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November 23, 2019, 6:00am Health

The Health Systems Quality Assurance Division of the state Department of Health recently took disciplinary actions or has withdrawn charges against these Clark County health care providers. Read story

Federal addiction treatment dollars off-limits for marijuana

November 22, 2019, 9:38am Health

The U.S. government is barring federal dollars meant for opioid addiction treatment to be used on medical marijuana. Read story

Loowit to host pinball tournament for a good cause

November 22, 2019, 6:00am Health

What makes a good event name? Read story

Vape debate: Are e-cigarettes wiping out teen smoking?

November 21, 2019, 11:13am Health

WASHINGTON — In almost any other year it would be hailed as a public health victory: The smoking rate among U.S. high schoolers took its biggest hit ever this year, federal figures show, falling to a new low. Read story

Measles case confirmed in Clark County

November 20, 2019, 4:39pm Editor's Choice

Clark County Public Health Director Dr. Alan Melnick warned an audience at Washington State University Vancouver last week about the possible return of measles, following an outbreak earlier this year. Read story

FDA nominee ducks questions on Trump e-cigarette flavor ban

November 20, 2019, 9:00am Health

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Food and Drug Administration sidestepped questions Wednesday on the future of a 2-month-old proposal to ban most flavored electronic cigarettes. Read story

Hospital psychiatric wards now feel like prisons, some say

November 19, 2019, 9:19am Health

HARTFORD, Conn. — New safety standards aimed at limiting suicide risks have led to overhauls inside hospitals around the country, with psychiatric facilities and wards removing bathroom doors, stripping artwork from walls and requiring patients to wear paper gowns instead of their own clothes. Read story

Washington State Board of Health bans vape products that contain vitamin E acetate

November 19, 2019, 8:59am Health

SPOKANE — The Washington State Board of Health voted to ban vitamin E acetate in vape products amid a national health crisis that has led to dozens of deaths and thousands of serious lung injuries. Read story

Mailing free home HIV tests helps detect more infections

November 18, 2019, 9:05am Health

Mailing free home HIV tests to high-risk men offers a potentially better strategy for detecting infections than usual care. Read story

Public Health: It’s flu season, take the shot

November 18, 2019, 6:05am Health

You didn’t get a flu shot last year, and you didn’t get sick, so why get the shot this year? Read story