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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

Forum at WSU Vancouver to examine mental health needs

December 21, 2019, 6:00am Clark County Health

State Rep. Vicki Kraft, R-Vancouver, invites mental health experts and providers from throughout Clark County to join her Jan. 7 at Washington State University Vancouver for a discussion on local mental health care needs, and potential solutions to address them. Read story

Obamacare sign-ups steady as debate persists over its future

December 20, 2019, 7:09pm Health

WASHINGTON — More than 8 million people have signed up for coverage next year under former President Barack Obama’s health care law, the government said Friday, a sign of continued demand for the program amid persistent uncertainty over its future. Read story

Walk-in clinics for opioid addiction offer meds first, fast

December 19, 2019, 8:38pm Health

OLYMPIA — Every time she got out of jail, Jamie Cline started hustling again for heroin, driven by an addiction she didn’t understand. Read story

State’s true student-immunization rate unknown, audit finds

December 19, 2019, 8:09pm Clark County News

Washington school districts, including Evergreen Public Schools, have historically failed to collect accurate immunization data, nor have they excluded students who fail to provide proof of immunity. Read story

King County child dies of flu

December 19, 2019, 8:20am Health

SEATTLE — Public health officials say a King County child died of complications from the flu earlier this month — the first known case of a pediatric flu-related death in the county since 2009. Read story

Study estimates that half of U.S. adults will be obese by 2030

December 18, 2019, 7:34pm Health

There’s no way to sugarcoat this news: Nearly half of American adults will be obese within a decade and one-quarter will be severely so, a new report predicts. Read story

Clark County flu positivity nears 40 percent

December 18, 2019, 6:01am Clark County Health

You might have to quarantine relatives this Christmas, and not for their political remarks. Read story

Daybreak Youth Services says budget gap could close Brush Prairie, Spokane facilities

December 17, 2019, 12:55pm Clark County Health

A nonprofit that has provided behavioral health treatment to thousands of teens in the Spokane and Clark County areas says it’s facing a $500,000 budget shortfall and may have to close its doors. Read story

U.S. proposes new rules to increase organ transplants

December 17, 2019, 9:17am Health

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government is overhauling parts of the nation’s transplant system to make sure organs from the dead no longer go to waste — and to make it easier for the living to donate. Read story