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Once-a-month birth control pill? Key test works in animals

December 4, 2019, 5:35pm Health

WASHINGTON — Birth control pills work great if women remember to take them every day but missing doses can mean a surprise pregnancy. Now scientists have figured out how to pack a month’s supply into one capsule. Read story

Washington readies legislative response to vaping

December 4, 2019, 9:50am Health

SEATTLE — Gov. Jay Inslee and other state officials are working on a firmer response to a rise in vaping as Washington’s 120-day ban on flavored vaping products reaches its halfway point. Read story

Trump administration tightens food stamp work requirements

December 4, 2019, 9:38am Health

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is tightening work requirements for the federal food stamp program in a move that will slash benefits for hundreds of thousands of people. Read story

Health program offers free HIV prevention drug to uninsured

December 3, 2019, 10:46am Health

WASHINGTON — The government launched a new program on Tuesday to provide an HIV prevention drug for free to people who need the protection but have no insurance to pay for it. Read story

Local suicide-prevention effort Our City Cares aims to instill hope

December 3, 2019, 6:00am Health

It’s been three years since Camas parents Sheryl and Joe Stephens suffered the unthinkable. Read story

Samoa government to close amid fatal measles outbreak

December 2, 2019, 7:01pm Health

Samoa announced it would shut down its government for two days so that public officials can combat a dangerous measles outbreak that has that has killed 53 people and infected 3,728. Read story

Doctor explains why your arm hurts so much after getting a flu shot

December 2, 2019, 6:05am Health

With flu season in full swing, sore upper arms abound. Read story

Regular fasting may have benefits

December 2, 2019, 6:05am Health

Regular fasting is associated with lower rates of heart failure and a longer life span, according to two new studies. Read story

Fewer Clark County ambulances diverted to Portland ERs

December 2, 2019, 6:01am Health

Fewer Clark County ambulances are being diverted to Portland hospitals, saving crucial time for patients and emergency medical providers, according to local officials. Read story

2M Americans seek help for heel, arch pain

December 2, 2019, 6:00am Health

About 2 million people each year seek treatment for sharp, stabbing, sometimes burning pain in the heel or arch of their foot, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Read story