Under the health reform, most health plans are required to cover a range of preventive health services without any cost-sharing by patients. But the rules are not always clear and despite the federal government’s clarifications, some consumers remain vexed and confused.
Several types of Farm Rich, Market Day, and Schwan’s brand frozen food products – have been recalled due to possible contamination with E. coli. The products were distributed widely throughout Washington. The recalls are related to a national E. coli outbreak that sickened 27 people from 15 states, including a Pierce County woman in her 20s.
Due to a provision in the Affordable Care Act, health plans must cover the full cost of breast pumps for nursing mothers. This has led to a boom in the sale of the pumps, which can cost hundreds of dollars. But will the benefits outweigh the costs?
Here are simple tips that all cooks in the kitchen can follow this holiday season for cooking a delicious and safely prepared turkey.
Many single entrées at U.S. chain restaurants serve up masses of calories, fat, and sodium. RAND Corporation researchers have created an infographic that breaks down just how bad a full meal can be.
The outbreak was first linked to Trader Joe’s Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter, a Sunland product, which Trader Joe’s pulled from its shelves last week. According to the CDC, 30 people in 19 states have been infected with the outbreak strain Salmonella Bredeney, including 2 in Washington state.
What’s the difference between celiac disease and gluten sensitivity? How are these conditions diagnosed, and how are they treated? Lola O’Rourke, a registered dietician at Valley Medical Center explains.
Turtles and amphibians should be kept out of homes, childcare settings, schools, and other places where there are children under 5 years old. People who see small turtles for sale should not buy them, and should report such sales to the Department of Health, officials say.
Warmer summer weather can increase levels of bacteria found in shellfish, such as Vibrio parahaemolyticus (Vibrio), which can make you sick, state health officials warn.
FDA urges that oysters, clams, mussels, and some scallops products from Korea should be removed from the market
These products and any products made with them may have been exposed to human fecal waste and are potentially contaminated with norovirus, the FDA says.
Since the 1970s, worm therapy has been used as an alternative treatment for hay fever under the assumption that it might calm overactive immune systems.
Researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have discovered a physical mechanism that prevents chemotherapy from reaching pancreatic cancer cells, as well as a way to reverse that mechanism.
When it comes to food safety, the general rule is, “If in doubt, throw it out.” Never taste suspicious food. It may look and smell fine, but bacteria that cause foodborne illness may be present and could make you sick.
“I lost 90 pounds with the Lap-Band!,” read the billboards. Sounds tempting, doesn’t it? But there are serious risks with the weight-loss surgery promoted by these ads.