A child in desperate need of a lung transplant clinging to life. Long waiting lists of patients who need organs and too few donors to meet the demand. Rules that govern who gets what life-saving organs – and when.
Under the health reform law, insurers can charge smokers 50% more for coverage. But in Massachusetts, advocates want to snuff out higher premiums for smokers
This week the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launches a new ad campaign featuring the stories of former smokers living with smoking-related diseases and disabilities.
What is lung cancer? What causes it? How is it diagnosed? What treatments are there?
Adults who’ve smoked daily for at least the past year who want to quit within the next 30 days are needed for a study of a quit-smoking iPhone app being conducted by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in collaboration with the University of Washington and 2Morrow Mobile.
Leon Farrant, a graphic design student at Purchase College, used data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to create a striking infographic showing the impact vaccines have had on health in the U.S.
Don’t take more than one over-the-counter product containing acetaminophen,
Don’t take a prescription and an over-the-counter product containing acetaminophen
Don’t exceed the recommended dose on any product containing acetaminophen.
Quitting smoking is one of the most important things you can do for your health. The sooner you quit, the sooner your body can begin to heal. You will feel better and have more energy to be active with your family and friends.
Flu outbreaks in several long-term care facilities around the state are a particular concern. Employees at these facilities and visitors should get the flu vaccine and delay visits if they’re sick, health officials said.
Air quality in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties has improved but the the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency says a “stage 1″ burn ban remains in effect,
More patients with the flu are seeking care at the emergency room this year, despite the 112 million Americans who have gotten a flu shot
At Seattle Children’s, 62 infants, kids and teens tested positive for flu last week – three times more than the number of cases seen in the first week of December. In this post, Dr. Tony Woodward, medical director of the division of emergency medicine at Seattle Children’s, shares tips parents can use to keep the flu from spreading:
The START plan: Set a quit date. Tell others about your plan to quit. Anticipate the challenges you’ll face. Remove cigarettes from your home, car and workplace, and Talk to your doctor about getting help to quit.
About 16 percent of tobacco retailers in Washington state illegally sold tobacco to minors this year, up from 11 percent in 2011 and 10 percent in 2010 and the highest level in more than a decade, according to a new report.
“We’re encouraged to see the pace of new cases in our state slowing,” said Secretary of Health Mary Selecky,” but we are not completely out of the woods.”