Health & Fitness

Life & Style Study: Helmet law weakened, motorcycle injuries up Study: Helmet law weakened, motorcycle injuries up
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.
Life & Style Feds recommend parents test public pools themselves, King Co says no need Feds recommend parents test public pools themselves, King Co says no need
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.
Life & Style Should gay men in Washington be vaccinated for meningitis? Should gay men in Washington be vaccinated for meningitis?
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.
Life & Style Seattle students report getting pot from dispensaries Seattle students report getting pot from dispensaries
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.