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Washington sees more doctor visits due to flu

December 16, 2019, 9:48am Health

SEATTLE (AP) — More cases of the flu have been reported by this point in the year than is usual in Washington state and around the country. Read story

Hard-to-treat cancers respond to proton therapy

December 16, 2019, 6:05am Health

When 30-year-old Olga Alarcon Cruz learned she had invasive breast cancer, she was terrified. A mother of two, Cruz pondered her treatment options, seeking one with fewer side effects than chemotherapy and less drastic than a mastectomy. Read story

HIV prevention advocates call Facebook ads misleading

December 16, 2019, 6:04am Health

HIV prevention advocates say widespread social media advertisements that misrepresent side effects of a preventative drug could do serious harm in the fight to eliminate the disease, especially among those most at risk who also might not trust the medical community. Read story

Indoor rock climbing a winter reprieve

December 16, 2019, 6:02am Clark County Health

When Michael Lary’s dog Coava went missing, the outpouring on social media was heavy enough to make a human feel jealous. Read story

Professionals required to report child abuse suspicions say state’s hotline needs money

December 15, 2019, 6:06am Clark County Health

Last winter registered nurse Peigi Huseby helped a young patient at her Kaiser Permanente Cascade Park Medical Office. The minor was suicidal and Huseby found out it was due to physical and sexual abuse from family members. Read story

Clinics stocking up on food for patients

December 15, 2019, 6:00am Health

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — There’s a new question that anti-hunger advocates want doctors and nurses to ask patients: Do you have enough food? Read story

In surprise decision, U.S. approves muscular dystrophy drug

December 14, 2019, 5:25pm Health

WASHINGTON — U.S. health regulators approved a second drug for a debilitating form of muscular dystrophy, a surprise decision after the medication was rejected for safety concerns just four months ago. Read story

U.S. approves fish oil-based drug for cutting heart risks

December 14, 2019, 5:24pm Health

TRENTON, N.J. — U.S. regulators on Friday approved expanded use of a fish oil-based drug for preventing serious heart complications in high-risk patients already taking cholesterol-lowering pills. Read story

Breast cancer risk from menopause hormones may last decades

December 13, 2019, 10:51am Health

SAN ANTONIO — Women who use certain types of hormones after menopause still have an increased risk of developing breast cancer nearly two decades after they stop taking the pills, long-term results from a big federal study suggest. Read story

Herrera Beutler splits with party, votes for Pelosi prescription drug measure

December 12, 2019, 8:32pm Clark County Health

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, split with her party Thursday to vote in favor of a bill that would give the federal government authority to negotiate lower prescription drug costs. Read story