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WSU partners in study finding Type 1 diabetes glucose fluctuations hamper brain function

April 15, 2024, 7:32am Health

Type 1 diabetes patients showed slower and less accurate cognitive responses when their blood sugar levels were too low or high, according to a study that gives another reason for diabetics to avoid extremes in their daily lives. Read story

FILE - This December 2022 image provided by Eisai shows vials and packaging for their medication Leqembi. The first drug shown to slow Alzheimer&rsquo;s disease hit the U.S. market in 2023, but sales have lagged, major hospital systems have taken months to start using it and some insurers have rejected coverage.

It’s the first drug shown to slow Alzheimer’s. Why is is it off to a slow start?

FILE - This December 2022 image provided by Eisai shows vials and packaging for their medication Leqembi. The first drug shown to slow Alzheimer&rsquo;s disease hit the U.S. market in 2023, but sales have lagged, major hospital systems have taken months to start using it and some insurers have rejected coverage.

April 14, 2024, 1:41pm Health

The first drug shown to slow Alzheimer’s disease hit the U.S. market over a year ago, but sales have lagged, major hospital systems have taken months to start using it and some insurers have rejected coverage. Read story

ACA plans are being switched without enrollees’ OK

April 14, 2024, 6:02am Health

Some consumers covered by Affordable Care Act insurance plans are being switched from one plan to another without their express permission, potentially leaving them unable to see their doctors or fill prescriptions. Some face large IRS bills for back taxes. Read story

End of internet subsidies for low-income households threatens telehealth access

April 14, 2024, 6:00am Health

For Cindy Westman, $30 buys a week’s worth of gas to drive to medical appointments and run errands. Read story

University of Washington School of Medicine graduate Lili Szabo recently matched to a Spokane internal medicine residency with Providence Sacred Heart, and she hopes to remain in Spokane. She did her UW studies in Spokane.

Recent Spokane UW med school grads share hopes of healing as residencies come into focus

University of Washington School of Medicine graduate Lili Szabo recently matched to a Spokane internal medicine residency with Providence Sacred Heart, and she hopes to remain in Spokane. She did her UW studies in Spokane.

April 14, 2024, 6:00am Health

Caitlin Quaempts, a new University of Washington-Spokane medical school graduate, will begin a family medicine residency this June for a path she hopes returns her to the Yakama Nation. Read story

The Night Loo is Vancouver resident Anna Meddaugh&rsquo;s solution for women and girls in refugee camps to relieve themselves without fear of assault. After use, women and girls toss in a super-absorbent pod, which absorbs urine and odor in a minute. The next day, the powdery contents can be poured out.

Vancouver woman designs award-winning Night Loo for women in refugee camps

The Night Loo is Vancouver resident Anna Meddaugh&rsquo;s solution for women and girls in refugee camps to relieve themselves without fear of assault. After use, women and girls toss in a super-absorbent pod, which absorbs urine and odor in a minute. The next day, the powdery contents can be poured out.

April 13, 2024, 6:13am Clark County Health

You probably don’t think about your toilet when you get up to pee in the night. A private, clean and functional toilet is simply there when you need it, 24/7. Read story

FILE - Eva Stebel, water researcher, pours a water sample into a smaller glass container for experimentation as part of drinking water and PFAS research at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Center For Environmental Solutions and Emergency Response on Feb. 16, 2023, in Cincinnati. The Biden administration on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, finalized strict limits on certain so-called &ldquo;forever chemicals&rdquo; in drinking water that will require utilities to reduce them to the lowest level they can be reliably measured. (AP Photo/Joshua A.

Camas OK’s $1.6M contract to address PFAS in city’s water supply

FILE - Eva Stebel, water researcher, pours a water sample into a smaller glass container for experimentation as part of drinking water and PFAS research at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Center For Environmental Solutions and Emergency Response on Feb. 16, 2023, in Cincinnati. The Biden administration on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, finalized strict limits on certain so-called &ldquo;forever chemicals&rdquo; in drinking water that will require utilities to reduce them to the lowest level they can be reliably measured. (AP Photo/Joshua A.

April 13, 2024, 6:09am Clark County Health

Camas officials approved a $1.6 million contract with an environmental engineering firm to help address PFAS found in the city’s drinking water. Read story

A honeybee collects nectar and pollen from a seablush flower in April at the wildflower restoration meadow at the Gates Foundation campus in Seattle.

Warmth brings rise in pollen count in Clark County

A honeybee collects nectar and pollen from a seablush flower in April at the wildflower restoration meadow at the Gates Foundation campus in Seattle.

April 13, 2024, 6:06am Clark County Health

Temperatures in Clark County will rise this weekend — and so will the pollen count. Read story