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Enlarged prostate can be treated

June 18, 2024, 6:02am Health

Benign prostatic hyperplasia, also called an enlarged prostate, is incredibly common, especially among men over 40. While it’s not the same as prostate cancer, an enlarged prostate can cause significant quality-of-life issues. Read story

Advance in bitter blocker a sweet pill to swallow

June 18, 2024, 6:01am Health

Peihua Jiang knows how difficult it can be to convince a child to take a sip of a bitter liquid medication. Read story

Poor sleep can increase the chance of stroke

June 18, 2024, 6:01am Health

Sleep problems can increase someone’s risk of stroke. Sleep problems can include too little sleep (less than five hours), too much sleep (more than nine hours), poor quality, difficulty getting to sleep or staying asleep, prolonged napping, and snoring and breathing cessation. Read story

A cook prepares pork rib tips, Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at a barbecue restaurant in Cincinnati. Psychologists have known for years now that men tend to eat more meat than women, but a study of people around the world now reveals that that&rsquo;s true across cultures. (AP Photo/Joshua A. Bickel) (Photos by Joshua A.

Study: Men eat more meat than women do

A cook prepares pork rib tips, Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at a barbecue restaurant in Cincinnati. Psychologists have known for years now that men tend to eat more meat than women, but a study of people around the world now reveals that that&rsquo;s true across cultures. (AP Photo/Joshua A. Bickel) (Photos by Joshua A.

June 18, 2024, 6:01am Food

Vacationing in Chicago last week from Europe, Jelle den Burger and Nirusa Naguleswaran grabbed a bite at the Dog House Grill: a classic Italian beef sandwich for him, grilled cheese for her. Read story

Lost chances to treat overdose survivors are documented in new Medicare study

June 17, 2024, 10:47am Health

A new study documents lost opportunities to treat drug overdose survivors covered by the Medicare program — and illustrates the difficulty of managing chronic pain. Read story

Ships on Elliott Bay are silhouetted against the evening sun, Wednesday, June 12, 2024, in Seattle.

Summer COVID surge approaches in Seattle area as travel season begins

Ships on Elliott Bay are silhouetted against the evening sun, Wednesday, June 12, 2024, in Seattle.

June 17, 2024, 10:20am Health

A summer COVID-19 surge is on its way through Seattle and the region. Read story

FILE - Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy speaks during an event on the White House complex in Washington, April 23, 2024. Murthy is asking Congress to require warning labels on social media platforms that are similar to those that appear on cigarette boxes.

Surgeon general asks Congress to require warning labels for social media, like those on cigarettes

FILE - Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy speaks during an event on the White House complex in Washington, April 23, 2024. Murthy is asking Congress to require warning labels on social media platforms that are similar to those that appear on cigarette boxes.

June 17, 2024, 9:53am Health

The U.S. surgeon general has called on Congress to require warning labels on social media platforms similar to those now mandatory on cigarette boxes. Read story

Kurt Kenoyer, a physician assistant working for Columbia River Mental Health Services&rsquo; GAP Medicine Care, sits at his desk at Columbia River Mental Health near a tomato plant in a cup that states, &ldquo;Focus on happy.&rdquo; (Photos by Will Campbell/The Columbian)

Columbia River Mental Health program fills medical gap, reaches out to homeless

Kurt Kenoyer, a physician assistant working for Columbia River Mental Health Services&rsquo; GAP Medicine Care, sits at his desk at Columbia River Mental Health near a tomato plant in a cup that states, &ldquo;Focus on happy.&rdquo; (Photos by Will Campbell/The Columbian)

June 17, 2024, 6:03am Clark County Health

Paul Hunter, a homeless former carpet layer, had legs so swollen he was having trouble walking. The wounds on his legs from drug use were turning black. It was only a matter of time before he’d end up in the hospital. Read story