Tentative deal reached on VA reform

By MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press July 27, 2014 3:06 p.m.

WASHINGTON — The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a plan to improve veterans' health care.

Stores react to fruit recall

By Marissa Harshman July 24, 2014 8:32 p.m.

If you've purchased certain stone fruit from local Fred Meyer stores recently, you may be getting a phone call from the grocer alerting you to a product recall.

Vancouver Clinic hosts prediabetes classes

July 23, 2014 2:45 p.m.

The Vancouver Clinic is hosting classes for people with prediabetes.

Dental offices handing out free mouth guards

July 23, 2014 11:48 a.m.

Local Wendel Family Dental Centres are giving away free mouth guards to high school athletes in Clark County.

Obamacare hit by ruling, but subsidies to continue

By Associated Press July 22, 2014 11:04 a.m.

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's health care law is enmeshed in another big legal battle after two federal appeals courts issued contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday.

Boy healing quickly after heart transplant

By Marissa Harshman July 22, 2014 6 a.m.

In less than two weeks, Jack Conover went from being a 7-year-old in need of a heart transplant to a vibrant boy walking out of the hospital with a new heart.

Adults, it's never too late to get in the swim

By Tonya Jameson, The Charlotte Observer July 21, 2014 6 a.m.

The moment brings laughter now, but it sure wasn't funny then.

Blind athlete prepares for Ironman

By Danielle Douglas, The Washington Post July 21, 2014 6 a.m.

It is grueling enough to swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles and run 26.2 miles, but imagine doing all of that when you can only see a blur of light ahead of you.

Nursing workforce spikes while shortage was expected

By Sonali Basak, Bloomberg News July 21, 2014 6 a.m.

The nursing workforce in the U.S. grew more rapidly than U.S. government forecasters predicted as baby-boomer nurses delayed retirement, a study found.

10 tips about fats and healthy diet

By Tom Sanders, Special to The Washington Post July 21, 2014 6 a.m.

LONDON — Our understanding of fats — including which ones are actually good for us — is evolving.

Biological pacemaker under study

By LAURAN NEERGAARD, Associated Press July 21, 2014 6 a.m.

WASHINGTON — No batteries required: Scientists are creating a biological pacemaker by injecting a gene into the hearts of sick pigs that changed ordinary cardiac cells into a special kind that induces a steady heartbeat.

Tips on how to run better on the beach

By Ravelle Worthington, FITBIE.com July 21, 2014 6 a.m.

It may not be the easiest thing in the world, but come summertime, bringing your workout to the beach is a highly attractive option. And while we're all about trying new things and challenging our bodies, it's important to note that yes, there is a "wrong" way to run on sand.

New doctors sent to boot camp

By LINDSEY TANNER, Associated Press July 21, 2014 6 a.m.

CHICAGO — First-day jitters come with any new job but when the work involves pushing needles into strangers' bellies, stitching up gaping wounds or even delivering babies, that debut can be especially nerve-wracking — for everyone involved.

Those living with diabetes find a team with Tour de Cure

By Marissa Harshman July 21, 2014 6 a.m.

Blake Bell has pricked his finger with a needle roughly 18,000 times in the past five years.

R.J. Reynolds vows to fight $23.6 billion in damages

By JENNIFER KAY, Associated Press July 20, 2014 8:24 p.m.

MIAMI — The nation's No. 2 cigarette maker is vowing to fight a jury verdict of $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer.

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