Provider access a primary concern

By Marissa Harshman April 26, 2015 6 a.m.

The Medicaid expansion implemented under the Affordable Care Act added more than 32,000 Clark County adults to the state health plan for low-income people.

Diet Pepsi dropping aspartame on customer concerns

By CANDICE CHOI, Associated Press April 24, 2015 12:24 p.m.

NEW YORK — PepsiCo says it's dropping aspartame from Diet Pepsi in response to customer worries and replacing it with sucralose, another artificial sweetener commonly known as Splenda.

Hospice waits for OK to open in Salmon Creek

By Gordon Oliver April 23, 2015 6 a.m.

It's taken a long time, and it will take just a bit longer, but the Community Home Health and Hospice at 3102 N.E. 134th St. in Salmon Creek is about to open its doors.

8 more Clark County vets get housing vouchers

By Tom Vogt April 23, 2015 6 a.m.

Eight additional Clark County veterans will get places to call home, following a new round of federal housing vouchers.

With bird flu spreading, USDA starts on potential vaccine

By STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press April 22, 2015 10:06 a.m.

MINNEAPOLIS — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is working on a vaccine to counter a deadly strain of bird flu, as losses to poultry producers mount.

Whooping cough, chickenpox cases rising in Clark County

By Marissa Harshman April 21, 2015 3:33 p.m.

Public health officials are urging immunizations as several vaccine-preventable diseases make a resurgence in Clark County and across the state.

Touchmark offers presentation for Alzheimer’s caregivers

April 21, 2015 3:23 p.m.

Touchmark at Fairway Village is offering a free presentation for caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Q&A: What is listeria? Bacteria found in Blue Bell ice cream

By MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press April 21, 2015 12:33 p.m.

WASHINGTON — Blue Bell Creameries is pulling all of its products off the shelves after samples of its ice cream tested positive for a potentially deadly bacteria — listeria.

Study: Moms typically space pregnancies 2½ years apart

By MIKE STOBBE, Associated Press April 21, 2015 6 a.m.

NEW YORK — For U.S. moms, the typical time between pregnancies is about 2½ years but nearly a third of women space their children too close, a government study shows.

Tumor gene mapping studied

By LAURAN NEERGAARD, Associated Press April 20, 2015 6 a.m.

WASHINGTON — More cancer patients are getting the genes in their tumors mapped to help guide their treatment. New research suggests that isn't always accurate enough, and a second test could help ferret out the culprit genes.

UW professors seek colorblindness cure

By Jonel Aleccia, The Seattle Times April 20, 2015 6 a.m.

SEATTLE — For the more than 10 million Americans with colorblindness, there's never been a treatment, let alone a cure, for the condition that leaves them unable to distinguish certain hues.

Promote herbs to full partner on your plate

By Ellie Krieger, Special to The Washington Post April 20, 2015 6 a.m.

As a passionate food lover as well as a nutritionist, I'm always searching for that sweet spot where delicious and healthful meet. Herbs hit it perfectly. These luscious leaves — parsley, basil, cilantro, mint, thyme, oregano, rosemary and the like — not only add enticing aroma, fresh flavor and vivid green color to food, but also have remarkable health benefits. When you move beyond thinking of herbs as mere garnishes and start to see them as major culinary players, a whole world of healthy taste opens up to you.

COPD lung diseases have no cure; symptoms can be controlled

By Marissa Harshman April 20, 2015 6 a.m.

A year and a half ago, Tiffany Aplet was a frequent visitor to the hospital emergency room.

County to consider passing e-cigarette ordinance

By Marissa Harshman April 19, 2015 6 a.m.

The Clark County Board of Health will consider an ordinance to prohibit electronic cigarette use in public places where tobacco products are banned.

Large measles outbreak traced to Disneyland is declared over

By The Associated Press April 18, 2015 10:29 a.m.

LOS ANGELES — California health authorities on Friday declared an end to a large measles outbreak that started at Disneyland and triggered a national debate about vaccinations.

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