While Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders make up less than 5% of the total U.S. population, they account for more than 50% of Americans living with chronic hepatitis B.
The Department of Health is asking people all over the state to send ticks to the agency for a project to learn more about what types of ticks live in Washington.
Less money for vaccinating children, providing HIV testing, treating substance abuse and preparing for biological, chemical and radiological disasters.
“Self-service” medicine? Computer kiosks are part of a technology boom targeted at consumers seeking instant health data and cheaper, more convenient care.
IIn honor of National Women and Girls HIV Awareness Day the Snohomish Health District will host a free Health & Beauty Fair for Women of Color on Saturday, March 9 at Edmonds Community College, and a free HIV testing day for women on March 12.
February 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, an opportunity to promote HIV prevention, testing, and treatment among African Americans in the United States.
Getting to the emergency room within the first few hours of recognizing stroke symptoms can help prevent permanent brain damage, but a new study finds that Blacks are only half as likely as Whites to get timely treatment.
In this second article from her series on teens, sex and the risk of sexually transmitted infections, Seattle Children’s physician Dr. Yolanda Evans talks about gonorrhea.
Most of the country is experiencing high levels of influenza-like infections with the number of cases already nearing those seen during moderately severe flu seasons, according the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Despite the fact that there are highly effective drugs to treat hepatitis C virus, just 20 percent of people infected with virus begin the recommended treatment regimen and less than 5 percent go on to successfully clear it.
A health reporter tries to solve the mystery of her migraines with a doctor-recommended imaging test, but trying to find out the real cost of that test induces headaches of its own.
Insurers remain wary pending more studies, but many pregnant women are trying the tests for fetal abnormalities.
Over the last three decades, diagnoses of early-stage breast cancers soared, largely due to routine mammogram screening. But the incidence of late-stage cancers declined only slightly. ‘That leads some to question whether mammograms are really doing what they’re supposed to — catching early cancers before they progress.
Snohomish Health District has launched a major tuberculosis investigation after a strain of the bacterium was linked to two deaths