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Read consumer news and advice about health and wellness, including diet and nutrition, fitness, alternative medicine, and medical innovation.

Last Build Date: Mon, 22 May 2017 20:31:13 -0700


Got seasonal allergies? Why avoiding certain foods may help

Tue, 23 May 2017 06:00:00 -0700

In some allergy sufferers, the immune system confuses pollen proteins with certain food proteins, making allergy symptoms worse or causing oral-allergy syndrome.

How a Stacey Griffith master class turned a SoulCycle newbie into a believer

Tue, 23 May 2017 06:00:00 -0700

When master instructor and motivator Stacey Griffith came to town to sign her book and christen SoulCycle’s new Bellevue studio, columnist Nicole Brodeur went to see what all the fuss is about.

Drop the juice, say pediatricians: Give the kids fruit instead

Mon, 22 May 2017 15:53:19 -0700

For Americans between the ages of 2 and 18, almost half the fruit they consume is in the form of juice. Cut that out, the American Academy of Pediatrics is telling their parents.

Why menstrual cups are becoming more popular for women

Mon, 22 May 2017 11:06:51 -0700

What’s a menstrual cup and how is it different from tampons? The Mayo Clinic explains the pros and cons.

More news on blood sugar: Ceylon cinnamon can help

Sun, 21 May 2017 07:00:00 -0700

Also: the Graedons discuss lavender oil for restless leg syndrome, and why fish oil and anticoagulants don’t mix.

Seattle ranks 4th in fitness behind Minneapolis, D.C. and San Francisco

Fri, 19 May 2017 09:54:56 -0700

On the negative side, people in the Puget Sound region report having a higher number of days than average in a month where their mental health was “not good;” more people here report having asthma than in other cities; and there are fewer basketball hoops per capita.

Seattle Mom Prom celebrates women and raises money for charity

Fri, 19 May 2017 07:43:14 -0700

Seattle is one of 90 cities hosting a Mom Prom. The event is Saturday, May 20, and benefits Perinatal Support Washington.

Liz Davis walked off 200 pounds, healed her spirit — and inspired a movement

Fri, 19 May 2017 06:00:00 -0700

As Liz Davis’ body changed, her consciousness did, too, and she realized she wanted to help other people understand that simple and inexpensive changes could lay the groundwork for permanent health improvements.

Scared to bike in Seattle? Tips for building up some confidence

Thu, 18 May 2017 10:17:37 -0700

Here are some expert tips just in time for Bike Everywhere Day, Friday, May 19.

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg speaks on life after loss: ‘Ask me how I am today’

Wed, 17 May 2017 17:04:34 -0700

Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg joined author Cheryl Strayed at The Moore Theatre Tuesday to discuss her book, "Option B," about grief and loss.

How to navigate a bustling emergency room

Wed, 17 May 2017 07:00:00 -0700

A visit to the emergency room is a stressful experience, especially as wait times can easily exceed several hours. Here’s how to make sure you and your loved ones have appropriate care.

Ditch the word ‘diet’: It’s time for a healthier relationship with food and your body

Tue, 16 May 2017 06:15:00 -0700

With summer approaching fast, it’s easy to allow yourself to be seduced by a new diet, but these resources can help you forge a saner path to a healthier, happier life.

I’m in my 40s, do I still need birth control?

Sun, 14 May 2017 06:00:00 -0700

The Mayo Clinic answers some questions about women’s reproductive care. At what age can women stop using birth control, and which methods are helpful as they age?

Experts rethinking whether standard surgery helps ease knee pain

Thu, 11 May 2017 17:46:29 -0700

The experts said that less than 15 percent of patients felt an improvement in pain and function three months after arthroscopic surgery.

How to improve your relationship with your mom

Thu, 11 May 2017 08:32:28 -0700

Not looking forward to Mother's Day? Not all parent-child relationships are like the commercials. Here are 7 ways to build a better relationship with your mom.

Why you should quit using these 6 nutrition words

Wed, 10 May 2017 10:00:00 -0700

Even former “clean-eating” champions are backing away. That, and five others, make the list of words nutritionist Carrie Dennett calls “almost profane.”

Will Seattle’s proposed soda tax be a boon for health? A nutritionist’s take

Mon, 08 May 2017 08:40:47 -0700

Seattle has a soda tax up for consideration, with the overall goal to improve health. But would it make a difference?

Daily use, then sudden stopping of pain relievers can lead to rebound headaches

Sun, 07 May 2017 07:00:00 -0700

The Graedons also comment on white glue for splinter removal, Klonopin withdrawl and dry mouth from allergies.

How much vitamin D do I need?

Sun, 07 May 2017 06:00:00 -0700

Many adults don’t get the amount of vitamin D they should. But how much is the right amount?

FDA OKs immune-boosting drug for advanced bladder cancer

Mon, 01 May 2017 13:21:08 -0700

U.S. regulators have approved a new drug that harnesses the immune system to treat advanced bladder cancer. The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved Imfinzi (im-fin-ZEE’) along with a companion diagnostic test for identifying which patients are most likely to benefit from it. Imfinzi, also known as durvalumab, is part of a new generation […]