Having trouble sleeping? If you use your phone around your bedtime, that could be why. Electronic devices emit blue light. It's part of any bright, white light, like the sun. Ashley McCain, a UW...
As we recover from the effects of daylight-saving time, some may take a melatonin supplement at supper to help with sleep. Melatonin is a hormone that your pineal gland, part of your circadian clock...
(Downloadable video and script for broadcasters) Dr. Vishesh Kapur of the UW Medicine Sleep Center sheds light on why you may still be tired despite getting extra sleep this weekend.
(Downloadable video, script) Dr. Nathaniel Watson talks about how parents can help elementary-age kids and teenagers reset sleep schedules. Children ages 6-12, he said, need nine to 12 hours of...
Alzheimer’s is a slow-progressing disease that can be latent for 15 years before developing into cognitive impairment and dementia. And evidence suggests that healthy behaviors can delay the...
Some 45 million Americans go on a diet each year. Most don't realize that, in doing so, they are changing their microbiomes. “Every time you diet, it’s causing fluctuations in the compositions of...
Mother's Day can be a struggle if your mother or loved one has memory loss or dementia. Karen Clay, a social worker with the UW Medicine Memory and Brain Wellness Center in Seattle, offers tips for...
When babies transition from the womb to the world, they pick up a population of beneficial bacteria, or microbiome, from their mother’s birth canal that would enhance protections from disease. But in...
Dr. Cecilia Lee, assistant professor of opthalmology with the University of Washington School of Medicine, is lead author of a study published Aug. 8 in Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the...
It's best for patients to express concerns about memory problems to their doctor early on, before symptoms become worse. Their doctor can either rule out a medical problem or put into motion...