When Science Won’t Ease Vaccination Fears, This Washington Mom’s Promising Method Just Might
A study reveals a possible community-based solution to the vaccine hesitancy conundrum.
Parent Jessica Booth was a volunteer advocate with Vax Northwest, finding positive ways to share information about vaccines with other parents.
Seattle Doctor Reveals the Secrets to Aging Well
In his new book, Eric Larson shows how to age well without a pill.
Eric Larson is bully on aging. Larson, a Seattle-based physician and aging expert at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute, says a better old age is within reach for many of us, and not because of some antiaging pill. Instead, Larson says, his research has taught him that resilience—which he defines as “the capacity to…
17th Annual Top Doctors
The Region’s 412 Top Doctors
If you need a doctor and don’t have one—whether it’s for a routine checkup or a life-threatening disease—where would you start to look? Sure, you might solicit opinions from friends and family, but would you really leave this decision up to crowdsourcing? That’s why, for our 17th annual report on the Puget Sound area’s most…
The Best Places to Get Fit in Seattle
Whether you ride your bike to work, hike through our parks on the weekend or never miss your 6 a.m. spin class, our city offers countless ways for athletes at any level to get up, get out and get in shape
From our hundreds of miles of nature trails to innovative fitness studios that pop up around our region each month, it’s easy to see why Seattle is consistently ranked by the American College of Sports Medicine as one of the top 10 fittest cities in the country. Whether you ride your bike to work, hike through…
Value-Based Health Plans: Healing Medicine?
Our medical costs are out of control. Some local companies are trying value-based health plans. Are they the answer?
Sabrina McKinney faced an important decision two years ago. It was Boeing’s annual open enrollment period, when employees choose a health plan for the following year. McKinney, now in her 39th year with the company, chose something new: a “value-based” health plan. It meant a small monthly health insurance deduction from her paycheck and access…
Pain Point: Taking the Opioid Addiction Problem Seriously
Is the medical community doing enough to solve the opioid addiction problem?
When Rose Dennis’ 12-year-old son developed leukemia, it seemed that nothing in the world could be scarier. But she was wrong. Now 30 years old, her son is addicted to heroin, an addiction that had its roots in the opioid pain medication his physicians prescribed to help him deal with the cancer. It led to…
Travel Easy With New In-Home Health Service
TravelRx service eliminates trips to the office
Typhoid, dengue fever, measles. These aren’t diseases most of us worry about—until we start planning that trip abroad to countries where these diseases are problematic. Helping you learn what vaccines or medications you need to protect yourself, and having them conveniently administered, is the mission of TravelRx (progressivetravelrx.com), a new Tacoma-based company. The Centers for…
Why We Really Are Sleepless in Seattle
Why our seasonal daylight swing could put your health at risk
It’s an annual ritual as familiar as the St. Patrick’s Day Parade: Spring brings sun-starved Seattleites out of hibernation, blinking in the daylight. As Seattle’s short winter days—with a mere eight hours of daily sunlight in December—give way to 16 hours of daylight by June, we often shift our own schedules in response, bedding down…
A Discussion About Depression
Recent local high-profile suicides compel us to ask, what can we do about depression?
n his “The Myth of Sisyphus” essay, French philosopher Albert Camus calls suicide “the only serious philosophical problem.” Philosophy’s search for meaning in life comes to a sharp halt when life is deemed unlivable. And like many gravely serious problems, suicide is one we’d rather not talk about. In his “The Myth of Sisyphus” essay,…
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