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Health

Local doctor's thoughts on Jolie's decision

Local doctor's thoughts on Jolie's decisionDr. Elizabeth Swisher, the medical director of the Breast and Ovarian Cancer Prevention Program at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, answers some questions.
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  • 1 week ago
Health

Allergy season relief tips

Allergy season relief tipsDr. David Hoffman, Regional Director of U.S. Healthworks, has tips on surviving allergy season.
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  • 1 week ago
Body

3-D technology looks inside brain before surgery

3-D technology looks inside brain before surgeryVirtual reality lets doctors plan a better road map for surgery.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Living Well

Beyond steroids: Athletes turning to breast milk to bulk up

Beyond steroids: Athletes turning to breast milk to bulk upHealth experts warn this newest fad can be dangerous
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Local

More than 400 Washington foster parents object to flu shots

More than 400 Washington foster parents object to flu shotsAt least 389 foster parents have asked to change their licenses to only accept older children because they don't want to get a flu shot.
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Body

Statin alternative to control cholesterol

Statin alternative to control cholesterolA new drug class appears to lower cholesterol without the side effects of statins.
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  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Body

Implantable device for sleep apnea offers alternative to C-PAP

Implantable device for sleep apnea offers alternative to C-PAPAn implantable device called 'Inspire" offers an alternative to the C-PAP machine for sleep apnea sufferers.
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  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Childrens Health Link

Autism on the playground

Autism on the playgroundFor the one in 68 children with autism, playgrounds can be stressful.
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  • 2 weeks ago
Consumer

Premera security breach exposes 11 million customers

Premera security breach exposes 11 million customersThe company is offering identity theft protection and credit monitoring.
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  • 2 weeks ago
Consumer

Kraft recalls 242,000 cases of mac and cheese

Kraft recalls 242,000 cases of mac and cheeseKraft Foods is recalling 242,000 cases of original flavor Kraft Macaroni & Cheese because some of the boxes contain small pieces of metal.
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  • 2 weeks ago
Health

Breast biopsy accuracy is questioned in experimental study

Breast biopsy accuracy is questioned in experimental studyIt can potentially lead to too-aggressive treatment for some women and under-treatment for others.
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  • 2 weeks ago
Pets and Animals

Washington health dept. asks dog owners to track ticks

Washington health dept. asks dog owners to track ticksTick season has begun in Western Washington and health officials are working to keep track of tick-borne disease.
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  • 2 weeks ago
Body

Ask Dr. Swanson: Contradictions on peanut allergies

Ask Dr. Swanson: Contradictions on peanut allergiesDr. Wendy sue Swanson shares a better understanding of some new guidelines on peanut allergies.
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  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Body

More women choosing to have mastectomies

More women choosing to have mastectomiesMore women are opting for more aggressive breast cancer treatment.
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  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Body

Young girl battling Prader-Willi Syndrome

Young girl battling Prader-Willi SyndromePrader-Willi Syndrome is a complex genetic disorder that affects one in 15,000. One young girl in Rhode Island was diagnosed with the disease soon after she was born and has been battling it ever since.
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  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Mind

Students, staff push for more suicide prevention resources on campus

Students, staff push for more suicide prevention resources on campusJuliana Borgess and Emily Murphy share a common bond beyond being fellow students at the University of Washington. They have both lost loved ones to suicide.
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  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Mind

New app aims to prevent mental health relapses

New app aims to prevent mental health relapsesA new app may help doctors identify patients before they hit rock bottom.
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  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Mind

Better 'report card' needed to help students struggling with suicide

Better 'report card' needed to help students struggling with suicideUniversity of Washington Associate Professor Jenn Stuber co-founded Forefront, a non-profit focused on suicide prevention and tied to the University of Washington.
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  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Mind

Message of hope shared by teenage suicide survivor

Message of hope shared by teenage suicide survivorFor one Eastside teen who suffered from severe depression, finding help wasn't easy. But once she did, she was able to turn her life around and is now inspiring many others.
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  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Features

New documentary showcases struggles with PTSD

New documentary showcases struggles with PTSDOne of the soldiers featured in "That Which I Love Destroys Me" was stationed at JBLM before serving in Afghanistan.
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  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Health

Scientists studying near-death experience phenomenon

Scientists studying near-death experience phenomenonScientists want to know what's behind this phenomenon
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  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Mind

Preventing Suicide: Resources If You Need Help

Preventing Suicide: Resources If You Need HelpResources for people looking for help or support.
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  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Health

UW research: Injectable polymer could save bleeding patients

UW research: Injectable polymer could save bleeding patientsResearchers say PolySTAT could be useful for critically wounded soldiers and car accident victims who might normally bleed out.
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  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Childrens Health Link

What parents need to know about childhood sleep problems

What parents need to know about childhood sleep problemsWhat parents need to know about childhood sleep problems
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  • 3 weeks ago
Health

New PSA campaign targets unvaccinated families

New PSA campaign targets unvaccinated familiesA new PSA campaign includes King county as one of the most vulnerable communities to Measles.
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  • 3 weeks ago
Body

Antibiotic linked to nerve damage

Antibiotic linked to nerve damageA woman says the antibiotic Levaquin® left her in a staggering pain.
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  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Health

'Fatties' embrace body image

'Fatties' embrace body image"Team Fatties" members proudly proclaim their love for cake, espousing their mantra that you can be both fat and fit.
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  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago