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Health news feedBig Tobacco battles to limit smoking laws in poorer nationsGuns and health: The playdate question every parent should askBritish study shows, for 007, tomorrow's hangover never diesObama's unlocking of federal funding ban on gun research yields little upshot in first year Feds offer a bit more time to buy health insuranceThree die suddenly from rare Lyme disease complication
In honor of Presidents Day this month, we've asked MultiCare's health experts to look back at the ailments of past U.S. presidents, then offer their perspective on how these conditions might be treated differently today. Third in our series is John F. Kennedy and his Addison's disease.
Flu season appears to be peaking earlier and affecting more people than last year in Western Washington, according to lab results from patients tested at the hospitals and clinics of MultiCare Health System in Pierce, King, Kitsap and Thurston counties.
Drop-in clinics are offering free immunizations this week for all children from birth through age 18 in Tacoma, Gig Harbor and Puyallup.
The Loretta Clubb Award for Service Excellence was created to honor service excellence among MultiCare employees across our system. Named in honor of Loretta Clubb, a longtime MultiCare employee known for her customer service skills, nominees for this award are recognized by co-workers, patients, business associates and physicians as exhibiting the highest standards of customer service on a daily basis.
For a news story about Washington state's whooping cough epidemic, TVW reporter Jessica Gao visited the MultiCare Mobile Health Services clinic that provides vaccinations inside South Hill Mall.
Tuesday, Jan. 24 update: All MultiCare locations are open as scheduled today except for the MultiCare Auburn Urgent Care, 202 Cross St. S.E. in Auburn, which will open at noon today. Power has been restored to the building.
If you have questions, call 1-800-342-9919.
By the end of a day on the mountain, most of us come home with aches that require little more than rest and anti-inflammatory medication. Yet skiing and snowboarding involve inherent risks. Here are some tips to help you avoid serious injury.
Have you gotten your flu shot this year? If not, you should. We know people have a lot of excuses. They all sound like feeble reasons when you are curled up in bed under five blankets unable to swallow, or when you or a loved one is in the hospital having trouble breathing.
Whooping cough (pertussis) is on the rise in Pierce County, so it's a good time to take advantage of free vaccinations for children and teens, and for anyone caring for infants younger than 1.
When space shuttle Endeavor lifts off on its final mission, the payload will include precious cargo: a space-themed glass bead created by Lara Lutrick, RN, who works at the MultiCare Covington Clinic.