Month: November 2017

Pacific Science Center to open vaccine exhibit

If you’re a fan of preventing infectious diseases and have holiday travel plans that will take you to Seattle, the Pacific Science Center has the exhibit for you. Next weekend, the […]

FDA: Dog bone treats are dangerous for pets

The Food and Drug Administration has a warning for dog lovers planning to stuff stockings with treats: Stay away from “bone treats.” The FDA has received nearly 70 reports of pet […]

Nearly half of cancer deaths linked to modifiable risk factors

New research by the American Cancer Society shows that more than 650,000 cancer cases and more than 250,000 deaths are linked to modifiable risk factors – meaning they could be […]

Tobacco ads to hit airwaves again

Big Tobacco will begin airing television commercials and newspaper advertisements on Sunday – but the message will be quite different than the ads of days past. After more than a decade […]

Rejecting flu shot could cost Minn. health workers their jobs

If your employer required a flu shot, would you get one or take the pink slip? That’s a question facing workers at Duluth, Minn.-based Essentia Health. The organization announced all employees, […]

Blood pressure: 130 is the new high

When it comes to blood pressure, 130 is the new high. After more than a decade, the American Heart Association announced on Monday new blood pressure guidelines. And those new guidelines […]

Health plan enrollment surges in first week

During the first week of open enrollment, visits to the Washington Healthplanfinder website were up 24 percent and new enrollment was up more than 50 percent over last year. The state-based […]

Declan’s fight continues

The battle to defeat cancer continues for 5-year-old Declan Reagan of Vancouver. Declan was first diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia when he was 4 years old. After six months in the […]

Burnout is pushing docs to cut hours

One in five U.S. physicians is ready to cut their clinical hours as a result of burnout and growing dissatisfaction, according to new research. The research was conducted by experts at […]

Survey: Teens are ditching soda

Parents and health officials, rejoice! Washington teens are drinking fewer sugar-sweetened drinks. The 2016 Washington Healthy Youth survey shows that teens are drinking considerably less soda and other sugary drinks now […]

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