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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

Nutrition advocates want investors to improve food sector practices

October 31, 2022, 6:00am Business

Shareholder coalitions say the power of investor money can be harnessed to press the food industry to provide more nutritional foods and still improve the companies’ bottom lines. Read story

Heart attack deaths jumped sharply among young U.S. adults in 2nd year of COVID pandemic

October 30, 2022, 6:02am Health

As the number of COVID-19 infection surged during the pandemic, deaths from heart attacks rose sharply as well, with adults ages 25-44 experiencing the most significant increases, according to new research from scientists at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Read story

Fairfax Behavioral Health facility in Kirkland.

Woman’s legal quest illuminates the rights of hospital patients who want to leave

Fairfax Behavioral Health facility in Kirkland.

October 30, 2022, 6:00am Health

For a time, it seemed no one thought there was anything wrong with what happened to Carol Jason. Read story