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‘Tough year’ for measles and other infectious diseases in U.S.

December 27, 2019, 8:53am Health

NEW YORK — This year, the germs roared back. Read story

Flu blamed for death of another child in Washington state

December 24, 2019, 8:54am Health

TACOMA — A Pierce County child under the age of five died from flu-related complications according to the Tacoma Pierce Health Department, and doctors say it’s the same strain of virus that led to the death of a child in King County last week. Read story

Why some unions are nervous about ‘Medicare for All’

December 24, 2019, 8:02am Health

LAS VEGAS — The Culinary Health Center is a beige, two-story office building on Las Vegas’ east side, miles from the casino glitz of the Strip and not much to look at by Sin City standards. The surprise is what happens inside, and how it gets paid for, which would probably make most American workers’ jaws drop. Read story

To battle opioid crisis, some track overdoses in real time

December 23, 2019, 7:08am Health

ALBANY, N.Y. — Drug overdose patients rushed to some emergency rooms in New York’s Hudson Valley are asked a series of questions: Do you have stable housing? Do you have food? Times and location of overdoses are noted, too. Read story

Study: Time-restricted eating can lead to weight loss

December 23, 2019, 6:02am Health

Intermittent fasting has shown success in helping people lose weight, but some people can find it difficult to eat normally most days and then severely restrict their food intake other days. Read story

Working too much could lead to high blood pressure

December 23, 2019, 6:02am Health

Being a workaholic may not just affect your social life. People who put in long hours at the office may be more likely to have high blood pressure, a new study shows. Read story

90% of opioid-related deaths accidental

December 23, 2019, 6:02am Health

Accidental overdoses cause 90 percent of all U.S. opioid-related deaths while suicides account for far fewer of these fatalities than previously thought, a new analysis published Tuesday suggests. Read story

Are you drinking enough water?

December 23, 2019, 6:00am Health

Remembering to drink enough water is easy during the summer, when higher temperatures and outdoor activities drive the point home. But staying adequately hydrated is just as important during the winter. Read story

Sensory-friendly St. Nick at Legacy is Santa for everyone

December 23, 2019, 6:00am Clark County Health

The sign outside the room reads “North Pole.” Read story

Blood donations dip about 25% during holidays

December 21, 2019, 4:00pm Clark County Health

Sometimes it can feel like you’ve got a thousand things on your mind during the holiday season. Read story