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March 16, 2021

A local doctor is encouraging us to properly celebrate World Sleep Day, especially during the pandemic. UW Medicine sleep expert Dr.

October 7, 2019

Individual acts of violence have cumulative, far-reaching physical and mental effects on victims and communities, researchers write.

Children running
September 17, 2019

Children in the United States are less active than ever before.

March 8, 2019

Studies show that after "springing forward," we lose 40 minutes of sleep a day, on average. 

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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. 

October 24, 2018

A new statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics offers

February 7, 2018

Each year about millions of Americans will start a diet without considering its relevance to long-term health.

December 14, 2017

Charcoal in food? Yes, it’s a thing. Activated charcoal began appearing on menus and Instagram accounts this year in everything from cocktails to pizza crusts. But is it good for you? 

September 29, 2017

Do you really need to drink two-and-half gallons a day, like the New England Patriots' quarterback says he does on football Sundays? GQ asked experts, including Dr. Jonathan Harper of UW Medicine.

September 29, 2017

If you have ulcerative colitis (UC), chances are you’ve heard of (and may even use) probiotics. But you may not have heard of probiotics' counterpart, prebiotics.

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