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An empty bottle of tetanus, diphthera and pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine on display.

Clark County sees 60 cases of whooping cough; most are among the unvaccinated

An empty bottle of tetanus, diphthera and pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine on display.

June 14, 2024, 3:20pm Clark County Health

Clark County Public Health has identified 60 cases of whooping cough in the county since the beginning of the year — four times more than at this point last year. Read story

FILE - A sign at an Abbott Laboratories campus facility is displayed, April 28, 2016, in Lake Forest, Ill. A report released on Thursday, June 13, 2024, says the U.S. Food and Drug Administration took more than 15 months to act on a whistleblower complaint it received about conditions at an Abbott Nutrition factory that was at the center of a nationwide shortage of infant formula. (AP Photo/Nam Y.

FDA took months to react to complaint about Abbott infant formula factory, audit finds

FILE - A sign at an Abbott Laboratories campus facility is displayed, April 28, 2016, in Lake Forest, Ill. A report released on Thursday, June 13, 2024, says the U.S. Food and Drug Administration took more than 15 months to act on a whistleblower complaint it received about conditions at an Abbott Nutrition factory that was at the center of a nationwide shortage of infant formula. (AP Photo/Nam Y.

June 13, 2024, 1:32pm Business

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration took more than 15 months to act on a whistleblower complaint it received about conditions at an Abbott Nutrition factory that was at the center of a nationwide shortage of infant formula, a new audit shows. Read story

Officer Cole Larson of the Vancouver Police Department confiscates a device for smoking fentanyl from a motorist while on patrol on April 4.

More Clark County street drugs include more than one illicit substance. Combination makes treatment more difficult

Officer Cole Larson of the Vancouver Police Department confiscates a device for smoking fentanyl from a motorist while on patrol on April 4.

June 13, 2024, 6:02am Clark County Health

An annual report published by addiction treatment provider Ideal Option found substance use involving two or more illicit drugs has remained prevalent in Washington, making treatment for patients far more complex. Read story

FILE - Varieties of disposable flavored electronic cigarette devices manufactured by EB Design, formerly known as Elf Bar, are displayed at a store in Pinecrest, Fla., June 26, 2023. Health and law enforcement officials are set to face congressional questioning over the rise of illegal electronic cigarettes in the U.S., a multibillion-dollar business that has flourished amid haphazard enforcement by regulators.

Senators blast health and law enforcement officials over illegal e-cigarettes used by teens

FILE - Varieties of disposable flavored electronic cigarette devices manufactured by EB Design, formerly known as Elf Bar, are displayed at a store in Pinecrest, Fla., June 26, 2023. Health and law enforcement officials are set to face congressional questioning over the rise of illegal electronic cigarettes in the U.S., a multibillion-dollar business that has flourished amid haphazard enforcement by regulators.

June 12, 2024, 12:04pm Health

Health and law enforcement officials are set to face congressional questioning over the rise of illegal electronic cigarettes in the U.S., a multibillion-dollar business that has flourished amid haphazard enforcement by regulators. Read story

Washington launches mental health, school safety helpline for teens

June 12, 2024, 7:44am Health

 Growing up closeted in Eastern Washington, Conner Mertens often found himself struggling. Read story

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks to reporters during a news conference in Seattle, Tuesday, June 11, 2024, as abortion rights supporters listen. Inslee announced that Washington state will spell out in state law that hospitals must provide abortions if needed to stabilize patients, a step that comes as the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule this month on whether conservative states can bar abortions during some medical emergencies.

Gov. Jay Inslee says Washington will make clear that hospitals must provide emergency abortions

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks to reporters during a news conference in Seattle, Tuesday, June 11, 2024, as abortion rights supporters listen. Inslee announced that Washington state will spell out in state law that hospitals must provide abortions if needed to stabilize patients, a step that comes as the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule this month on whether conservative states can bar abortions during some medical emergencies.

June 11, 2024, 4:17pm Health

Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday said Washington will spell out in state law that hospitals must provide abortions if needed to stabilize patients, a step that comes as the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule this month on whether conservative states can bar abortions during some medical emergencies. Read story

Biden administration seeks to wipe consumer medical debt off most credit reports with proposed rule

June 11, 2024, 2:17pm Business

The Biden administration is pushing to prevent medical debt from being considered in most decisions made over whether someone qualifies to rent an apartment, buy a car or take on a mortgage. Read story

A patient sits in her apartment Jan. 14, 2019, in the Brooklyn borough of New York during a telemedicine video conference with a physician.

Telemedicine easy way to get care

A patient sits in her apartment Jan. 14, 2019, in the Brooklyn borough of New York during a telemedicine video conference with a physician.

June 11, 2024, 6:03am Health

Patients can now see an array of doctors without leaving their recliner thanks to telemedicine. But that doesn’t mean trips to the office should end. Read story