Month: January 2017

Study: Two-thirds of kids drink at least one sugary drink per day

A new study found that two-thirds of U.S. youth drink at least one sugar-sweetened beverage on any given day. And those drinks account for more than 7 percent of kids' total […]

Attorney general continues push to raise smoking age

Bob Ferguson is continuing his quest to raise the legal age to purchase tobacco and vapor products from 18 to 21. The attorney general testified on House Bill 1054 during the […]

Study: Delayed umbilical cord clamping reduces anemia risk

A new study found that delayed umbilical cord clamping can result in a lower prevalence of anemia in 8- and 12-month-olds. Other studies have shown that delayed umbilical cord clamping can […]

Reno woman dies after superbug resists 26 antibiotics

A superbug resistant to 26 different antibiotics – even those considered the last line of defense – is to blame for the death of a Reno, Nev., woman. The woman, who […]

Herrera Beutler urges ACA replacements, not just repeal

As Congress Republicans begin efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler is urging House Speaker Paul Ryan to offer replacements with the repeal efforts. Herrera Beutler, […]

Washington Healthplanfinder enrollment is up

Enrollment in health plans on the state-based insurance exchange has already reached last year’s enrollment totals -- and there’s still three weeks left to sign up for coverage. The exchange announced […]

Portland one of top cities for an active lifestyle

Portland ranked among the best cities in the country for people with an active lifestyle, according to a new study by WalletHub. The study looked at the 100 most populated U.S. […]

Best diets of 2017

The DASH diet tops the list of the best diets for 2017, according to the annual assessment by U.S. News & World Report. For the seventh year in a row, DASH […]

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