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Podcast: U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal on Medicare for All and how to pay for it

In the podcast interview, Seattle's Democratic congresswoman explains her single-payer health-care legislation and answers questions on other controversies, including the 2020 presidential race and calls to break up Amazon and other tech giants.
Tags: Health, Amazon, News, Local Politics, Seattle, Local News, Pramila Jayapal, Nation & World Politics

Once-a-month injection to treat HIV passes two initial trials

Researchers in Seattle unveiled study results that offer hope to men with HIV, as well as those on PrEP.
Tags: Health, Feature, Life, Hiv, Lifestyle, Seattle, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Prep

A detailed analysis of American ER bills reveals rampant, impossible-to-avoid price-gouging

For more than a year, Vox's Sarah Kliff has been investigating hospital price-gouging in America, collecting hospital bills from her readers and comparing them, chasing up anomalies and pulling on threads, producing a stream of outstanding reports on her findings. In her latest installment, Kliff digs deep into the famously bizarre world of ER bills and points out some of the most egregious ways in which these are rigged. For example, if you are injured and also financially precarious, yo...
Tags: Health, Post, Florida, News, America, Seattle, Vox, ACA, Kliff, Sarah Kliff, Late Stage Capitalism, Emergency Rooms, Medicare For All, Single-payer Healthcare, Sarah Kliff Vox, Grifter Capitalism

Lack of funding, legal battle in Pennsylvania could impact Seattle’s safe-injection site plan

Seattle and King County also need to find a stable source of funding for safe-injection sites.
Tags: Health, News, Pennsylvania, Seattle, Local News, King County, Project Homeless

Seattle Children’s and Microsoft find new insights into how smoking during pregnancy harms a baby

Analyzing CDC data on 20 million babies, scientists from Seattle Children's and Microsoft pinpointed how much the risk of sudden infant death increases with every cigarette smoked during pregnancy. The Microsoft data team hopes to use its computing power to help address more of the world's confounding problems.
Tags: Health, Science, News, Microsoft, Cdc, Seattle, Local News, Seattle Children 's

HIV is reported cured in a second patient, a milestone in the global AIDS epidemic

Scientists have long tried to duplicate the procedure that led to the first long-term remission 12 years ago for Seattle-born Timothy Ray Brown.
Tags: Health, News, Seattle, Local News, Nation & World

CDC director, federal health officials stress importance of measles vaccinations

Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said in Seattle that vaccines do not cause autism and that everyone should embrace vaccinations.
Tags: Health, News, Cdc, Nation, Seattle, Local News, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Northwest, Robert Redfield

ICE is force-feeding immigrant detainees on hunger strike

By GARANCE BURKE AND MARTHA MENDOZA Federal immigration officials are force-feeding six immigrants through plastic nasal tubes during a hunger strike that’s gone on for a month inside a Texas detention facility, The Associated Press has learned. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says 11 detainees at the El Paso Processing Center have been refusing food, some for more than 30 days. Detainees who reached the AP, along with a relative and an attorney representing hunger strikers, said nearly...
Tags: Health, Texas, News, Guantanamo Bay, California, India, Immigration, Uncategorized, San Francisco, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Arizona, Tokyo, Michigan, Associated Press

What Californians should know about the measles outbreak in the Pacific Northwest

An ongoing measles outbreak in Washington has led that state’s governor to declare a public health emergency. Thirty-five cases of measles have been reported as of Monday in Washington, all of which are in Clark County, which borders Portland, Ore. One case was reported in Seattle, which is in King County. The outbreak is threatening neighboring Oregon. A majority of these cases involve children between 1 and 10 who had not been vaccinated. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Preven...
Tags: Health, South Korea, New York, News, California, Cdc, Washington, Oregon, Sport, Soccer, United States, Portland, Venezuela, Disneyland, Seattle, District Of Columbia

Senior Living: How to identify different skin conditions

By Dr. Thomas LaGrelius Contributing writer Do you ever marvel at the soft, smooth skin of a baby, and then look at your own skin and wonder, “what happened?”  If so, you are not alone. A lot of what happens to aging skin is caused by sun damage. Look at your skin where it has never or rarely been touched by the sun. It looks and feels a lot better than the uncovered skin. Firmly point this out to your grandchildren. Dr. Thomas W. LaGrelius I grew up in Seattle. Seattleites don’t tan, they r...
Tags: Health, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Seattle, Local News, Southern California, Torrance, Senior Living, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories Sun, Top Stories Breeze

Study uses local data to model food consumption patterns among Seattle residents

Seattle residents who live in waterfront neighborhoods tend to have healthier diets compared to those who live along Interstate-5 and Aurora Avenue, according to new research on social disparities from the University of Washington School of Public Health.
Tags: Health, Seattle, Aurora Avenue

2018’s heat set some records; 4 of Seattle’s 5 hottest years have now come this decade

With a record number of days reaching 85 degrees, Seattle recorded one of its hottest years in 2018. That's consistent with recent trends.
Tags: Health, Weather, Science, News, Environment, Seattle, Local News, Northwest, Puget Sound

A ‘Hello’ song, a ‘Goodbye’ song: In a Seattle classroom, music helps toddlers struggling to connect

For kids dealing with trauma and struggling for developmental footing, music can be the tool that draws them out and spurs their advancement. Music therapy is a new offering at Childhaven, a nonprofit that serves 300 children and is helped by reader donations to The Seattle Times Fund For The Needy.
Tags: Health, News, Education, Seattle, Local News, Northwest, Seattle Times Fund, Childhaven

Misplaced heart offers window into nation’s organ-transplant system

The heart that missed its stop Sunday in Seattle has put a spotlight on a little-known and very lightly regulated system that collects and distributes human organs around the country. Critics, including a U.S. senator, say it's time for more oversight.
Tags: Health, News, Nation, Seattle, Local News, Northwest, Nation & World

Southwest Airlines flight turns back after human heart discovery

A US plane travelling from Seattle to Dallas returns after failing to unload the donated organ.
Tags: Health, US, Dallas, Seattle, Southwest Airlines

We now know where Seattle’s airborne heart was headed after flight was turned around

The human heart that missed a connection in Seattle was headed to a tissue processor.
Tags: Travel, Health, News, Seattle, Local News, Northwest

Two Seattle-area women settle wrongful-death ‘superbug’ lawsuits with medical scope manufacturer

Theresa Bigler and Deborah Shawver's husbands died after contracting a super bug from a medical scope at Virginia Mason Medical Center.
Tags: Health, News, Nation, Seattle, Local News, Northwest, Puget Sound, Theresa Bigler, Deborah Shawver

How ‘Shout Your Abortion’ grew from a Seattle hashtag into a book

Amelia Bonow was recently in Seattle to talk about the book, "Shout Your Abortion."
Tags: Health, Books, News, Life, Lifestyle, Local Politics, Seattle, Local News, Amelia Bonow

‘People are ready for it’: Seattle-area couples test birth control for men

UW School of Medicine is testing a shoulder-rub gel for men that may be a more effective contraceptive than condoms.
Tags: Health, Science, News, Seattle, Local News, Northwest, UW School of Medicine

Fatal brain-eating amoeba may have come from woman's neti pot

A Seattle woman rinsed her sinuses with tap water. A year later, she died of a brain-eating amoeba.
Tags: Health, Seattle

Brain-eating amoebas kill Seattle woman who rinsed her sinuses with tap water. Doctor warns this could happen again.

Researchers said the woman likely contracted the amoebas by using tap water to fill a neti pot, rather than using saline or sterile water. The organisms entered her brain after the water reached nerves in her upper nasal cavity.
Tags: Health, Science, News, Nation, Seattle, Local News, Nation & World

‘I knew he could learn, and that gave me hope’: Seattle-area parents find help at Kindering

Donations, such as those to the Fund For The Needy, allow Kindering to ensure that no child with special needs in King County is turned away because of family finances.
Tags: Health, News, Education, Life, Seattle, Local News, Eastside, King County, Kindering

High-tech Seattle cancer center gets new life as lenders get $135M ‘haircut’

The massive write-down is part of a negotiated Chapter 11 bankruptcy that will provide the SCCA Proton Therapy Center some financial breathing room to seek profitability after a net loss of $81 million over the past two years.
Tags: Health, Business, Technology, News, Seattle, SCCA Proton Therapy Center

Seattle’s Polyclinic to join UnitedHealth Group as changes sweep the healthcare industry

The Polyclinic, a 101-year-old Seattle-based physicians group, will sell a controlling stake to insurer UnitedHealth Group, one of the largest players an a business being reshaped by cross-industry acquisitions.
Tags: Health, Business, News, Seattle, UnitedHealth Group

Seattle-based Polyclinic being sold to UnitedHealth Group

The Polyclinic will supplement the Everett Clinic business in Seattle that UnitedHealth is acquiring through a separate deal for DaVita Medical Group.
Tags: Health, Business, News, Seattle, Local Business, UnitedHealth Group, UnitedHealth, Everett Clinic

"Nearly half [of Americans] say they sometimes or always feel alone or 'left out.' Thirteen percent of Americans say that zero people know them well."

Writes Arthur C. Brooks, the president of the American Enterprise Instituted in "How Loneliness Is Tearing America Apart/When people have a hole in their life, they often fill it with angry politics" (NYT)(citing a "large-scale survey from the health-care provider Cigna). Much of this op-ed column is drawn from the book "Them: Why We Hate Each Other — and How to Heal" by Senator Ben Sasse.A précis of Mr. Sasse’s recommendations to America... might be this: Go where you get that hometown-gym-on-a...
Tags: Psychology, Law, Relationships, America, Cigna, Nyt, Nebraska, Seattle, Solitude, Brooks, Arthur C Brooks, Ben Sasse, Ann Althouse, Sasse, Fremont Nebraska, American Enterprise Instituted

Study: New peanut allergy treatment could save kids' lives

The trial included hundreds of participants with peanut allergies.The oral regimen contained trace amounts of peanut protein, and participants would take increasing amounts of the protein over the course of six months, with the goal being to retrain the immune system.By the end, about two-thirds of participants were able to consume peanut protein without showing any allergic symptoms.A new treatment could soon help reduce the severity of peanut allergy reactions in children, and also ease the an...
Tags: Health, Biology, Medical Research, New York Times, Innovation, Pharmaceuticals, Times, Seattle, Stockholm, Karolinska Institute, Allison, James Allison, Vickery, Nobel Committee, American College of Allergy Asthma Immunology, Aimmune Therapeutics

Seattle tech startup 98point6 raises $50 million for virtual doctor’s visits

The latest funding brings investments in 98point6 to more than $86 million since it was founded in 2015.
Tags: Health, Business, Technology, News, Seattle

Messaging-based primary healthcare service 98point6 raises $50 million from Goldman Sachs

The messaging-based primary care provider 98point6 has raised $50 million in its latest round of led by the Merchant Banking Division of Goldman Sachs. It seems that Jo Natauri, the global head of healthcare investing in Goldman Sachs’ investment banking group is a fan of the concept that millennials would rather text than video chat. One millennial’s perspective: I don’t want to video chat my doctor. I want to text them and share photos. Or see them in person. But video feels weird. Stil...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Washington, Finance, America, Investment, United States, Goldman Sachs, Financial Services, Seattle, Telemedicine, Cvs, Investment Banking, Securities And Exchange Commission, Natural Language Processing

Seattle woman contracts West Nile virus, marking first local infection

A Seattle woman in her 40s is the first person known to be infected locally with the West Nile virus. In the past, reported cases in King County residents were likely contracted out of state or in Eastern Washington.
Tags: Health, News, Nation, Seattle, Local News, West Nile, King County

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