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Tamika Davis, right, poses with three of her children, from left, Shanara, 3, Matthew, 11, and Lionel Jr., 2, at MLK Park in San Antonio, Thursday, May 30, 2024. Davis said friends and family watched her kids for most of her doctor visits during treatment last year for colon cancer. But she couldn&rsquo;t afford additional childcare, and she didn&rsquo;t know where to look for assistance.

Being a patient is getting harder in a strained and complex US health care system

Tamika Davis, right, poses with three of her children, from left, Shanara, 3, Matthew, 11, and Lionel Jr., 2, at MLK Park in San Antonio, Thursday, May 30, 2024. Davis said friends and family watched her kids for most of her doctor visits during treatment last year for colon cancer. But she couldn&rsquo;t afford additional childcare, and she didn&rsquo;t know where to look for assistance.

June 8, 2024, 5:48am Business

Tamika Davis couldn’t nap on her couch during cancer treatment. She kept worrying one of her toddlers would wander over and pull out the needle delivering chemotherapy. Read story

Demonstrators advocating for transgender rights and healthcare stand outside of the Ohio Statehouse on Jan. 24, 2024, in Columbus, Ohio. The rights of LGBTQ+ students will be protected by federal law and victims of campus sexual assault will gain new safeguards under rules finalized Friday, April19, 2024, by the Biden administration. Notably absent from Biden&rsquo;s policy, however, is any mention of transgender athletes.

Science alone can’t solve fairness debate on transgender athletes, says expert endocrinologist and UW professor

Demonstrators advocating for transgender rights and healthcare stand outside of the Ohio Statehouse on Jan. 24, 2024, in Columbus, Ohio. The rights of LGBTQ+ students will be protected by federal law and victims of campus sexual assault will gain new safeguards under rules finalized Friday, April19, 2024, by the Biden administration. Notably absent from Biden&rsquo;s policy, however, is any mention of transgender athletes.

June 8, 2024, 5:35am Health

In recent years, debate has gripped society regarding whether it is fair to allow transgender women participate in women’s sports. One University of Washington professor believes an answer to the debate cannot be found in science or simple biology. Read story

Husband and wife give historic donation to UW School of Nursing

June 7, 2024, 7:48am Health

The University of Washington’s School of Nursing received a $10 million donation from former chemistry professor Larry R. Dalton and his wife, Nicole A. Boand, the school announced last week. Read story

Study finds that a Mediterranean diet generates significant longevity gains in women.

Women who followed this diet lived longer

Study finds that a Mediterranean diet generates significant longevity gains in women.

June 7, 2024, 6:06am Health

One of the best diets for health keeps getting better. Read story

Phoenix Fire Capt. John Prato demonstrates a new protocol that the fire department in America’s hottest big city is adopting as the West braces for the first heat wave of the summer season, Monday, June 3, 2024, in Phoenix. The cold water immersion therapy already used by hospitals in the area will also now be used by Phoenix fire and paramedics personnel on every patient they encounter this season with signs of heat stroke.

Phoenix using ice immersion to treat heatstroke victims as Southwest bakes in triple digits

Phoenix Fire Capt. John Prato demonstrates a new protocol that the fire department in America’s hottest big city is adopting as the West braces for the first heat wave of the summer season, Monday, June 3, 2024, in Phoenix. The cold water immersion therapy already used by hospitals in the area will also now be used by Phoenix fire and paramedics personnel on every patient they encounter this season with signs of heat stroke.

June 5, 2024, 8:05am Health

The season’s first heat wave is already baking the Southwest with triple-digit temperatures as firefighters in Phoenix — America’s hottest big city — employ new tactics in hopes of saving more lives in a county that saw 645 heat-related deaths last year. Read story

FILE - A can of Poppi prebiotic soda is shown on April 10, 2024, in New York. Soda brand Poppi is being sued by a consumer who says the brand isn&rsquo;t improving gut health as much as it claims.

Poppi faces lawsuit from consumer who questions its gut health claims

FILE - A can of Poppi prebiotic soda is shown on April 10, 2024, in New York. Soda brand Poppi is being sued by a consumer who says the brand isn&rsquo;t improving gut health as much as it claims.

June 4, 2024, 7:34am Business

Popular soda brand Poppi is facing a class-action lawsuit filed by a consumer who says its products don’t improve gut health as much as their marketing suggests. Read story

Kroger said its bread had 30 calories a slice. Now, California prosecutors are suing

June 4, 2024, 7:34am Business

Could that slice of Kroger brand carb-conscious bread really contain only 30 calories? Read story

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the former Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies before the House Oversight and Accountability Committee Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, June 3, 2024. (AP Photo/J.

Fauci pushes back partisan attacks in fiery House hearing over COVID origins and controversies

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the former Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies before the House Oversight and Accountability Committee Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, June 3, 2024. (AP Photo/J.

June 3, 2024, 1:32pm Health

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease expert until leaving the government in 2022, was back before Congress on Monday, calling “simply preposterous” Republican allegations that he'd tried to cover up origins of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read story

FILE - The injectable drug Ozempic is shown Saturday, July 1, 2023, in Houston. Even as millions of older adults clamor for drugs such as Ozempic and Wegovy, monthly use of the medications known as GLP-1 receptor agonists soared nearly 600% between 2020 and 2023 in people under 25 &ndash; and as young as 12. (AP Photo/David J.

Millions of Americans need drugs like Ozempic. Will it bankrupt the health care system?

FILE - The injectable drug Ozempic is shown Saturday, July 1, 2023, in Houston. Even as millions of older adults clamor for drugs such as Ozempic and Wegovy, monthly use of the medications known as GLP-1 receptor agonists soared nearly 600% between 2020 and 2023 in people under 25 &ndash; and as young as 12. (AP Photo/David J.

June 2, 2024, 6:00am Health

An April 24 letter from Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders to the CEO of Novo Nordisk began with heartfelt thanks to the Danish drugmaker for inventing Ozempic and Wegovy, two medications poised to improve the health of tens of millions of Americans with obesity and related diseases. Read story

Missed care, fewer patients: Rural families and clinics feel Medicaid cuts

June 2, 2024, 5:33am Health

Rural children and families are having to skip vital health treatments and even ending up in the emergency room, while already struggling rural clinics are losing more patients, as states cull their Medicaid rolls. Read story