Health & Wellness

The Kids Aren't All Right

Eating Disorders in Seattle's Youth Are Surging

Referrals are way up at Seattle Children's since the pandemic started. We spoke to the hospital's clinical director, Yolanda Evans, to find out why.

02/07/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

Office Politics

Seattle Companies Are All Over the Map on Vaccine Mandates

Amazon, Starbucks, T-Mobile, and others vary wildly in their approach to workplace safety after a recent Supreme Court ruling.

02/03/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Coronavirus Chronicles

Where to Pick Up a Free N95 Mask in Washington

Albertsons, CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens, and other pharmacies in Seattle, Washington are offering up to three masks per person to protect against Covid.

01/31/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Fungible Fungi

Wunderground Cafe Wants to Make Mushroom Coffee Mainstream

The new coffee shop in Capitol Hill, from Cupcake Royale founder Jody Hall, boosts its beans with wellness mushrooms like reishi and lion's mane.

01/20/2022 By Stefan Milne

Coronavirus Chronicles

Need More Rapid Covid Tests? Washington's Got You.

An online portal for antigen tests will launch soon to double those White House swab shipments.

01/20/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Dark Thoughts

Do You Actually Need Vitamin D During Seattle's Big Dark?

Self-reported seasonal affective disorder tends to rise during winter months, but can vitamins and light therapy actually help combat those 4pm sunsets?

01/18/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

Stress Test

How Are Seattle Schools Responding to Omicron?

Learning from home, school closures, and teacher staffing shortages have made the start of 2022 chaotic. SPS tries to implement new Covid-19 protocols.

01/14/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Coronavirus Chronicles

Where to Find a Covid PCR Test in King County

Government- or hospital-run Covid-19 testing locations in Seattle, Auburn, Federal Way, Bellevue, and Puget Sound for those with symptoms or for travel.

01/10/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

Power Players

The Most Influential Scientists, Doctors, and Environmentalists in Seattle

Seattle doctors, health care researchers, and climate change policymakers shaping our world.

12/08/2021 By Angela Cabotaje

Coronavirus Chronicles

What to Know about the Omicron Variant and Covid Booster Shots

What do we know about the new Covid variant? Do we even need boosters? Can you mix and match Covid vaccine brands?

12/06/2021 By Angela Cabotaje

PLATE-ONIC

Make Friendsgiving a Tradition Worth Starting

Enjoying a Thanksgiving meal with friends or chosen family this year? Here's advice to ensure the celebration goes smoothly.

11/22/2021 By Zoe Sayler

Coronavirus Chronicles

Your 5- to 11-Year-Old Is Finally Eligible for a Covid Vaccine

The FDA and CDC approved shots for children 5-11, meaning Covid vaccines are coming to Seattle pediatrician offices, pharmacies, and hospitals near you.

11/02/2021 By Angela Cabotaje

PSA

A New Downtown Vaccination Hub Opens Tomorrow at Amazon

Amazon, Swedish, and Virginia Mason Franciscan Health partnered with the city to bring vaccines and booster shots to downtown Seattle.

10/22/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Coronavirus Chronicles

How Does Covid Vaccine Verification Work at King County Businesses?

A new policy for restaurants, bars, Kraken games, and large outdoor events takes effect on October 25 in Seattle. This is what you need to know.

10/21/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Roloviched

How Many Washington Workers Fired Themselves by Rejecting Vaccination?

Seattle's compliance with the Covid vaccine mandate was better than the state's overall, even amongst the Seattle Police Department.

10/20/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Calling HR

Are Religious Exemptions for Vaccines Legit?

WSU's football coach Nick Rolovich tried to claim it and millions more may with confusion around President Biden's vaccine mandate for large businesses.

10/19/2021 By Angela Cabotaje

COVER GIRL

It's Time to Upgrade Your Mask Stash

Our editors review some of the finest options around Seattle, from Baggu's loop mask to the new three-layer face cover from Outdoor Research.

10/19/2021 By Seattle Met Staff

Coronavirus Chronicles

Yes, We're Still Talking about Covid Vaccine Myths

Doctors from Fred Hutch, Harborview, and Sacred Heart debunk misinformation and myths about the Covid-19 vaccine.

10/19/2021 By Angela Cabotaje

Coronavirus Chronicles

Some of Us Are in a Disaster Cascade

A Washington State Department of Health report shows that, on the heels of the Delta variant, many people are heading back toward disillusionment.

10/15/2021 By Malia Alexander

Shots, Shots, Shots

Flu Season Is Here. Should We Be Worried?

Can you get your Covid booster and flu shot at the same time? Plus, other answers from a Virginia Mason infectious disease doctor.

10/08/2021 By Angela Cabotaje