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Heat wave worsens Northwest’s already low blood supply; donors urgently needed

June 29, 2021, 7:42am Health

Hospitals have been told to conserve blood as Seattle’s record-breaking heat wave deals a severe blow to the region’s already precarious blood supply, according to Bloodworks Northwest. Read story

1.2M U.S. adults identify as nonbinary

June 29, 2021, 6:02am Health

More than 1 million adults in the U.S. identify as nonbinary, according to a groundbreaking new study published by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law, the nation’s leading research center on sexual orientation and gender identity law and public policy. Read story

Study: Pain, high-fat Western diet linked

June 29, 2021, 6:00am Health

The Western diet is associated with many ills, and now chronic pain may be added to the list. Read story

Preterm babies’ stroke risk as adults studied

June 29, 2021, 6:00am Health

Babies born prematurely may have significantly higher risk of stroke as young adults — and the earlier the birth, the greater the risk, suggests an extensive new study. Read story

Osteoporosis occurs in 20% of men over 50

June 29, 2021, 6:00am Health

Worldwide, 1 in 3 women over age 50 will experience a bone fracture due to osteoporosis, according to the International Osteoporosis Foundation. But 1 in 5 men over age 50 also will have the same issue. Read story

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Clark County’s weekend COVID-19 case total lowest of the year

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June 28, 2021, 12:57pm Clark County Health

Clark County Public Health reported the lowest weekend total for positive COVID-19 cases in 2021 — 62 probable and confirmed cases for an average of less than 21 cases per day since Friday. Read story

Dr. Tia Babu completes a blood draw during a patient visit with University of Washington psychology and business student Charles Jones, 21, who is participating in a Novavax COVID-19 vaccine phase 1 clinical trial for development of a second generation vaccine at the UW Virology Research Clinic in Seattle on June 10, 2021. UW researchers are partnering with Gritstone, a clinical-stage biotechnology company to produce the vaccine. (Matt M.

COVID vaccine research continues in Washington with help of trial participants

Dr. Tia Babu completes a blood draw during a patient visit with University of Washington psychology and business student Charles Jones, 21, who is participating in a Novavax COVID-19 vaccine phase 1 clinical trial for development of a second generation vaccine at the UW Virology Research Clinic in Seattle on June 10, 2021. UW researchers are partnering with Gritstone, a clinical-stage biotechnology company to produce the vaccine. (Matt M.

June 28, 2021, 6:02am Health

“I’m not sure that vein is as good on the left,” says Charles Jones, 21, looking at his right arm. Read story

Alfredo "Freddy" Valles was an accomplished trumpeter and a beloved music teacher for nearly four decades in El Paso, Texas. He died of covid in February.

At Texas border, pandemic’s high toll lays bare gaps in health and insurance

Alfredo "Freddy" Valles was an accomplished trumpeter and a beloved music teacher for nearly four decades in El Paso, Texas. He died of covid in February.

June 27, 2021, 10:44am Health

EL PASO, Texas — Alfredo “Freddy” Valles was an accomplished trumpeter and a beloved music teacher for nearly four decades at one of the city’s poorest middle schools. Read story

Nearly 5 out of 6 coronavirus cases were undetected in pandemic’s early months

June 27, 2021, 6:00am Health

Scientists at the National Institutes of Health who studied blood samples from across the United States have discovered that for every coronavirus infection recorded during the spring and summer of 2020, nearly five more went undetected — amounting to nearly 17 million additional cases by July 2020. Read story

U.S. life expectancy drop during pandemic shows ‘price people pay for systemic racism’

June 27, 2021, 6:00am Health

By the time a mysterious respiratory disease began circling the globe in early 2020, American life spans had already been under two decades of steady downward pressure from fatal drug overdoses, suicides, gun violence and chronic illnesses linked to poverty and despair. Read story