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COVID, respiratory illnesses falling in Clark County

February 1, 2023, 6:05am Clark County Health

Last month, it felt like everyone was coming down with some sort of respiratory illness — and many people were, as the nation was hit with a triple whammy of… Read story

Columbia River Mental Health Services programs help youth dealing with mental health issues

January 27, 2023, 6:03am Clark County Health

In high school, Cameron began to realize that they were struggling with their mental health. Life at home was difficult, and they did not feel recognized for the accomplishments they… Read story

FILE - A sign for the Food and Drug Administration is displayed outside their offices in Silver Spring, Md., on Dec. 10, 2020.  The head of the Food and Drug Administration has announced, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023, an overhaul of the agency's food safety and nutrition division. FDA Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf is vowing to better protect consumers and the U.S.

FDA revamping foods program to move past ‘constant turmoil’

FILE - A sign for the Food and Drug Administration is displayed outside their offices in Silver Spring, Md., on Dec. 10, 2020.  The head of the Food and Drug Administration has announced, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023, an overhaul of the agency's food safety and nutrition division. FDA Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf is vowing to better protect consumers and the U.S.

January 31, 2023, 8:41am Health

The head of the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday announced an overhaul of the agency’s food safety and nutrition division, vowing that a new structure will better protect consumers and the U.S. food supply. Read story

Color-coded emergencies can confuse health workers

January 31, 2023, 6:05am Health

Anyone who has ever seen a medical show knows what a “code blue” is. Read story

Here’s why many get the winter blues

January 31, 2023, 6:03am Health

For many of us, the start to the new year offers a clean slate from our grueling end-of-year holiday schedules, providing us with an opportunity to reset and create resolutions. Read story

Many different berries in the form of a frame on a white background.

7 fruits experts say you should eat each week for better health

Many different berries in the form of a frame on a white background.

January 31, 2023, 6:02am Health

An apple a day might keep the doctor away, but experts say you need more kinds of fruit than that to maintain good health. 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.

Jessie Blanchard's jeep bumper holds a sticker with the slogan "Yes We Narcan" on Monday, Jan. 23, 2023, in Albany, Ga. Naloxone, available as a nasal spray and in an injectable form, is a key tool in the battle against a nationwide overdose crisis linked to the deaths of more than 100,000 people annually in the U.S.

Experts urge better opioid rescue drug access to save lives

Jessie Blanchard's jeep bumper holds a sticker with the slogan "Yes We Narcan" on Monday, Jan. 23, 2023, in Albany, Ga. Naloxone, available as a nasal spray and in an injectable form, is a key tool in the battle against a nationwide overdose crisis linked to the deaths of more than 100,000 people annually in the U.S.

January 31, 2023, 6:02am Health

Jessie Blanchard started small nearly five years ago, just trying to get enough of the rescue drug naloxone that reverses opioid overdoses to keep her daughter from dying from an overdose. Read story

Veterans forums set Wednesday at Armed Forces Reserve Center in Vancouver

January 31, 2023, 6:01am Clark County Health

The state Veterans Affairs Department is hosting a veterans town hall and a women veterans forum on Wednesday at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Vancouver. Read story

Washington health, LGBTQ orgs praise plan to allow more gay men to donate blood

January 30, 2023, 7:42am Health

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Friday its plans to ease restrictions on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, overturning a decades-long rule that LGBTQ organizations, Seattle blood banks and local public health leaders say they’re thrilled to see lifted. Read story

Students select lunch items at Garfield High School on Sept. 23, 2022, in Los Angeles.

How school lunch is made. It’s more complicated than you think

Students select lunch items at Garfield High School on Sept. 23, 2022, in Los Angeles.

January 30, 2023, 6:00am Food

At precisely 11:35 a.m. on a recent Friday, hundreds of kids with backpacks slung over their shoulders file through the blue and red doors of the Garfield High School lunchroom in East Los Angeles. Many carry books, folders and brightly colored notebooks. Some chat enthusiastically as they dig their hands… Read story