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Dr. Wood: The facts about how widespread sexual assault really is

We are living in the era of #MeToo, when people are standing up to share their experiences of sexual assault and harassment, and finding strength to build a community that says “enough is enough.” In fact, according to the Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs, a national survey of Washingtonians between 2010-12 found that 45 percent of women and 22 percent of men have experienced sexual violence during their lifetime.

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USDA asks, 'What's your eating style?'

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion introduces the “MyPlate, MyWins” video series that shows how small changes to what you eat and drink add up. Whether at home or on-the-go, MyPlate can help you find a h

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Marijuana's impact on your driving

NIDA's Dr. Marilyn Huestis discusses new research, which used the most sophisticated driving simulator of its kind to mirror real-life situations. Results showed that marijuana use impairs one measure of driving performance.

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What is SNAP?

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, is a food assistance program that aids millions of low-income families and individuals.


Should boys and girls get the HPV vaccine?

The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. The HPV vaccine, when administered to boys and girls, can prevent transmission of the virus and reduce the risk of related cancers.

Illnesses on the rise from mosquito, tick and flea bites

Disease cases from mosquito, tick and flea bites more than tripled in the U.S. from 2004 to 2016, with tick-borne illness seeing the most dramatic increase. The CDC says many local health departments lack the tools to protect people.