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FILE - A line of Holstein dairy cows feed through a fence at a dairy farm in Idaho on March 11, 2009. As of April 11, 2024, a strain of the highly pathogenic avian influenza, or HPAI, that has killed millions of wild birds in recent years has been found in at least 24 dairy cow herds in eight U.S. states: Texas, Kansas, New Mexico, Ohio, Idaho, Michigan and North Carolina and South Dakota.

Bird flu is spreading to more farm animals. Are milk and eggs safe?

FILE - A line of Holstein dairy cows feed through a fence at a dairy farm in Idaho on March 11, 2009. As of April 11, 2024, a strain of the highly pathogenic avian influenza, or HPAI, that has killed millions of wild birds in recent years has been found in at least 24 dairy cow herds in eight U.S. states: Texas, Kansas, New Mexico, Ohio, Idaho, Michigan and North Carolina and South Dakota.

April 15, 2024, 8:24am Health

A bird flu outbreak in U.S. dairy cows has grown to affect more than two dozen herds in eight states, just weeks after the nation’s largest egg producer found the virus in its chickens. Read story

This chart provides a comparison between Washington&rsquo;s standards for PFAS in drinking water and the newly approved federal standard. Ppt refers to parts per trillion of the chemicals in drinking water.

Washington will move to tougher federal limits on ‘forever chemicals’ in tap water

This chart provides a comparison between Washington&rsquo;s standards for PFAS in drinking water and the newly approved federal standard. Ppt refers to parts per trillion of the chemicals in drinking water.

April 15, 2024, 7:34am Health

Washington regulators will adopt a drinking water standard the federal government issued Wednesday that’s meant to limit people’s exposure to a class of harmful chemicals used for decades in firefighting foam and manufacturing. Read story

WSU partners in study finding Type 1 diabetes glucose fluctuations hamper brain function

April 15, 2024, 7:32am Health

Type 1 diabetes patients showed slower and less accurate cognitive responses when their blood sugar levels were too low or high, according to a study that gives another reason for diabetics to avoid extremes in their daily lives. Read story

FILE - This December 2022 image provided by Eisai shows vials and packaging for their medication Leqembi. The first drug shown to slow Alzheimer&rsquo;s disease hit the U.S. market in 2023, but sales have lagged, major hospital systems have taken months to start using it and some insurers have rejected coverage.

It’s the first drug shown to slow Alzheimer’s. Why is is it off to a slow start?

FILE - This December 2022 image provided by Eisai shows vials and packaging for their medication Leqembi. The first drug shown to slow Alzheimer&rsquo;s disease hit the U.S. market in 2023, but sales have lagged, major hospital systems have taken months to start using it and some insurers have rejected coverage.

April 14, 2024, 1:41pm Health

The first drug shown to slow Alzheimer’s disease hit the U.S. market over a year ago, but sales have lagged, major hospital systems have taken months to start using it and some insurers have rejected coverage. Read story

University of Washington School of Medicine graduate Lili Szabo recently matched to a Spokane internal medicine residency with Providence Sacred Heart, and she hopes to remain in Spokane. She did her UW studies in Spokane.

Recent Spokane UW med school grads share hopes of healing as residencies come into focus

University of Washington School of Medicine graduate Lili Szabo recently matched to a Spokane internal medicine residency with Providence Sacred Heart, and she hopes to remain in Spokane. She did her UW studies in Spokane.

April 14, 2024, 6:00am Health

Caitlin Quaempts, a new University of Washington-Spokane medical school graduate, will begin a family medicine residency this June for a path she hopes returns her to the Yakama Nation. Read story

A health worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

OHA study finds no link between COVID-19 vaccine and cardiac deaths

A health worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

April 12, 2024, 5:09pm Health

During the pandemic, reports linked the COVID-19 vaccine to cardiac deaths, especially among young people, but a new study by the Oregon Health Authority found no connection between the two. Read story

Deb Robertson sits with her 12 year-old dog Mazi in the hallway before a meal with family and friends at her Lombard, Ill., home Saturday, March 23, 2024. Robertson didn&rsquo;t cry when she learned two months ago that the cancerous tumors in her liver were spreading, portending a tormented death. But later, she cried after receiving a call that a bill moving through the Illinois Legislature to allow certain terminally ill patients to end their own lives with a doctor&rsquo;s help had made progress.

‘I’m dying, you’re not’: Those terminally ill ask more states to legalize physician-assisted death

Deb Robertson sits with her 12 year-old dog Mazi in the hallway before a meal with family and friends at her Lombard, Ill., home Saturday, March 23, 2024. Robertson didn&rsquo;t cry when she learned two months ago that the cancerous tumors in her liver were spreading, portending a tormented death. But later, she cried after receiving a call that a bill moving through the Illinois Legislature to allow certain terminally ill patients to end their own lives with a doctor&rsquo;s help had made progress.

April 12, 2024, 12:18pm Health

On a brisk day at a restaurant outside Chicago, Deb Robertson sat with her teenage grandson to talk about her death. Read story

FILE - Children&rsquo;s Defense Fund Program Director Graciela Camarena assists Lucia Salazar with filling out Medicaid and SNAP application forms for her family in Pharr, Texas, Nov. 13, 2023. Almost a quarter of people who were dropped from Medicaid during the post-pandemic eligibility reviews are still uninsured and high costs are preventing them from getting on another plan, a new survey showed Friday, April 12, 2024.

One-fourth of people dropped from Medicaid still aren’t insured, survey shows

FILE - Children&rsquo;s Defense Fund Program Director Graciela Camarena assists Lucia Salazar with filling out Medicaid and SNAP application forms for her family in Pharr, Texas, Nov. 13, 2023. Almost a quarter of people who were dropped from Medicaid during the post-pandemic eligibility reviews are still uninsured and high costs are preventing them from getting on another plan, a new survey showed Friday, April 12, 2024.

April 12, 2024, 8:25am Health

Almost a quarter of people who were dropped from Medicaid during the post-pandemic eligibility reviews are still uninsured and high costs are preventing them from getting on another plan, a new survey from KFF showed Friday. Read story

Medtronic study puts spotlight on how one of its heart devices can help women

April 12, 2024, 7:36am Business

More and more medical studies show that heart issues in women are not only underdiagnosed but should be treated differently. Read story

FILE - In this March 27, 2019, file photo, a woman receives a measles, mumps and rubella vaccine at the Rockland County Health Department in Pomona, N.Y. Measles outbreaks in the U.S. and abroad are raising health experts&#039; concern about the preventable, once-common childhood virus. The CDC on Thursday, April 11, 2024 released a report on recent measles case trends, noting that cases in the first three months of this year were 17 times higher than the average number seen in the first three months of the previous three years.

US measles cases are up in 2024. What’s driving the increase?

FILE - In this March 27, 2019, file photo, a woman receives a measles, mumps and rubella vaccine at the Rockland County Health Department in Pomona, N.Y. Measles outbreaks in the U.S. and abroad are raising health experts&#039; concern about the preventable, once-common childhood virus. The CDC on Thursday, April 11, 2024 released a report on recent measles case trends, noting that cases in the first three months of this year were 17 times higher than the average number seen in the first three months of the previous three years.

April 11, 2024, 12:52pm Health

Measles outbreaks in the U.S. and abroad are raising health experts' concern about the preventable, once-common childhood virus. Read story