Month: October 2016

Stay safe this Halloween

Halloween is often filled with more treats than tricks, and health officials are offering up tips to ensure it stays that way. Here are some tips, courtesy of Oregon Health & […]

Pediatricians offer new advice to prevent SIDS

Infants should sleep in the same room as their parents – but not in the same bed – for at least the first six months to decrease the risk of […]

CDC changes HPV vaccine recommendations

Good news for tweens who don’t like shots (which, who does?): The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says young adolescents need one less dose of the HPV vaccine. The CDC […]

Bloodworks Northwest says Red Cross not complying with Zika testing mandate

Bloodworks Northwest, which supplies blood and blood products to both Vancouver hospitals, issued a statement Monday saying the organization will fully comply with requirements for Zika testing on blood donations […]

Can’t reach 10,000 steps? Don’t despair!

Do you often fall short of your 10,000 steps a day goal? Well, turns out, it may not be a big deal. Researchers at Oregon State University say fewer steps – […]

Potent synthetic opioid hits illicit drug market

A new drug 10,000 times more potent than morphine and strong enough to incapacitate an elephant with just a small dose is appearing in the illicit drug market across the […]

Poll: Many are taking precautions to avoid Zika

Most people living in the South are taking action to keep mosquitoes away from their homes, according to a new poll. The Kaiser Family Foundation health tracking poll found that 57 […]

FDA warns against use of teething tablets

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning parents that popular homeopathic teething tablets and gels may be harmful to infants and children. The FDA is analyzing adverse events reported after […]

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