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Men urged to be proactive about health

June 21, 2022, 6:05am Health

When thinking about men’s health, many people tend to think about heart disease or ailments that affect men as they age, such as an enlarged prostate or prostate cancer. Read story

Jake Tapani hits the ball Dec. 10 at Padelhorn in Vancouver.

Mind your 4 P’s to avoid pickleball injuries

Jake Tapani hits the ball Dec. 10 at Padelhorn in Vancouver.

June 21, 2022, 6:03am Health

The game of pickleball is surging in popularity across the country. It can be played at any age and skill level. While many might assume that pickleball is a slower, lower-impact sport, experts at Mayo Clinic say it’s important to remember that injuries from playing pickleball can and do happen. Read story

A sunny day at the beach or pool can take a dark turn in seconds.

Be on guard; drowning doesn’t look like you think

A sunny day at the beach or pool can take a dark turn in seconds.

June 21, 2022, 6:02am Health

Wide reports of a lifeguard shortage around the nation mean many public swimming pools and beaches may be closed for the summer. Without trained lifeguards on duty, water safety becomes an issue, especially for children. Read story

Pharmacist Kaitlin Harring, left, administers a Moderna COVID-19 vaccination to three year-old Fletcher Pack, while he sits on the lap of his mother, McKenzie Pack, at Walgreens pharmacy Monday, June 20, 2022, in Lexington, S.C. Today marked the first day COVID-19 vaccinations were made available to children under 5 in the United States.

Shots for tots: COVID vaccinations start for little U.S. kids

Pharmacist Kaitlin Harring, left, administers a Moderna COVID-19 vaccination to three year-old Fletcher Pack, while he sits on the lap of his mother, McKenzie Pack, at Walgreens pharmacy Monday, June 20, 2022, in Lexington, S.C. Today marked the first day COVID-19 vaccinations were made available to children under 5 in the United States.

June 20, 2022, 1:09pm Health

Little Fletcher Pack woke up Monday morning and asked: “Is today vaccine day?” Read story

Western states group affirms COVID-19 vaccines as safe and effective for young children

June 20, 2022, 8:05am Health

A regional scientific panel has given final approval for COVID-19 vaccines for young children, clearing the way for Washington medical providers to offer the shots in the coming days and weeks. Read story

Washington parents can find coronavirus vaccines for children younger than 5

June 20, 2022, 7:36am Health

Washington is gearing up to provide COVID-19 vaccines for children 6 months to 4 years old, approved Saturday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read story

Recovery Cafe Clark County member Chris Mackmer, left, enjoys lunch with volunteer Scott Hacker. Recovery Cafe is a community organization that specializes in helping people with addiction recovery. It is part of a collection of local organizations that have banded together to respond to Clark County's opioid crisis.

Clark County organizations build recovery support network in response to opioid crisis

Recovery Cafe Clark County member Chris Mackmer, left, enjoys lunch with volunteer Scott Hacker. Recovery Cafe is a community organization that specializes in helping people with addiction recovery. It is part of a collection of local organizations that have banded together to respond to Clark County's opioid crisis.

June 19, 2022, 6:04am Clark County Health

An explosion of fentanyl addiction and opioid overdoses in Southwest Washington is being met with a collaborative approach that is helping those struggling with addiction and winning praise from addiction counselors. Read story

A bicyclist passes a sign protesting a proposed behavioral health facility near Northeast 50th Avenue and Northeast 159th Street.

Residents say mental health facility is not a good fit for Mount Vista area

A bicyclist passes a sign protesting a proposed behavioral health facility near Northeast 50th Avenue and Northeast 159th Street.

June 19, 2022, 6:01am Clark County Health

A two-part land-use hearing for a proposed residential mental health treatment facility on Northeast 50th Avenue, in the Mount Vista area, wrapped up Thursday evening, but a decision from Hearing Examiner Joe Turner likely won’t come until late July. The first part of the hearing was held May 26. Read story