewer people have to undergo open heart surgery. Dr. Scott Haugen with Kaiser Permanente Washington was kind enough to share his thoughts on the procedure now being offered to patients locally. I've also provided a link below this post if you'd like to learn more.

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Ran today, then made turkey meatball soup. #Q13HeartChallenge

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CPR saves lives! Learn it, know it, so you're ready to use it in the off-chance someone needs it. The biggest mistake you can make if you witness someone go into Sudden Cardiac Arrest is DOING NOTHING. As part of Heart Health month, certified CPR instructor, Suzi Surface Crickmore stopped by the Q13 studios for a live CPR demonstration, covering the basics of CPR. Thanks as always Suzi for helping us raise awareness about this important life saving skill. #StayingAlive #CPR #HeartHealth #Q13HeartChallenge

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