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Pregnant people of color more likely to get procedures they didn’t consent to, study finds

June 26, 2022, 6:15am Health

Black, Indigenous and people of color giving birth were more likely than white people to experience health providers coercing them to go along with procedures they did not want, or to have their lack of explicit consent disregarded altogether, according to a new study. Read story

Photos by Dylan Jefferies/The Columbian 
Heritage High School English teacher Paul Hamonn speaks to a large crowd of demonstrators at a March for Our Lives rally at Vancouver Waterfront Park on Saturday.

Clark County schools strive to provide comfort, support in wake of school shootings, tragedies

Photos by Dylan Jefferies/The Columbian 
Heritage High School English teacher Paul Hamonn speaks to a large crowd of demonstrators at a March for Our Lives rally at Vancouver Waterfront Park on Saturday.

June 26, 2022, 6:05am Clark County Health

In the days that followed the May 24 mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, a communal grief washed across the United States. Read story

These machines to help people breathe were recalled a year ago. Many still use them

June 26, 2022, 6:02am Health

In Rochester, New York, Diane Coleman has relied on a machine to help her stay alive, but she worries that it might be slowly undermining her health. Read story

States extend Medicaid for new mothers — even as they reject broader expansion

June 26, 2022, 6:00am Health

Until last year, Georgia’s Medicaid coverage for new moms with low incomes lasted 60 days. Read story

Pfizer says tweaked COVID-19 shots boost omicron protection

June 25, 2022, 12:51pm Business

Pfizer announced Saturday that tweaking its COVID-19 vaccine to better target the omicron variant is safe and works — just days before regulators debate whether to offer Americans updated booster shots this fall. Read story

Tiffany Martell, left, hugs Denise Yurecko a La Center High School office assistant who used an automated external defibrillator to save Martell's son's life. Triston Martell, then a 15-year-old sophomore, collapsed at La Center High School on May 26 and was saved by five of the school's employees. Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue on Thursday honored those employees for their lifesaving efforts.

5 La Center High School employees honored for saving student

Tiffany Martell, left, hugs Denise Yurecko a La Center High School office assistant who used an automated external defibrillator to save Martell's son's life. Triston Martell, then a 15-year-old sophomore, collapsed at La Center High School on May 26 and was saved by five of the school's employees. Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue on Thursday honored those employees for their lifesaving efforts.

June 25, 2022, 6:01am Clark County Health

Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue honored five La Center High School employees Thursday for jumping into action to save a student’s life after he suffered cardiac arrest on the morning of May 26. Read story

Protestors march around Esther Short Park on Friday, June 24, 2022, during a rally and march in response to the Supreme Court's decision to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade that protected abortion access nationwide.

Clark County health care providers voice support for abortion rights

Protestors march around Esther Short Park on Friday, June 24, 2022, during a rally and march in response to the Supreme Court's decision to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade that protected abortion access nationwide.

June 24, 2022, 8:21pm Clark County Health

Despite the Supreme Court’s decision Friday to overturn Roe v. Wade, Washington and Oregon still have some of the strongest abortion protections in the country, and abortion services are still available at Planned Parenthood clinics across the two states. Read story

Critics fear abortion bans could jeopardize health of pregnant women

June 24, 2022, 10:40am Health

The 17 states that ban abortion after 20 weeks make exceptions to protect the life or health of the woman. But doctors and reproductive health advocates worry such exceptions are so vague or narrow that abortion providers are unlikely to invoke them — especially if they fear they could be… Read story