Vibrations, rhythms may help babies adapt to life outside womb
CHICAGO — As the guitarist strums and softly sings a lullaby in Spanish, tiny Augustin Morales stops squirming in his hospital crib and closes his eyes.
WASHINGTON — Human feces taints more than half of public swimming pools, a finding U.S. health officials are using to urge better personal hygiene as the summer months approach.
Rachel LubitzIn a personal essay published in the Tuesday New York Times, actress Angelina Jolie announced that from February until April of this year, she underwent a preventative double mastectomy. In a piece entitled "My Medical Choice," Jolie reveals her reasoning was that she carries an inherited cancer gene, BRCA1, which sharply increases the chances of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer. Jolie's mother, Marcheline Bertrand, died of ovarian cancer in 2007.
I use every opportunity I can to exercise, and if you are anything like me, you're in the midst of "Spring Cleaning Fever."
Complicated pricing systems and various market factors affect the price tag of a procedure from site to site
The price tag for a spinal fusion surgery can range from $50,000 at one hospital to $71,000 at another — and that's just in Vancouver.
New report questions benefits of dramatically lowering consumption
WASHINGTON — A surprising new report questions efforts to get Americans to sharply cut back on salt, saying getting to super-low levels may not be worth the struggle.
Attention dieters: If you want to maximize your chances of success, don’t go to the grocery store on an empty stomach.
50+ Connections Expo has been offered for the past two decades
Fran McNicholas of Yacolt was extolling the benefits of Taoist tai chi on Sunday afternoon in a ballroom of the Hilton Vancouver Washington.
Backers, foes have spent a bundle ahead of vote on adding it to water supply
PORTLAND — While soaking up the rays in what's been an unusually sunny season, Portlanders have broken away from their polite chatter about food, wine and outdoor adventure to fight about whether to fluoridate the water supply.
Study finds 8.3% suffer for half of any given month
WASHINGTON — Go to a busy street in your community and count the next 25 adolescents who walk, bike, skateboard, stroll or saunter past. Odds are that two (8.3 percent to be exact) would own up to having experienced 14 or more days in the last month that he or she considered "mentally unhealthy," according to a comprehensive report on the mental health of American youth issued last week.
The Health Systems Quality Assurance Division of the state Department of Health recently took disciplinary actions or has withdrawn charges against these Clark County health care providers.
Call 911. Push hard and push fast.
She weighed just 15 ounces when born in December
When Harley was born prematurely on Dec. 20, she weighed just 15 ounces. She measured 10 inches. Her tiny arm was shorter than an adult's pinky. Her foot wasn't much bigger than a quarter.
State and national health officials have begun the annual tracking and monitoring season of West Nile virus, and the state Department of Health launched an online dead bird reporting system for residents. Dead birds can signal that West Nile virus is circulating in a community.
Hospital grows to handle influx of Kaiser patients
Preparing for an influx of patients in October, Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center has kicked off a $6 million project to remodel and equip a portion of the hospital, including the addition of four labor and delivery rooms, and one new surgical suite.