TACOMA — A judge in Tacoma has ruled the practice of temporarily "parking" the mentally ill in hospital emergency rooms without treatment violates state and federal law.
PORTLAND — Procrastinators dropped off their ballots Tuesday as Portlanders decided for the first time in more than 30 years whether to add fluoride to their drinking water.
Study focused on middle-aged men
Middle-aged men who stayed fit were less likely to die from three common cancers after being diagnosed than those who were out of shape, research found.
Nearing the end of chemotherapy for breast cancer, I peppered my oncologist with questions about how to prevent a recurrence. Should I avoid soy products? Processed foods? What about alcohol? I'd been surfing the Web looking for information.
Adventist Health has purchased the Fisher's Landing Medical Building at 417 S.E. 164th Ave. for $2.38 million, according to commercial brokerage firm NAI Norris, Beggs & Simpson. Adventist Health has occupied the 10,550 square foot building since August 2011, when it signed a lease with a purchase option.
The Free Clinic of Southwest Washington has hired a new clinic director.
They want them to know when a 'mole' might pose a threat to health
Every year, millions of Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer.
Researchers at Georgia Tech and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta have developed new technology that will help doctors tell tumors from brain matter during surgery.
During her post-divorce reinvention, Judy Allor decided to do something about the gray hair that had been coming in at her temples and around her ears since her early 50s. Highlights didn't seem to take -- so when Allor saw an advertisement in SkyMall magazine for a nutritional supplement that promised to stop the gray, she put in an order.
Vibrations, rhythms may help babies adapt to life outside womb
CHICAGO — As the guitarist strums and softly sings a lullaby in Spanish, tiny Augustin Morales stops squirming in his hospital crib and closes his eyes.
WASHINGTON — Human feces taints more than half of public swimming pools, a finding U.S. health officials are using to urge better personal hygiene as the summer months approach.
Rachel LubitzIn a personal essay published in the Tuesday New York Times, actress Angelina Jolie announced that from February until April of this year, she underwent a preventative double mastectomy. In a piece entitled "My Medical Choice," Jolie reveals her reasoning was that she carries an inherited cancer gene, BRCA1, which sharply increases the chances of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer. Jolie's mother, Marcheline Bertrand, died of ovarian cancer in 2007.
I use every opportunity I can to exercise, and if you are anything like me, you're in the midst of "Spring Cleaning Fever."
Complicated pricing systems and various market factors affect the price tag of a procedure from site to site
The price tag for a spinal fusion surgery can range from $50,000 at one hospital to $71,000 at another — and that's just in Vancouver.
New report questions benefits of dramatically lowering consumption
WASHINGTON — A surprising new report questions efforts to get Americans to sharply cut back on salt, saying getting to super-low levels may not be worth the struggle.