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Report: Births decline in pandemic may have turned corner

September 21, 2021, 1:11pm Health

While there has been a decline in births in the U.S. during the pandemic, a new report released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau suggests the drop may have turned… Read story

PeaceHealth now offering monoclonal antibody therapy for COVID-19

September 20, 2021, 11:45am Clark County Health

PeaceHealth announced Monday that it has begun offering monoclonal antibody therapy to patients considered at risk for severe complications from COVID-19. Read story

This illustration shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.

Clark County records 25 new COVID-19 deaths, setting a new record

This illustration shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.

September 23, 2021, 1:47pm Clark County Health

Clark County recorded 25 deaths from COVID-19 this week, setting a new record, as new cases and hospitalizations dipped slightly from last week's levels, according to the latest data from Clark County Public Health. Read story

Medical providers challenge only U.S. law banning vaccine mandates

September 23, 2021, 1:27pm Business

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Medical providers and Montana residents with compromised immune systems are challenging the only law in the U.S. that prevents employers from mandating workers get vaccinated amid a surge of COVID-19 infections. Read story

The annual Girls' Night Out benefiting the Pink Lemonade Project and Ovarian Cancer Alliance is 4 to 9 p.m. tonight along Northeast Fourth Avenue in Camas.
President Joe Biden speaks during a virtual COVID-19 summit during the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus, Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, in Washington.

Biden doubles U.S. global donation of COVID-19 vaccine shots

President Joe Biden speaks during a virtual COVID-19 summit during the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus, Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, in Washington.

September 22, 2021, 10:40am Health

President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that the United States is doubling its purchase of Pfizer’s COVID-19 shots to share with the world to 1 billion doses as he embraces the goal of vaccinating 70 percent of the global population within the next year. 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.

FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2021, file photo, a syringe is prepared with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic at the Reading Area Community College in Reading, Pa. An influential panel of advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention met on Wednesday, Sept. 22, to decide who should get COVID-19 booster shots and when.

CDC panel tackles who needs booster shot of COVID vaccine

FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2021, file photo, a syringe is prepared with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic at the Reading Area Community College in Reading, Pa. An influential panel of advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention met on Wednesday, Sept. 22, to decide who should get COVID-19 booster shots and when.

September 22, 2021, 10:36am Health

An influential panel of advisers to the Centers for the Disease Control and Prevention convened on Wednesday to debate which Americans should get COVID-19 booster shots and when — a question that has proved more contentious than the Biden administration apparently expected. Read story

Driver Connie Pickering pulls into the Vancouver Clinic with Bennye Wright, a Vancouver woman who uses the Human Services Council's senior transportation program.

Vancouver Clinic expands to Oregon

Driver Connie Pickering pulls into the Vancouver Clinic with Bennye Wright, a Vancouver woman who uses the Human Services Council's senior transportation program.

September 22, 2021, 5:56am Business

Vancouver Clinic is planning to expand its footprint to Oregon, opening a new line of medical offices under the brand name Enliven by Vancouver Clinic. Read story

Visitors walk past a health alert sign with measures meant to prevent the spread of coronavirus at an entrance to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver. The hospital is implementing some protocols to help protect against the spread of COVID-19.

Washington COVID-19 hospitalizations down, in part due to increase in deaths

Visitors walk past a health alert sign with measures meant to prevent the spread of coronavirus at an entrance to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver. The hospital is implementing some protocols to help protect against the spread of COVID-19.

September 21, 2021, 2:45pm Clark County Health

LONGVIEW — COVID-19 hospitalizations in Washington have decreased slightly from record high rates, in part because of an increase in patients dying, according to state hospital officials. Read story

FILE - In this April 26, 2021 file photo, a nursing student administers the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center at UNLV, in Las Vegas. Families and patients have a new online tool to compare COVID-19 vaccination rates among nursing homes, Medicare announced Tuesday, Sept. 21, addressing complaints from consumer groups and lawmakers that the critical data had been too difficult to find.

Consumers get online tool to check nursing home vaccine data

FILE - In this April 26, 2021 file photo, a nursing student administers the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center at UNLV, in Las Vegas. Families and patients have a new online tool to compare COVID-19 vaccination rates among nursing homes, Medicare announced Tuesday, Sept. 21, addressing complaints from consumer groups and lawmakers that the critical data had been too difficult to find.

September 21, 2021, 1:10pm Health

WASHINGTON — Families and patients have a new online tool to compare COVID-19 vaccination rates among nursing homes, Medicare announced Tuesday, addressing complaints from consumer groups and lawmakers that the critical data had been too difficult to find. Read story