Gaming, for Your Health

New findings suggest that video games—particularly action-packed and often violent video games—might be good for you. Or at least good for your eyesight.

03/23/2012 By Amanda Zurita


A Pediatric Practice Makes Going to the Dentist Fun

A pediatric practice in Greenlake makes going to the dentist fun. Really.

12/16/2011 By Ariana Dawes

Best of the City

Top Dentists 2012

The 424 best dentists in the Seattle metro area, as selected by their peers.

12/16/2011 Edited by Ariana Dawes


Would It Work Here? A Tax on Unhealthy Food

In Washington State 62 percent of adults are either overweight or obese. And some, like state senator Ed Murray, think it’s time we slapped a tax on unhealthy food. The Washington Food Industry Association doesn’t agree.

11/23/2011 By Stephanie Rubesh

Best Restaurants 2011

Best Restaurants 2011: The Restaurant Inspector Comes Calling

The dirty secrets of a restaurant inspector.

10/27/2011 By Jessica Voelker


The Curious Case of Seattle’s Vaccine Anxiety

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports Washington State has the highest vaccination opt-out rate in the nation. And the opt-outs are notably pervasive in some of Seattle’s most affluent and well-educated communities.

10/21/2011 By James Ross Gardner


Seattle Bouldering Project Sets the Route

Seattle Bouldering Project in the Central District is a new breed of rock climbing gym.

10/14/2011 By Allison Williams


Bikers and Drivers: Let’s Share the Road

Blake Trask saddles up as the new statewide policy director for the Bicycle Alliance of Washington.

10/14/2011 By Matthew Halverson


Unnecessary Roughness

Football season’s upon us, but it’s getting harder to watch when we know what we know about the brain.

08/19/2011 By Kathryn Robinson


Top Doctors 2011

Seattle offers some of the most outstanding medical care in the world. This year, thanks to a new partnership with Avvo, Seattle Met brings you more top doctors than ever before in 66 specialties.

07/22/2011 Edited by Ariana Dawes


Dr. Deisher’s Stem Cell Crusade

When pro-life biotechnologist Tracy Deisher sued to halt federal funding of embryonic stem cell research, it rocked the biotech universe. What’s driving the Seattle researcher to kill the promise of medicine’s greatest hope — Catholicism

07/22/2011 By Kathryn Robinson


The Girl on the Bridge

The Aurora Bridge was the Northwest’s most notorious suicide site for 80 years. After one man’s plan to finally erect a fence to deter fatalities was stalled, a race unfolded to save one last jumper.

06/29/2011 By James Ross Gardner


Yoga on Paddleboards

Via the folks at the Surf Ballard shop comes the next evolution of stand-up paddleboarding, a mashup of surfing and yoga. They call it WASUP Yoga, as in Washington Stand-Up Paddleboarding Yoga.

06/29/2011 By Neal Thompson


Pot Dispensary Braces for Legal Trouble

Medical marijuana advocate Laura Healy, who opened Shoreline’s Green Hope Patient Network with her husband Mark, braces for legal trouble.

06/29/2011 By Matthew Halverson


Seattle Start-Up PlugOut Converts Exercise into Electricity

Working out is a huge waste of energy—unless you turn your spin bike into a generator like SoDo-based company PlugOut did.

06/24/2011 By Matthew Halverson


Geek: Knows How to Fold ’Em

Watch Dr. James Porter, director of surgical robotics at the Swedish Medical Center, demonstrate the da Vinci surgical robot folding a piece of paper into an airplane the size of a penny.

05/20/2011 By James Ross Gardner



If cyclists were meant to wear helmets, would they have been born with thicker skulls?

05/20/2011 By Kathryn Robinson


Trade Secrets: How to Take a Punch

Seattle boxing trainer Cappy Kotz teaches us how to take a punch.

04/22/2011 By Clancey Denis