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Despite surging demand for long-term care, providers struggle to find workers

May 24, 2024, 8:31am Business

The hardest part of Culix Wibonele’s first job in long-term care was not getting injured. Read story

Private equity moves into care in Northwest: Investment firms buying mental health, substance use clinics

May 21, 2024, 6:09am Business

A national study published by the journal JAMA Psychiatry earlier this month found private equity firms now account for as much as a quarter of practices providing mental health services… Read story

Older Americans often don’t prepare for long-term care, from costs to location to emotional toll

May 23, 2024, 8:45am Health

Seven tough weeks passed with her husband in the hospital before Nancy Gag Braun found long-term care for him. Read story

Black Americans are underrepresented in residential care communities, AP/CNHI News analysis finds

May 23, 2024, 7:38am Business

Norma Upshaw, 82, was living alone south of Nashville, when her doctor said she needed to start in-home dialysis. Read story

FILE - Marijuana plants are displayed at a shop in San Francisco, Monday, March 20, 2023. Daily and near-daily marijuana use is now more common than similar levels of high-frequency drinking in the U.S., according to an analysis of survey data over four decades, according to research published Wednesday, May 22, 2024, in the journal Addiction.

Daily marijuana use outpaces daily drinking in the US, a new study says

FILE - Marijuana plants are displayed at a shop in San Francisco, Monday, March 20, 2023. Daily and near-daily marijuana use is now more common than similar levels of high-frequency drinking in the U.S., according to an analysis of survey data over four decades, according to research published Wednesday, May 22, 2024, in the journal Addiction.

May 22, 2024, 8:54am Health

Daily and near-daily marijuana use is now more common than similar levels of drinking in the U.S., according to an analysis of national survey data over four decades. Read story

PeaceHealth appoints two new hospital executives

May 21, 2024, 4:57pm Business

Health care company PeaceHealth announced the appointment of two new hospital executives Tuesday afternoon. Read story

Breast Cancer Awareness

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.

Genevieve Fisher of Vancouver, from left, takes a break in the front yard of the house she purchased with her mom while joined by tenants Stephaun Gallaread and Helen Lowdermilk.

Vancouver woman creates home for people with mental illness or who’ve been chronically homeless

Genevieve Fisher of Vancouver, from left, takes a break in the front yard of the house she purchased with her mom while joined by tenants Stephaun Gallaread and Helen Lowdermilk.

May 21, 2024, 6:10am Clark County Health

Life used to look a lot different for Siddhartha Fisher. He was a gifted child — class president of his elementary school and winner of a state chess championship in sixth grade, his family said. Read story

Karen Ceballos of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, center, operates a mobile device that records conditions and details (like distances, grades, bumps and holes) while traveling down hiking trails like this one at Whipple Creek Regional Park.

Slopes? Zigzags? Access Recreation aims to offer pros, cons of Clark County parks for differently abled people

Karen Ceballos of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, center, operates a mobile device that records conditions and details (like distances, grades, bumps and holes) while traveling down hiking trails like this one at Whipple Creek Regional Park.

May 21, 2024, 6:05am Clark County Health

For some people, the simple joy of hiking a trail is anything but simple. One person’s carefree dirt path can be another’s hazardous obstacle course. Read story

Recommendations support starting mammograms at 40

May 21, 2024, 6:01am Health

All women should begin breast cancer screening at the age of 40, says the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. In a new recommendation, the task force advises cisgender women and all other people assigned female at birth aged 40 to 74 years get screened every other year. Read story

Research shows a daily meditation practice can reduce anxiety, improve overall health and increase social connections, among other benefits.

Tried meditation but failed? Here’s why, and how to try again

Research shows a daily meditation practice can reduce anxiety, improve overall health and increase social connections, among other benefits.

May 21, 2024, 5:55am Health

The first time Marcelle Hutchins sat down to meditate, she put on a guided session, relaxed her shoulders and tried to close her eyes. She lasted two minutes. At the urging of her father, a longtime practitioner, she tried again and managed to finish a 10-minute video on her third… Read story