Starting Jan. 1, WA will provide paid family leave to new parents, as well as others with family medical emergencies.
As new UW research probes the reasons for smartphone abuse, residents are looking for help from both within and at a Fall City treatment center — the first of its kind in the country.
The state is reportedly the first in the nation to provide long-term care insurance, which will pay for up to a year of nursing care for the old and infirm.
How doctors can harness a mother’s love to heal the world.
A degenerative eye disease that robs sufferers of sight as they age led Tina Marie Coles to UW's Dr. Jennifer Chao. She's searching for a cure that could eventually help millions.
Lawmakers have already moved to protect pre-existing conditions. Now they may make Washington the first state to provide a public health care option.
Here's what happened in other states and cities when they raised the age to buy tobacco.
To undo STEM's elitism, cancer researcher Tracie Delgado offers burgeoning scientists a network of support.
In January, the University of Washington scrubbed its website of a program funded by the founders of Purdue Pharma.
News of a second cured HIV patient broke in Seattle this week. But Fred Hutch has been making its own significant progress.
Despite numerous cases in Washington state, opposition to mandatory vaccination remains fierce.
Many Washington lawmakers would like to get rid of the state's sales tax on feminine hygiene products. The question is how to pay for it.
Workers had the option to wait out the storm, but King County’s Meals on Wheels took to the streets anyway.
In an unusual step, House Speaker Frank Chopp has personally introduced a bill to create a new hospital in Seattle.
The role of vaccines in protecting children is better understood in other parts of the world than among some people here.
Law enforcement is balking but a number of legislators in both parties think the law could be relaxed.