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$50,000 grant from Clark County Opioid Abatement Council will support naloxone vending machines

May 14, 2024, 6:00am Clark County Health

Southwest Washington Accountable Community of Health has been awarded more than $50,000 from the Clark County Opioid Abatement Council to support its network of naloxone vending machines. Read story

9 tips to control emotional eating

May 14, 2024, 5:58am Health

You know losing that extra weight would be good for your health. Your health care team talked with you about how obesity increases your risk of other health issues, such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and certain types of cancer. They even worked out a healthy eating plan,… Read story

James Walter uses a phone April 7, 2021, in the Queens borough of New York City. Screen time before bed is known to disrupt sleep. Insufficient sleep has long been linked to anxiety, obesity and other poor health outcomes.

Screen time at night disrupts your sleep

James Walter uses a phone April 7, 2021, in the Queens borough of New York City. Screen time before bed is known to disrupt sleep. Insufficient sleep has long been linked to anxiety, obesity and other poor health outcomes.

May 14, 2024, 5:55am Health

Like many of us, Jessica Peoples has heard the warnings about excessive screen time at night. Still, she estimates spending 30 to 60 minutes on her phone before going to sleep, mostly scrolling through social media. “Recently, I’ve been trying to limit the amount,” says Peoples, a discrimination investigator with… Read story

Malaria still poses health risks

May 14, 2024, 5:17am Health

Malaria is caused by a single-celled parasite of the genus Plasmodium. The parasite is transmitted to humans most commonly through mosquito bites. The malaria parasites enter the bloodstream and travel to the liver. When the parasites mature, they leave the liver and infect red blood cells. This is when people… Read story

Suzanne Harrison, who runs King&#039;s Crusade in honor of her brother who died of an overdose in 2016 poses for a photograph in Evesham, N.J., Tuesday, April 2, 2024. Harrison says the charity could use funding from national opioid settlements to help people if local governments made it available to groups like hers.

Local governments struggle to distribute their share of billions from opioid settlements

Suzanne Harrison, who runs King&#039;s Crusade in honor of her brother who died of an overdose in 2016 poses for a photograph in Evesham, N.J., Tuesday, April 2, 2024. Harrison says the charity could use funding from national opioid settlements to help people if local governments made it available to groups like hers.

May 12, 2024, 4:26pm Health

Settlement money to help stem the decadeslong opioid addiction and overdose epidemic is rolling out to small towns and big cities across the U.S., but advocates worry that chunks of it may be used in ways that don't make a dent in the crisis. Read story

Some 2,225 hospitals have received the Biden administration&rsquo;s new &ldquo;birthing friendly&rdquo; designation, leading some to question the value of the label.

‘Birthing friendly’ label requires little effort by hospitals

Some 2,225 hospitals have received the Biden administration&rsquo;s new &ldquo;birthing friendly&rdquo; designation, leading some to question the value of the label.

May 12, 2024, 6:07am Health

Six months after the launch of the Biden administration’s “birthing friendly” designation for hospitals, advocates are questioning the next steps for the tool aimed at incentivizing better care for patients. Read story

Diane Shader Smith has spent the six years since her daughter&Ccedil;&fnof;&Ugrave;s death traveling the world and speaking about the dangers of antimicrobial resistance.

A mother’s loss launches a global effort to fight antibiotic resistance

Diane Shader Smith has spent the six years since her daughter&Ccedil;&fnof;&Ugrave;s death traveling the world and speaking about the dangers of antimicrobial resistance.

May 12, 2024, 6:04am Health

In November 2017, days after her daughter Mallory Smith died from a drug-resistant infection at the age of 25, Diane Shader Smith typed a password into Mallory’s laptop. Read story

When Mother’s Day is difficult, these strategies might help

May 12, 2024, 6:00am Health

Around this time last year — as Mother’s Day messages filled grocery store displays and social media feeds — Seattle resident Emily Kelly-Peterson was in the middle of “the first round” of holidays and family birthdays without her mom, who had recently died. Read story