Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE, Associated Press August 29, 2014 12:11 p.m.

An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak raging through West Africa — once more of it can be made.

Lawyer asks Supreme Court to deny 120-day delay

By MARTHA BELLISLE, Associated Press August 29, 2014 11:28 a.m.

SEATTLE — A lawyer representing mentally ill patients who were "warehoused" in emergency rooms because no treatment beds were available urged the state Supreme Court on Friday to reject the state's request for a delay on a ban of "psychiatric boarding."

OK, so we have germs. But they're our unique germs

By LAURAN NEERGAARD, Associated Press August 29, 2014 10:13 a.m.

WASHINGTON — Sorry, clean freaks. No matter how well you scrub your home, it's covered in bacteria from your own body. And if you pack up and move, new research shows, you'll rapidly transfer your unique microbial fingerprint to the doorknobs, countertops and floors in your new house, too.

UN: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000

By JOHN HEILPRIN and KRISTA LARSON, Associated Press August 28, 2014 11:30 a.m.

GENEVA — The Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than six times as many as are known now, the World Health Organization said Thursday as the United States announced plans to test an experimental Ebola vaccine.

Parkinson’s walk slated for Sept. 6

August 28, 2014 11:28 a.m.

The 10th annual Sole Support for Parkinson’s walk is set for Saturday, Sept. 6.

Tripping seniors on purpose to stop future falls

By LINDSEY TANNER, Associated Press August 28, 2014 8:27 p.m.

CHICAGO — Researchers are tripping seniors on purpose, and it’s not some kind of warped practical joke.

More local choices for Washington Healthplanfinder

By Marissa Harshman August 27, 2014 6:37 p.m.

Clark County residents looking to purchase health plans in the state insurance exchange will have significantly more options to choose from next year. And one of the existing providers’ choices are going to be less expensive.

West Africans get creative with Ebola awareness

By MARC-ANDRE BOISVERT, Associated Press August 27, 2014 10:18 a.m.

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast — A young man on camera names the person who's challenged him to dump the contents of a bucket over his head. But in a twist on the ice bucket challenge, this man is soon drenched in frothy, soapy water — part of a campaign to raise awareness about Ebola prevention in West Africa.

Report: No proof veterans died because of delays

By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press August 26, 2014 9:48 a.m.

WASHINGTON — The Veterans Affairs Department says investigators have found no proof that delays in care caused any deaths at a VA hospital in Phoenix, deflating an explosive allegation that helped expose a troubled health care system in which veterans waited months for appointments while employees falsified records to cover up the delays.

Oxfest and 'Hands Across' join up Sept. 14

August 26, 2014 5:59 a.m.

Two major local celebrations of defeating addiction and living in recovery have moved later into September this year.

Yoga can be beneficial for seniors

By Carol Krucoff, Special to The Washington Post August 25, 2014 6 a.m.

The elegant, silver-haired woman poked her head tentatively into my classroom as students were setting up their mats and chairs for a "gentle yoga" class. "Is it OK if I just watch?" she asked, then told me she had tried a yoga class to ease pain in her neck and back, only to find that actually made her problem worse.

SoulCycle rides into capital of spin

By Vicky Hallett, The Washington Post August 25, 2014 6 a.m.

WASHINGTON — The promise of SoulCycle is that you can do anything.

Walking may deter breast cancer

By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times August 25, 2014 6 a.m.

For women past childbearing age, a new study finds that a modest amount of exercise — four hours a week of walking or more intensive physical activity such as cycling for just two hours a week — drives down breast cancer risk by roughly 10 percent.

WSU Clark County Extension offers prediabetes prevention course

By The Columbian August 25, 2014 6 a.m.

Washington State University Clark County Extension is offering a 16-week prevention course for people with prediabetes.

WomenHeart groups in Clark County help those facing heart disease

By Marissa Harshman August 25, 2014 6 a.m.

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death of American women, claiming the lives of more than 400,000 women each year.

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