Tis the season for mistletoe, gingerbread and carefully strung lights. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but also a potentially dangerous one for children. And although festivities, candles and garland may make the holiday season more cheerful, with them come some serious safety concerns.
An alarming number of teams are trying steroids in hopes of improving their athletic prowess or their appearance.
A new study of more than 34,000 middle and high school students showed that of those who were distracted, about 40 percent were texting, about 40 percent were wearing headphones, and 20 percent were talking on phones.
Public Health – Seattle & King County is offering free flu vaccination clinics on Saturday, November 2 to make flu vaccine more widely available to people without health insurance or who are unable to pay.
Enjoy a safe and happy Halloween by following the “lucky 13” guidelines from FDA, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The essential health benefits that new individual and small-group health plans must offer reflect a core package that experts thought everyone should have access to.
In 1988, there were 350,000 cases of polio worldwide.
Last year, there were 223.
How to know if your child is at a healthy weight?
What is body mass index (BMI)?
What are the health problems that being overweight could cause in a child?
What can be done at home, in school, and in the community to help keep children from becoming overweight or obese?
The health law provides for subsidized coverage for basic and preventive services for kids, and some states, including Washington, are requiring that they be included in every policy.
The majority of plans offered on the new health insurance exchange do not cover care at Seattle Children’s Hospital.
The reprieve comes just in time for Washington’s WIC Nutrition Program, which had only enough remaining funds to operate the program statewide until Oct. 9.
Talk with your coaches, parents, athletes, and others about concussion in sports and the steps to take to help prevent, recognize, and respond to this serious injury.
As the October launch of the state health insurance marketplaces approaches, parents have many questions about covering their children. Consumer columnist Michelle Andrews answers their questions.
The new screening is recommended by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, the American Heart Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Yet more than a dozen states — including Washington — do not yet require it.