“Decoding Annie Parker” tells the story of University of Washington breast cancer researcher Mary-Claire King, who discovered the genetic links to certain types of breast cancer.
University of Washington’s School of Public Health has funded a new study lead by Professor Ali Shojaie to understand the impact of social networks on obesity among different demographic groups.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington has asked Gov. Jay Inslee to stall any hospital transactions out of concern that mergers with religious organizations could compromise patients’ access to health services.
Local doctors say as long as you are exercising, it’s less important what activity you do.
The average medical claim from a motorcycle crash rose by more than one-fifth last year in Michigan after the state stopped requiring all riders to wear helmets, according to an insurance industry study. Across the nation, motorcyclists opposed to mandatory helmet use have been chipping away at state helmet laws for years while crash deaths have been on the rise.
There’s a good chance your public pool is contaminated with feces, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, which is going so far as to recommend parents test pool water themselves before letting kids jump in. But, local public health officials say there’s no reason for local parents to worry about King County pools, as long as the pool has enough disinfectant.
Local researchers study the impact menu labeling in King County has had on consumer behaviors.
Washington is increasing efforts to screen backyard chickens and other domestic fowl for bird flu to prevent an outbreak of the H7N9 virus that has killed 36 people in China.
Despite recent cases of bacterial meningitis among gay men in New York City and Los Angeles, public health officials are not recommending Seattle residents be vaccinated. But, one local doctor says there’s no reason not to get the meningitis vaccine.
Marijuana use among Seattle's high-school students is holding steady, and more than a third of students who use the drug say they got it from a medical marijuana dispensary, according to results from a Seattle Public Schools survey released Tuesday.
A Seattle researcher says preventative ovary removal can be a reasonable option for women and has little psychological impact.
The CDC is recommending baby boomers get tested for Hepatitis C, regardless of other risk factors. But, treatment may not be readily available for newly diagnosed patients, and the Affordable Care Act could make things even worse.
The county's plan to make drug companies pay for medication disposal faced opposition in a public hearing.
The King County Board of Health wants to create a program for residents to easily get rid of their unwanted medications, and it’s expecting drug manufacturers to pay for it.
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Gov. Jay Inslee signed House Bill 1556 into law this week, which will require all Washington state high schools to include CPR training in their health education curriculum.
Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a bill into law which will allow someone besides a school nurse to administer potentially life-saving nasal spray medications to students.
Local researchers are scanning college students’ social media sites to identify which will become alcoholics later in life.