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Sarcoidosis. Ever heard of it?

Sarcoidosis is not always easy to diagnose, as its easily mistaken for bronchitis or asthma

Sneezing and wheezing!

Sneezing and wheezing!

 Asthma and allergies go together like peanut butter and jelly, but nearly as appetizing

Study: Breast cancer overtreatment costs U.S. $4 billion a year

Study: Breast cancer overtreatment costs U.S. $4 billion a year
Sharpening a medical debate about the costs and benefits of cancer screening, a new report estimates that the U.S. spends $4 billion a year on unnecessary medical costs due to mammograms that generate false alarms, and on treatment of certain breast tumors unlikely to cause problems.

Tax refunds for many take hit or get bump from health law

Tax refunds for many take hit or get bump from health law
FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2014 file photo shows health care tax forms 8962 and1095-A, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
As the April 15 tax deadline nears, people who got help paying for health insurance under President Barack Obama's law are seeing the direct effect on their refunds - hundreds of dollars, for better or worse.

Oh! My head...

Wondering WHY you've got that nasty headache? Dr. Linda Petter has some suggestions for you.

UW applies for permission to perform face transplants

UW applies for permission to perform face transplants
Local doctors could soon offer a surgery that is both rare and remarkable. The University of Washington Medical Center applied for permission to perform face transplants. The surgery has only been done nine times in the U.S., but when it's needed, it can be life changing.

CDC: Uninsured drop by 11 million since Obamacare

CDC: Uninsured drop by 11 million since Obamacare
In this March 23, 2010, file photo, President Barack Obama signs the health care bill in the East Room of the White House in Washington.
The number of uninsured U.S. residents fell by more than 11 million since President Barack Obama signed the health care overhaul five years ago, according to a pair of reports Tuesday from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

World's top chefs say eat small fish to make big difference

World's top chefs say eat small fish to make big difference
FILE - In this Sunday, Nov 20, 2011 file photo, a child looks over a day's catch of sardines at the Hout Bay Harbour near Cape Town, South Africa. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)

Want to make a big impact on the health of our oceans? Think small, top chefs say. As in anchovies and sardines.

UK, drugmakers establish $100 million Alzheimer's fund

UK, drugmakers establish $100 million Alzheimer's fund
Major drugmakers, the British government and a top Alzheimer's research charity are pooling more than $100 million to create a global fund to accelerate efforts to find a treatment or even a cure for the mind-robbing disease within a decade.

Bill Gates, Michael Bloomberg launch anti-tobacco legal fund

Bill Gates, Michael Bloomberg launch anti-tobacco legal fund
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates are launching a fund to help low- and middle-income countries fight often long and expensive legal battles with the tobacco industry.

Tony Stark can put on an iron suit...the rest of us have to turn to other options

Tony Stark can put on an iron suit...the rest of us have to turn to other options

Tony Stark can put on an iron suit and become a superhero, full of energy and action. But for those dealing with an iron deficiency, which can lead to fatigue, irritability, lack of focus, there's other options.

Tempted to go under the knife? Don't forget the alternatives

Tempted to go under the knife? Don't forget the alternatives

As we age, it can be tempting to want a little snip here, a tuck there. But the thought of undergoing the plastic surgeon's knife can be daunting

To vaccinate or not? Debate rages on for Washington parents

To vaccinate or not? Debate rages on for Washington parents »Play Video
Pediatrician Charles Goodman vaccinates 1-year-old Cameron Fierro with the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine, or MMR vaccine.

The bill that would have removed the personal exemption from vaccine requirements died without reaching the House floor for a vote. While the vaccine debate lost traction in Olympia, it still happens daily in doctor's offices.