Month: June 2017

Lead detected in baby food

Parents don’t only have to worry about lead in their kids’ drinking water. Now they may need to give their baby food a second thought. An environmental watchdog group’s analysis found […]

Herrera Beutler pushes legislation for counties without health plans

State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler recently announced that eleven insurers had filed 71 health plans for the 2018 insurance exchange. The problem? No insurers signed up to provide plans in two […]

FDA seeks removal of opioid due to abuse risk

For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration has asked a drug manufacturer to remove a pain medication from the market over concerns of drug abuse. On Thursday, the FDA […]

Study: Refined grains during pregnancy linked to increased obesity in kids

Children born to women with gestational diabetes and who had diets high in refined grains have a higher risk of obesity, according to a new study. The National Institutes of Health […]

Study: Pot-smoking doesn’t end with parenthood

Adults who smoke marijuana may cut back when they become parents, but they don’t quit, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Washington looked at marijuana use among […]

Washingtonians need help spelling illness names

In honor of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, Google created a map with the most commonly misspelled word in each state. So why am I writing about this on a health […]

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