Month: October 2017

Poison center offers Halloween safety tips

Halloween is almost here and the friendly folks at Washington Poison Center want to ensure everyone has a safe holiday (that doesn’t require a call to their hotline). To that end, […]

Clark County Public Health gets published in CDC journal

Clark County Public Health had its work identifying a foodborne illness outbreak at a local restaurant recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The local work was highlighted as […]

Poll: Most expect insurance premium increases

With so much uncertainty in the health care world, the majority of people agree on one thing: premiums will go up. A new Kaiser Health Tracking Poll found that the majority […]

Google wants you to walk for cupcakes

Ever wonder how many calories you’d burn if you walked to your favorite coffee shop rather than drive – and what the calorie equivalent is in mini cupcakes? No? Well, that’s […]

Study: Wealthy new moms drive anti-vaxxer sentiment

New moms living in affluent areas are leading the anti-vaccination charge on Twitter, new research shows. Researchers at the University of Alabama analyzed nearly 500,000 tweets over a five-year period that […]

STD rates on the rise across state

The state Department of Health released its 2016 sexually transmitted diseases data this week, and the numbers aren’t good. STD rates are on the rise across the state. And while Clark […]

Overweight, obesity linked to increased risk of 13 cancers

Overweight and obesity are associated with an increased risk of 13 types of cancer, accounting for about 40 percent of all U.S. cancer diagnoses. A new Vital Signs report by the […]

Keep your love out of my granola

A Massachusetts bakery learned this week that nobody wants its love in their granola. Or, more precisely, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration doesn’t want it. The FDA sent a letter […]

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