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.

Gig Harbor volunteer nurse aids shunned women in Africa

Sarah Christensen just returned to work at St. Anthony Hospital in Gig Harbor after volunteering for four months on the Africa Mercy, the world’s largest private hospital ship.

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