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One thousand pounds of baled surgical blue wrap is prepared to be recycled. The material can be reused as hospital gowns, plastic washbasins and more.

PeaceHealth in Vancouver honored for sustainability initiative

One thousand pounds of baled surgical blue wrap is prepared to be recycled. The material can be reused as hospital gowns, plastic washbasins and more.

May 9, 2022, 6:05am Business

The United States health care industry is responsible for nearly 10 percent of national greenhouse gas emissions, according to a recent study from PLOS One, a peer-reviewed scientific journal. And if the global health care sector were a country, it would be the fifth largest greenhouse gas emitter on the… Read story

Illustration of pollen grains from different plants.

How to differentiate between allergies, the common cold, COVID-19

Illustration of pollen grains from different plants.

May 7, 2022, 6:33pm Clark County Health

Spring allergy season in the Northwest is here. Plus, the common cold is circulating, and COVID-19 cases are on the rise. With so much going around, it might be difficult to discern what’s giving you the sniffles. Read story

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Clark County COVID-19 activity rate, hospitalizations continue to increase

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May 5, 2022, 3:55pm Clark County Health

Clark County’s reported COVID-19 activity rate and hospitalizations increased this week as disease activity continues to accelerate. Read story

COVID-19 cases increasing again in Clark County schools

May 5, 2022, 6:04am Clark County Health

Clark County Schools reported 268 new cases of COVID-19 since last week, an increase from the 191 new cases reported the week prior. Weekly case totals are now nearly four times what was reported two weeks ago. Read story

Southwest Washington drug take-back event collects 3,743 pounds

May 5, 2022, 6:01am Clark County Health

A total of 3,743 pounds of unused medication and syringes were safely disposed of at a multi-site drug take-back event Saturday. More than 875 Southwest Washington residents participated in the event. Read story

Kids play in the water on Friday, June 25, 2021, at the Esther Short Water Feature.

Raising Clark County aims to improve support for children, parents

Kids play in the water on Friday, June 25, 2021, at the Esther Short Water Feature.

April 29, 2022, 6:07am Clark County Health

As a birth-to-3 social worker for Educational Service District 112, Nikki Potter provides services including physical therapy and behavioral support for children with developmental delays or disabilities. Through her work, she is intimately familiar with the benefits and challenges of raising children in Clark County. Read story

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Clark County COVID-19 activity rate, hospitalizations nearly double this week

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April 28, 2022, 4:10pm Clark County Health

Clark County’s reported COVID-19 activity rate and hospitalizations increased this week as disease activity continues to trend upward. Read story

COVID-19 infections in Clark County schools are on the rise

April 28, 2022, 5:59am Clark County Health

Clark County schools reported 191 new cases of COVID-19 since last week, nearly tripling the number of new cases reported the week prior. Read story

The Poop Smart Clark website offers links to help folks "poop like a pro" when in the great outdoors. This keeps fecal bacteria from washing into lakes where we fish and swim.

Poop Smart Clark program aims to reduce fecal bacteria in Clark County’s waterways

The Poop Smart Clark website offers links to help folks "poop like a pro" when in the great outdoors. This keeps fecal bacteria from washing into lakes where we fish and swim.

April 26, 2022, 6:05am Clark County Health

Clark Conservation District loves bathroom humor. Read story

Battle Ground High School sophomore Bianca Mendez, 16, left, looks on as Gigi Slaton-Benson, 15, also a sophomore, demonstrates how to perform a virtual dissection using an Anatomage Table on Wednesday morning. The 3D technology allows the students to learn more about the body and its various elements by using a touch screen.

Virtual dissection table enhances health science at Battle Ground High School

Battle Ground High School sophomore Bianca Mendez, 16, left, looks on as Gigi Slaton-Benson, 15, also a sophomore, demonstrates how to perform a virtual dissection using an Anatomage Table on Wednesday morning. The 3D technology allows the students to learn more about the body and its various elements by using a touch screen.

April 26, 2022, 6:04am Clark County Health

Looming in the corner of a small classroom at Battle Ground High School is the future of medical education. Read story