Month: May 2017

Pediatricians: Time to limit fruit juice

The American Academy of Pediatrics released new fruit juice recommendations this week that got parents everywhere talking. The gist: Your kids are probably drinking more juice than they should be. Fruit […]

Planning a vacation? FDA has some tips

Planning to get away to a sunny locale this summer? The Food and Drug Administration is offering some tips for ensuring your next beach vacation is a healthy one. Here’s what […]

WA women can now get 12-month birth control supply

Insurance companies are now required to cover 12-month supplies of birth control for women in Washington. Gov. Jay Inslee signed House Bill 1234 into law Tuesday. The bill requires any health […]

Teen dies from too much caffeine

A 16-year-old died last month from a “caffeine-induced cardiac event,” prompting health officials to remind parents that kids shouldn’t consume energy drinks. The South Carolina high school student reportedly died after […]

FDA approves new ALS drug

There’s big news in the ALS world. The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in more than two decades. The FDA announced on […]

Fentanyl deaths on the rise in Washington

A state investigation into fentanyl deaths revealed that they’re on the rise and that most overdoses involved illicit drug use. Fentanyl – a synthetic opioid that’s 50 to 100 times more […]

Groups decry ACA repeal bill passage

House Republicans on Thursday narrowly passed a bill to repeal and replace several pieces of the Affordable Care Act. Outrage soon followed, my email inbox filling with statements decrying the passage […]

Study: Washington is 10th best state for nurses

Washington ranked No. 10 best state for nurses – the highest rank of any Northwest state – in a recent study. Personal-finance website WalletHub analyzed the nursing job market of all […]

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