Month: March 2016

A new ‘Frankenstein pill’ in Florida

A recovery center in Florida is warning people about a new “Frankenstein” pill that has already led to nine deaths in Pinellas County. Footprints Beachside Recovery Center sent out a news […]

Best, worst states for doctors

The personal finance website WalletHub released its annual ranking of the best and worst states for doctors, and Washington came in about the middle of the pack. Analysts compared the 50 […]

NIH study links caffeine consumption to miscarriage

A new study by the National Institutes of Health links pre-pregnancy caffeine consumption to increased risk of miscarriage. The study also found taking a daily multivitamin before conception and in the […]

TB on the rise in Washington

The number of tuberculosis cases in Washington rose by 7 percent last year, catching the attention of public health officials across the state. In 2015, Washington health officials recorded 208 cases […]

Targeting tobacco

Elected officials across the country seem to be taking aim at tobacco this month. Last week, the California Senate voted to raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products to 21. […]

CDC issues guidelines for opioid prescribing

The number of opioids being prescribed and sold in the U.S. has quadrupled since 1999. In 2013, health care providers wrote 249 million opioid pain medication prescriptions – enough for every […]

New chickenpox vaccine requirement for high-schoolers

Washington high-schoolers will be required to be immunized against chickenpox before entering school this fall. In the 2016-17 school year, all public and private high school students will be required to […]

U.S. uterus transplant fails

Two weeks ago, surgeons at the Cleveland Clinic announced they had performed the first uterus transplant in U.S. Today, they announced the transplant has failed. A team of transplant surgeons and gynecological […]

Occupational Health: Heart risks vary by profession

Older workers in sales, office-support and service jobs are at higher risk for heart disease and stroke, according to new research. The research found that although more than 88 percent of […]

Cleveland Clinic performs first uterus transplant in U.S.

A 26-year-old woman became the first person in the U.S. to receive a uterus transplant. A team of transplant surgeons and gynecological surgeons at the Cleveland Clinic performed the first uterus […]

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