Food safety tips this Earth Day

Each year, an estimated 133 billion pounds of food in the available food supply goes uneaten. A new app by the U.S. Department of Agriculture aims to reduce the food loss, […]

Kindergarten immunization increased statewide, not locally

The state Department of Health announced Wednesday that the statewide kindergarten immunization rate increased by more than 2 percent this school year. The same can’t be said for Clark County. Statewide, 85 […]

WHO report: Diabetes rate doubles worldwide

The diabetes rate worldwide has nearly doubled in the last three decades, according to a new report from the World Health Organization. The rate of adults with diabetes increased from 4.7 […]

Excedrin created a migraine simulator

Migraines are among the things I would never wish on anyone. I’ve had migraines since I was a tween. They’re horrible. They start with bright spots in the corners of my eyes. […]

A new ‘Frankenstein pill’ in Florida

A recovery center in Florida is warning people about a new “Frankenstein” pill that has already led to nine deaths in Pinellas County. Footprints Beachside Recovery Center sent out a news […]

Best, worst states for doctors

The personal finance website WalletHub released its annual ranking of the best and worst states for doctors, and Washington came in about the middle of the pack. Analysts compared the 50 […]

NIH study links caffeine consumption to miscarriage

A new study by the National Institutes of Health links pre-pregnancy caffeine consumption to increased risk of miscarriage. The study also found taking a daily multivitamin before conception and in the […]

TB on the rise in Washington

The number of tuberculosis cases in Washington rose by 7 percent last year, catching the attention of public health officials across the state. In 2015, Washington health officials recorded 208 cases […]

Targeting tobacco

Elected officials across the country seem to be taking aim at tobacco this month. Last week, the California Senate voted to raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products to 21. […]

CDC issues guidelines for opioid prescribing

The number of opioids being prescribed and sold in the U.S. has quadrupled since 1999. In 2013, health care providers wrote 249 million opioid pain medication prescriptions – enough for every […]

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