Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a common condition and frequent complaint in primary care offices. It estimated to be prevalent in 1 percent of adults and 5 percent of children. The symptoms include dry, red, itchy and inflamed skin, most commonly on the face, hands, behind the knees and in the crook of the elbow.Read more »
It’s not a surprise that Seattle ranks No. 1 for coffee consumption in America. We love our caffeine, but what exactly are the effects of drinking so much coffee? Research can bring to light some of the facts about our favorite beverage.Read more »
This is a question dietitians are asked frequently. Studies show improved health for individuals who choose a diet high in fruits and vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins, but low in saturated fats and sodium. So can you make healthy choices if you don't cook or don't have the equipment to cook?Read more »
The time we spend sleeping is commonly regarded as the time when our bodies get a chance to focus energy expenditure on tissue healing and rejuvenation. While the exact function of sleep still is not completely understood, we can make a number of conclusions based on a large volume of research examining the negative effects of sleep deprivation.Read more »
Calcium is a critical component of a healthy diet. It is required for growing and maintaining healthy bones, for muscle contractions and for transmitting messages throughout the nervous system.Read more »
Sneezing, wheezing, coughing, running nose, itchy eyes, rashes and headaches.Read more »
There are several reasons for using egg substitutes, whether it is because of an allergy, a vegan diet you're following, or you're simply out of eggs and don't have time to run to the store.Read more »
Overactive bladder is a broad term used to describe a variety of symptoms that include an urgency to urinate, with or without incontinence; high frequency of urinating; and symptoms at night. However, it is important to see a physician to be diagnosed with overactive bladder as these symptoms may be caused by infections or other disease processes.Read more »
Peanut butter and jelly. Cookies and milk. Some things in life just work better together. While our bodies take in nutrients from foods even when they're eaten alone, some nutrients' absorption is increased when they are eaten at the same time. Fortunately, there are many foods that naturally contain these combinations. Here are some examples of great nutrient pairs:Read more »
Weight management grabs more attention in advertisements and sells more books than almost any subject, with the side panels of websites, junk mail and TV shows all touting products and books to help people lose weight. A few of these strategies actually do work — but not for long.Read more »
The Seattle Mariners are leaders in using acupuncture and integrative medicine in professional sports, as two students learned during a week with the team.
A high-performance diet gave Ellen Freeman energy but not health. Discovering whole foods let her shine at Olympic trials and at Bastyr.
Students and alumni share their stories in this video highlighting Bastyr's bachelor degree programs, and what it's like to be a student in a tight-knit community.
In celebration of Earth Day 2013, The Princeton Review highlights Bastyr University's commitment to "going green".
"In many cases, healthy lifestyle choices are often more effective than pharmaceutical care, and actually decrease the incidence of diabetes, heart attacks and other circulatory problems.”
The School of Traditional World Medicines will house Bastyr University's acupuncture, Oriental medicine and ayurveda programs, along with future programs drawing on medicine from around the world.