Health

How to deal with an overactive bladder

An overactive bladder is common, affecting more than 33 million Americans. In general, the risk for it increases with age.

More federal Cares Act funding for Washington immigrants

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- On Tuesday, Washingtonian immigrants can once again apply for a portion of the Washington COVID-19 Immigrant Relief Fund. The fund is a pool of money from the federal CARES Act created during the coronavirus pandemic to help…

Disinfecting surfaces to prevent Covid often all for show, CDC advises

The risk of surface transmission of Covid-19 is low, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday. Far more important is airborne transmission -- and people who obsessively disinfect surfaces may be doing more harm than good..

A tough pill to swallow: Are supplements safe?

About half of American adults take at least one dietary supplement for health or wellness, or to fill nutrition gaps. But are these supplements safe?

Medical examiner: Capitol officer died of natural causes

The D.C. medical examiner’s office says Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who was injured during the Jan. 6 insurrection, suffered a stroke and has ruled the officer died from natural causes. Sicknick was among five people who died after the riot. Two men have been charged with assaulting Sicknick during the riot, spraying him with bear spray. Investigators initially believed he was hit in the head with a fire extinguisher, based on statements collected early in the investigation, according to two people familiar with the case. 

4 ways fiber helps protect your heart

Fiber’s role in the body goes way beyond keeping the digestive tract regular. Check out these four ways that eating fiber protects your heart.