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...
Unrelated to alcohol, sugar consumption is the root of most liver transplants in young Americans, a recent study shows. Dr. Judy Chen of UW Medicine's Weight Loss Management Center, talks about...
(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...
Recent studies indicate that infants born prematurely have a higher risk of developing heart disease later in life. Now, researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle have...
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...
The guideline for pediatric mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention outlines specific actions for healthcare providers to improve care. Dr....
A recent global study from McMaster University finds that low-salt diets might not be that great for you after all, if you're healthy. Judy Simon, a registered dietitian and nutritionist with UW...
Seattle-area as parents found that, even with a doctor’s prescription, EpiPens were difficult or impossible to purchase in south King County just before the school year’s start. Local pharmacies that...