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.


Renton-based Providence in talks for massive hospital merger with Ascension

Sources say Providence St. Joseph Health is exploring a merger with Ascension Health that would create a U.S. hospital network of unprecedented size.

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