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Think twice before washing turkey

November 26, 2019, 6:00am Health

NEW YORK — Go ahead and rinse your cranberries, potatoes and green beans. But food experts say don’t — repeat don’t — wash the turkey before popping it in the oven on Thanksgiving Day. Read story

PeaceHealth among 100 healthiest workplaces

November 26, 2019, 5:59am Business

For the second year in a row, Vancouver-based PeaceHealth was named one of the 100 healthiest workplaces in America as part of an awards program from health care analytics company Springbuk. Read story

More polio cases now caused by vaccine than by wild virus

November 25, 2019, 9:02am Health

LONDON — Four African countries have reported new cases of polio linked to the oral vaccine, as global health numbers show there are now more children being paralyzed by viruses originating in vaccines than in the wild. Read story

Virus prompts school closure in Albany, Ore.

November 25, 2019, 8:55am Health

ALBANY, Ore. — An elementary school in Albany, Ore., has been closed due to an apparent stomach virus that has struck students, teachers and staff. Read story

Felida woman turns cancer diagnosis into mission

November 25, 2019, 6:30am Health

A small sign in Dawn Horner’s house has a motto she tries to live by: “Start each day with a grateful heart.” Read story

Flat rate of flu shots frustrates doctors

November 25, 2019, 6:05am Health

It’s free and available everywhere. Yet most Americans skip the annual flu shot — with the number of dispensed vaccines barely changed in the past decade, despite government removal of cost and access obstacles. Read story

Colleges struggle with soaring student demand for counseling

November 25, 2019, 6:03am Health

More college students are turning to their schools for help with anxiety, depression and other mental health problems, and many must wait weeks for treatment or find help elsewhere as campus clinics struggle to meet demand, an Associated Press review of more than three dozen public universities found. Read story

Preventing memory loss takes more than puzzles

November 25, 2019, 6:00am Health

Do you forget what you walked into the bedroom to get? Read story

Paging Dr. Robot: Role of AI in health care evolving

November 24, 2019, 9:07pm Health

The next time you get sick, your care may involve a form of the technology people use to navigate road trips or pick the right vacuum cleaner online. Read story

Vaccination required after mumps found at Arkansas school

November 24, 2019, 2:06pm Health

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — All University of Arkansas students are being required to have up-to-date vaccinations in order to attend classes following a mumps outbreak on campus. Read story