When President Jimmy Carter revealed he has melanoma that spread to his brain and liver, the outlook sounded grim. So it was a surprise to many when he recently announced the cancer isn't growing, and he's feeling well. But it was no surprise in Seattle where local doctors were part of the pioneering research that led to the treatment.
A company whose name is synonymous with eyeballs on the Internet is turning its attention to hearts. Google Life Sciences, a research group recently spun off from its parent corporation, is teaming with the American Heart Association in a $50 million project to find new ways to fight heart disease.
If you've stepped on the scale and resolved to lose weight, you're in good company. Weight loss is a popular topic, which means there is a lot of advice out there about how to rid those extra pounds and tight-fitting pants forever.
Since 2009, all chain restaurants in King County have been required to post calorie counts and other nutrition information on reader boards and menus. But is that policy doing anything to combat obesity?