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illustration of a clock face in concentric circles
March 7, 2019

Every time we "spring forward," doctors say, the interruption in sleep affects our health. Studies have shown that stroke and heart attack risks increase in the near term after the time change. 

March 1, 2019

U.S. rates of sexually transmitted infections (STI) are soaring to such an extent that public health officials are posting billboards that exhort sexual partners to use condoms.

February 20, 2019

On Dec. 26, 2018, UW Medicine became aware of a vulnerability on a website server that made protected internal files available and visible by search on the internet on Dec. 4, 2018.

Megan Moore holds her 10-month-old child
January 31, 2019

If you have measles, you can transmit it to someone before you show any symptoms. That's why doctors are urging people to get vaccinated: to protect not only themselves but others, too.

January 25, 2019

OK, we can’t resist: Got milk?

Syringe and vial
December 6, 2018

According to the American Diabetes Association, the average price of insulin nearly tripled between 2002 and 2013.

December 3, 2018

Programs to screen the genomes of healthy adults to identify genes that may put them at risk for disease later in life need to be implemented with care so that they do not do more harm than good, says an expert panel in a

An illustration of gene editing
November 29, 2018

Earlier this week, He Jiankui, a scientist in China, announced he had genetically edited two human embryos, which were then implanted in a mother's womb, and reportedly resulted in a pregnancy and the live birth of twins.  The news sparked an up

November 2, 2018

KOMO's Molly Shen talks with various educators and with Harborview Medical Center's Eileen Bulger about Stop the Bleed programs.  Apart from active shoot

October 19, 2018

The battles against child mortality and HIV/AIDS have seen some gains in the last five years, but the fight to combat less fashionable health issues, such as tuberculosis and non-communicable diseases, is still struggling.

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