Mental health provider hosting poster contest

By The Columbian March 4, 2015 6 a.m.

Southwest Washington Behavioral Health is hosting a poster contest in celebration of Mental Health Awareness Month, which is May.

Woman sues OHSU over lost brain tumor sample

By Associated Press March 4, 2015 6 a.m.

PORTLAND — An Oregon woman has sued a Portland hospital for $900,000, alleging that a brain tumor sample set aside for biopsy has been lost, leaving her uncertain about whether the tumor was cancerous.

Give blood to celebrate Red Cross Month

March 2, 2015 1:50 p.m.

The American Red Cross is encouraging eligible blood donors to give blood in March in celebration of Red Cross Month.

'Smart' movement sweeps up jump rope

By Matt McFarland, The Washington Post March 2, 2015 6 a.m.

There are smart toothbrushes, smart thermostats, smart basketballs and even smart belts. So it was probably just a matter of time before the smart jump ropes arrived.

Study: Pills help prevent HIV

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE, Associated Press March 2, 2015 6 a.m.

SEATTLE — For the first time, a study shows that a drug used to treat HIV infection also can help prevent it when taken before and after risky sex by gay men.

Get fit, not hurt, when running

By Marissa Harshman March 2, 2015 6 a.m.

As the weather slowly improves and the days get longer, more people are heading back outdoors to exercise.

Early music training prevents loss of listening skills

By Amy Ellis Nutt, The Washington Post March 2, 2015 6 a.m.

Learning to play an instrument in youth helps older people retain listening skills, according to a new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience.

IUDs, implants grow more popular

By LINDSEY TANNER, Associated Press March 2, 2015 6 a.m.

CHICAGO — Long-acting but reversible methods of birth control are becoming increasingly popular among U.S. women, with IUDs redesigned after safety scares and the development of under-the-skin hormone implants, a government report shows.

Ripflexxx's shirt makes workouts a stretch

By Vicky Hallett, The Washington Post March 2, 2015 6 a.m.

Former world boxing champ Keith Holmes recognizes a hit when he sees one. So when he came up with the idea for a "resistance shirt," he knew it could be a knockout.

Gyrotonics a bracing antidote

By Mary MacVean, Los Angeles Times March 2, 2015 6 a.m.

This one is a bit of a splurge, because it's individual instruction. But in my search for ways to develop good posture to counteract all that desk and screen time, several people have recommended Gyrotonic as something that is useful no matter your fitness level.

Stomach bug more common than thought

By MIKE STOBBE, Associated Press March 2, 2015 6 a.m.

ATLANTA — A nasty intestinal bug sickens nearly twice as many Americans each year as was previously thought, according to the largest U.S. study to look at the problem.

Spokane inpatient teen treatment center is now serving only girls with addictions

By Jody Lawrence-Turner, The Spokesman-Review February 27, 2015 9:51 p.m.

SPOKANE — Girls ages 12 to 17 are more likely than boys to become addicted to prescription drugs.

Walk MS fundraiser set for May

February 27, 2015 1:48 p.m.

More than 5,500 people are expected to rally in nine communities across Oregon and Southwest Washington this spring for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s annual Walk MS fundraising event.

E-cigarette bills gain Clark County's support

By Marissa Harshman February 25, 2015 6:36 p.m.

The Clark County Board of Health is supporting two statewide measures to limit electronic cigarette sales to and use by, minors and will next month consider an ordinance to further restrict the use of vapor devices locally.

A new approach to peanut allergies

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE, Associated Press February 24, 2015 6 a.m.

For years, parents of babies who seem likely to develop a peanut allergy have gone to extremes to keep them away from peanut-based foods. Now a major study suggests that is exactly the wrong thing to do.

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