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.

Duwamish Waterway not safe to contact after sewage spill, officials say

The Duwamish River is now closed to water activities, like fishing, from around the Museum of Flight to Harbor Island, according to a statement from Seattle Public Utilities and Public Health - Seattle & King County.

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