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New pacemakers are more MRI safe

Pacemakers are life saving, but they can also prevent you from getting a crucial MRI scan when you need it. But now manufacturers are making models that are more MRI friendly. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Parent-reported cases of disability in children rise

A new study finds that the percentage of children with disabilities rose 16% between 2001 and 2011. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

1st in-state case of West Nile Virus since 2012

The Washington state Department of Health said a Walla Walla County man in his 20s was likely exposed near his home and is in the hospital. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

How healthy foods can harm teeth

Raw and uncooked foods can cause damage by chipping teeth or sticking between the teeth, which may lead to serious gum problems. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

3-D printers giving surgeons models to practice on

One California doctor is using 3-D printing for a more practical purpose: creating plastic models of bones to practice on before surgery. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Eye-controlled wheelchair developed by Microsoft engineers

Using your eyes to steer. You can’t do it in a car, but Microsoft engineers have figured out how people can drive their wheelchairs with just the movement of their eyeballs. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Tips to make sure your child's metabolism is on track

Dr. Emily Cooper offers some tips for parents to make sure their child’s metabolism is on track. Dr. Cooper says it’s important to start early because it affects their future body and brain. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Washington health exchange needs 171 more fixes

Officials at Washington’s health exchange say they’re making progress on fixing the computer problems that have kept thousands of people from using their new health insurance. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

On deck: New safety terminology to rule the pool

Words have power, and a new drowning prevention effort says that doing away with misleading terminology such as “water safe” and “waterproofing” in swimming and water safety programs is needed to save lives. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Counties at 'imminent risk' of losing drug treatment funding

At least half a dozen countries across the state are at “imminent risk” or losing state funding for drug treatment centers. In some cases, it could be their only one. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites