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The chicken and egg problem of fighting another flu pandemic

June 9, 2024, 5:52am Health

Even a peep of news about a new flu pandemic is enough to set scientists clucking about eggs. Read story

The most memorable wave of syphilis for Kurt Kenoyer, a physician assistant working for Columbia River Mental Health, occurred in 2022 when a camp in Vancouver’s North Image neighborhood called The Swamps existed. “I wouldn’t call it an outbreak, but there were quite a few clients there that we were trying to treat and also get tested,” he said.

Health experts: Syphillis is a prevalent infection in Clark County homeless camps

The most memorable wave of syphilis for Kurt Kenoyer, a physician assistant working for Columbia River Mental Health, occurred in 2022 when a camp in Vancouver’s North Image neighborhood called The Swamps existed. “I wouldn’t call it an outbreak, but there were quite a few clients there that we were trying to treat and also get tested,” he said.

June 8, 2024, 6:13am Clark County Health

Syphilis has surged in Clark County in recent years, a trend reflected throughout the United States. It’s especially an issue for Clark County’s growing population of homeless people, who lack medical care and are more at risk of sexual assault, experts say. Read story

Health Worker Report

June 8, 2024, 6:10am Clark County Health

The Washington State Department of Health has taken disciplinary actions or has withdrawn charges against these Clark County providers. Read story

Tamika Davis, right, poses with three of her children, from left, Shanara, 3, Matthew, 11, and Lionel Jr., 2, at MLK Park in San Antonio, Thursday, May 30, 2024. Davis said friends and family watched her kids for most of her doctor visits during treatment last year for colon cancer. But she couldn&rsquo;t afford additional childcare, and she didn&rsquo;t know where to look for assistance.

Being a patient is getting harder in a strained and complex US health care system

Tamika Davis, right, poses with three of her children, from left, Shanara, 3, Matthew, 11, and Lionel Jr., 2, at MLK Park in San Antonio, Thursday, May 30, 2024. Davis said friends and family watched her kids for most of her doctor visits during treatment last year for colon cancer. But she couldn&rsquo;t afford additional childcare, and she didn&rsquo;t know where to look for assistance.

June 8, 2024, 5:48am Business

Tamika Davis couldn’t nap on her couch during cancer treatment. She kept worrying one of her toddlers would wander over and pull out the needle delivering chemotherapy. Read story

Demonstrators advocating for transgender rights and healthcare stand outside of the Ohio Statehouse on Jan. 24, 2024, in Columbus, Ohio. The rights of LGBTQ+ students will be protected by federal law and victims of campus sexual assault will gain new safeguards under rules finalized Friday, April19, 2024, by the Biden administration. Notably absent from Biden&rsquo;s policy, however, is any mention of transgender athletes.

Science alone can’t solve fairness debate on transgender athletes, says expert endocrinologist and UW professor

Demonstrators advocating for transgender rights and healthcare stand outside of the Ohio Statehouse on Jan. 24, 2024, in Columbus, Ohio. The rights of LGBTQ+ students will be protected by federal law and victims of campus sexual assault will gain new safeguards under rules finalized Friday, April19, 2024, by the Biden administration. Notably absent from Biden&rsquo;s policy, however, is any mention of transgender athletes.

June 8, 2024, 5:35am Health

In recent years, debate has gripped society regarding whether it is fair to allow transgender women participate in women’s sports. One University of Washington professor believes an answer to the debate cannot be found in science or simple biology. Read story

Dozens of nurses gather outside PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center while taking part in an informational picket Thursday morning, April 18, 2024. Demonstrators, who said care was not impacted during the event, were fighting for safe staffing and fair wages.

PeaceHealth nurses ratify new contract with Vancouver hospital

Dozens of nurses gather outside PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center while taking part in an informational picket Thursday morning, April 18, 2024. Demonstrators, who said care was not impacted during the event, were fighting for safe staffing and fair wages.

June 7, 2024, 3:50pm Clark County Health

Nurses at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver voted to ratify a new labor contract Thursday evening after 10 hours of voting. Read story

Husband and wife give historic donation to UW School of Nursing

June 7, 2024, 7:48am Health

The University of Washington’s School of Nursing received a $10 million donation from former chemistry professor Larry R. Dalton and his wife, Nicole A. Boand, the school announced last week. Read story

Study finds that a Mediterranean diet generates significant longevity gains in women.

Women who followed this diet lived longer

Study finds that a Mediterranean diet generates significant longevity gains in women.

June 7, 2024, 6:06am Health

One of the best diets for health keeps getting better. Read story