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Deadly superbug infected patients at Virginia Mason

Deadly superbug infected patients at Virginia MasonDeadly superbug infected patients at Virginia Mason. The concern is that other hospitals across the nation aren't looking for it.
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  • 6 days, 18 hours ago
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Ask Dr. Swanson: 70 measles cases linked to Disneyland

Ask Dr. Swanson: 70 measles cases linked to DisneylandPediatrician Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson shares the latest on the rise of measles cases linked to Disneyland.
  • News
  • 6 days, 19 hours ago
Health

Ebola survivor Amber Vinson donates blood to develop cure

Ebola survivor Amber Vinson donates blood to develop cureEbola survivor Amber Vinson will donate blood to a drug development company that hopes to develop a beneficial drug that could help other victims.
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  • 1 week ago
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MRSA kits reveal trouble in firehouses

MRSA kits reveal trouble in firehousesNot all the dangers facing firefighters are at the scene. A UW scientist says they are bringing home dangerous bacteria - MRSA.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Childrens Health Link

Practice makes perfect to save infants

Practice makes perfect to save infantsFast-paced simulations test doctors.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Olympia

'Joel's Law' supporters testify about struggles finding help for mentally ill

'Joel's Law' supporters testify about struggles finding help for mentally illThey've lost their children, and their faith in the mental health system. Families of the severely mentally ill appeared before a Senate committee Monday in Olympia.
  • Olympia
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
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Excessive sitting linked to risk of serious illness, early death

Excessive sitting linked to risk of serious illness, early deathA new study links excessive sitting to serious illness and early death, despite exercise.
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  • 1 week, 2 days ago
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Mother: Medical marijuana is 'miracle drug' for my son

Mother: Medical marijuana is 'miracle drug' for my sonA Marysville mother is one of many famliies speaking out to preserve medical marijuana to treat their disabled children.
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  • 1 week, 5 days ago
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Researchers study the effects of alcohol on exercise

Researchers study the effects of alcohol on exerciseCan alcohol and exercise mix? Researchers are attempting to find out.
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  • 1 week, 5 days ago
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CDC says flu vaccine even less effective than hoped

CDC says flu vaccine even less effective than hopedThe CDC now says this year's flu vaccine is even less effective than expected--only 23 percent. For that reason infectious disease experts are encouraging treating high-risk patients with antivirals like Tamiflu -- as soon as symptoms appear.
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  • 1 week, 6 days ago
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Talk therapy for migraines

Talk therapy for migrainesImagine having severe headaches every single day and nothing will stop them. That's what happened to one woman until she found a treatment thatsimply involved a lot of talking.
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  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Childrens Health Link

Wet wraps soothe severe eczema

Wet wraps soothe severe eczemaEczema can be so itchy and uncomfortable. Kids scratch and claw at their skin until it bleeds. Now a simple, inexpensive, and drug-free therapy is helping children with the most severe cases.
  • Childrens Health Link
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
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New procedure reopens leg arteries without using stents

New procedure reopens leg arteries without using stentsA new procedure is providing hope to those losing blood flow to their legs due to peripheral artery disease. It involves a drug typically used to treat cancer.
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  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
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Father seeks help with Seattle woman's rare illness

Father seeks help with Seattle woman's rare illness"I want my daughter to survive," says LaLonde, also known in Chincoteague, Virginia, as Capt. Jay Sparrow.
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  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
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Disneyland measles case traveled through Sea-Tac to Puget Sound

Disneyland measles case traveled through Sea-Tac to Puget SoundWashington health officials say a person with measles traveled to Sea-Tac Airport and and visited several areas in King and Snohomish counties while contagious.
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  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
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Therapists use 3D gaming technology to help stroke patients walk again

Therapists use 3D gaming technology to help stroke patients walk again3D gaming technology helps stroke patients walk again.
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  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
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Hip resurfacing may be better option for some

Hip resurfacing may be better option for someEvery year, 330-thousand Americans will get a hip replacement. After surgery most patients can go back to their normal activities — but no running, no jumping and no high impact sports. Now, for some, there may be a better option: hip resurfacing.
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  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
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107,000 pay for health insurance through Washington exchange

107,000 pay for health insurance through Washington exchangeMore than 107,000 people have signed up for or renewed their private insurance through the state exchange.
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  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
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Seattle researchers test potential malaria vaccine on 10 volunteers

Seattle researchers test potential malaria vaccine on 10 volunteersTen local volunteers in Seattle rolled up their sleeves to test potential malaria vaccine
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  • 3 weeks ago
Childrens Health Link

Diagnosing Dyslexia: How to recognize early symptoms

Diagnosing Dyslexia: How to recognize early symptomsDiagnosing Dyslexia: how to recognize early symptoms
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  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
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Success reported after ban on warehousing mentally ill

Success reported after ban on warehousing mentally illOne month after the state supreme court banned warehousing of the mentally ill, hospitals are reporting early success
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  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
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Mother confronts WA Healthplanfinder over payment issues

Mother confronts WA Healthplanfinder over payment issuesA young mother was so frustrated with the Washington Healthplanfinder, that she decided to take her children and her complaints to the offices in Olympia.
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  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
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Ask Dr. Swanson: Small screens interfere with kids' sleep

Ask Dr. Swanson: Small screens interfere with kids' sleepPoor sleep (even in children) can over time lead to obesity, heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
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  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
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Laughing gas treats knee pain

Laughing gas treats knee painA new procedure helps ease knee pain by freezing the nerves.
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  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Local

Flu season hits fever pitch

Flu season hits fever pitchIt's hard to know how bad the flu will be this year, but doctors say things will get worse before they get better.
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  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Seattle

Family's carbon monoxide scare a reminder to check detectors

Family's carbon monoxide scare a reminder to check detectorsA Seattle family got quite the scare when a leak started filling their home with deadly carbon monoxide.
  • Seattle
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
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Super veggies: go dark, go green

Super veggies: go dark, go greenWe all know what we should be eating. Why you might need to go dark green to get healthy.
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  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago