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Research: Peanuts may lower risk of stroke, heart disease

September 14, 2021, 6:02am Health

Eating peanuts each day may lower risk for a common type of stroke and heart disease compared to eating no peanuts, according to new research in Asian men and women living in Japan. Read story

Pomegranates are nutrition-packed

September 14, 2021, 5:25am Health

Pomegranates can be a little intimidating. Cutting one open requires some precision. And are they even worth the work to free all those little ruby red buds inside? Nutritionists think so. Read story

Washington hospital execs say there is little capacity to help Idaho

September 13, 2021, 4:58pm Health

SEATTLE — Washington is facing its own COVID-19 crisis and has little capacity to help neighboring Idaho deal with an overwhelming surge of cases driven by unvaccinated people, state hospital executives and doctors said Monday. Read story

FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2021 file photo, Parsia Jahanbani prepares a syringe with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in a mobile vaccine clinic operated by Families Together of Orange County in Santa Ana, Calif.  An international group of scientists is arguing the average person doesn't need a COVID-19 booster yet -- an opinion that highlights the intense scientific divide over the question. (AP Photo/Jae C.

FDA experts among group opposing U.S. booster shot plan

FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2021 file photo, Parsia Jahanbani prepares a syringe with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in a mobile vaccine clinic operated by Families Together of Orange County in Santa Ana, Calif.  An international group of scientists is arguing the average person doesn't need a COVID-19 booster yet -- an opinion that highlights the intense scientific divide over the question. (AP Photo/Jae C.

September 13, 2021, 10:06am Health

The average person doesn’t need a COVID-19 booster yet, an international group of scientists — including two top U.S. regulators — wrote Monday in a scientific journal. Read story

Olympia resident and state employee William Baker along with concerned citizens gather outside the Capitol to protest Gov. Jay Inslee's vaccine mandate for state workers, Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021 in Olympia, Wash.

Ploy or legitimate tactic? Group promotes religious exemption to Washington’s vaccine mandates

Olympia resident and state employee William Baker along with concerned citizens gather outside the Capitol to protest Gov. Jay Inslee's vaccine mandate for state workers, Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021 in Olympia, Wash.

September 13, 2021, 6:02am Health

Hundreds of Washingtonians are looking for a way to skirt state COVID-19 vaccine mandates, and one Gig Harbor-based organization led by a Washington State Patrol chaplain is willing to help. Read story

They suffered through COVID-19 and still don’t want the vaccine

September 12, 2021, 6:12am Health

When Eric Grunor contracted COVID-19 in January, he became so ill that he struggled to get off the couch. One night, he awoke at 3 a.m., winded, barely able to talk and so fatigued he could hardly lift his head. Read story

A small group of anti-vaccination protesters gather outside of New York-Presbyterian Hospital on September 1, 2021 in New York City.

Lack of a vaccine mandate becomes competitive advantage in hospital staffing wars

A small group of anti-vaccination protesters gather outside of New York-Presbyterian Hospital on September 1, 2021 in New York City.

September 12, 2021, 6:00am Business

In the rural northeastern corner of Missouri, Scotland County Hospital has been so low on staff that it sometimes had to turn away patients amid a surge in COVID-19 cases. Read story

A sign for suicide prevention, photographed on the train platform at Suburban Station in Center City Philadelphia on Oct. 31, 2019.

States have money to spend on mental health, but it may not last

A sign for suicide prevention, photographed on the train platform at Suburban Station in Center City Philadelphia on Oct. 31, 2019.

September 12, 2021, 6:00am Health

DENVER — Colorado’s known as a mecca for healthy, outdoorsy types. Yet a higher share of state residents than the national average struggle with mental illness, suicidal thoughts or heavy drug or alcohol use, according to federal surveys. Read story

Vancouver resident Dennis Marlowe gets his second vaccination dose from Safeway pharmacist Kristen Morin at the Tower Mall vaccination site in Vancouver on April 5. Vaccinations are available without an appointment at the site, which will close June 29.

Study: Vaccination offers significant protection

Vancouver resident Dennis Marlowe gets his second vaccination dose from Safeway pharmacist Kristen Morin at the Tower Mall vaccination site in Vancouver on April 5. Vaccinations are available without an appointment at the site, which will close June 29.

September 11, 2021, 2:38pm Clark County Health

A new report analyzing vaccination status of Southwest Washington residents hospitalized for COVID-19 shows that vaccination can reduce the risk of hospitalization by as much as 90 percent. Read story

FILE - In this Tuesday, May 11, 2021 file photo, Dr. Peter Marks, director of the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research in the Food and Drug Administration, testifies during a Senate health, education, labor, and pensions hearing to examine an update from federal officials on efforts to combat COVID-19 on Capitol Hill in Washington. On Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, Marks urged parents to be patient, saying the agency will rapidly evaluate vaccines for 5- to 11-year-olds as soon as it gets the needed data.

FDA official hopeful younger kids can get shots this year

FILE - In this Tuesday, May 11, 2021 file photo, Dr. Peter Marks, director of the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research in the Food and Drug Administration, testifies during a Senate health, education, labor, and pensions hearing to examine an update from federal officials on efforts to combat COVID-19 on Capitol Hill in Washington. On Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, Marks urged parents to be patient, saying the agency will rapidly evaluate vaccines for 5- to 11-year-olds as soon as it gets the needed data.

September 11, 2021, 6:04am Health

The Food and Drug Administration’s vaccine chief said Friday the agency will rapidly evaluate COVID-19 vaccinations for younger children as soon as it gets the needed data — and won't cut corners. Read story