Sunday, December 8, 2019
Dec. 8, 2019

Linkedin Pinterest


Health WireLocal HealthBreast CancerFitness

Virus linked to kids’ illness

October 28, 2019, 6:05am Health

WASHINGTON — Scientists have found the strongest evidence yet that a virus is to blame for a mysterious illness that can start like the sniffles but quickly paralyze children. Read story

Group offers advice, support for Alzheimer’s

October 28, 2019, 6:05am Health

As a large generation of Americans ages, Alzheimer’s disease will affect a greater portion of the population, and a growing number of loved ones will find themselves serving as caregivers. Read story

Don’t judge food quality by packaging

October 28, 2019, 6:05am Health

Next time you grab a package off the grocery store shelf thinking it looks like a healthful choice, take a beat before you toss it into your cart. The better-for-you allure of it could be as superficial as the wrapper itself. From print color to bottle shape, specific package design elements can have a real influence on the perceived health benefits of the food inside. Read story

Health exchange offers preview

October 28, 2019, 6:00am Health

Washington residents will have a little more time to digest individual marketplace insurance options for next year, thanks to a new feature being rolled out by the Washington Health Benefit Exchange. Read story

What’s the ‘beef’?: Alt-meat can be lacking in nutrition

October 28, 2019, 6:00am Health

By almost any measure, meat alternatives are rapidly gaining in popularity. Read story

Tips for staying healthy on planes

October 27, 2019, 6:02am Health

A colleague had been on an airplane — and he felt a cold coming on. With watery eyes and a red nose, he asked, “Have you written about how to stay healthy on flights?” Read story

Bias in health care software aids whites over blacks

October 26, 2019, 8:13pm Health

A widely used software program that helps guide care for millions of patients is flawed by unintentional racial bias that leads to blacks getting passed over for special care, according to a new study. Read story

Meth is most common drug in overdose deaths in chunk of U.S.

October 26, 2019, 8:01pm Health

NEW YORK — Fentanyl is driving drug overdose deaths in the U.S. overall, but in nearly half of the country, it’s a different story. Meth is the bigger killer, a new government report shows. Read story

Passing teens help kids save Brush Prairie mom after her heart stopped

October 26, 2019, 6:01am Health

BRUSH PRAIRIE — Ashley Eggleston was never shy to call her three children her angels, but a recent scare brought three new angels into her world. Read story

Chilling facts: 5 health statistics to spook you this Halloween

October 25, 2019, 6:02am Health

Spooky, scream-inducing characters whose health has clearly taken a turn for the worse — skeletons and ghosts, for example — are as much a part of Halloween fun as pumpkins and candy. Read story