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Health

More e-cigarette exposure to children

More e-cigarette exposure to childrenA study out today shows e-cigarette use is on the rise... especially among teenagers. And now more children are being exposed at a younger age. One child recently died after ingesting liquid nicotine. Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson, the Seattle Mama Doc, tells us more.
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  • 4 days, 8 hours ago
Body

Natural remedies for GERD

Natural remedies for GERDGastroesophageal reflux disease, or "GERD," affects up to one-third of Americans. Before you resort to drugs or surgery, these five all-natural remedies can help.
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  • 4 days, 9 hours ago
Health

State health exchange site down

State health exchange site downThe state's online portal for Affordable Care Act enrollment has been down for several hours after users reported outages and slowness.
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  • 4 days, 11 hours ago
Mind

Multi-sensory room calms dementia agitation

Multi-sensory room calms dementia agitationMore than 5 million Americans are now living with Alzheimer's disease. Medications often fall short. That's why an alternative therapy is getting some rave reviews.
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  • 1 week ago
Body

Beet juice boosts blood flow

Beet juice boosts blood flowBeetroot juice.is often used by athletes trying to boost their performance,but it may offer even bigger benefits for certain heart patients.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Mind

Study shows promise of reversing signs of early Alzheimer's

Study shows promise of reversing signs of early Alzheimer'sAlzheimer's is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S., but a new study out of UCLA is showing some promise.
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  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Body

Teaching young patients how to quiet their tics

Teaching young patients how to quiet their ticsTourette's Syndrome is still highly misunderstood, even by doctors. Seattle Children's has a one-of-a-kind program in the state that's showing results.
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  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Health

PALB2 gene mutation also linked to breast cancer

PALB2 gene mutation also linked to breast cancerResearchers have now linked at least six gene mutations to breast cancer, including PALB2.
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  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Body

Parents get photo/text updates from the OR

Parents get photo/text updates from the ORA Florida hospital is harnessing the power of smartphone technology to update parents when their kids are in the OR.
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Body

Ask Dr. Swanson: Protect your skin in winter months

Ask Dr. Swanson: Protect your skin in winter monthsIt's easy to remember to protect your skin when the sun is out, but winter brings its own skin hazards.
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Body

Medical pot for children's epilepsy still remain unproven

Medical pot for children's epilepsy still remain unprovenFor parents hoping that medical marijuana extracts would be the magic bullet for their children's epilepsy, the jury is still out.
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Body

Handheld device detects cancer with a drop of blood

Handheld device detects cancer with a drop of bloodThe University of Minnesota is getting worldwide recognition for a new way to detect cancer. Even more impressive, the device is handheld and only needs a single drop of blood.
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  • 2 weeks ago
Body

Flu vaccine may be less effective this winter

Flu vaccine may be less effective this winterThe flu vaccine may not be very effective this winter, according to U.S. health officials who worry this may lead to more serious illnesses and deaths.
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  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Body

Ask Dr. Swanson: Flu shot less effective, but still helpful

Ask Dr. Swanson: Flu shot less effective, but still helpfulMuch of the flu going around this year has mutated into a form not protected by the flu vaccine. Scientists are calling it a "drift" - but what does it all mean? Should you avoid getting the flu shot? Pediatrician Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson explains what all this...
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  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Body

Burning the nerves that cause back pain

Burning the nerves that cause back painThere may be new hope for sufferers of chronic pain where conventional treatments have failed.
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  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Health

Healthplanfinder CEO points finger at IT vendor, promises accountability

Healthplanfinder CEO points finger at IT vendor, promises accountabilityThe Washington Healthplanfinder is hit with yet another error affecting thousands of customers, but this time, the CEO is not holding back from appointing blame.
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  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Health

Avian flu outbreak hits 2 British Columbia farms

Avian flu outbreak hits 2 British Columbia farmsTwo poultry farms in British Columbia are under quarantine and thousands of turkeys and chickens will be euthanized.
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  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Health

Recovering from spinal cord injury

Recovering from spinal cord injurySpinal cord injuries in children are life altering for both the patient and family. Jean Enersen shares the story of a mother and daughter on the road to recovery.
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  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
New Day Northwest

Alternatives to holiday comfort food

Alternatives to holiday comfort foodDeborah Enos' recipes for getting a healthy holiday sugar fix
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  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Health

Some athletes taking dieting to the extreme

Some athletes taking dieting to the extremeFor as long as dietitians can remember, people have been struggling with their weight. But now some of the fittest among us are taking dieting to the extreme, and the consequences can be deadly.
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  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Health

Ask Dr. Swanson: Hazardous bedding in cribs

Ask Dr. Swanson: Hazardous bedding in cribsA study out Monday in Pediatrics shows hazardous bedding for babies is still being used by many parents in the U.S.
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  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Health

High-tech medical scrubs providing better protection

High-tech medical scrubs providing better protectionMedical scrubs have been around since the 1950s. But a group of Houston men hopes to revolutionize the industry, promising better protection for hospital staff and their patients.
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  • 3 weeks ago
Care

Virtual Urgency Care provides 24/7 care wherever you are

Virtual Urgency Care provides 24/7 care wherever you areThe newest kind of Urgency Care lets you do it without leaving home. You can even get a prescription if you need one.
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  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Body

Skipping vitamin K shot ups brain bleed risk

Skipping vitamin K shot ups brain bleed riskMore parents are choosing to skip vitamin K shots, believing it's unhealthy and unnecessary.
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  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Health

Students invent more affordable prosthetic hand

Students invent more affordable prosthetic handThanks to new technology, a group of grad students is finding ways to help amputees, and at a more affordable price.
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  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Health

Ask Dr. Swanson: Avoiding dental disease in children

Ask Dr. Swanson: Avoiding dental disease in childrenA new study shows dental disease is a big problem with kids of all ages.
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  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Health

Prenatal visits in the virtual world

Prenatal visits in the virtual worldPregnancy usually means spending a lot of time at the doctor's office. Not if you're a patient at Multicare. They offer mothers-to-be the option of scheduling virtual visits.
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  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago