Health in Tacoma, WA

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Traditional picnic foods — fried chicken, potato salad, chips and desserts — are delicious, but can put a dent in your healthy eating plan.

Most know Goodwill for its signature thrift stores, but the retailer also is its own intricate ecosystem that exists almost solely to fuel its $9 million national training programs.

Avamere Family of Companies and IBM have conducted a first of its kind project using real-time data from instrumented senior living residences and artificial...

It’s tough to know how to choose healthier, cleaner foods based solely on their labeling.

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Updated: 05/01/2018
Updated May 1, 3:50 p.m
Illness reports have decreased in our investigation of suspected norovirus at Foley’s on the Green. We have reports from 38 people who say they got…

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The BOKS program, consisting of an hour of running, calisthenics and rousing group games, made children feel happier and more energetic.

Reductions from the budget passed today and a $750-million shift of funds to the Children’s Health Insurance Program add pressure to public health initiatives, including immunizations and outbreak responses.

Starting in 2003, Americans added 1.4 minutes of sleep each year, for a gain of 18 minutes per weeknight through 2016, government data shows.