Month: March 2018

Medical costs still preventing people from visiting doctor

In the past year, 44 percent of people report skipping a visit to the doctor when they were sick or injured because of the cost of being seen. And about 40 […]

Study: Thousands of children injured in hoverboard falls

New research reveals that nearly 27,000 children and teens were treated at hospital emergency departments for injuries sustained while riding hoverboards during the first two years of sales. Researchers analyzed 2015-16 […]

Washington’s most-prescribed drug isn’t an opioid

The most frequently prescribed medication in the U.S. – and in Washington – is a drug to treat thyroid deficiencies. But the second-most common drug prescribed across the country? An opioid […]

Report: Cost of Alzheimer’s tops quarter of a trillion dollars

Caring for the estimated 5.7 million American’s who will have Alzheimer’s disease this year will surpass a quarter of a trillion dollars, according to a new report from the Alzheimer’s […]

Declan the Dinosaur gets movie star support

Five-year-old Declan Reagan continues to fight for his life – nearly two years after being diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. But after countless hospital stays, chemotherapy treatments, blood transfusions and bone […]

Clark County among healthiest counties in state

Clark County residents are among the healthiest in the state when it comes to health outcomes, according to new rankings. The annual County Health Rankings compiled by the Robert Wood Johnson […]

FDA approves at-home breast cancer genetic test

Those at-home DNA kits can now tell you more than just whether you’re prone to male pattern baldness. The Food and Drug Administration this week approved the first direct-to-consumer test for […]

Study: Washingtonians incur 31 hours of “sleep debt” each month

Americans miss out on an average of 30.6 hours of sleep each month, and 15 percent of people try to catch up on their sleep debt by binge sleeping on […]

Childhood obesity is still a problem

Turns out past reports about declining childhood obesity rates were just wishful thinking. New research shows that not only are rates not declining at any age, but there’s been a […]

Americans want Amazon health plans

Purchasing health plans on Amazon? Americans like the idea. A recent survey by LendEDU, an online marketplace for student and personal loans, found that Americans are open to the idea of […]

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