Jessamyn Stanley on being fat, black and a yoga instructor
by Reagan Jackson
Jessamyn Stanley, yoga instructor and body positive activist, wants yoga to be accessible to those who need it most.
Apr 20, 2017
Women may be less apt to get surgery in war-torn countries
More than 70 percent of care for nonviolent trauma, such as burns and vehicle accidents, were performed on men, Doctors Without Borders found.
Apr 18, 2017
Trump’s immigration talk leads families to seek mental health support
by Agatha Pacheco
Organizations have started to provide talk therapy, group therapy, yoga and more to address anxiety caused by shifts in immigration policies.
Mar 21, 2017
Suicide prevention: It’s not just a counselor’s job, it’s everyone’s job
by Jill Christensen
There are three different bills in the Washington State Legislature the advocates say offer simple means to reduce the number of suicides.
Mar 17, 2017
New food safety ratings speak a universal language: emoji
by Grace Kramer
New food safety ratings for restaurants in Seattle will use emojis to fight consumer confusion.
Jan 17, 2017
Culturally sensitive doulas offer a vital lifeline to new moms
by Sarah Stuteville
Statistics suggest doulas can help reduce preterm labor and C-section rates, but they can also help bring important cultural traditions to labor and birth.
Jan 13, 2017
Will Grandma have a place in the new Chinatown-International District?
by Cynthia Brothers
Advocates are worried about how a 300-unit hotel and apartment development will negatively impact the Chinatown-ID’s most vulnerable residents.
Dec 5, 2016
Who needs access to health care?
by Tatiana Gill
Three comic artists illustrated the stories of people seeking treatment at a massive free health care clinic at Key Arena.
Dec 1, 2016
Anti vax movement puts Somali American kids at risk
by Praphanit Doowa
A recent study found children of Somali-born parents were less likely to be immunized against measles, prompting calls for better public health outreach.
Nov 17, 2016
Where was the real talk about lowering health care costs this election?
by Rachelle Parsloe
Why do Americans pay so much more for health care? The real problem neither Trump or Hillary are talking about.
Nov 8, 2016
A love letter to the trolls
by Laura Humpf
It's been a year since a local studio's yoga classes for people of color exploded into a national backlash. Laura Humpf says weathering the attacks made her a better person.
Oct 28, 2016
Western eating disorders hit Uganda, hurting teen girls’ health
by Global Press News Service
Eating disorders are on the rise in Uganda as the country is increasingly influenced by images from around the world.
Oct 19, 2016
I am a Black, Muslim woman, and I choose a career in health care
by Roukhya Ouedraogo
All fields in the health care industry are far behind in reflecting the nation's diversity. Thankfully, the Summer Medical and Dental Education program is expanding to widen pathways to these professions.
Sep 19, 2016
Anti-vaccine parents in Uganda face jail time under new law
by Global Press News Service
Parents who don’t vaccinate their children could now face six months in jail or a fine under a Ugandan law that went into effect in March.
Aug 23, 2016
Redmond mosque opens health clinic for patients in need
by John Stang
The new monthly health clinic providing free or subsidized care for patients in need is first of its kind in Washington state to be based in a mosque.
Jul 19, 2016
Brazil’s Zika mothers are speaking out
by Katherine Jinyi Li
While health experts are still scrambling to explain the link between Zika and birth defects, a generation of new mothers fight to ensure that their children have a voice
Jun 28, 2016
What to do when the news leaves you with a heavy heart
by Rachel Hamstra
Some tools from a Feldenkrais practitioner to help you address physical pain of grief in the wake of tragedies like the Pulse shooting.
Jun 23, 2016
First Zika case identified in King County
by Venice Buhain
A King County resident who had been in Colombia was diagnosed with the Zika infection, the first case in the county.
May 4, 2016
Washington shaman consult spirits to treat anxiety and depression
by Cristina Acuña
I assumed the shamanic healing used to treat my mental illness back in Peru wouldn't be an option here in the Northwest. It turns out I was wrong.
Apr 6, 2016