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Obesity drug used in Mounjaro and Zepbound may help treat …

WEBA popular obesity drug may help treat a dangerous disorder in which people struggle to breathe while they sleep, a new study finds. Tirzepatide, the medication in …

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PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center’s new emergency …

WEBCommunity hub. On the second floor of the emergency department, a new concept called the Community Health Hub will provide patients with additional resources …

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Colombian family’s genes offer new clue to delaying onset of …

WEBWASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists studying a family plagued by early-in-life Alzheimer’s found some carry a genetic oddity that delays their initial symptoms by five …

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Could WA’s health ‘hub’ model treating opioid addiction go …

WEBImagine if anyone with an opioid addiction could walk into a local treatment center and receive medication for their addiction, primary care, emotional counseling …

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PeaceHealth nurses ratify new contract with Vancouver hospital

WEBNurses at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver voted to ratify a new labor contract Thursday evening after 10 hours of voting. The 1,465 nurses …

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In Our View: Providence drifts far from organization’s mission

WEBAs a recent settlement with the state of Washington demonstrates, the organization has drifted far from that mission. Providence Health & Services, which is …

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‘People are just much more willing to fight’: More health care …

WEBThe growing sector is evolving and consolidating, which raises concerns among health care workers. Longview resident Meagan Hollis, 29, felt like she was …

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WSU medical school raises homegrown doctors east of Cascades

WEBThis spring, 80 doctors will graduate from Washington State University’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine in Spokane, the medical school’s fourth class since it …

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Up to $100M coming for psychiatric patient housing

WEBUp to $100 million could soon be poured into building housing for patients recently released from Washington’s state psychiatric hospitals, with the hope that …

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Private equity moves into care in Northwest: Investment firms …

WEBThe study did not assess the impact private equity acquisitions have on cost or quality of care. But a 2022 study published by JAMA Health Forum found after a …

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OHSU to acquire Legacy Health in merger; combined entity will …

WEBThe two systems combined will have more than 32,000 employees and more than 100 locations, including 10 hospitals. The merger will make the new …

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At least 6 heat-related deaths in metro Phoenix so far this year

WEBPHOENIX — At least six people have died from heat-related causes this year so far in sizzling metro Phoenix, where the temperatures this week hit 115 degrees, …

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CDC issues heat protection guidelines ahead of summer travel …

WEBThe keys from the CDC include staying cool, remaining hydrated and knowing the symptoms. “Heat can impact our health, but heat-related illness and death …

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Migrants rally at WA Capitol for health care, unemployment benefits

WEBBeginning July 1, Washington will expand its Medicaid program, known as Apple Health, to cover eligible adults regardless of their immigration status. About 8,000 …

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Program aims to help college-bound

WEBAnother said mental wellness meant “the ability to take care of, and improve, your mental health, and being aware of some steps you can take to do that.”

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Washington nurses union files unfair labor practice charge against

WEBThe Washington State Nurses Association has filed an unfair labor practice charge against PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center on behalf of the 1,465 nurses …

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Clark County health inspections, May 20-25

WEBClark County health inspections, May 20-25. The Columbian. Published: May 31, 2024, 5:00am. Share: For more information, call Clark County Public Health at …

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Clark County Jail to bill Medicaid for medications for alcohol and

WEBThe Clark County Jail will be able to bill Medicaid for specific inmate services for the first time starting in July 2025. The Washington State Health Care …

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Metamorphosis in mâché: Beauty and diversity of Southwest …

WEBNews / Life / Clark County Life Metamorphosis in mâché: Beauty and diversity of Southwest Washington butterflies sets fans’ hearts aflutter 'Butterflies are …

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Major power outage hits Balkan region as countries swelter in …

WEBPODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — A major hourslong power outage hit much of the Balkans on Friday as the southern European region sweltered in an early heat wave …

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Major retailers are offering summer deals to entice inflation-weary

WEBFILE - Cashiers process purchases at a Walmart Supercenter in North Bergen, N.J., on Feb. 9, 2023. Retailers, including Walmart and Target, are stepping up …

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Israeli strikes on tent camps near Rafah kill at least 25 and wound …

WEBDEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli forces shelled tent camps for displaced Palestinians outside Gaza's southern city of Rafah on Friday, killing at least 25 …

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Top Stories: Concert hall plans; VSAA limits cellphones in class

WEBRidgefield resident Jason T. Gromlovits, 42, was driving north on I-205, just south of Mill Plain Boulevard, around 5 a.m. when his motorcycle left the roadway and …

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Average long-term US mortgage rate falls again, easing to lowest …

WEBLOS ANGELES (AP) — Home loan borrowing costs eased again this week as the average rate on a 30-year mortgage declined to its lowest level since early April. The …

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