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Date: 09/12/2015 | Life

Straight Talk: Suicide prevention starts in childhood

Dear Readers: Two weeks ago, we shared warning signs, risk factors and preventatives of suicide. I hope today's accounts of this "silent epidemic", tripled in rate sinsce 1965, inspire needed change.—Lauren

Date: 10/10/2015 | Life

Running 6 miles a week may add up to 6 years to your life, study says

When it comes to the idea that running is good for the heart, six miles a week may be the magic goal number. In a review study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, experts found running about six miles a week — or 52 minutes — may add from three to six years to your life.

Date: 10/10/2015 | Life

Scientists can fool body into thinking it’s been exercising

Ever fantasize of being able to see the benefits of exercise without having to, you know, work out?If so, research from Britain's University of Southampton gives a glimpse of what may be possible in the future.Ali Tavassoli, a professor of chemical biology, and...

Date: 10/10/2015 | Life

What to expect when you get a flu shot

Roll up your sleeve — the flu's in town. Influenza season runs from early fall to late spring, usually peaking between December and February. Don't wait for it to come to you. "Right now is prime time to get vaccinated," said Dr.

Date: 10/10/2015 | Life

Families learn about healthful cooking

About 60 people, including parents and their school-age children, attended a two-part workshop hosted by Providence Regional Medical Center Everett on Sept. 26 to learn about healthy eating.

Date: 10/10/2015 | Life

Hookah use on the upswing

Clouds of sickly sweet blackberry smoke are billowing out of Isaac Doss’ mouth. He takes a draw from a bubbling hookah and passes the pipe to Kara Brick.

Date: 10/10/2015 | Life

Family Talk: Showing up in marriage: Love is a verb

Joe and Mary sat on the love seat, tense and angry. "He never tells me he loves me! He doesn't give me a hug or a kiss. He comes home, nods at me, plays with the kids, watches TV and falls sound asleep."Joe is confused. "Of course, I love her! We both...

Date: 10/10/2015 | Life

Missed your vaccine? Rest, hydration the best flu treatments

As we have all heard, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." It's unlikely Benjamin Franklin was considering flu vaccines when he made this famous observation, but the principle applies.Prevention through annual vaccination is the best management...

Date: 10/10/2015 | Life

Lists offer guidelines on when to spring for organic fruit, veggies

Organic produce is usually more expensive than fruits and vegetables that are grown conventionally. When purchasing produce, you can use the "Dirty Dozen" and "Clean Fifteen" lists.These lists, published by the non-profit Environmental Working Group,...

Date: 10/10/2015 | Life

Chamber of healing

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can help diabetics heal from wounds

Date: 10/10/2015 | Life

A new kind of mammogram

3-D technology finds some hidden cancers but can cost more

Date: 10/04/2015 | Local News

Why having an early breast cancer detection plan is important

While researchers continue to make strides toward more frequent early detection of breast cancer in the United States, cases in developing countries are still being diagnosed in later stages.Research has shown that the earlier breast cancer is found, the more treatable it...

Date: 10/04/2015 | Life

Massage a soothing touch for cancer patients

MARYSVILLE — Some people like to pamper themselves with a massage now and then, but when they get cancer they are so busy fighting the disease that they forget to try to relax and enjoy life.Kristi Gordon of Heavenly Hands in Marysville says that's when people really...

Date: 10/04/2015 | Life

Physical therapy helps cancer patients deal with pain

SMOKEY POINT — Judy York has cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy treatments.But she keeps a positive frame of mind, and one of the reasons is she is getting help from Tawny Bridge-Pope of Smokey Point Reaction Physical Therapy."I'm so...

Date: 10/04/2015 | Life

Breast cancer patients benefit from strong support

With a diagnosis of cancer, your life changes on a dime. Everything else comes to a screeching halt — work problems, family issues, and relationship concerns.For women, besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer. Over the course of their...

Date: 10/04/2015 | Life

What young women need to know about breast cancer

While breast cancer diagnosis and treatment are difficult for women of any age, younger women may find the experience overwhelming. With youth comes the feeling of invincibility for so many people, so dealing with a cancer diagnosis can come as quite a challenge.

Date: 10/04/2015 | Life

Fundraising moves beyond just the Relay for Life

MARYSVILLE — The Marysville Relay for Life used to be the big fundraiser in town for the American Cancer Society.While still important, this year's chairman, Ben Allen, said he realizes there has to be other ways to give because the relay might not be for everyone.

Date: 10/04/2015 | Life

Comfort for patients

Everett woman helps those recently diagnosed with breast cancer

Date: 10/04/2015 | Life

Marysville man lives through challenge of fighting breast cancer

MARYSVILLE — Like most men, Mike Ferri had never even considered that he could be diagnosed with breast cancer.That changed after he went to a doctor in December 2013, when his wife noticed that he'd been bleeding slightly from his right nipple.His doctor...

Date: 10/04/2015 | Life

Everett dietitian helps patients learn to eat mindfully

The secret to eating well? Trust your gut."We don't know how to listen to our bodies," said Heather Paves, a dietitian at North Sound Nourishment & Recovery in Everett. "A lot of our culture is externally driven, rather than responding to what feels...

Date: 09/26/2015 | Life

Traumatized kids

Three things you can do to help them

Date: 09/26/2015 | Life

Grandma won’t accept gay teen

Dear Straight Talk: My daughter, 17, is openly gay. My husband and I and her siblings have no problem accepting this and our Christian church accepts everyone. The problem is with my mother-in-law.Her church believes homosexuality is a terrible sin and...

Date: 09/12/2015 | Life

Before fatal leap, teen ate entire marijuana cookie

After 19-year-old Levy Thamba inexplicably leapt to his death off a 4th floor Denver balcony in March after eating a marijuana cookie, public health officials have tried to figure out why.A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides a sequence of events:

Date: 09/12/2015 | Life

Five healthy habits that combat childhood obesity

September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and while the risks to overweight kids are well chronicled, many families need support changing their children’s habits with the ultimate goal of improving health.

Date: 09/12/2015 | Life

The best way to fuel workouts — no exotic drinks required

Workout nutrition is a complicated business. There is no one-size-fits-all answer: If you're walking on a treadmill for 30 minutes, you don't have the same nutrition needs as someone who's training for an Ironman triathlon.That being said, a few basics about workout...

Date: 09/12/2015 | Life

Job burnout? Take control of your life

I recently attended a meeting where a presenter described the problem of "burnout" among health-care providers. A large percentage of health-care workers are struggling with work-life balance, enthusiasm for their jobs, and feeling connected to their patients and...

Date: 09/12/2015 | Life

Early sign of endometrial cancer: abnormal bleeding

In the U.S., endometrial cancer, which starts in the the inner lining of the uterus, is the most common cancer of the female reproductive organs. The exact cause is unknown, but increased levels of estrogen play a role. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated...

Date: 09/12/2015 | Life

Dietitian helps diabetics manage disease

Say goodbye to sweets. Get off the couch.Monitor your meter. If you’re one of the 29 million Americans with diabetes, these orders sound familiar. But that doesn’t mean you’ve been following them.

Date: 09/12/2015 | Life

Our fragile knees

Surgery isn't always the answer when they hurt

Date: 09/12/2015 | Life

Weight gain an unexpected cancer stress

Cancer caused me a problem. OK, I can blame lots of problems on cancer, but this was one I didn't expect. During two years of treatment, I have gained 20 pounds.In the movie version of breast cancer (probably the cancer that we imagined before we ever had cancer) lithe and...

Date: 09/12/2015 | Life

White House: Alaska’s Medicaid expansion ‘right decision’

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The White House on Tuesday praised the decision by Alaska Gov. Bill Walker to expand Medicaid to thousands of residents over the wishes of the Republican-led Legislature, calling it the “right decision.”

Date: 09/01/2015 | Northwest

Health classes and events in Snohomish County

TODAYPACKING HEALTHY LUNCHESParents are invited to bring their school-age child to learn about healthy options for school lunchboxes. The free class meets 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Aug. 29 at the Verdant Community Wellness Center,...

Date: 08/29/2015 | Life

Give kids healthy start to school year

The days are getting shorter and summer activities are winding down. School supply lists are appearing in stores and your in-boxes. Kids (hopefully) are finishing their summer reading lists. Back to School time is just around the corner, though it may feel like Memorial Day was just a...

Date: 08/26/2015 | Commentary

Gig Harbor doctor’s license suspended for invasive procedures

SEATTLE — The Washington State Medical Commission has suspended a Pierce County doctor after Virginia revoked his license for allowing military medical students to conduct invasive procedures on each other, and inject each other with drugs, sometimes in combination with...

Date: 08/25/2015 | Northwest

Health-related classes and events in Snohomish County

AUGUST 17LOOK GOOD, FEEL BETTERThis American Cancer Society class is designed for women undergoing cancer treatment. It focuses on skin care, cosmetics, hair care and hair loss. The class will meet Aug. 17, 6-8 p.m., at Swedish...

Date: 08/15/2015 | Life

Hydration is key when working out in the heat

Trainer Lori Patterson holds all her boot camp classes outdoors. In the summer, the days are hot, the workouts intense and her advice simple.Drink plenty of water.

Date: 08/15/2015 | Life

Tips on talking with someone who has cancer

There are times in our lives when we know exactly what to say.When someone gets married or has a baby or graduates from college, we say, “Congratulations.” When we meet someone new, we say, “Nice to meet you.” When someone loses a loved one, we say, “I’m sorry for your loss.”

Date: 08/15/2015 | Life

Children who are out of shape are more likely to suffer sports injuries

The opportunities and varieties of athletic activities for our youth, from select leagues to recreational sports, have increased significantly. However, more than 80 percent of adolescents still do not perform enough regular physical activity to satisfy the minimum amount recommended by the...

Date: 08/15/2015 | Life

How to grill meat the smarter, safer way

Who doesn't love food grilled outside on a barbecue? So delicious. But have you ever heard that it can be bad to eat grilled food?It turns out that cooking meats using high-heat sources, including using an open flame, leads to the production of heterocyclic amines (HCAs) and...

Date: 08/15/2015 | Life

Open wide for the lowdown on your teeth

There’s more to your teeth than keeping them pearly and white.To make the most out of your trip to the dentist, schedule both a cleaning and a checkup.“One is maintaining your hygiene, and one is maintaining the integrity of your teeth,” said Dr. Ann Liou, a prosthodontist in Edmonds.

Date: 08/15/2015 | Life

Lifetime of dental health begins early

Taking care of your baby’s teeth begins before a first tooth ever appears. There are many things you can do as a parent to help assure that your child will have a healthy and beautiful smile for years to come.It starts with you

Date: 08/15/2015 | Life

Plain soap may be safest way to wash

Soap may seem to be keeping germs at bay, but in many homes, it’s doing harm.The potential culprit is antibacterial soap that contains triclosan.Why is it harmful?

Date: 08/15/2015 | Life

Three fire districts launch compassionate collaboration

CLEARVIEW — The most important qualification for the job was compassion.Along with compassion, they needed someone personable, who would advocate for patients, said Larry Huff, the Lake Stevens deputy fire chief.Lake Stevens is joining Fire District 7 in...

Date: 08/05/2015 | Local News

Classes and events

JULY 26 Hoop it up The Providence Institute for a Healthier Community is looking for 600 or more participants to gather before the Everett AquaSox home game on Sunday to break the world record for "Largest Hula Hoop Workout." Hula hoops will...

Date: 07/25/2015 | Life

New guidelines suggest use of clot-grabbing device in some strokes

New guidelines issued for the treatment of strokes recommend that doctors use a device that can grab and remove blood clots, along with a clot-dissolving drug, when certain people suffer life-threatening blockages of blood to their brains.

Date: 07/25/2015 | Life

Two types of superfoods to supercharge your health

It seems like every week you read about a new nutrient-rich superfood. The health promises that ads make are so appealing and believable.But before giving you my ideas for the best new superfoods, let's ask the basic question: what makes a superfood "super"?...

Date: 07/25/2015 | Life

Holland selected to head neurosurgery at Providence

Dr. Martin C. Holland has joined Providence Regional Medical Center Everett to serve as chief of neurosurgery and the neuroscience program.

Date: 07/25/2015 | Life

3-D mammography improves breast cancer detection

When it comes to beating breast cancer, early detection is crucial. Survival rates for women with breast cancer range from 90 percent when the cancer is found early, to as low as 10 percent when it is found in a later stage.

Date: 07/25/2015 | Life

The brave new world of office desks

Sure, standing at your desk all day can be a bit of a pain, but spending the 9-to-5 leaning back or hunched over is terrible for you.

Date: 07/25/2015 | Life

Protect your eyes from damaging UV rays

Regular eye examinations are an important part of health maintenance regardless of one’s age or physical health. For doctors of optometry, an eye examination involves treating a patient for his or her medical and preventive needs.

Date: 07/25/2015 | Life

10 tips for the young athlete

Dr. Michael Rohrenbach is a family medicine physician at Harbour Pointe Clinic and team physician for the Everett AquaSox Baseball Club. As school-age kids participate in summer sports leagues or prepare for school sports in the fall, he offers these 10 tips for young athletes:

Date: 07/25/2015 | Life

University of Washington to study children with autism

SEATTLE — University of Washington researchers are recruiting Seattle-area children with autism as part of a four-year study to identify biological markers.

Date: 07/22/2015 | Northwest

CPAP machines just one option to treat sleep disorder

In my opinion, Ms. Guthrie who wrote the July 4 article "Undetected sleep apnea can lead to host of health problems," didn't do her research very well.She wrote "If sleep apnea is...

Date: 07/11/2015 | Commentary

Watson’s next feat? Taking on cancer

HOUSTON — Candida Vitale and the other fellows at MD Anderson’s leukemia treatment center had known each other for only a few months, but they already were very tight. The nine of them shared a small office and were always hanging out on weekends.

Date: 06/27/2015 | Nation & World

Massage therapist, accused of sexual misconduct, has license suspended

EVERETT — The state Department of Health has suspended the license of a massage therapist accused of sexual misconduct.Danzel Phipps can’t practice in Washington until the Health Department’s investigation is resolved, according to a press release issued on Thursday.

Date: 06/25/2015 | Local News

How some states address overuse of ERs

On a recent Saturday morning, I drove a good friend from her health club to an emergency room at a nearby hospital. Her symptoms — not remembering what she had just done and repeating herself — spoke of a potentially serious condition. The emergency medical technicians...

Date: 06/23/2015 | Opinion Columnists

Cancer drugs’ value gauged

The pushback against soaring cancer drug prices is gaining steam. A leading doctors group on Monday proposed a formula to help patients decide if a medicine is worth it — what it will cost them and how much good it is likely to do.

Date: 06/22/2015 | Nation & World

Recognize medical cannabis

In 2014, Congress quietly ended the federal government's prohibition on medical cannabis with a provision buried in the 1,603-page federal spending bill, The Los Angeles Times reported at the time. The...

Date: 06/19/2015 | Editorials

Oregon man hurt by leftover acupuncture needle seeks $3M

PORTLAND, Ore. — A lawsuit seeking more than $3 million has been filed on behalf of a Portland man who says an acupuncturist left two needles in his skin, and one of them later broke off and became embedded in his groin.

Date: 06/15/2015 | Northwest

Promoting health; lifting barriers

Promotoras link the Latino community with the medical world

Date: 06/13/2015 | Local News

Rampant heroin use turns jail into county's largest 'detox center'

EVERETT — Heroin use is so rampant among people being booked into the Snohomish County Jail that Monday, more than 90 percent of the 52 inmates locked up in the medical unit were dangerously ill with...

Date: 06/11/2015 | Local News

Oregon doctors perform novel procedure to replace pregnant woman’s heart valve

PORTLAND, Ore. — Cardiologists with the Providence Heart and Vascular Institute have successfully used a novel procedure to replace a woman’s damaged heart valve while she was pregnant, minimizing the risk to her and her baby.

Date: 06/08/2015 | Northwest

State must increase funding for treatment of mentally ill

The treatment of mentally ill patients has undergone radical changes in the past 150 years, and not always for the better. Unfortunately, public health treatment remains grossly underfunded; consequently care is fragmented and places a huge social burden on American communities.

Date: 06/07/2015 | Commentary

Move to digital medical files will need time

I rarely do follow-up columns. I'm averaging one every 10 years. And while my last such exercise resulted in a written apology from the White House (for accusing me of making up facts over its removal of Churchill's bust), today's is not a complaint. It's merely a recognition that the...

Date: 06/05/2015 | Opinion Columnists

Advance in treatment of late-stage melanoma confirmed in large-scale study

CHICAGO — Treating advanced melanoma patients with two of the new drugs that help their immune systems fight cancer is more effective than using either drug alone, researchers showed in a study released Sunday that expands physicians’ arsenal against the lethal disease and, potentially, other...

Date: 05/31/2015 | Nation & World

4 Oregon residents sickened after using phone app to ID wild mushrooms

LA PINE, Ore. — A sheriff’s officer says four central Oregon residents were rushed to a hospital after they used a phone app to identify wild mushrooms but ended up consuming mushrooms that were poisonous.

Date: 05/30/2015 | Northwest

Opposition to medical marijuana in Senate softens

The Senate Appropriations Committee did something last week the Senate has never done; it passed a marijuana reform measure. It was the narrowest of proposals, an amendment co-authored by Sens. Steve Daines, R-Montana, and Jeff Merkley, D-Oregon, to a military spending bill that would...

Date: 05/28/2015 | Opinion Columnists

Does the allure of float tanks to ease mind and body hold water?

ST. LOUIS — When I would tell people that I was going to try this new place where you float in a tank in total darkness and complete silence for 90 minutes, I would get two reactions: That sounds blissful, or that sounds torturous.

Date: 05/26/2015 | Life

Honor promise to help retirement of home care workers

Tens of thousands of home care workers in Washington state who do the demanding and critical work of care for seniors and people with disabilities do not have any retirement benefit. A fiscally responsible agreement was negotiated last year that funded a modest retirement contribution...

Date: 05/23/2015 | Commentary

License suspended for Bellingham nurse after patient death

BELLINGHAM — The Washington state Department of Health has suspended the license of a nurse after a resident died in her care at a Bellingham nursing home.A report from the Health Department said the investigation of Tina Brightwell began when a whistleblower contacted authorities.

Date: 05/15/2015 | Northwest

A mother's strength

Emily Fletcher's courage shines through medical challenges

Date: 05/10/2015 | Local News

Dude yoga: two guys ditch their fear and try yoga

There will be no lack of opportunities to do stereotypical Guy Things next week — playing golf, watching the NBA playoffs, discussing the fallout from the NFL draft and/or, of course, figuring out what to grill.But how many guys have tried yoga, despite its explosion in popularity?

Date: 05/05/2015 | Life

Whooping cough on the rise in Washington

SEATTLE — Whooping cough is at an epidemic level in Washington state, with nearly 400 reported cases so far this year.

Date: 04/29/2015 | Northwest

Gingrich wants health research funds doubled

Newt Gingrich recently recalled the bipartisan deal that doubled the budget for the National Institutes of Health — with fondness. This was about 20 years ago, when Bill Clinton was president, and Republicans under Gingrich had just taken over Congress.Never a member...

Date: 04/28/2015 | Opinion Columnists


Everett man meets his bone marrow donor

Date: 04/25/2015 | Local News

How to recognize when drinking becomes a problem

Joe has been increasing his alcohol use for several years, and now he's drinking an entire bottle of wine or more, four to five nights a week. He doesn't think he's impaired; after all he's built up a high tolerance. But his family is angry and embarrassed. Joe doesn't drink at work, so...

Date: 04/21/2015 | Life

New cardiac law inspired by Mill Creek’s Nick of Time Foundation

OLYMPIA — A newly signed law aims to ensure young athletes and their coaches are better able to recognize and respond when someone is felled by sudden cardiac arrest.

Date: 04/20/2015 | Local News

Vaccine best way to halt pertussis’ spread

As you have likely seen in the news, we are seeing an explosion of whooping cough (pertussis) cases statewide. Here in Snohomish County, there have been 40 confirmed cases since January and most of those have happened in the last few weeks. To put that into perspective, there were only...

Date: 04/20/2015 | Commentary

County Council defers decision on marijuana — again

After listening to more than two hours of public testimony about proposed amendments to the rules for marijuana enterprises, the Snohomish County Council on Wednesday decided again to...

Date: 04/15/2015 | Local News

Help for asthma sufferers

Innovative treatment at Providence can reduce attacks

Date: 04/08/2015 | Business

Oregon House backs right to try experimental drugs

SALEM, Ore. — The House voted Tuesday to make Oregon the latest state seeking to give dying patients an opportunity to try experimental medical treatments that haven’t been approved by government regulators.

Date: 04/07/2015 | Northwest

Sports risk assessment crucial for families

As a parent whose kids participate in sports, I was struck by the recent story of a young and accomplished football player who abruptly ended his career for fear of hurting his brain. Chris Borland, a linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers, said the research he had done into the game’s possible...

Date: 04/07/2015 | Life

Study: Breast cancer overtreatment costs US $4B a year

WASHINGTON — 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...

Date: 04/06/2015 | Nation & World

Nine spring cleaning tips for allergy sufferers

Dust the baseboards. Check! Tackle the pantry. Check! And the bookshelves, and the — achoo! Spring cleaning stirring up allergens?It's a double-edged sword. While tidy surfaces bring relief, cleaning them releases allergens into the air. How do you overcome this...

Date: 04/02/2015 | Home and Garden

Measles vaccinations up in state

SEATTLE — State Department of Health data shows that measles vaccinations in Washington are up about 27 percent this winter, compared to last winter.

Date: 04/01/2015 | Northwest

The Angelina effect

Angelina Jolie, mother of six, whipped the Internet into a frenzy last week after announcing her decision to have her ovaries removed in an elective surgery meant to prevent cancer.

Date: 03/31/2015 | Life

New back pain treatments keep patients on the move

After he had battled lower back pain for three months with hot showers, analgesic heat rubs and heating pads, it finally happened. Chris Roth awoke one morning barely able to move.

Date: 03/31/2015 | Life

Ken Burns turns his eye to cancer in six-part documentary

PASADENA, Calif. — There's a mystery to cancer, in large part because of fear, that PBS tries to unravel in next week's six-hour documentary "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies.""We're not really honest with each other," filmmaker Ken Burns...

Date: 03/29/2015 | Entertainment

Woman sues scope maker over ‘superbug’ she says she caught at Harborview

SEATTLE — A Washington state woman who says she developed a “superbug” infection at a Seattle hospital has filed a lawsuit against the maker of medical scopes linked to similar infections across the U.S.

Date: 03/27/2015 | Northwest

King County nurse suspended after boy, 3, dies in his care

SEATTLE — The Washington state Health Department says a King County licensed practical nurse has been suspended by the state Nursing Commission after a 3-year-old boy died in his care.

Date: 03/27/2015 | Northwest

Sunnyside family needs second kidney donor

SUNNYSIDE — By all rights, Emily Golladay earned a lifetime of mom cred when she donated a kidney to her daughter Laynee six years go.But now the girl’s twin sister, Kammie, needs a kidney transplant, too.“I didn’t have another one to spare,” Golladay said.

Date: 03/23/2015 | Northwest

HPV vaccine is a simple step against cancer

In just the last six months, a measles outbreak at Disneyland spread fear into communities across the country. Deadly meningococcal disease at the University of Oregon claimed a young life and launched a campaign for immediate mass immunizations on campus. These occurrences and...

Date: 03/21/2015 | Commentary

One-time tokers need to lighten up on marijuana laws

Give thanks for the little things, they say. A bill that would stop the feds from going after medical marijuana users in states that permit such activity is something for which we should give thanks. But it is little.Let's not criticize the sponsoring senators — Rand...

Date: 03/20/2015 | Opinion Columnists

Support grows for national medical marijuana law

Last year, Congress passed an amendment that barred the Department of Justice from using federal dollars to prosecute medical marijuana dispensaries in states that have legalized them. Last week, three senators proposed a measure to clean up the federal-state medical marijuana mess once...

Date: 03/19/2015 | Opinion Columnists

Puyallup Tribe buys cancer treatment center

TACOMA — The Puyallup Tribe has purchased a cancer treatment center and the western Washington tribe says it will be moving the operation to Fife.

Date: 03/15/2015 | Northwest

WebMD videos focus on the future

WebMD, the venerable source of online health-care information, is launching its first original video content. Beginning last week, “WebMD’s Future of Health with Robin Roberts” is available at

Date: 03/15/2015 | Life

Finally, support

The Arc offers relief for mom struggling to help her son

Date: 03/15/2015 | Life

State must restore Medicaid payment rate

Washington's Legislature needs to seize an opportunity this year to ensure continued access to health care for hundreds of thousands of low-income residents by extending reasonable Medicaid reimbursement rates.Health care reform through the Affordable Care Act was designed...

Date: 03/09/2015 | Commentary

Passage of Joel’s Law only a start to fixing the problem

Since 1974 the Involuntary Treatment Act has been law in Washington state. It allows holding someone against their will if they are a danger to themselves or others. Its purpose is to provide evaluation and short-term treatment for the mentally ill. However, the definition...

Date: 03/08/2015 | Commentary

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