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Medicare surprise: Drug plan prices touted during open enrollment can rise within a month

May 8, 2022, 6:02am Health

Something strange happened between the time Linda Griffith signed up for a new Medicare prescription drug plan during last fall’s enrollment period and when she tried to fill her first prescription in January. Read story

FILE - This May 10, 2018, file photo shows an arrangement of fentanyl test strips in New York. After years of rising death tolls from a surge in drug addiction, Kentucky officials on Thursday, July 18, 2019, reported the first statewide drop in drug overdose deaths since 2013.

As overdoses soar, more states decriminalize fentanyl testing strips

FILE - This May 10, 2018, file photo shows an arrangement of fentanyl test strips in New York. After years of rising death tolls from a surge in drug addiction, Kentucky officials on Thursday, July 18, 2019, reported the first statewide drop in drug overdose deaths since 2013.

May 8, 2022, 6:02am Health

With time running out in the 2022 legislative session, Georgia lawmakers took up a bill to regulate raw milk. Read story

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How to differentiate between allergies, the common cold, COVID-19

Illustration of pollen grains from different plants.

May 7, 2022, 6:33pm Clark County Health

Spring allergy season in the Northwest is here. Plus, the common cold is circulating, and COVID-19 cases are on the rise. With so much going around, it might be difficult to discern what’s giving you the sniffles. Read story

Nathan Lambrecht is photographed next to a picture of his father, Doug Lambrecht, at his apartment in Woodinville, Wash., Monday, March 21, 2022. The 71-year-old retired physician was among the first of the nearly 1 million Americans to die from COVID-19. "I'm afraid that as the numbers get bigger, people are going to care less and less," Nathan said.

Nearly 1 million COVID-19 deaths: A look at the U.S. numbers

Nathan Lambrecht is photographed next to a picture of his father, Doug Lambrecht, at his apartment in Woodinville, Wash., Monday, March 21, 2022. The 71-year-old retired physician was among the first of the nearly 1 million Americans to die from COVID-19. "I'm afraid that as the numbers get bigger, people are going to care less and less," Nathan said.

May 6, 2022, 2:58pm Health

Doug Lambrecht was among the first of the nearly 1 million Americans to die from COVID-19. His demographic profile — an older white male with chronic health problems — mirrors the faces of many who would be lost over the next two years. Read story

CDC probing 109 liver illnesses in kids, including 5 deaths

May 6, 2022, 12:12pm Health

U.S. health officials are looking into more than 100 possible cases of a mysterious and severe liver disease in children, including five deaths. Read story

FILE - In this photo provided by the University of Maryland School of Medicine, members of the surgical team show the pig heart for transplant into patient David Bennett in Baltimore on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. Researchers trying to learn what killed Bennett, the first person to receive a heart transplant from a pig, have discovered signs of an animal virus in the organ but cannot yet say if it played any role in the man's death.

Virus found in pig heart used in human transplant

FILE - In this photo provided by the University of Maryland School of Medicine, members of the surgical team show the pig heart for transplant into patient David Bennett in Baltimore on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. Researchers trying to learn what killed Bennett, the first person to receive a heart transplant from a pig, have discovered signs of an animal virus in the organ but cannot yet say if it played any role in the man's death.

May 6, 2022, 7:48am Health

Researchers trying to learn what killed the first person to receive a heart transplant from a pig have discovered the organ harbored an animal virus but cannot yet say if it played any role in the man’s death. Read story

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Clark County COVID-19 activity rate, hospitalizations continue to increase

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May 5, 2022, 3:55pm Clark County Health

Clark County’s reported COVID-19 activity rate and hospitalizations increased this week as disease activity continues to accelerate. Read story

FILE - Vials of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine are seen at a pharmacy in Denver on Saturday, March 6, 2021. On Thursday, May 5, 2022, U.S. regulators strictly limited who can receive this vaccine due to a rare but serious risk of blood clots.

FDA restricts J&J’s COVID-19 vaccine due to blood clot risk

FILE - Vials of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine are seen at a pharmacy in Denver on Saturday, March 6, 2021. On Thursday, May 5, 2022, U.S. regulators strictly limited who can receive this vaccine due to a rare but serious risk of blood clots.

May 5, 2022, 3:35pm Health

U.S. regulators on Thursday strictly limited who can receive Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine due to the ongoing risk of rare but serious blood clots. Read story