Month: July 2015

More Washington boys getting HPV vaccine

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that the number of teens getting the human papillomavirus vaccine increased slightly but that many adolescents are still not […]

Study: Docs don’t provide new moms with infant care advice

After delivering baby, many new mothers are sent home without receiving infant care advice from their physicians. A new study funded by the National Institutes of Health found that many new […]

Poor oral health tied to school absences

Dental problems caused more than 30 percent of students to miss time in the classroom, according to a new survey. Delta Dental conducted a survey of parents across the country; 31 […]

Find your personal calorie number

Ever wonder how many calories you should be eating in order to maintain your weight or drop a few pounds? The folks at the National Institutes of Health have you covered. […]

The pill without a prescription

Two states will soon allow women to get birth control pills without a physician’s prescription. California and Oregon has passed laws that will allow women to get hormonal contraceptives directly from […]

Healthy Washington cities, unhealthy Clark County

When it comes to the healthiest cities in Washington, Clark County is on the outside looking in. NerdWallet, a personal finance website, analyzed data from the Census Bureau, OpenStreetMap, Medicare and […]

ACA requirement saves women money

Women saved hundreds of dollars in the first year after the Affordable Care Act required insurers to cover prescription contraceptives. The health law required the coverage of most forms of prescription […]

Most adults favor raising smoking age

The majority of smokers and nonsmokers in a recent survey agree: the smoking age should be raised. According to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention article, 75 percent of American […]

10,500 fireworks-related injuries in 2014

An average of seven people die each year from fireworks-related injuries. From 2000 to 2014, the U.S. recorded 106 fireworks-related deaths – that includes at least 11 deaths last year, according […]

Most Americans know little, nothing about King v. Burwell

More than 60 percent of Americans said they know only a little or nothing at all about the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that federal subsidies for health coverage are legal. The […]

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