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Waste Connections makes special delivery with pink breast cancer awareness carts

November 7, 2019, 6:01am Health

Ben Dynes, a driver with Waste Connections, drops off a pink breast cancer awareness recycling cart at a home along Devine Road in Vancouver. Read story

As measles vaccine law takes effect, here’s where Seattle is on compliance

November 6, 2019, 7:01am Health

SEATTLE -- Starting this academic year, schools in Washington were required to turn away students whose parents claim a personal or philosophical exemption from the combined measles, mumps and rubella vaccine. Read story

Health officials tie childhood trauma to adult illnesses

November 5, 2019, 7:08pm Health

NEW YORK — U.S. health officials estimate that millions of cases of heart disease and other illnesses are linked to abuse and other physical and psychological harm suffered early in life. Read story

AP Source: White House finds Pelosi drug plan ‘unworkable’

November 5, 2019, 11:51am Health

WASHINGTON — The White House has concluded that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s plan authorizing Medicare to negotiate drug prices is “unworkable” and President Donald Trump will instead support bipartisan legislation in the Senate, a senior White House official said Tuesday. Read story

Teen vaping numbers climb, fueled by Juul and mint flavor

November 5, 2019, 6:55am Health

New research shows U.S. teens who use electronic cigarettes prefer ones made by Juul Labs, and mint is the top flavor for many of them. That suggests a shift after Juul’s sweeter flavors were removed from retail stores. Read story

Vancouver clinic uses magnetic fields to treat depression, OCD

November 5, 2019, 6:02am Health

Watching a person receive transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS, feels like viewing something from a science fiction movie. Read story

Medicare falls short for many

November 4, 2019, 5:19pm Health

WASHINGTON — More than half of seriously ill Medicare enrollees face financial hardships with medical bills, with prescription drug costs the leading problem, according to a study published Monday. Read story

Cardiac disease sign may also signal cancer

November 4, 2019, 6:05am Health

ROCHESTER, Minn. — A Mayo Clinic-led study involving 488 cardiac patients whose cases were followed for up to 12 years finds that microvascular endothelial dysfunction, a common early sign of cardiovascular disease, is associated with a greater than twofold risk of cancer. Read story

Ready Set Grow offers prenatal, postpartum yoga in Vancouver

November 4, 2019, 6:03am Health

When Daniele Strawmyre, 45, gave birth to her first child about six years ago, it prompted all kinds of new anxieties and challenges. Read story

Calorie counts on menus have little effect

November 4, 2019, 6:03am Health

NEW YORK — Soon after calories were posted on fast-food menus, people cut back a little bit on what they ordered. But it didn’t last. Read story