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COVID hospitalization rates in babies as bad as for seniors amid omicron wave, study shows

November 30, 2022, 8:30am Health

Infants younger than 6 months had the same rate of hospitalization as seniors age 65 to 74 during this summer’s omicron wave, according to a new report. Read story

State’s COVID-19 response website to be decommissioned

November 30, 2022, 7:47am Health

The state Department of Health’s coronavirus response website will be decommissioned Thursday. Read story

FILE - A collection of illegal guns is displayed during a gun buyback event, Saturday May 22, 2021 in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Individuals received pre-paid card payments of $25 up to $250 for firearms - with a bonus iPad for certain handguns or assault rifles, at the no-questions-asked event, co-sponsored by state and county attorney generals and the NYPD. According to a study published by JAMA Network Open on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, the U.S. gun death rate in 2021 hit its highest mark in nearly three decades, and the rate among women has been growing faster than that of men.

Study: U.S. gun death rates hit highest levels in decades

FILE - A collection of illegal guns is displayed during a gun buyback event, Saturday May 22, 2021 in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Individuals received pre-paid card payments of $25 up to $250 for firearms - with a bonus iPad for certain handguns or assault rifles, at the no-questions-asked event, co-sponsored by state and county attorney generals and the NYPD. According to a study published by JAMA Network Open on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, the U.S. gun death rate in 2021 hit its highest mark in nearly three decades, and the rate among women has been growing faster than that of men.

November 29, 2022, 2:21pm Health

The U.S. gun death rate last year hit its highest mark in nearly three decades, and the rate among women has been growing faster than that of men, according to study published Tuesday. Read story

What’s true about diabetes?

November 29, 2022, 6:05am Health

I’m getting lots of reminders that November is Diabetes Awareness Month. And I’m also being reminded that many Americans still don’t understand some basic facts about the disease — even though it affects more than 1 out of 10 of us. That’s 37.3 million people. Read story

Stay healthy as respiratory illnesses spread in holiday season

November 29, 2022, 5:37am Health

The holidays are back to their pre-pandemic glories, with the airline industry already expecting record-breaking travel days. But your loved ones aren’t the only ones coming to town this season: A team of highly contagious respiratory viruses may also visit, and they likely have no plans to leave anytime soon. Read story

Washington lawyer leads lawsuits in outbreak linked to Daily Harvest crumbles

November 28, 2022, 7:40am Health

Kirsten Paulsen began 2022 wanting to eat healthier and incorporate more vegetables into her diet. She found Daily Harvest, a food delivery company that touts easy to prep, plant-based meals, and signed up for regular shipments of smoothies, vegetable bowls and vegan ingredients to add to other dishes. Read story

Workers are dwarfed by the immensity of Boeing 747 jumbo jet nearing completion at the company's plant at Everett.

Secret files reveal Boeing doctor warned of toxic risks, birth defects

Workers are dwarfed by the immensity of Boeing 747 jumbo jet nearing completion at the company's plant at Everett.

November 28, 2022, 6:01am Editor's Choice

On March 18, 1980, one of Boeing’s top doctors made “a rather disastrous attempt” to alert company leadership to a problem that could be fatal. Read story

Marie Riley, 42, sits in her dining room with a cup of tea Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022, at her family???s home in North Bend, Washington. Riley was born with tetralogy of fallot, a rare congenital heart condition that has required multiple open-heart surgeries during her lifetime.

Born with heart defect, Boeing worker’s child ‘never knew anything different’

Marie Riley, 42, sits in her dining room with a cup of tea Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022, at her family???s home in North Bend, Washington. Riley was born with tetralogy of fallot, a rare congenital heart condition that has required multiple open-heart surgeries during her lifetime.

November 28, 2022, 6:00am Health

Most rarely take note of the subtle “lub-dub” in their chest. A steady drum, rising and falling with emotions. Read story