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Joseph Larche holds a photograph posing with his late wife Diane Larche on Wednesday, May 15, 2024. Joseph experienced the death of two love one first his wife Diane Larche passed away on January 12 on pancreatic cancer, and two months later his daughter Stephanie died.

A cancer diagnosis for 1 member of a family can affect everyone

Joseph Larche holds a photograph posing with his late wife Diane Larche on Wednesday, May 15, 2024. Joseph experienced the death of two love one first his wife Diane Larche passed away on January 12 on pancreatic cancer, and two months later his daughter Stephanie died.

June 2, 2024, 5:31am Health

When Joseph Larche’s wife, Diane, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last April, both knew they were in for an uphill battle. Read story

VA has approved 1 million claims under landmark toxic exposure law, but more veterans and survivors are eligible

June 1, 2024, 6:06am Health

In less than two years since Congress passed a landmark bill to expand benefits to veterans who were exposed to toxins in the military, the Department of Veterans Affairs said last week that it passed a milestone of 1 million claims approved under the new law, including more than 22,500… Read story

FILE - A soldier of the German Armed Forces Bundeswehr stands inside a new vaccination centre at the former Tempelhof airport in Berlin, Germany, before its opening on Monday, March 8, 2021. Germany has scrapped a requirement for its military servicepeople to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Members of the German military, the Bundeswehr, are required to get vaccinations against a number of diseases &mdash; including measles, mumps and flu. COVID-19 was added to the list in November 2021, meaning that anyone who refused to get vaccinated against it could face disciplinary measures.

4 ways vaccine skeptics mislead you on measles and more

FILE - A soldier of the German Armed Forces Bundeswehr stands inside a new vaccination centre at the former Tempelhof airport in Berlin, Germany, before its opening on Monday, March 8, 2021. Germany has scrapped a requirement for its military servicepeople to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Members of the German military, the Bundeswehr, are required to get vaccinations against a number of diseases &mdash; including measles, mumps and flu. COVID-19 was added to the list in November 2021, meaning that anyone who refused to get vaccinated against it could face disciplinary measures.

June 1, 2024, 6:00am Health

Measles is on the rise in the United States. In the first quarter of this year, the number of cases was about 17 times what it was, on average, during the same period in each of the four years before, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Half… Read story

A view of Gasworks park and Lake Union in Seattle.

More Seattle-area therapists are taking their sessions outdoors

A view of Gasworks park and Lake Union in Seattle.

June 1, 2024, 6:00am Health

It’s no secret that spending time in nature has mental health benefits. Getting out into the natural world, particularly green spaces like parks and forests, can improve mood and attention, lower stress and reduce the risk of psychiatric disorders. Read story

FILE - This electron microscope image provided by the National Institutes of Health shows human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) virions, colorized blue, and anti-RSV F protein/gold antibodies, colorized yellow, shedding from the surface of human lung cells. In a report released Thursday, May 30, 2024, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said they are continuing to investigate a link between two new RSV vaccines and cases of a rare nervous system disorder in older U.S. adults.

Guillain-Barre syndrome ‘more common than expected’ with RSV vaccine in older people, CDC reiterates

FILE - This electron microscope image provided by the National Institutes of Health shows human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) virions, colorized blue, and anti-RSV F protein/gold antibodies, colorized yellow, shedding from the surface of human lung cells. In a report released Thursday, May 30, 2024, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said they are continuing to investigate a link between two new RSV vaccines and cases of a rare nervous system disorder in older U.S. adults.

May 30, 2024, 12:00pm Health

Reports of a rare nervous system disorder were “more common than expected” in older U.S. adults who got the new RSV vaccines, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released Thursday that's similar to what the organization said earlier this year. Read story

FILE - Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy testifies before the Senate Finance Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Feb. 8, 2022, on youth mental health care. Widespread loneliness in the U.S. is posing health risks as deadly as smoking a dozen cigarettes daily, costing the health industry billions of dollars annually, the U.S. surgeon general said Tuesday in declaring the latest public health epidemic. About half of U.S. adults say they've experienced loneliness, Murthy said in a new, 81-page report from his office.

We can all help combat loneliness, surgeon general says in Seattle

FILE - Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy testifies before the Senate Finance Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Feb. 8, 2022, on youth mental health care. Widespread loneliness in the U.S. is posing health risks as deadly as smoking a dozen cigarettes daily, costing the health industry billions of dollars annually, the U.S. surgeon general said Tuesday in declaring the latest public health epidemic. About half of U.S. adults say they've experienced loneliness, Murthy said in a new, 81-page report from his office.

May 30, 2024, 8:42am Health

Loneliness isn’t just a feeling. It’s a public health concern, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said Wednesday in Seattle. Read story

Traveler carries measles through LAX as cases rise around the U.S.

May 29, 2024, 8:27am Health

A traveler carrying measles flew from Munich, Germany, through Los Angeles on the way to Fresno Yosemite International Airport this month, exposing thousands of California travelers to the highly infectious disease, health officials have confirmed. Read story

Dr. Kalyanam Shivkumar, professor of medicine with the UCLA Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, shown with his book book titled &ldquo;Atlas of Cardiac Anatomy&rdquo; and a book by Dr. Eduard Pernkopf, an ardent Nazi whose anatomical book was drawn off the bodies of executed prisoners, shown in foreground, May 9, 2024. (Allen J.

A UCLA doctor is on a quest to free modern medicine from a Nazi-tainted anatomy book

Dr. Kalyanam Shivkumar, professor of medicine with the UCLA Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, shown with his book book titled &ldquo;Atlas of Cardiac Anatomy&rdquo; and a book by Dr. Eduard Pernkopf, an ardent Nazi whose anatomical book was drawn off the bodies of executed prisoners, shown in foreground, May 9, 2024. (Allen J.

May 26, 2024, 6:00am Health

As Dr. Kalyanam Shivkumar pondered how to fix the human heart, he was given a gift laced with horror. Read story

CDC issues heat protection guidelines ahead of summer travel season

May 25, 2024, 6:04am Health

As travelers set out on their summer vacations, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched a new Heat and Health Initiative to protect Americans from heat exposure. Read story

Culix Wibonele poses for a portrait on Monday, April 29, 2024, in Lawrenceville, Ga. Wibonele is a certified nursing assistant working in long-term care.

Despite surging demand for long-term care, providers struggle to find workers

Culix Wibonele poses for a portrait on Monday, April 29, 2024, in Lawrenceville, Ga. Wibonele is a certified nursing assistant working in long-term care.

May 24, 2024, 8:31am Business

The hardest part of Culix Wibonele’s first job in long-term care was not getting injured. Read story