Helping kids bounce back from adversity may lead to a healthier adulthood
More than 20 years ago, a physician named Vincent Felitti began wondering why a successful obesity program offered by his employer, the health care provider Kaiser Permanente in San Diego, was seeing a significant patient dropout rate. Why would people quit, despite losing weight?
The Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery cares for 4,000 children a year
The 1982 coroner's report listed 2-year-old Vanessa Behan's cause of death as a ruptured bowel caused by a blow to her tummy. But that wasn't all.
With the advent of another winter comes the promise of colder weather, snow and the inevitable gift of socks under the Christmas tree. The latter causes most of us to roll our eyes and sigh, not again.
How personal monitoring technology can help you get fit and achieve your weight goals
Carol Hunter is efficient. The attorney keeps herself and her family healthy with a seamless blend of modern technology and practical wisdom.
Healthy meals are easy when you consider the rainbow
Ask Darci Barman "What is the best diet?" and this registered dietitian with a Master's of Nutrition and Dietetics from natural health innovator Bastyr University has an unusual answer: "Eat the foods our ancestors ate 100 years ago. "The greatest thing I took away from growing up around agriculture," says Barman, originally from Madison, Wisconsin, "was understanding that eating seasonally, locally and traditionally is also the simplest and most effective way to nourish our bodies."
Why are more and more girls experiencing early puberty?
Every once in a while, my children show interest in topics I research for stories. When my older twin found out I was doing a story about early puberty in girls, she panicked.
How to stay healthy while traveling
Ebola in West Africa, dengue fever in Japan, enterovirus D68 in Kentucky, bedbugs the world over. What's a traveler to do?
While you can't turn back the hands of time, new minimally invasive products and procedures can help you look refreshed
"Did you color your hair?
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One woman's story of how she manages her state of mind
It was found, like many discoveries before it, on a quest. In 2004, National Geographic Fellow Dan Buettner led a team of scientists across the globe investigating one of the world's greatest puzzles.
A new option for treating skin cancer skips the scalpel
It was tax season. The way accountant Greg Sweeney saw it, there was no way he had the time to skip work for surgery and then see clients with a bandage on his neck.
The osteopathic profession hasn't just gone mainstream; it's become a big part of the future of health care
In the months of battles between the University of Washington and Washington State University over whether WSU will launch its own medical school in the state, one important fact has largely been glossed over. Washington state already has another medical school.
Washington needs more doctors; how to actually train them is where the Cougs and Huskies just can't agree
Under the chandeliers of the Spokane Club dining room in September, University of Washington President Michael Young stands at the podium in a Husky-purple tie. As the crowd of medical students, alumni and incoming UW undergrads dines on glazed salmon, Young gushes about UW's prestige.
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While the reasons to exercise keep adding up — better brain function, reduced risk for heart disease and cancer — we're lucky enough to also have a slew of new ways to make getting and staying fit actually fun. I got inspired visiting with the happy trio of runners featured in our cover story and learning about fitness apps in Jordy Byrd's story.
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Great news! The FDA recently approved Trumenba, a new vaccine for the prevention of Neisseria Meningitidis type B. Until now there has been no effective option available to prevent type B, which is the cause of about a quarter of the total annual cases of invasive meningococcal disease in the United States.
I just picked up my prescription for lovastatin. My pharmacist warned me not to drink grapefruit juice while taking this medication.
Are you getting ready for another round of New Year's resolutions? Calendar year intentions seem to be the underdogs in the goal-setting world.
ATTRIBUTES: Just when the sun decides to skip town for 16 hours a day, lovely little mandarin oranges — one variety is known as a Clementine, the other a Murcott — make their bright return. Kids particularly adore the little winter-season fruits that contain only 35 calories each.
Antony Chiang is the president of the Empire Health Foundation. The Foundation has established goals of relatively rapid improvement on some of the most intractable public health issues facing the Inland Northwest — obesity, child abuse and trauma, and the shortage of health care providers.
When no one else can answer the call, the Children's Village in Coeur d'Alene opens its arms to the community's most vulnerable children. Over the past two and a half decades, two residential houses on a quiet cul-de-sac on the northern edge of the Lake City have welcomed more than 2,000 abused, neglected, homeless or crisis-affected children.
ATTRIBUTES: While Washington may be best known for its apples, the state is also the number one producer of fresh pears in the United States. The Northwest climate is perfect for pears, with about 10 varieties grown in Oregon and Washington orchards.
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