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Vancouver Clinic expanding to east Vancouver-Camas border

December 12, 2019, 6:39pm Clark County Health

Vancouver Clinic is building a new location on the border of east Vancouver and Camas that is set to open in November and will offer urgent care, family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, ophthalmology, labs and imaging. Read story

Clark County records first vaping lung injury

December 12, 2019, 3:46pm Clark County Health

Clark County has its first reported vaping-associated lung injury. Read story

House empowers Medicare to negotiate drug costs

December 12, 2019, 12:56pm Health

WASHINGTON — Sharpening their 2020 election message, House Democrats on Thursday pushed through legislation that would empower Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices and offer new benefits for seniors. Read story

Vaping illness death count surpasses 50 in U.S.

December 12, 2019, 12:54pm Health

NEW YORK — The death toll in the vaping illness outbreak has topped 50, U.S. health officials said Thursday. Read story

FCC votes to set up 3-digit suicide hotline number like 911

December 12, 2019, 10:01am Health

NEW YORK — Federal regulators are setting up a new three-digit number to reach a suicide prevention hotline in order to make it easier to seek help and reduce the stigma associated with mental health. Read story

Dozens of Vancouver elementary students home sick

December 11, 2019, 7:12pm Clark County Health

Dozens of students are out sick at three Vancouver Public Schools elementary schools, prompting cleaning, disinfecting and, in one case, a letter to parents warning them of the symptoms of the stomach flu. Read story

New drugs show rare promise against advanced breast cancer

December 11, 2019, 12:16pm Health

SAN ANTONIO — Doctors on Wednesday reported unusually good results from tests of two experimental drugs in women with an aggressive form of breast cancer that had spread widely and resisted many previous treatments. Read story

CDC sends experts to fight measles outbreaks in Pacific islands neighboring Samoa

December 11, 2019, 11:17am Health

WASHINGTON - Federal health officials are sending teams of experts to Pacific island nations in response to measles outbreaks amid concerns that a major outbreak on Samoa could heighten the spread of disease. Read story

Health exchange open enrollment window closing

December 11, 2019, 6:02am Clark County News

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange is nearing the end of its open enrollment period to sign up for health and dental plans for 2020. The Exchange will remain open through 11:59 p.m. Sunday. Read story

Justices seem to favor insurers’ Obamacare claims for $12B

December 10, 2019, 10:05am Health

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court appeared likely Tuesday to rule that insurance companies can collect $12 billion from the federal government to cover their losses in the early years of the health care law championed by President Barack Obama. Read story