By Lauren Bryan for The Columbian
November 11, 2013 6 a.m.
During American Diabetes Month this November, the American Diabetes Association is asking the community to submit a personal image to the association's Facebook mosaic representing what a day in the life of diabetes means to them to showcase the extraordinary effort it takes to live a day with diabetes.
The eight-story Firstenburg Tower at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver was recently named among the top 30 most impressive hospital designs by Online Masters in Public Health, an online publication.
Michele Kruchoski figured she was a goner. She’s been living with full-blown AIDS for more than a decade, and her compromised immune system waved the white flag years ago as a rare and usually fatal brain ailment, progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, stepped in and took over.
Hundreds of thousands of low-income Washington residents will soon have dental coverage.
Since January 2011, the state Health Care Authority has provided only emergency dental coverage for most adult Medicaid clients. Coverage included extractions, treatment of trauma-caused damage and temporary relief of pain or infection.