Category Archives: Health

Why Is a Statewide Anti-Union Group Suing to Stop Tiny House Villages in Seattle?

by Erica C. Barnett

When the Olympia-based Freedom Foundation—a conservative group that has spent the bulk of its energy over the past decade fighting against health care workers’ right to organize—filed a lawsuit to stop a Low Income Housing Institute-run “tiny house village” for homeless people from opening in South Lake Union, it raised some eyebrows.

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Mental Health in the Food Industry

by Jake Uitti

Restaurant life is hard. In such a hectic atmosphere, tempers can flare and palliatives can seem necessary. Chefs working over equally hot burners to create any number of dishes in a given night can feel the pressure to succeed moment to moment. But often this same surge for success can require an equally fervent release. And it’s this culinary roller coaster that can be increasingly addictive and potentially dangerous, says longtime Seattle chef Karen Nelson.

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Top Cancer Groups Team up to Take on Health Disparities

(This post was originally published on FredHutch.org and has been reprinted with permission)

It’s no surprise that there are health haves and have-nots in our country, particularly when it comes to cancer.

The health haves have money, insurance, socioeconomic and even geographical advantages on their side.

The health have-nots?  Continue reading Top Cancer Groups Team up to Take on Health Disparities

Doctor for a Day Inspires Students of Color to Pursue Healthcare Careers

by Kamna Shastri

A group of six high school and middle school students are crowding around the respiratory therapist’s table, laid out with tubes and contraptions as he tells them about preventative medicine and the Affordable Care Act’s commitment to preventative care. Continue reading Doctor for a Day Inspires Students of Color to Pursue Healthcare Careers

8 Ways to Stay Fit During the Holidays

by Lauren Mansur

Your waistband may disagree with calling the season of feasting “the most wonderful time of the year.” However, it’s possible to both enjoy the holidays and maintain a healthy lifestyle. We’ve got you covered with these eight tips to stay fit and emerge on the other side of the season looking and feeling great! Continue reading 8 Ways to Stay Fit During the Holidays