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No crystal ball, fortune cookie or scientific formula can truly predict what a yearly flu season will look like — witness the problematic flu vaccine of 2014 that proved mostly ineffective for last year’s prevalent strain of influenza.
Nearly 800,000 Americans have a stroke each year. And in Washington state, stroke is the sixth-leading cause of death. Three major risk factors for stroke include high blood pressure, high cholesterol and smoking.
For all the worry over the growing threat of superbugs resistant to drugs and the role of antibiotic use in animals, there's surprisingly little information about what goes into our food when we eat out.
Many people with health insurance know a good way to avoid surprise medical bills is to go to a doctor or hospital in their plan’s provider network. Those doctors and hospitals have contracted with the health plan to provide health services at a negotiated rate, which is typically lower than out-of-network providers.
Even though just about everyone knows the importance of a good night’s sleep, many people pride themselves on being able to get by on just a few hours of shut-eye.
St. Patrick Catholic Church and Providence St. Mary Medical Center will host a health fair on Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Sixth Avenue between Alder and Poplar streets.
The Walla Walla Valley has five new physicians, area hospitals recently announced.
For many children, the start of a new school year can be very stressful, especially if they’ve been victims of bullying in the past.
Having the “booze talk” with kids before they take their first sip of alcohol is crucial, according to new American Academy of Pediatrics report.