Forget craving runway models’ stick-thin figures: Women now want Michelle Obama’s arms, Jillian Michaels’ abs and Lolo Jones’ legs. But women’s health experts worry the trend isn’t as positive as it seems because the focus is still on women’s appearance, not achievements.
WASHINGTON — Scientists announced a breakthrough that could one day free millions of diabetes sufferers from a lifetime of insulin injections.
LOS ANGELES — As states gear up for the second enrollment season of the Affordable Care Act next month, they have their sights set on people like Miles Alva.
Halloween is almost here and my kids are looking forward to trick-or-treating. I am looking forward to the miniature Snickers bars they will bring home!
NEW YORK — They help give Coke its distinctive bite and Doritos its cheesy kick. But the artificial and natural flavors used to rev up the taste of processed foods remain a mystery to most Americans.
If you’re like most Americans, you’re probably within arm’s reach of your phone every waking hour. But can your phone also help you get a good night’s sleep?
PORTLAND — If you purchased caffeine-infused underwear because of promises it will make you thinner, federal regulators say you were hoodwinked — but at least you can get your money back.
WALLA WALLA — A free diabetes information group will resume meeting the first and third Mondays of each month at 4:45 p.m. on Monday, at Coldwell Banker First Realtors, 218 W. Main St.
WALLA WALLA — Registration is underway for a free smoking cessation class 5-6 p.m. Oct. 20-22 at Providence St. Mary Regional Cancer Center, 401 W. Poplar St.
More than 35 million children ages 5-18 participate in organized sports in the United States. With so many youths competing, it should be of major concern that sports-related injuries have increased five- to sevenfold over the past 15 years. Anterior cruciate ligament tears in knees alone make up about 200,000 injuries a year.
Spend enough time at the gym and you’re bound to develop some pet peeves. It’s a communal space, shared by people with idiosyncrasies that can drive others up a wall — humming while running, staring while lifting or loud-talking while doing anything.
DALLAS — About 80 people are now being monitored for symptoms of Ebola in Texas, a Dallas County Health and Human Services spokeswoman said Thursday.
CHICAGO — Teen girls who have sex should use IUDs or hormonal implants -- long-acting birth control methods that are effective, safe and easy to use, the nation's most influential pediatricians' group recommends.
WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla General Hospital will sponsor what it calls a Townathlon, an Oct. 5 obstacle course to be run through Walla Walla Community College, Rooks Park and the Bennington Lake recreational area.
SEATTLE — Unnecessary care is expensive, time-consuming, wasteful and, in some cases, harmful, but it’s being doled out to patients all over Washington state.
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