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Clark County flu rates dip slightly

January 5, 2020, 9:12pm Clark County Health

It looks like your relatives didn’t make you too sick over the holidays. Read story

Youth Mobile Crisis Intervention team aims for fewer trips to ER

January 3, 2020, 8:30pm Clark County Health

It was a few days before the holidays shifted into high gear, and in a conference room at Catholic Community Services, a room of counselors and parents were planning the week ahead. Read story

Proposed Washington state bill to cap insulin at $100

January 3, 2020, 12:34pm Health

SEATTLE — A Washington lawmaker has announced plans to introduce legislation that would cap insulin costs at $100 a month. Read story

Providence nurses, workers statewide intend to strike starting Jan. 14

January 2, 2020, 9:10pm Health

SPOKANE — Unions representing about 13,000 nurses and health care workers at many Providence locations statewide, including at Spokane’s Sacred Heart Medical Center and Holy Family Hospital, intend to strike starting Jan. 14. Read story

Washington files new suit over opioid crisis

January 2, 2020, 9:08pm Health

SEATTLE — Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson on Thursday continued his legal offensive against companies that have profited from opioids, announcing a new lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson and a subsidiary. Read story

‘Intermittent fasting’ diet trend gains a following

January 1, 2020, 7:43pm Food

NEW YORK — On low-carb diets, meat and cheese are OK. On low-fat diets, fruit and oatmeal are fine. With the latest diet trend, no foods at all are allowed for long stretches of time. Read story

Washington health exchange numbers dip

January 1, 2020, 7:26pm Health

Nearly 212,000 Washingtonians selected health plans through the state exchange in 2019. Read story

Washougal couple welcome Clark County’s first baby of the year — and decade

January 1, 2020, 5:33pm Clark County Health

Evaine Josephina Purviance just couldn’t wait to be born, coming two weeks earlier than parents Tia and Kyle Purviance expected. Read story

OSU scientists replace mice genes to study vitamin D’s effects on infections

January 1, 2020, 12:30pm Health

Eugene, Ore. — Research from Oregon State University has shown a new model suggesting vitamin D treatment can dramatically reduce the quantity of disease-causing bacteria in skin wounds. Read story

Century-old TB vaccine may work better if given in a new way

January 1, 2020, 11:43am Health

WASHINGTON — Scientists think they’ve figured out how to make a century-old tuberculosis vaccine far more protective: Simply give the shot a different way. Read story