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Clark County communicating with state over Phase 2 application

May 29, 2020, 10:07am Breaking News

Clark County Public Health provided the state Department of Health with additional information for its Phase 2 application on Thursday, according to a tweet from Public Health. Read story

3 new cases of COVID-19 brings Clark County total to 551

May 29, 2020, 1:19pm Clark County Health

Only three new cases of coronavirus were reported Friday by Clark County Public Health after days double-digit jumps attributed to an outbreak at Firestone Pacific Foods in Vancouver. Read story

Virus ignited in U.S. no earlier than mid-January, study says

May 29, 2020, 11:58am Health

NEW YORK — The spark that started the U.S. coronavirus epidemic arrived during a three-week window from mid-January to early February, before the nation halted travel from China, according to the most comprehensive federal study to date of when the virus began spreading. Read story

New drugs make headway against lung, prostate, colon cancers

May 29, 2020, 8:52am Health

Doctors are reporting success with newer drugs that control certain types of cancer better, reduce the risk it will come back and make treatment simpler and easier to bear. Read story

Half of newly diagnosed coronavirus cases in Washington are younger than 40

May 29, 2020, 8:30am Health

SEATTLE — Half of new coronavirus infections in Washington are now occurring in people under the age of 40, a marked shift from earlier in the epidemic when more than two-thirds of those testing positive were in older age groups. Read story

Partnership aims to create affordable care

May 29, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

Dr. Dino Ramzi and his Delta Direct Care Clinics in Battle Ground and Vancouver have joined with Align Health Solutions to create more affordable access to medical care for businesses, self-employed, individuals and families (through direct primary care) and complimentary insurance or cost sharing coverages. Read story

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.

Washington: New COVID-19 farm rules, broad nursing home tests

May 28, 2020, 4:32pm Health

SPOKANE — Employers must provide agricultural workers with face masks, more hand-washing stations and more frequently disinfect work surfaces under new coronavirus rules established Thursday by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee. Read story

Coronavirus outbreak sickens dozens at Townsend Farms

May 28, 2020, 4:19pm Business

PORTLAND -- State officials have confirmed that a fruit company with two Portland area facilities is the site of the large coronavirus outbreak referenced by state health officials Wednesday that infected dozens of workers. It's Townsend Farms' second COVID-19 outbreak since late April, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported. Read story

15 new COVID-19 cases reported; 13 linked to Firestone outbreak

May 28, 2020, 12:54pm Clark County Health

Clark County Public Health confirmed 15 COVID-19 cases Thursday morning, with 13 of the cases linked to the outbreak at Firestone Pacific Foods in Vancouver. The cases connected to Firestone are close contacts of employees.  Read story

Doctors sue to block FDA abortion pill rule during pandemic

May 28, 2020, 8:45am Health

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Requiring patients to visit a hospital, clinic or medical office to get an abortion pill is needlessly risking their health during the COVID-19 pandemic, a group of physicians allege in a lawsuit that seeks to suspend the federal rule. Read story