Health & Wellness

News Wire

Washington Reacts to the Overturn of Roe v. Wade

Pramila Jayapal, Patty Murray, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, and other elected officials, advocacy groups, and local leaders weigh in on the SCOTUS decision.

06/24/2022 By Seattle Met Staff

Coronavirus Chronicles

Relief at Last: First Kids Under 5 Get Their Covid Shots

At Seattle Children's, a handful of children in the age group received their first Covid shots from Pfizer and Moderna.

06/21/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

Coronavirus Chronicles

What to Know About the Covid Vaccine for Kids Under 5

Is the Pfizer or Moderna Covid vaccine better for the youngest among us? And where to get your kids an appointment in Seattle and King County.

06/15/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

Just Great

Monkeypox Has Arrived in King County

The presumptive monkeypox case is the first in Washington state. Here's what you need to know about how it's transmitted and more.

05/24/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

Medical Matters

Why Abortion Is Health Care, Explained

The leak of a Supreme Court draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade has led medical professionals to reaffirm the importance of abortions.

05/09/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

News Wire

The Fate of Abortion Access in Washington If Roe v. Wade Is Overturned

A Supreme Court draft opinion which indicates a potential reversal of Roe vs. Wade and Planned Parenthood vs. Casey has raised the question once again.

05/03/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Coronavirus Chronicles

The Latest Covid News from the CDC and King County

Do you have to quarantine if you're vaccinated? Where do you need to wear a mask? Is the pandemic over? What does King County's "medium" level mean anyway?

04/28/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

Best of the City

Top Dentists 2022

Seattle Met's annual list of the best dental practitioners in the Seattle area.

04/26/2022 By Seattle Met Staff

Best of the City

Top Doctors 2021

Seattle Met's annual list of the best health care professionals in the region.

04/26/2022 By Seattle Met Staff

Coronavirus Chronicles

Seattle Transit Agencies Reacted Very Differently to the Mask Mandate Repeal

Alaska Airlines, as well as local transit agencies like King County Metro and Sound Transit, have noted mask policy updates with caution and celebration.

04/25/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

Brain Buster

Is Mindfulness Always Such a Good Thing?

A University of Washington researcher's recent findings raise questions about when to apply the popular form of meditation.

04/20/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Sick Szn

Norovirus Is Coming for Our Oysters

Highly contagious norovirus was linked to 26 cases in the state and tied to raw oysters harvested from the Baynes Sound area of British Columbia.

04/07/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

Coronavirus Chronicles

We Just Ditched Covid Restrictions. Is Stealth Omicron Going to Ruin Things?

The subvariant is causing surges in Hong Kong and Europe and could impact Seattle and King County right as we drop Covid restrictions.

03/22/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

Bobbing Along

Float Tanks Offer a Strange Form of Therapy

Float spas like Float Seattle and Urban Float promise healing for the body and mind. What would you pay for an hour of nothingness?

03/09/2022 By Allison Williams

Coronavirus Chronicles

King County Restaurants, Bars, and More Requiring Proof of Vaccination

Restaurants, bars, theaters, and more in King County that still require proof of vaccination.

03/09/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach, Angela Cabotaje, and Grace McGuire

Coronavirus Chronicles

Forget Boosters—Will You Need an Annual Covid Shot?

Larry Corey of Fred Hutch and Deborah Fuller of UW Medicine work on next-generation Covid shots to fight omicron and future variants.

03/08/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

Welcome Developments

The New Odessa Brown Children's Clinic in Othello Is Eye-Popping

The new Odessa Brown Children's Clinic branch aims to address some of the inequities cited in a report on racism at Seattle Children's.

03/04/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Quote Unquote

Amelia Bonow Fights for Abortion Rights with Pills

With the Supreme Court indicating it may reverse Roe v. Wade, one Seattle activist thinks medication by mail can secure women's bodily autonomy.

03/03/2022 By Allison Williams

Pride City

LGBTQ Health and Wellness Resources in Seattle

Clinic and health care organizations that provide stigma-free medical help for everyone in the queer community, from hormone therapy to free STI testing.

02/28/2022 By Sophia Urabe and Seattle Met Staff

Currents

Seattle's Psychedelic Revolution Has Arrived

The decriminalization of psilocybin, as well as increased interest in treating mental illness with psychedelics, means shrooms may be here to stay.

02/22/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy