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Man giving himself insulin
February 18, 2020

More than 25% of diabetics in the United States are rationing their insulin supply because of costs, a recent study found. Type 1 diabetics need the medication to survive.

November 21, 2019

Mental-health researchers examine which factors influence policymakers’ decisions to support treatments that showed success in trials.

MMR vaccine
April 25, 2019

Measles vaccine legislation is now on Gov. Jay Inslee's desk.

July 30, 2018

Changes proposed to Title X policy by the Trump administration would make Planned Parenthood and other providers ineligible for federal funding.

July 25, 2018

Much has been made about the fact that genetic information that people agree to submit online helped lead police to a suspect in a long unsolved crime, involving the so-called "Golden State Killer." Less reported is the fact that two people in t

April 25, 2018

Opiates "clearly have been overprescribed since the late 1990's," says Dr. David Tauben, chief of pain medicine at UW Medicine in Seattle.  He weighs in on action by the U.S.

March 27, 2018

She introduced a bill to fund heart research of South Asians, whose risk for heart disease is much higher than the general population's. 

March 29, 2018

Radiologists must notify women whose mammograms indicate dense breast tissue. Fibrous, or dense breasts, often make it harder to see possible tumors. 

February 13, 2018

bill in Washington's Legislature would require private stem-cell clinics to post signage warning prospective clients that the therap

February 13, 2018

Private clinics have lured patients with claims of injectable therapies for which no evidence or FDA-approval exists.

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