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Ask Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson: School lunches and nutrition

Ask Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson: School lunches and nutritionAbout a quarter of students don't have access to healthier options and when available, the healthier options aren't eaten.
  • Health
  • 6 days, 15 hours ago
Health

Tiny implant helps patients see again

Tiny implant helps patients see againMacular degeneration is the leading cause of severe vision loss in Americans 60 and older. But as Jean Enersen reports, a tiny telescope could change that.
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  • 6 days, 15 hours ago
Health

More people complain about health insurance limbo

More people complain about health insurance limboThe board that oversees the state's health benefit exchange heard from people who say they're still in limbo for 2014.
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  • 1 week ago
Body

Cancer patients use creative outlets to cope

Cancer patients use creative outlets to copeLiving with cancer can be a daily challenge, but some patients have found creative ways to cope.
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  • 1 week ago
Health

Minimizing the risks from concussions

Minimizing the risks from concussionsWith all the talk about high school sports and concussions, progress has been made to recognize these injuries early and prevent long term damage.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Local

Spokane woman uses Zumba to take on cancer

Spokane woman uses Zumba to take on cancerA cancer survivor in Spokane is shaking her groove thing all the way to a healthier lifestyle.
  • Local
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Health

Surgeon with Ebola coming to U.S. for care

Surgeon with Ebola coming to U.S. for careA surgeon working in Sierra Leone has been diagnosed with Ebola and will be flown Saturday to the United States for treatment, officials from Sierra Leone and the United States said.
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  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Body

New artificial ankles more like the real thing

New artificial ankles more like the real thingNew innovations are making artificial ankles more like human ankles.
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  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Care

Saturday begins open season for health insurance

Saturday begins open season for health insuranceThe people who run Washington's health insurance exchange are hoping 85,000 people will buy private insurance during an open enrollment period that begins Saturday.
  • Care
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Seattle

Vulcan needs volunteers for Ebola smartphones

Vulcan needs volunteers for Ebola smartphonesVulcan needs volunteers to help program Ebola phones on Saturday. No experience is needed.
  • Seattle
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Local

UW startup receives grant to design new football helmets

UW startup receives grant to design new football helmetsA University of Washington startup received a $500,000 grant to make the next generation of football helmets.
  • Local
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Health

Ask Dr. Swanson: Whooping cough, choosing antibiotic-free turkeys

Ask Dr. Swanson: Whooping cough, choosing antibiotic-free turkeysDr. Wendy Sue Swanson stresses the importance of choosing an antibiotic-free turkey for the holidays.
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  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Seattle

13 students treated in Roosevelt HS whooping cough outbreak

13 students treated in Roosevelt HS whooping cough outbreakThe outbreak started in mid October with a student who was not vaccinated, a Seattle Schools spokeswoman said.
  • Seattle
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Body

New breast cancer screening technology offered at Virginia Mason

New breast cancer screening technology offered at Virginia MasonNew technology is helping doctors with early breast cancer detection so tumors are less likely to be missed.
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  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Health

Parents warned of whooping cough outbreak at Roosevelt HS

Parents warned of whooping cough outbreak at Roosevelt HSAccording to the school, several students have been diagnosed and treated for whooping cough since mid-October.
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  • 2 weeks ago
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Ebola at center of town hall meetings hosted at JBLM

Ebola at center of town hall meetings hosted at JBLMJBLM will host three more town halls to answer the community's questions about plans for monitoring troops for Ebola.
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  • 2 weeks ago
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When melanoma affects the eyes

When melanoma affects the eyesOcular melanoma is the most common form of eye cancer, but now a bladeless treatment is showing success.
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  • 2 weeks ago
Health

Why vaccines should be a family affair

Why vaccines should be a family affairToday many new parents aren't just worried about vaccines for their bundle of joy, but also for anyone who will be around the new baby.
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  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Health

Ask Dr. Swanson: Dangers of laundry pods for kids

Ask Dr. Swanson: Dangers of laundry pods for kidsThe vibrant colors of the laundry detergent capsules grab the attention of young children.
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  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Health

Rethink pink: When men get breast cancer

Rethink pink: When men get breast cancerWhen you think about men and cancer, prostate cancer is probably the first thing that comes to mind. But men can get breast cancer too.
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  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
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Ask Dr. Swanson: Babies hear 3 times more words from mom

Ask Dr. Swanson: Babies hear 3 times more words from momA new study published in the journal "Pediatrics" shows babies heard three times more words from moms than from dads.
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  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Health

Free app helps find discounted prescriptions

Free app helps find discounted prescriptionsLowestMed lets you compare prices at pharmacies in your area so you can save money.
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  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Childrens Health Link

Numbing gels can harm teething babies

Numbing gels can harm teething babiesIf you're first instinct is to reach for traditional numbing gels for your teething baby, you'll want to stop. The FDA has re-issued a warning due to potential serious side effects, including death.
  • Childrens Health Link
  • 3 weeks ago
Health

Putting microfiber cloths to the germ test

Putting microfiber cloths to the germ testWould you try only water and a cloth to remove dirt and germs? Microfiber cloths are designed to do just that, but are you putting your family's health at risk?
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  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Health

'Tough Times: Teens and Parents' town hall this Sun. at 10 p.m.

'Tough Times: Teens and Parents' town hall this Sun. at 10 p.m."Tough Times: Teens and Parents" one-hour KING 5 HealthLink Town Hall will air Sunday night at 10:00 p.m.
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  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Living Well

The psychology behind menu design

The psychology behind menu designDid you know that an adjective could get you to open your wallet? The psychology behind the menu and how to outsmart it.
  • Living Well
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Body

Periphery artery disease underdiagnosed and undertreated

Periphery artery disease underdiagnosed and undertreatedIt can start with a painful leg cramp, but can lead to amputation. One man was able to get treatment in time and potentially also saved his life.
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  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago