Major depressive disorder, or depression, is a serious mental illness. Depression interferes with your daily life and routine and reduces your quality of life. About 6.7 percent of U.S.adults ages 18 and older have depression. Learn the signs and symptoms of this crippling disorder.
During National Women’s Health Week each year, millions of women take steps to improve their health. The week serves as a reminder for women to make their health a priority and build positive health habits for life. The 19th annual National Women’s Health Week kicks off on Mother’s Day, May 13, and is celebrated through May 19, 2018. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health leads National Women’s Health Week to encourage all women to be as healthy as possible.
People have used alcohol to relieve pain since ancient times. Laboratory studies confirm that alcohol does indeed reduce pain in humans and in animals. Moreover, recent research suggests that as many as 28 percent of people experiencing chronic pain turn to alcohol to alleviate their suffering. Despite this, using alcohol to alleviate pain places people at risk for a number of harmful health consequences.
Fiber is the undigested carbohydrate found in plant foods, and an essential component of a healthy diet. Though fiber is not readily digested like other foods, it provides a host of benefits: it helps us maintain regular bodily elimination; helps protect our bodies against chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes; can help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol; and can make us feel fuller longer.
Dozens of studies, in both animals and people, have shown that a higher salt intake raises blood pressure. Reducing salt intake, on the other hand, lowers blood pressure. Learn the steps to reducing salt in your diet.
In 2016, Healthy Transitions provided more than 1,200 free prescriptions to more than 470 people leaving correctional facilities. Learn all about our program and how we’re helping fill the “medication gap”.
Except for skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women. Take a look through some breast cancer facts to see if you are at risk of breast cancer and what symptoms to be aware of.
Because of the help and support of generous donors, those served in 2016 were able to save $98,000,000 in medication costs. We invite you to take a look through our 2016 Annual Report to see how generosity has helped us achieve our mission of “providing affordable medications for people in need.”
Over four days in October of 2016, nearly 4,500 people received free medical, dental, and vision care at Seattle/King County Clinic. They waited in line for long hours, even overnight, for the range of services offered at this volunteer-run healthcare event held in KeyArena at Seattle Center.During those four days, artists roamed the giant pop-up Clinic, talking to patients who so generously shared their stories with them and used their creative artistry to document them through comics.