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Smoking may double stroke risk for African Americans

June 23, 2020, 6:04am Health

The risk of stroke more than doubles for African Americans who smoke compared to their nonsmoking peers, according to a new study. Read story

Blood type may play role in virus

June 23, 2020, 6:03am Health

A genetic analysis of COVID-19 patients suggests that blood type might influence whether someone develops severe disease. Read story

‘Body Worlds’ puts humans on display at OMSI

June 23, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Health

PORTLAND -- If you've been feeling particularly mortal lately, try skipping all the suspense and visit the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry for a close examination of the inevitable results. Read story

Clark County tallies 18 new COVID-19 cases over weekend

June 22, 2020, 12:30pm Clark County Health

Clark County Public Health confirmed 18 COVID-19 infections and one new death on Monday morning. Read story

Recreational pot laws may boost traffic deaths, studies say

June 22, 2020, 9:31am Health

Laws legalizing recreational marijuana may lead to more traffic deaths, two new studies suggest, although questions remain about how they might influence driving habits. Read story

Searching For Safety: Where Children Hide When Gunfire Is All Too Common

June 21, 2020, 2:40pm Health

ST. LOUIS — Champale Greene-Anderson keeps the volume up on her television when she watches 5-year-old granddaughter Amor Robinson while the girl’s mom is at work. Read story

Even as Washington reopens, telemedicine may be the new normal in a post-coronavirus world

June 21, 2020, 2:36pm Health

The new coronavirus pandemic has necessitated the embrace of virtual medicine regardless of how ready patients, doctors, nurses and health care systems were for the shift. Read story

U.S. Latino communities hard hit by COVID-19

June 19, 2020, 5:57pm Health

GUADALUPE, Ariz. — A Hispanic immigrant working at a fast-food restaurant in North Carolina is rushed to the hospital after she contracts COVID-19. A sickened Honduran woman in Baltimore with no health insurance or immigration status avoids the doctor for two weeks and finally takes a cab to the hospital and ends up on oxygen. Read story

Clark County confirms 14 new coronavirus cases, capping week at 55

June 19, 2020, 12:25pm Clark County Health

Clark County Public Health confirmed 14 COVID-19 cases and no new deaths Friday afternoon. Read story