Public Health – Seattle & King County and the Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility were also among the signatories.
More seniors are weighing the possibility of suicide as the baby boomer generation — known for valuing autonomy and self-determination — reaches older age.
Hospitals and insurers would have to give estimates to patients on out-of-pocket costs before they go in for nonemergency medical care.
Life inside the seesaw struggle of dual addiction.
To some degree, all states recognize that older children should have some autonomy in making health care decisions.
The Administration wants to ease a regulation requires health care organizations provide patients with limited English a notice of free translation services.
Your genes and gut bugs can influence weight gain, but the effects are modest. Calories in, calories out are what determine your body weight.
A quarter of adults over 50 take a supplement for brain health. But a new study suggests seniors should spend their money elsewhere. The supplements don’t work.
Obese people — fit or unfit, active or not — are on average at greater risk of heart disease, diabetes and early death than lean people with similar behaviors.
The benefits of stem cells are hotly debated in the medical community, and federal regulators have warned the public to beware of clinics that peddle unapproved injections as a cure-all.
As opioid addiction and overdoses escalated into an epidemic, many surgeons continued to hand out far more pills than needed for postoperative pain relief
Children, older adults, pregnant women and people with heart and lung disease are especially sensitive to wildfire smoke.
UW researchers have developed software that would allow smart speakers and smartphones to detect heart attacks in the home and call for help.
The unexpected and often high bills patients face when they get care from a provider not in their insurance network are a perpetual complaint from consumers.
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