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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
  • 5 days, 6 hours 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, 1 day 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
  • 1 week, 1 day 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
  • 1 week, 2 days 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
  • 1 week, 2 days 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
  • 1 week, 2 days 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
  • 1 week, 2 days 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
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Health

Tacoma hospital accepting breast milk donations

Tacoma hospital accepting breast milk donationsBreast milk is screened and pasteurized.
  • Health
  • 1 week, 3 days 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
  • 1 week, 3 days 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
  • 1 week, 4 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
  • 1 week, 4 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
  • 1 week, 5 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
  • 1 week, 5 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
  • 1 week, 5 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
  • 1 week, 5 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, 1 day 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
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Health

Exercise after knee replaces helps break in new knees

Exercise after knee replaces helps break in new kneesAt some point after knee replacement surgery, every patient starts to wonder: How much is too much on new knees? Jean Enersen has some answers.
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Seattle

Virginia Mason asking patients if they've visited Africa in last month

Virginia Mason asking patients if they've visited Africa in last monthVirginia Mason is moving forward quickly to prepare for the possibility of patients showing signs of Ebola.
  • Seattle
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Health

Four Oregon kids have potentially deadly Enterovirus D68

Four Oregon kids have potentially deadly Enterovirus D68Enterovirus D68, which causes a severe respiratory illness and has recently spread across the United States, has reached Oregon.
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Local

Reservists from JBLM providing support in Liberia

Reservists from JBLM providing support in LiberiaThe Air Force is taking measures to ensure safety on missions supporting Ebola control operations in Liberia.
  • Local
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Health

Seattle scientist: government 'underestimated' Ebola

Seattle scientist: government 'underestimated' EbolaDr. Michael Katze is a University of Washington microbiologist who leads a team of researchers working to determine why some people survive Ebola and others do not.
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Seattle

Seattle firefighter, Iraq veteran returns to work with prosthetic brace

Seattle firefighter, Iraq veteran returns to work with prosthetic braceA Seattle firefighter is dreaming big again after nearly losing his ability to walk, much less work.
  • Seattle
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Local

Mercer Island water safe to drink again

Mercer Island water safe to drink againInspectors never found the source of E. coli that prompted the advisory. But water samples have tested clean for six straight days.
  • Local
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Health

Federal official: Fever screening at 5 US airports

Federal official: Fever screening at 5 US airportsThe government plans to begin taking the temperatures of travelers from West Africa arriving at five U.S. airports.
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
News

1st Ebola patient diagnosed in US has died

1st Ebola patient diagnosed in US has diedTexas Health Presbyterian Hospital says Thomas Eric Duncan died Wednesday morning.
  • News
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago