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Tech

UW software to help health agencies track outbreaks like Ebola

UW software to help health agencies track outbreaks like EbolaA joint program between the University of Washington's School of Public Health and Public Health Seattle and King County is preparing to deploy software to better track disease outbreaks, including Ebola.
  • Tech
  • 3 days, 23 hours ago
Health

Baby wipes recalled nationwide for potential bacteria

Baby wipes recalled nationwide for potential bacteriaNutek, the maker of several different baby wipe brands, has issued a voluntary nationwide recall due to possible bacteria contamination.
  • Health
  • 4 days, 3 hours ago
Seattle

Free health clinic in Seattle hopes to help thousands

Free health clinic in Seattle hopes to help thousandsFree clinic at the Seattle Center will offer medical, dental and vision care. Some 4,000 are expected to seek treatment.
  • Seattle
  • 1 week ago
Health

Link between lupin and peanut allergies

Link between lupin and peanut allergiesPeanut allergies have been linked to lupin, a flour alternative in gluten-free foods.
  • Health
  • 1 week ago
Health

Seattle nurse who treated Africa Ebola patients monitored for symptoms

Seattle nurse who treated Africa Ebola patients monitored for symptomsHealth officials say she's able to come and go and she just needs to take her temperature twice a day.
  • Health
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Living Well

Teal pumpkins welcome trick-or-treaters with food allergies

Teal pumpkins welcome trick-or-treaters with food allergiesA nationwide trend is turning pumpkins from orange to teal this Halloween. The change is to keep kids safe from food allergies.
  • Living Well
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Health

C-Pulse device helping ailing hearts

C-Pulse device helping ailing heartsFor those struggling with congestive heart failure, there's a new implantable device showing promise.
  • Health
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Childrens Health Link

Seattle Children's meeting needs of adults with autism

Seattle Children's meeting needs of adults with autismChildren on the autism spectrum and their families have more resources than ever before, but a gap existed when they aged out of the school system. Now, Seattle Children's Hospital is helping fill that need with a program that started with this family's dream.
  • Childrens Health Link
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Childrens Health Link

Meeting the needs of adult with autism

Meeting the needs of adult with autismAlyssa Burnett Adult Life Center in Bothell is helping to meet the needs of adults with autism.
  • Childrens Health Link
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Living Well

Sleep facts you probably didn't know

Sleep facts you probably didn't knowDid you know giraffes get less than two hours of sleep a day, while most humans need eight hours?
  • Living Well
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Health

Texas Ebola doctor speaks for first time

Texas Ebola doctor speaks for first timeDr. Gary Weinstein, the Texas Health Presbyterian doctor who has treated all three Ebola patients in the U.S., sat down for an exclusive interview with Janet Saint James from our sister station WFAA in Dallas.
  • Health
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Health

What your mouth is trying to say to you

What your mouth is trying to say to youYour teeth can't talk, but they may be trying to tell you something about your health. Jean Enersen reports that there's more to be concerned about than just tooth decay and gum disease.
  • Health
  • 2 weeks ago
Health

Training for Ebola protective gear draws standing-room only crowd

Training for Ebola protective gear draws standing-room only crowdIn the South Sound, training to protect health care workers from Ebola isn't mandatory, but it draws a large crowd.
  • Health
  • 2 weeks ago
Health

Health students suit up for Ebola training

Health students suit up for Ebola trainingUW nursing students will be taught to recognize Ebola red flags and how to prepare to treat them.
  • Health
  • 2 weeks ago
Health

How much Ebola virus does it take to get sick?

How much Ebola virus does it take to get sick?How much Ebola does it take to become ill?
  • Health
  • 2 weeks ago
Health

Ebola Q&A with Dr. John Lynch, infectious disease specialist

Ebola Q&A with Dr. John Lynch, infectious disease specialistWe brought Dr. John Lynch -- a UW Medicine physician and infectious disease specialist at Harborview Medical Center -- into the newsroom to answer your questions about Ebola.
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Seattle

A look inside King County's 'Ebola ambulance'

A look inside King County's 'Ebola ambulance'The retro-fitted ambulance is the first of its kind in King County. It would transfer Ebola patients only to Harborview Medical Center.
  • Seattle
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Health

Tacoma hospital accepting breast milk donations

Tacoma hospital accepting breast milk donationsBreast milk is screened and pasteurized.
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Health

Worried about catching Ebola on planes?

Worried about catching Ebola on planes?Flying soon and concerned about Ebola on planes? There may not be much to worry about.
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Body

Study: Senses may be out of sync for people with autism

Study: Senses may be out of sync for people with autismA new study shows senses may be out of sync for people with autism
  • Body
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Health

Survey: Most Washington state nurses don't feel prepared for Ebola

Survey: Most Washington state nurses don't feel prepared for Ebola70 percent said they are not as well prepared as they should be to deal with the potentially deadly virus.
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Health

CDC: Protocol breach in treating Ebola patient

CDC: Protocol breach in treating Ebola patientA top federal health official said Sunday that the diagnosis indicates a breach in safety protocol.
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Body

Testicular cancer survivor launches 'ballsy' awareness campaign

Testicular cancer survivor launches 'ballsy' awareness campaignThomas Cantley, 26, is pushing a giant ball across America to raise awareness about testicular cancer prevention.
  • Body
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Health

Strong flu season expected in Washington state

Strong flu season expected in Washington stateElderly people, young people and people with underlying medical conditions are most at risk.
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
News

Local hospitals monitoring Ebola protocol closely

Local hospitals monitoring Ebola protocol closelyA local health system plans more drills and questions for its own hospital staff for the sake of preparedness.
  • News
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Body

Hollywood using ancient 'cupping' therapy

Hollywood using ancient 'cupping' therapyIt's been around for thousands of years, You've probably never heard of the ancient Chinese pain and beauty treatment. But Hollywood has.
  • Body
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Get Fit

Obesity as a symptom

Obesity as a symptomDr. Emily Cooper, from the Diabesity Research Foundation, stopped by the KING 5 studio to talk about the biggest epidemics we're facing today—diabetes, heart attacks and strokes.
  • Get Fit
  • 3 weeks ago