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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: Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:13:01 -0800


Schools create moments of calm for stressed-out students

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:00:00 -0800

With teachers at Roosevelt High sensing students' anxiety had reached a crisis level, they rearranged the school’s schedule to add a 20-minute break every day, and weekly lessons on mindfulness. Other local schools are also doing more to foster students’ emotional health.

For thousands of seniors, a simple ride to the doctor becomes a lifeline

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 07:00:00 -0800

Sound Generations, a nonprofit agency that benefits from The Seattle Times Fund For The Needy, runs six senior centers in King County and offers meal programs, transportation and other services to seniors, caregivers and adults with disabilities.

Prisoners train as yoga teachers: a skill for now and later

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 18:23:48 -0800

Yoga Behind Bars has offered yoga classes to prisoners for a while. Now it’s teaching inmates at the women’s prison near Gig Harbor how to lead classes themselves.

How does food affect your mood? 6 tips for eating to relieve stressors

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:11:09 -0800

Eating to support your digestive system has benefits for both body and mind.

Naomi Judd reveals ‘severe depression’ diagnosis

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:16:03 -0800

NEW YORK (AP) — Naomi Judd has opened up about her battle with depression. She tells ABC’s “Good Morning America” in an interview broadcast Tuesday that she has been diagnosed with severe depression and has spent time in psychiatric hospitals. She says she is confronting lingering issues from her childhood as part of her therapy, […]

How to rake and decorate without killing your back

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 06:00:00 -0800

Don’t hurt yourself while doing outdoor chores. Here are some tips for protecting yourself.

Pole-dancing for exercise? Our fitness columnist gives it a shot

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:00:00 -0800

The Sexy Sculpt class strengthens and conditions, even if you’re not quite up for the dancing part — yet.

The thymol in disinfecting wipes helps kick athlete’s foot

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 07:00:00 -0800

People’s Pharmacy also answers readers’ queries on Migravent for migraines and MSM crystals for arthritis.

A present you give yourself, and others: being present during the holidays

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 06:00:00 -0800

Local author Sara Harvey Yao shares ways to keep the holidays joyous, not exhausting.

5 myths — and facts — about olive oil

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:39:08 -0800

Can you cook with olive oil on high heat? Is all high-quality oil from Italy? Nutritionist Carrie Dennett debunks the olive-oil myths.

Emma Morano, world’s oldest person, turns 117

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 18:14:03 -0800

Italian Emma Morano turned 117 on Tuesday, making her the oldest person in the world and the only living person who was born in the 1800s.

The action is at the bottom of the pool in underwater hockey

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 07:00:00 -0800

You’ll need a lot of gear — and a lot of breath — for this intense workout.

Managing pain relievers and heart-attack risk; weaning off Cymbalta

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 07:00:00 -0800

People’s Pharmacy also answers readers’ questions about problems with discontinuing Cymbalta, and about probiotics after a colonoscopy.

The two faces of sugar: natural vs. added

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 06:00:00 -0800

Given the wealth of confusing research, when in doubt, stick with natural sugar. And take a hard look at the ingredients of packaged food.

Don’t wash that Thanksgiving turkey, plus 4 more food-safety tips

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 09:03:23 -0800

And where to call if you have questions on Thanksgiving Day.

Dementia rates dropping even as U.S. population ages

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 16:27:52 -0800

A study, published online Monday by the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, found that the dementia rate in Americans 65 and older fell by 24 percent over 12 years, to 8.8 percent in 2012 from 11.6 percent in 2000.

Time in the gym before you hit the slopes can make those first runs easier

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 07:00:00 -0800

If you invest some effort in ski conditioning, your legs will thank you the first time you’re zooming downhill this winter.

The sleep aid/antihistamine that can cause memory loss

Sun, 20 Nov 2016 07:00:00 -0800

Diphenhydramine — found in Tylenol PM and in Benadryl — is a very common over-the-counter sleep aid and antihistamine. But confusion and memory loss have been attributed to its use among the elderly, according to a recent medical review noted by the People’s Pharmacy.

Home remedies: how to treat a burn

Sun, 20 Nov 2016 06:00:00 -0800

Be careful taking your turkey out of the oven. But if a burn does happen, here’s how to treat it.

Fraction of Americans with drug addiction receive treatment, surgeon general says

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 17:02:28 -0800

The report calls for, among other things, a cultural change in understanding that addiction is a brain disease, not a character flaw.