Some people might think that tracking their sleep will give insight into their sleep quality, but some case studies at Rush University and Northwestern University found obsessing over the results on...
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...
Much news of late has focused on the benefits that children realize from immunizations. There are important vaccines that older adults should be aware of, too. John Lynch, medical director of...
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...
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. Nate...
It's still flu season, and Washington state is also now facing a measles outbreak. Kristina Adams Waldorf, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Washington School of Medicine,...
Flu season is underway, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The CDC monitors and analyzes several indicators that signal the start of the flu season. Those criteria were met in the week...
After last year’s rough flu season, the Centers for Disease Control and doctors are recommending that people get their flu shots early. Dr. John Lynch, medical director of infection control at...
Harborview Medical Center's Emergency Department is treating about a half-dozen flu cases a day, heralding the start of flu season, said Dr. John Lynch, a UW Medicine infection-control specialist.
Deborah Fuller, a professor in the Department of Microbiology at the University of Washington School of Medicine, talks about her research into creating a universal flu vaccine.