Health

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.


Lawsuits in Washington, other states challenge Trump administration efforts to push abstinence-only on teens

The Planned Parenthood lawsuits contend abstinence-only pregnancy-prevention programs can contain false and misleading information and stigmatize teens who have sex.

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