Patti Neighmond

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Washington State Officials Declare State Of Emergency As Measles Outbreak Continues

Monday, January 28, 2019

As of Monday, public health authorities reported 36 cases, most affecting children under the age of 10. Most of those with the highly contagious disease had not been vaccinated.


Measles Outbreak In Pacific Northwest Alarms Public Health Authorities

Monday, January 28, 2019

Public health authorities in Washington States are struggling to contain a big outbreak of measles that has prompted them to declare an emergency.


Daily Movement — Even Household Chores — May Boost Brain Health In Elderly

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Whether it's exercise or housework, older Americans who move their bodies regularly may preserve more of their memory and thinking skills, even if they have brain lesions and other signs of dementia.


Severe Flu Raises Risk Of Birth Problems For Pregnant Women, Babies

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Pregnant women in intensive care with severe cases of the flu have a higher risk of giving birth to babies prematurely. The risk of breathing problems for the baby is also substantially higher.


Is It A Nasty Cold Or The Flu?

Sunday, January 06, 2019

Knowing how to differentiate between symptoms of each can be important, especially if you're at high risk for flu's complications. Influenza can lead to pneumonia, hospitalization and even death.


Sleepless No More In Seattle — Later School Start Time Pays Off For Teens

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

American teens are chronically sleep deprived, in part because of early school start times. But how much difference can a later start make? As Seattle's school district found out, it can help a lot.


Exercise Wins: Fit Seniors Can Have Hearts That Look 30 Years Younger

Monday, December 10, 2018

Why develop an exercise habit now? Because 75-year-olds who've been doing it for decades may have the cardiovascular systems of people in their 40s and the muscles of 20-somethings, researchers found.


How Much Protein Do You Really Need?

Monday, December 03, 2018

Protein snacks and supplements are popular, but unless you're an extreme athlete or recovering from an injury, you may already get enough protein in your diet. Here's how to tell how much you need.


Should You Keep Taking Those Fish Oil And Vitamin D Pills?

Thursday, November 15, 2018

When NPR reported on research that sheds doubt on the value of fish oil and vitamin D supplements, people had a lot of questions. So we went back to the experts to get you some answers.


Vitamin D And Fish Oil Supplements Mostly Disappoint In Long-Awaited Research Results

Saturday, November 10, 2018

After years of debate, a major government funded study failed to find any overall benefit of taking widely used supplements to protect against heart disease or cancer.


When Giving Birth For The First Time, Push Away

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

There's no benefit to delaying pushing after receiving epidural anesthesia and reaching full dilation. A delay increases the risk of complications, particularly for the mother, a large study finds.


Words Matter When Talking About Pain With Your Doctor

Monday, July 23, 2018

When you go to the doctor in pain, you'll probably be asked to rate your discomfort on a scale of 0 to 10. But doctors say there may be a better way to assess pain.


Does Vitamin D Really Protect Against Colorectal Cancer?

Thursday, June 14, 2018

The jury's been out on whether low blood levels of vitamin D increase the risk of colorectal cancer. Researchers say a new review involving more than 12,000 people strongly suggests the answer is yes.


Get Screened Earlier For Colorectal Cancer, Urges American Cancer Society

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Noting a sharp rise in colorectal cancer among younger people, the American Cancer Society now suggests that healthy adults get their first screening five years earlier — at age 45.


Trying Physical Therapy First For Low Back Pain May Curb Use Of Opioids

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

A study of patients with low back pain finds that those who got physical therapy first needed fewer pricey scans and surgeries and had "significantly lower out-of-pocket costs" for treatment overall.


You May Live Longer By Severely Restricting Calories, Scientists Say

Monday, April 02, 2018

Scientists have long been fascinated with whether dramatically restricting the amount of food we eat can help us live longer. New research suggests it might, but the question is, is it worth it?


Hearts Get 'Younger,' Even At Middle Age, With Exercise

Monday, March 12, 2018

As early as your mid-40s, especially if you're sedentary, your heart muscle can show signs of aging, losing its youthful elasticity and power. But moderately strenuous exercise can change that.


She Survived Breast Cancer, But Says A Treatment Side Effect 'Almost Killed' Her

Monday, February 19, 2018

When many lymph nodes are removed along with a tumor, some patients develop painful and debilitating swelling — lymphedema. More doctors should recognize and help prevent the problem, surgeons say.


Got Your Flu Shot Yet? Consider This A Reminder

Monday, January 29, 2018

A research review suggests reminding people when their vaccinations are due or overdue increases the number of people who get immunized.


E-Cigarettes Likely Encourage Kids To Try Tobacco But May Help Adults Quit

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

While not as toxic as regular cigarettes, e-cigarettes do pose a health risk and largely contain the addictive substance nicotine, according to a major new health review ordered by the government.