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Washington Healthplanfinder open enrollment begins

November 2, 2022, 6:01am Clark County Health

Washingtonians seeking a health plan for 2023 can now shop and compare plans as the annual open enrollment period for new and existing Washington Healthplanfinder customers began Tuesday. Read story

FILE - A health worker uses a pulse oximeter to check the oxygen saturation level of another after administering COVID-19 vaccine at a hospital in Gauhati, India, Jan. 21, 2021. The clip-on devices that use light to try to determine levels of oxygen in the blood are getting a closer look from U.S. regulators after recent studies suggest they don't work as well for patients of color.

FDA advisers meet on racial disparities in pulse oximeters

FILE - A health worker uses a pulse oximeter to check the oxygen saturation level of another after administering COVID-19 vaccine at a hospital in Gauhati, India, Jan. 21, 2021. The clip-on devices that use light to try to determine levels of oxygen in the blood are getting a closer look from U.S. regulators after recent studies suggest they don't work as well for patients of color.

November 1, 2022, 8:23am Health

The clip-on devices that use light to measure oxygen levels in the blood are getting a closer look from U.S. regulators after recent studies suggest they don’t work as well for patients of color. Read story

FILE - This 1981 photo provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows an electron micrograph of Respiratory Syncytial Virus, also known as RSV.  New research announced by Pfizer on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022, showed vaccinating pregnant women helped protect their newborns from the common but scary respiratory virus that fills hospitals with wheezing babies each fall.

Strong RSV vaccine data lifts hopes after years of futility

FILE - This 1981 photo provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows an electron micrograph of Respiratory Syncytial Virus, also known as RSV.  New research announced by Pfizer on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022, showed vaccinating pregnant women helped protect their newborns from the common but scary respiratory virus that fills hospitals with wheezing babies each fall.

November 1, 2022, 7:42am Health

New research shows vaccinating pregnant women helped protect their newborns from the common but scary respiratory virus called RSV that fills hospitals with wheezing babies each fall. Read story

This 1981 photo provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows an electron micrograph of Respiratory Syncytial Virus, also known as RSV. Children's hospitals in parts of the country are seeing a distressing surge in RSV, a common respiratory illness that can cause severe breathing problems for babies. Cases fell dramatically two years ago as the pandemic shut down schools, day cares and businesses. Then, with restrictions easing, the summer of 2021 brought an alarming increase in what is normally a fall and winter virus.

Surge in kids’ respiratory illness worries health officials

This 1981 photo provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows an electron micrograph of Respiratory Syncytial Virus, also known as RSV. Children's hospitals in parts of the country are seeing a distressing surge in RSV, a common respiratory illness that can cause severe breathing problems for babies. Cases fell dramatically two years ago as the pandemic shut down schools, day cares and businesses. Then, with restrictions easing, the summer of 2021 brought an alarming increase in what is normally a fall and winter virus.

November 1, 2022, 6:09am Health

Children’s hospitals in parts of the U.S. are seeing a surge in a common respiratory illness that can cause severe breathing problems for babies. Read story

Dario Villaseñor Valdivia, a 14-year-old from Vancouver, holds the shoe he designed with Nike through the Doernbecher Freestyle program.

Doernbecher patients from Vancouver, Ridgefield design shoes for auction in partnership with Nike

Dario Villaseñor Valdivia, a 14-year-old from Vancouver, holds the shoe he designed with Nike through the Doernbecher Freestyle program.

November 1, 2022, 6:04am Clark County Health

The creativity of two Clark County residents living with serious health problems is getting the spotlight due to a collaboration between Nike and OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. Read story

COVID-19 symptoms have changed

November 1, 2022, 6:03am Health

The most commonly reported COVID-19 symptoms in recent weeks have changed since the coronavirus started to spread across the globe, a study has found. Read story

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Halloween candy: Feast or famine?

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November 1, 2022, 6:00am Health

The scariness of Halloween is supposed to come from ghosts and goblins, but some parents are more alarmed by what’s left over: an avalanche of candy. Read story

Washington’s COVID-19 state of emergency ended but a winter of infections on the way. So what does it all mean?

October 31, 2022, 7:03pm Health

The formal end to Washington’s COVID-19 emergency has arrived — but what that means for schools, hospitals and small businesses could vary, particularly as the state barrels toward yet another pandemic winter. Read story