The Indigo Blog

May18
Illness or Infection

How accurate is my at-home Covid test?

While positive results from at-home COVID tests are highly reliable, recent trends indicate they may be yielding false negative results. Learn the most accurate testing method to determine if you are infected with COVID-19.
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May02
Allergy or Asthma

Breathe easier: How to manage asthma symptoms

From the playground to the workplace to the gym, asthma can interfere with daily life, and severe cases can be life threatening. Learn about common asthma causes and triggers and how to manage your symptoms.
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Apr30
Indigo Team

Meet Ashley Kochel, Tumwater Indigo Urgent Care Medical Assistant and Ambassador on Duty

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Apr13
Injury

Goose eggs and head bumps: What to do when your noggin takes a knock

From toddlerdom through adulthood, lumps, bumps and bruises are a simple rite of passage. But when a knock on the head blooms into a bulging goose egg, it can be alarming. And for older adults, it could mean a trip to the ER.
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Mar24
Preventive Health

Preventing injuries as you age

Age happens, and so does normal wear and tear on your body. Your brain may tell you you’re still as perky as you were in your 20s, but your shoulder and knee might be telling you something else.
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Mar17
Illness or Infection

Un-masking anxiety: How to cope as mask mandates lift

Just because Washington state’s indoor mask mandate came to an end March 11 doesn’t necessarily mean things feel back to normal.
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Mar15
Indigo Team

Meet Julipher Garcia, Point Ruston clinic manager

Get to know Julipher Garcia, Point Ruston Indigo clinic manager.
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Mar14
Illness or Infection

Is it COVID, flu, allergies or the common cold?

Don't leave yourself or your friends and family wondering. Decode your symptoms with the help from our symptom chart.
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Mar08
Injury

Home sweet home gym: Making space for exercise

As people work remotely or dodge crowded health clubs, the home gym has become a top fitness trend — one that’s likely to stick around. Learn the benefits of a home gym and how to create a safe and motivating fitness space.
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Mar01
Illness or Infection

OMG! Is it normal for a teenager to have a UTI?

UTIs are the reason for about 10 million trips to the doctor each year, and one of the most common conditions in teens. Learn more about UTIs in teenagers, including treatment and prevention tips.
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Feb22
Illness or Infection

Make STI testing part of your health care routine

Ahem. This doesn’t need to be awkward. Sexual health is a huge part of your overall wellness, and what goes on “down there” impacts your physical, mental, emotional and social well-being. That’s why it’s so important to make sure everything’s in order.
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Feb14
Indigo Team

Love is in the air at Indigo

Get to know Brittany Lukenbach, Gig Harbor Indigo medical assistant concierge, and Steven Lukenbach, James Center Indigo medical assistant concierge. Find out what it’s like for the couple to work in the same role and what makes the Indigo experience unique. 

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Feb07
Preventive Health

How does lack of sleep affect your health?

Just like food and water, sleep is essential to keep your body and mind in top form. Learn how lack of sleep affects your health and what you can do to ensure you’re getting an adequate amount of shut-eye each night.
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Feb01
Rash or Skin Issue

Ditch the itch: Keep your skin healthy this winter

Winter conditions can bring on new skin issues or cause flare-ups of existing disorders. Learn how winter weather affects skin and steps to keep your skin healthy throughout the season and beyond.
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