Washington State Department of Health takes disciplinary actions against health care providers, including suspensions and revocations of licenses, certifications, or registrations of providers in the state — May 8 update
Employers who offer more generous benefits to highly paid workers could face $100-a-day fines for every worker who doesn’t get them
For the first time anybody can get an idea of what their hospitals are billing Medicare for something and how much the government is paying.
Most people with hepatitis C don’t have any symptoms. When symptoms do appear, it can be a sign of serious liver damage.
indoor tanners are 75 percent more likely to develop melanoma than those who have never tanned indoors, and the risk increases with use.
Adolescents are just as likely to consume too many calories at Subway, which they considered a healthy dining option, as at McDonald’s.
The number of people who died in traffic accidents inched up last year, reversing a downward trend in road deaths that began in 2006, according to a federal report.
Many former service members have access to health care through the VA, private insurance or other programs. But having so many choices can also lead to fragmented care.
Diagnosis problems may affect 10 to 20 percent of cases, far exceeding drug errors and surgery on the wrong patient or body part, both of which receive more attention.
Valproate medications include valproate sodium (Depacon), divalproex sodium (Depakote, Depakote CP, and Depakote ER), valproic acid (Depakene and Stavzor), and their generics should never be used by pregnant women for the prevention of migraines, FDA warns.
About 20 percent of U.S. adults are meeting both the aerobic and muscle strengthening components of the federal government’s physical activity recommendations.
Often the actual serving size of our favorite foods is significantly smaller than we assume.
When checking nutrition labels, be on the lookout for the suggested serving size.
When you are taking care of a loved one, make time to care for yourself. The emotional and physical stress of caregiving can cause health problems. An Everyday Healthy Living feature article from the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
The federal health law derided as a “job-killer” by critics will create an estimated 9,000 jobs in 14 states this summer to handle consumer inquiries about new online insurance marketplaces.
In Washington, drowning risks peak in summer months, but during the month of May, there are usually several drowning deaths on warm spring days when people, especially kids and teens, are eager to get in the water to swim, or go rafting or boating.