Month: January 2018

Public health schools say “No way” to tobacco dollars

Tobacco giant Philip Morris says it wants to give up cigarettes. The Marlboro cigarette maker is so serious, it’s putting $1 billion toward research for a smoke-free world. But public health […]

Study: Teens need to catch more ZZZs

More than 70 percent of high school students do not get enough sleep, a new study found. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analyzed the national Youth Risk Behavior Surveys […]

Prosthetics exhibit featured at Portland art school

If you’ve never thought of prosthetics as art, maybe it’s time you should. Next month, the Center for Contemporary Art & Culture at Pacific Northwest College of Art will unveil an […]

Don’t eat laundry pods

Laundry pods are for washing laundry. Not eating. This should go without saying. But, thanks to an internet challenge, teenagers are now biting in to the single-load laundry packets and posting […]

Legacy Salmon Creeks earns four gold stars

Late last month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released its hospital ratings. And, like earlier scoring systems, one Vancouver hospital did really well, while the other did not-so-good. CMS gave […]

CDC: Unsafe sleep practices with babies are common

Nearly two-thirds of mothers reported sharing a bed with their babies – one of several unsafe sleep practices highlighted in a recent federal report. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s […]

Food safety experts: Stay away from lettuce

It may be best to ditch the side salad for a while. Federal health officials are investigating a multistate outbreak of E. coli, prompting food safety experts to advise people to […]

DASH, Mediterranean diets take the cake

New year, new you? If you resolved the drop the pounds in 2018, U.S. News & World Report has the diet list for you. This week, the report released its annual […]

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