Group Health Cooperative and Bartell Drugs will open three retail clinics early next year in Ballard and University Village in Seattle and at Crossroads, Bellevue to provide walk-in service to the general public for common minor illnesses and procedures.
For many people, the seasonal flu is a mild illness.
But for some people, the flu can lead to serious infections like pneumonia, hospitalization, and death
Insurance marketplace malfunctions have left some eager consumers in limbo as deadline to enroll nears. “I’m praying to God,” one says.
With tax rates set and regulations in place, Colorado and Washington state are poised to be the proving ground for legal marijuana. More
Medicare’s failure to monitor what doctors are prescribing has wasted billions of taxpayer dollars on excessive use of brand-name medication and exposed the elderly and disabled to drugs they should avoid. Find out how your doctor measures up.
An alarming number of teams are trying steroids in hopes of improving their athletic prowess or their appearance.
A Primer for Women’s Health: a 52-week series produced by the National Institute’s of Health Office of Research on Women’s Health.
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.
The Affordable Care Act will broaden health care coverage for many of the 1.1 million Americans infected with HIV, especially those who live in the 25 states and the District of Columbia that have opted to expand Medicaid. In those states, the larger Medicaid programs will cover about 60 percent of the mostly uninsured patients currently receiving help from federal-state HIV programs. Medicaid will cover all of their health needs, not just their AIDS/HIV treatments.
In 1988, there were 350,000 cases of polio worldwide.
Last year, there were 223.
Residents are encouraged to clean out their medicine cabinets of unused prescription medications Take Back sites will accept unwanted vitamins, pet medications, over-the-counter medications, inhalers, and unopened EpiPens as well as controlled substances such as painkillers.
In Washington state, 12% of all individuals currently living with HIV/AIDS are Latino – but Latinos only compromise approximately 9.4% of the total population.The rates of new infections among Latino men were more than double that of white men. The rate of HIV infection among Latino women was nearly four times that of white women.
Elderly Americans are prescribed medications in inexplicably different ways depending on where they live, a new study finds.
The most depressed older patients or at least the ones being medicated — live in parts of Louisiana and Florida.
There’s a cluster with dementia around Miami.
And the seniors who have the most trouble sleeping?
They live, perhaps unsurprisingly, in Manhattan.
Medicare’s open enrollment period for prescription drug plans (Part D) and Medicare Advantage plans is Oct. 15 – Dec. 7. Local help is available in your community through the Washington state Insurance Commissioner’s Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA).
“It’s an unprecedented opportunity,” said Roxane Spruce Bly, who is working with New Mexico’s health insurance exchange to provide outreach to Native Americans. “It’s the biggest thing to happen in Indian health in my lifetime. It solves so many problems for Indian people.”