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Jill Watson, left, who hosts a tennis tournament Alzheimer's fundraiser in the spring each year, joins Delena Palena as they take on opponents at Club Green Meadows in Vancouver.

Ardent Alzheimer’s awareness advocate Jill Watson has personal passion

Jill Watson, left, who hosts a tennis tournament Alzheimer's fundraiser in the spring each year, joins Delena Palena as they take on opponents at Club Green Meadows in Vancouver.

May 15, 2021, 5:04pm Clark County News

It’s been more than a decade since Jill Watson’s mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, and more than two years since her mother died at 79, but the emotions of loving someone with Alzheimer’s still resonate with Watson. Read story

FILE - This Aug. 23, 2018 file photo shows an arrangement of aspirin pills in New York. A large study finds that low-dose and regular-strength aspirin seem equally safe and effective for preventing additional heart problems in people who already have heart disease.

Heart study: Low- and regular-dose aspirin safe, effective

FILE - This Aug. 23, 2018 file photo shows an arrangement of aspirin pills in New York. A large study finds that low-dose and regular-strength aspirin seem equally safe and effective for preventing additional heart problems in people who already have heart disease.

May 15, 2021, 1:33pm Health

An unusual study that had thousands of heart disease patients enroll themselves and track their health online as they took low- or regular-strength aspirin concludes that both doses seem equally safe and effective for preventing additional heart problems and strokes. Read story

Wuhan, China - East Asia, Corona virus, Pneumonia

COVID-19 outbreak temporarily closes Vancouver call center

Wuhan, China - East Asia, Corona virus, Pneumonia

May 14, 2021, 8:51pm Business

Public Health authorities said the Spectrum Communications call center in Vancouver has been temporarily closed due to a COVID-19 outbreak that has resulted in 29 confirmed and two possible cases at the business. Read story

La Center High School (The Columbian files)

La Center High School goes remote due to COVID-19 outbreak

La Center High School (The Columbian files)

May 14, 2021, 6:54pm Clark County News

The La Center School District has shut down in-person learning at La Center High School following a COVID-19 outbreak involving 10 confirmed cases and scores of exposures. Read story

FILE - In this May 13, 2021, file photo, May 13, 2021, visitors walk without masks on the pier in Santa Monica, Calif. A number of states immediately embraced new guidelines from the CDC that say fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear masks indoors or out in most situations. But other states - and some businesses -- are taking a wait-and-see attitude.

States, business sort out what new CDC mask guidance means

FILE - In this May 13, 2021, file photo, May 13, 2021, visitors walk without masks on the pier in Santa Monica, Calif. A number of states immediately embraced new guidelines from the CDC that say fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear masks indoors or out in most situations. But other states - and some businesses -- are taking a wait-and-see attitude.

May 14, 2021, 11:54am Health

Several states immediately and enthusiastically embraced new guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention t hat say fully vaccinated Americans no longer need to wear masks indoors or out in most situations. Read story

First lady Jill Biden arrives at a vaccination clinic Thursday, May 13, 2021, at a high school in Charleston, W.Va. Behind her are U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and his wife, Gayle Manchin.

Fully vaccinated can drop the masks, skip social distancing

First lady Jill Biden arrives at a vaccination clinic Thursday, May 13, 2021, at a high school in Charleston, W.Va. Behind her are U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and his wife, Gayle Manchin.

May 14, 2021, 8:39am Health

WASHINGTON — In a major step toward returning to pre-pandemic life, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has eased mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people, allowing them to stop wearing masks outdoors in crowds and in most indoor settings. Read story

FILE - In this Monday, April 12, 2021 file photo, a woman takes a photo on her phone of her drink in Soho, London, as some of England's coronavirus lockdown restrictions were eased by the government. Thanks to an efficient vaccine roll out program and high uptake rates, Britain is finally saying goodbye to months of tough lockdown restrictions. From Monday May 17, 2021, all restaurants and bars can fully reopen, as can hotels, cinemas, theatres and museums, and for the first time since March 2020, Britons can hug friends and family and meet up inside other people's houses.

UK jubilant as lockdown restrictions to be lifted next week

FILE - In this Monday, April 12, 2021 file photo, a woman takes a photo on her phone of her drink in Soho, London, as some of England's coronavirus lockdown restrictions were eased by the government. Thanks to an efficient vaccine roll out program and high uptake rates, Britain is finally saying goodbye to months of tough lockdown restrictions. From Monday May 17, 2021, all restaurants and bars can fully reopen, as can hotels, cinemas, theatres and museums, and for the first time since March 2020, Britons can hug friends and family and meet up inside other people's houses.

May 14, 2021, 8:19am Health

LONDON — When London’s Science Museum reopens next week, it will have some new artifacts: empty vaccine vials, testing kits and other items collected during the pandemic, to be featured in a new COVID-19 display. Read story

UW researchers think a fish might be the answer to treating mood disorders, addiction

May 14, 2021, 8:10am Health

University of Washington researchers are studying how to control the brain. They might have found the answer in an eel-like fish. Read story

President Joe Biden claps with Vice President Kamala Harris after speaking on updated guidance on face mask mandates and COVID-19 response, in the Rose Garden of the White House, Thursday, May 13, 2021, in Washington.

‘Great day for America’: Vaccinated can largely ditch masks

President Joe Biden claps with Vice President Kamala Harris after speaking on updated guidance on face mask mandates and COVID-19 response, in the Rose Garden of the White House, Thursday, May 13, 2021, in Washington.

May 13, 2021, 2:00pm Health

WASHINGTON — In a major step toward returning to pre-pandemic life, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people on Thursday, allowing them to stop wearing masks outdoors in crowds and in most indoor settings. Read story

Torrance firefighter Trevor Borello, left, administers the second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to Barbara Franco, who suffers from muscular dystrophy, at her apartment, Wednesday, May 12, 2021, in Torrance, Calif. Teamed up with the Torrance Fire Department, Torrance Memorial Medical Center started inoculating people at home in March, identifying people through a city hotline, county health department, senior centers and doctor's offices, said Mei Tsai, the pharmacist who coordinates the program. (AP Photo/Jae C.

Nurses, nonprofits, others take vaccine to homebound people

Torrance firefighter Trevor Borello, left, administers the second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to Barbara Franco, who suffers from muscular dystrophy, at her apartment, Wednesday, May 12, 2021, in Torrance, Calif. Teamed up with the Torrance Fire Department, Torrance Memorial Medical Center started inoculating people at home in March, identifying people through a city hotline, county health department, senior centers and doctor's offices, said Mei Tsai, the pharmacist who coordinates the program. (AP Photo/Jae C.

May 13, 2021, 8:26am Health

SAN FRANCISCO — For months, Victoria McAllister searched online to make a vaccination appointment. Unlike other people who can hop into a car, though, she has ruptured discs that could slice her spinal cord if she hits a pothole or her wheelchair bumps floor molding. Read story