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"Now I feel like he gives me the confidence to go out and be in the world, not worrying about things," said Army veteran Crystal Campbell about her companion, Wyatt. As pictured, Wyatt wears his official service dog vest.

Clark County veterans calmer with a canine companion

"Now I feel like he gives me the confidence to go out and be in the world, not worrying about things," said Army veteran Crystal Campbell about her companion, Wyatt. As pictured, Wyatt wears his official service dog vest.

January 8, 2023, 6:05am Clark County Health

One by one, service dogs and their veteran owners filed into Vancouver Mall to display their discipline and loyalty to one another. Read story

Staff shortages across the health care industry have affected nursing homes in Clark County and across the nation.

Nursing home staff shortage a ‘crisis’ in Clark County, Washington

Staff shortages across the health care industry have affected nursing homes in Clark County and across the nation.

January 8, 2023, 6:03am Business

A lack of skilled staff at nursing homes and adult family homes is creating a situation in which local hospitals are filled with people who should be discharged to a skilled nursing facility or long-term care home but can’t find a bed. Read story

Merlina Segeda Rendon in the emergency department at Loma Linda University Children???s Hospital. The 12-year-old, who has leukemia, had tested positive for the coronavirus on a rapid test at home. At times, the preteen translated questions into Spanish for her mother.

‘We didn’t have enough cribs’: Inside a children’s hospital strained by viruses

Merlina Segeda Rendon in the emergency department at Loma Linda University Children???s Hospital. The 12-year-old, who has leukemia, had tested positive for the coronavirus on a rapid test at home. At times, the preteen translated questions into Spanish for her mother.

January 8, 2023, 6:02am Health

Priscilla Velazco brought her 16-month-old daughter to the hospital in Loma Linda on Christmas Eve, after the feverish girl had begun laboring to breathe. Read story

As of Jan. 1, health insurers and employers that offer health plans must provide online calculators for patients to get detailed estimates of what they will owe for a range of services and drugs.

Want a clue on health care costs in advance? New tools take a crack at it

As of Jan. 1, health insurers and employers that offer health plans must provide online calculators for patients to get detailed estimates of what they will owe for a range of services and drugs.

January 8, 2023, 6:00am Business

Need medical treatment this year and want to nail down your out-of-pocket costs before you walk into the doctor’s office? There’s a new tool for that, at least for insured patients. Read story

Public health agencies try to restore trust as they fight misinformation

January 8, 2023, 6:00am Health

By the summer of 2021, Phil Maytubby, deputy CEO of the health department here, was concerned to see the numbers of people getting vaccinated against COVID-19 slipping after an initially robust response. With doubt, fear and misinformation running rampant nationwide — both online and offline — he knew the agency… Read story

A sign at the Pacific Neuroscience Institute in Santa Monica.

Scientists explore using psychedelics to treat alcohol, drug disorders

A sign at the Pacific Neuroscience Institute in Santa Monica.

January 8, 2023, 6:00am Health

Melanie Senn’s father, long dead, appeared to her as she lay back in the dimly lit room at the Santa Monica clinic, a mask over her closed eyes, and the psychedelic trip began. Read story

Mental health research is making ‘undeniable’ progress. Why are we still in crisis?

January 8, 2023, 6:00am Health

In Dr. Thomas Insel’s new book about the mental health crisis in the U.S., he makes the stakes plain. Read story

New drug slows Alzheimer’s but comes with caveats

January 7, 2023, 5:10pm Health

A new Alzheimer’s drug is hitting the market — the first with clear-cut evidence that it can slow, by several months, the mind-robbing disease. Read story