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February 28, 2017 - 47 minutes ago

SAN FRANCISCO — Jeff Regan was born with underdeveloped optic nerves and had spent most of his life in a blur. Then four years ago, he donned an unwieldy headset made by a Toronto company called eSight.

Suddenly, Regan could read a newspaper while eating breakfast and make out the faces of…


Talk to babies to bridge word gap

February 21, 2017

WASHINGTON — Even infants can have conversations with mom or dad. Their turn just tends to involve a smile or some gibberish instead of words. That's a key lesson from programs that are coaching parents to talk more with their babies — and recording their attempts.

At issue is how to…


Treadmills can be used for more than boring walks

January 07, 2017

MIAMI — Just because it's too cold for your normal three-mile outdoor run doesn't mean the treadmill has to be a monotonous exercise in staring at a blank wall.

Los Angeles-based trainers Jeanette Jenkins and Massy Arias offer the following tips for getting out of the treadmill rut. Vary the…


Teen struggles with polio-like symptoms

November 29, 2016

SEATTLE — Hayden Werdal can move his right hand and wiggle his left thumb. He can kick his right leg a bit and bend the left one.

But for the 15-year-old Bremerton boy, that's been the extent of his motion for two years, ever since he came down with a mysterious, polio-like illness that left…