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 […]

Washingtonians like to consult Dr. Google

Paging, Dr. Google. A new report shows that 44 percent of Americans consult with the internet “doctor” rather than a medical professional to assess a health issue. In Washington, 50 percent of […]

American Cancer Society softens on e-cigarettes

The American Cancer Society appears to be endorsing the use of electronic cigarettes. But only as a means to quit combustible cigarettes. The American Cancer Society released this week a new […]

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