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Doses of naloxone are typically stored at the nurses' station in schools around the district and every security officer carries at least one dose on their person.

Thousands of free opioid overdose reversal kits headed to Washington

Doses of naloxone are typically stored at the nurses' station in schools around the district and every security officer carries at least one dose on their person.

May 17, 2024, 11:33am Health

Washington residents can now order free life-saving opioid overdose reversal kits through the mail, the state attorney general's office announced this week. Read story

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These 3 sweeteners gut-friendly

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May 17, 2024, 5:57am Food

Whether you’re getting older or have a low tolerance for the sweetener, the gastrointestinal tract can be fickle when digesting sugar. Read story

Bat captured in Benton County house tests positive for rabies

May 16, 2024, 8:32pm Health

A bat captured in a Prosser home this week tested positive for rabies, according to the Benton Franklin Health District. Read story

After more than four years of planning and construction, the UW Medicine Center for Behavioral Health and Learning — a teaching hospital that will primarily serve people in need of inpatient psychiatric care — officially opened Wednesday.

New 150-bed UW psychiatric hospital opens to serve hard-to-treat patients

After more than four years of planning and construction, the UW Medicine Center for Behavioral Health and Learning — a teaching hospital that will primarily serve people in need of inpatient psychiatric care — officially opened Wednesday.

May 16, 2024, 7:43am Health

About two dozen health care workers crowded around tables on a recent Thursday to troubleshoot the many ways things could go south in their new workplace. Read story

FILE - A container of Narcan, a brand name version of the opioid overdose-reversal drug naloxone, sits on a table following a demonstration at the Health and Human Services Humphrey Building on Friday, Sept. 8, 2023, in Washington. The number of U.S. fatal overdoses fell in 2023 &mdash; for only the second time since the current national epidemic of drug deaths began more than three decades ago. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted the numbers on Wednesday, May 15, 2024.

Fewer US overdose deaths were reported last year, but experts say it’s too soon to celebrate

FILE - A container of Narcan, a brand name version of the opioid overdose-reversal drug naloxone, sits on a table following a demonstration at the Health and Human Services Humphrey Building on Friday, Sept. 8, 2023, in Washington. The number of U.S. fatal overdoses fell in 2023 &mdash; for only the second time since the current national epidemic of drug deaths began more than three decades ago. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted the numbers on Wednesday, May 15, 2024.

May 15, 2024, 8:18am Health

The number of U.S. fatal overdoses fell last year, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data posted Wednesday. Read story

Dr. Nick Jankowski, lead optometrist at Mt. View EyeCare in Vancouver, uses the Ovitz medical system to analyze an eye during a demonstration Friday morning.

Mt. View EyeCare in east Vancouver offers specialized care for special eye issues

Dr. Nick Jankowski, lead optometrist at Mt. View EyeCare in Vancouver, uses the Ovitz medical system to analyze an eye during a demonstration Friday morning.

May 15, 2024, 6:06am Business

Vancouver eye patient Paula Hinton suffered chemical burns to both of her corneas in 2021. Before she visited Mt. View EyeCare in Vancouver, she used specialty drops prescribed by a different doctor, but she could only see colors and shapes. Read story

FILE - Abortion-rights activists holds a signs as they protest outside of the Supreme Court during a rally, March 26, 2024, in Washington. A new survey puts a number to how often medical providers in states with laws that seek to protect them from prosecution are prescribing abortion pills to women in states with abortion bans or limits on prescribing the bills by telehealth.

Survey finds 8,000 women a month got abortion pills despite their states’ bans or restrictions

FILE - Abortion-rights activists holds a signs as they protest outside of the Supreme Court during a rally, March 26, 2024, in Washington. A new survey puts a number to how often medical providers in states with laws that seek to protect them from prosecution are prescribing abortion pills to women in states with abortion bans or limits on prescribing the bills by telehealth.

May 14, 2024, 9:07am Health

Though their states severely restrict abortion or place limits on having one through telehealth, about 8,000 women per month late last year were getting abortion pills by mail from states with legal protections for prescribers, a new survey finds. Read story

Bottles of raw milk are displayed for sale at a store in Temecula, Calif., on Wednesday, May 8, 2024. Sales of raw milk appear to be on the rise, despite an outbreak of bird flu in U.S. dairy cows. Federal officials warn about the health risks of drinking raw milk at any time, but especially during this novel outbreak.

There’s bird flu in US dairy cows. Raw milk drinkers aren’t deterred

Bottles of raw milk are displayed for sale at a store in Temecula, Calif., on Wednesday, May 8, 2024. Sales of raw milk appear to be on the rise, despite an outbreak of bird flu in U.S. dairy cows. Federal officials warn about the health risks of drinking raw milk at any time, but especially during this novel outbreak.

May 14, 2024, 7:47am Health

Sales of raw milk appear to be on the rise, despite years of warnings about the health risks of drinking the unpasteurized products — and an outbreak of bird flu in dairy cows. Read story