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The sign for the former Kasper Recovery Housing, also known as Ironhorse Recovery, is no longer visible, as seen Monday morning.

Project Safe Haven fills former site of Kasper Recovery Housing in Hazel Dell; Kasper owner files lawsuit

The sign for the former Kasper Recovery Housing, also known as Ironhorse Recovery, is no longer visible, as seen Monday morning.

April 29, 2024, 8:34pm Business

A Vancouver nonprofit has taken over operations of the former Kasper Recovery Housing site in Hazel Dell, rebranding it as Project Safe Haven. Read story

Sleep device maker Philips to pay $1.1B to settle hundreds of personal injury lawsuits

April 29, 2024, 4:55pm Health

Medical device maker Philips said Monday it will pay $1.1 billion to settle hundreds of personal injury lawsuits in the U.S. over its defective sleep apnea machines, which have been subject to a massive global recall. Read story

FILE - A sign for the Food and Drug Administration is displayed outside their offices in Silver Spring, Md., on Dec. 10, 2020. Makers of thousands of medical tests that have long escaped oversight will have to show that they deliver accurate results, under a government rule vigorously opposed by the testing industry. The regulation finalized Monday, April 29, 2024 brings tests developed by laboratories under control of the FDA, which has warned that the multibillion-dollar industry poses growing risks to patients.

FDA brings lab tests under federal oversight in bid to improve accuracy and safety

FILE - A sign for the Food and Drug Administration is displayed outside their offices in Silver Spring, Md., on Dec. 10, 2020. Makers of thousands of medical tests that have long escaped oversight will have to show that they deliver accurate results, under a government rule vigorously opposed by the testing industry. The regulation finalized Monday, April 29, 2024 brings tests developed by laboratories under control of the FDA, which has warned that the multibillion-dollar industry poses growing risks to patients.

April 29, 2024, 10:50am Business

Makers of medical tests that have long escaped government oversight will have about four years to show that their new offerings deliver accurate results, under a government rule vigorously opposed by the testing industry. Read story

CDC says it’s identified 1st documented cases of HIV transmitted through cosmetic needles

April 29, 2024, 8:48am Health

Three women who were diagnosed with HIV after getting “vampire facial” procedures at an unlicensed New Mexico medical spa are believed to be the first documented cases of people contracting the virus through a cosmetic procedure using needles, federal health officials said. Read story

FILE - Menthol cigarettes and other tobacco products are displayed at a store in San Francisco on May 17, 2018. For the second time in recent months, President Joe Biden&#039;s administration has delayed a plan to ban menthol cigarettes, a decision that is certain to infuriate anti-smoking advocates but could avoid angering Black voters ahead of November elections.

Biden officials indefinitely postpone ban on menthol cigarettes amid election-year pushback

FILE - Menthol cigarettes and other tobacco products are displayed at a store in San Francisco on May 17, 2018. For the second time in recent months, President Joe Biden&#039;s administration has delayed a plan to ban menthol cigarettes, a decision that is certain to infuriate anti-smoking advocates but could avoid angering Black voters ahead of November elections.

April 28, 2024, 3:35pm Business

President Joe Biden’s administration is indefinitely delaying a long-awaited menthol cigarette ban, a decision that infuriated anti-smoking advocates but could avoid a political backlash from Black voters in November. Read story

FILE - Tina Sandri, CEO of Forest Hills of DC senior living facility, left, helps resident Courty Andrews back to her room, Dec. 8, 2022, in Washington. The federal government will, for the first time, dictate staffing levels at nursing homes, the Biden administration said Friday, Sept. 1, 2023, responding to systemic problems bared by mass COVID deaths.

Biden administration sets higher staffing mandates. Most nursing homes don’t meet them

FILE - Tina Sandri, CEO of Forest Hills of DC senior living facility, left, helps resident Courty Andrews back to her room, Dec. 8, 2022, in Washington. The federal government will, for the first time, dictate staffing levels at nursing homes, the Biden administration said Friday, Sept. 1, 2023, responding to systemic problems bared by mass COVID deaths.

April 28, 2024, 6:03am Health

The Biden administration finalized nursing home staffing rules Monday that will require thousands of them to hire more nurses and aides — while giving them years to do so. Read story

The TheraLight red light therapy bed is pictured at the MIORA clinic at the Life Time at Target Center, Wednesday, April 3, 2024, in Minneapolis. Luxury athletic club operator Life Time launched a program that offers comprehensive medical testing, personalized training and a host of alternative therapies like cryotherapy. The Miora program also offers Ozempic and other weight loss drugs through the clinic that opened in Minneapolis last year.

What do weight loss drugs mean for a diet industry built on eating less and exercising more?

The TheraLight red light therapy bed is pictured at the MIORA clinic at the Life Time at Target Center, Wednesday, April 3, 2024, in Minneapolis. Luxury athletic club operator Life Time launched a program that offers comprehensive medical testing, personalized training and a host of alternative therapies like cryotherapy. The Miora program also offers Ozempic and other weight loss drugs through the clinic that opened in Minneapolis last year.

April 28, 2024, 6:00am Business

Ever since college, Brad Jobling struggled with his weight, fluctuating between a low of 155 pounds when he was in his 30s to as high as 220. He spent a decade tracking calories on WeightWatchers, but the pounds he dropped always crept back onto his 5-foot-5-inch frame. Read story

Native Americans have shorter life spans. Better health care isn’t the only answer

April 28, 2024, 6:00am Health

Katherine Goodlow is only 20, but she has experienced enough to know that people around her are dying too young. Read story