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Salmonella outbreak reaches Washington state, how to stay safe and prevent the infection

November 11, 2022, 12:14pm Health

A nationwide salmonella outbreak has spread to Washington, with 37 cases in the state and more than 1,000 cases confirmed across the country, according to a statement from the Whatcom County Health Department. Read story

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Clark County COVID-19 activity ticks up

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November 10, 2022, 2:02pm Clark County Health

Clark County’s rate of COVID-19 infections rose slightly this week, for the second week in a row. The county remains in the low-risk category for disease transmission, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, based on its current number of cases, hospitalizations and overall hospital occupancy. Read story

A first-in-the-nation 988 line for Native people goes live in Washington

November 10, 2022, 7:19am Health

The first mental and behavioral health 988 crisis line in the nation tailored for Native and Indigenous people, run by an all-Native team, will be live starting today for Washington residents. Read story

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How to navigate Affordable Care Act

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November 8, 2022, 6:03am Health

The vast majority of Americans will find multiple options for health insurance coverage for 2023 on HealthCare.gov after open enrollment began Nov. 1 under the Affordable Care Act. Read story

Upping your step count may extend life

November 8, 2022, 6:02am Health

Adding 1,000 or even 500 steps to your daily routine could lead to a longer life, new research suggests. Read story

Novo Nordisk helps teens lose weight

November 8, 2022, 6:00am Health

Novo Nordisk A/S’s weekly shot that reduces obesity in adults returned promising results in teens, according to a study that adds to a growing wave of potential interventions for the stubborn condition. Read story

A pediatrician holds a dose of the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Parent, child vaccine rates focus of OHSU study

A pediatrician holds a dose of the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

November 7, 2022, 5:43pm Clark County Health

Children with a parent who received a flu vaccine are nearly twice as likely to be fully vaccinated by 2 years old, compared with children whose parent did not receive a flu vaccine, according to a new study by Oregon Health & Science University. Read story

Do you have the flu, a cold or COVID? Here’s how to spot the differences

November 7, 2022, 7:47am Health

The season of sniffles and shivers is underway. Read story