Read about medical advances and research in Seattle and worldwide. Topics include treatments; surgery; diseases such as Zika; studies of the human brain, heart and cancer; mental health; drugs and vaccinations; and Medicare, the Veterans Administration (VA) and the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. Institutions include the Hutch, UW Medicine, Harborview, Virginia Mason, Group Health and Swedish.

Being awe-struck — by a solar eclipse or another astounding event — has surprising benefits

Awe is a powerful emotion that can make people feel more generous, creative, helpful and connected to something bigger than themselves. Monday’s solar eclipse is expected to deliver a big dose of the emotion.

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