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Holiday Glow helps Clark County breast cancer patients

November 26, 2020, 5:45am Breast Cancer

Pink Lemonade Project CEO Susan Stearns knows what it’s like trying to navigate the holidays after breast cancer treatment. Read story

Wiping down groceries? Experts say keep risk in perspective

November 25, 2020, 6:57pm Health

Cleaning wipes are harder to find on store shelves, and businesses are reassuring customers with stepped up sanitation measures. In New York, the subway system is shut down nightly for… Read story

From the left: Sheena Miles (Tom Miles); Sonia Brown and her husband, Ronald Brown (David Brown); Nancy MacDonald (Bethany MacDonald).

These front-line workers could have retired. They risked their lives instead

From the left: Sheena Miles (Tom Miles); Sonia Brown and her husband, Ronald Brown (David Brown); Nancy MacDonald (Bethany MacDonald).

November 27, 2020, 2:45pm Health

Sonia Brown’s husband died on June 10. Two weeks later, the 65-year-old registered nurse was back at work. Her husband’s medical bills and a car payment loomed over her head. Read story

Washington blood banks plead for donations as blood supply reaches ‘critical’ levels

November 27, 2020, 12:56pm Health

Blood banks across Washington state say they are in dire need of blood and plasma donations with the annual holiday slump dipping lower than normal. Read story

FDA gives emergency authorization to most precise coronavirus-antibody test yet

November 26, 2020, 8:26am Health

NEW YORK — A new, next-level coronavirus-antibody test that measures not just antibodies’ presence but also how much protection they afford are on the way. Read story

State doubles down on contact tracing efforts

November 26, 2020, 8:05am Health

The Washington Department of Health is hiring 350 more contact investigators and contact tracers to help in the statewide efforts to contain the virus. Read story

Confronting Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Awareness

Each year, more than 200,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with breast cancer, including thousands of women in Washington. In honor of their fight — and as part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month — The Columbian published this collection of stories about the women who have received breast cancer diagnoses, the science and technological advances for treating them and the community that supports them.

Report: Virus in Washington spreading in households, gatherings, worksites

November 25, 2020, 3:36pm Health

SEATTLE -- A new report shows people infected with the coronavirus in Washington state's most populous county in recent weeks have been mostly exposed in homes, during social activities and gatherings, and in workplaces. Read story

Nine months in, COVID crisis is driving health care workers out

November 25, 2020, 1:09pm Health

PORTLAND — Anna Balcom, a rising star and former Nurse of the Year at Oregon Health & Science University, will leave the frontlines of the COVID wars in February. Read story

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Clark County sees 222 new COVID-19 cases, no deaths Wednesday in final report of week

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November 25, 2020, 12:37pm Clark County Health

Clark County confirmed 222 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths Wednesday in a reporting week shortened by the Thanksgiving holiday. Read story

Scotland to make period products freely available to all

November 25, 2020, 8:18am Health

LONDON — Scottish lawmakers have unanimously passed legislation that will make period products freely available to anyone who needs them - a move that leader Nicole Sturgeon says makes Scotland the first country in the world to do so. Read story