Month: March 2017

More Clark County restaurants offering healthier options

Dining out in Clark County is getting healthier. Clark County Public Health is recognizing three more local eateries as Healthy Neighborhood Restaurants. Restaurants earn the distinction by meeting specific criteria for […]

Clark County health rankings better than most in state

Clark County ranks No. 14 in health outcomes and No. 12 in health factors out of 39 counties in Washington. San Juan and King counties ranked No. 1 and 2, respectively, […]

Bills on breast reconstruction moving forward

Earlier this month, the state Senate unanimously passed a bill aimed at ensuring breast cancer survivors know their reconstruction rights. The bill, Senate Bill 5481, would require the state Department of […]

Northwest metro areas at bottom of “fattest cities” list

A new analysis of the 100 most populated U.S. metro areas ranked the Portland-Vancouver area as the 99th fattest, followed by the Seattle-Tacoma area. The fattest city, according to the WalletHub […]

Medicaid expansion impact in Washington

With the Affordable Care Act’s days appearing limited, Washington elected leaders and health officials are working to highlight the impact of Obamacare in the state. The state insurance commissioner has a […]

Getting active with Pokémon Go

The Pokémon Go craze that swept the country last summer did have positive health impacts for participants, particularly among young adults who are overweight or obese, according to a new […]

The Dirty Dozen: Produce and pesticides

If you want to reduce your pesticide exposure, it’s best to stay away from strawberries. The berries once again top the Environmental Working Group’s Dirty Dozen list. The nonprofit environmental research […]

Reaction to ACA repeal is swift

House Republicans on Monday released their plan for repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act. The proposal, the American Health Care Act, would keep some pieces of the ACA in place, […]

Nips and tucks: Top plastic surgery procedures of 2016

More than 17 million surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures were performed in the U.S. last year – a 3 percent growth over 2015, according to the latest stats from […]

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