Stories tagged: Department of Health
Sat., Dec. 9, 2017, 6 a.m.
Spokane Regional Health District could teach Department of Health how to deal with marijuana and pregnancy
Initiative 502, which legalized marijuana in 2012, requires the state to support education programs with “medically and scientifically accurate information about the health and safety risks posed by marijuana use.” …
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 4:57 p.m.
Spokane nursing assistant, the victim of a brutal assault, now faces drug and exploitation charges
In early October, a 46-year-old nursing assistant was found brutally beaten outside a burning trailer in north Spokane. Now she faces charges of using methamphetamine and financially exploiting a patient …
Tue., Sept. 13, 2016, 3:47 p.m.
Health officials allege Spokane dentist on drugs while operating on patient
A Spokane dentist’s license has been suspended after he was allegedly discovered to be under the influence of an anesthetic of while operating on a patient.
Fri., March 25, 2016, 12:10 p.m.
Third Zika case in Kentucky confirmed in pregnant woman
The Kentucky Department of Health says it has confirmed the state’s third case of the Zika virus in a pregnant woman.
Sun., March 20, 2016, 4 a.m.
Spokane lab finds pesticides in many marijuana products
Gordon Fagras said the findings produced by his chemical laboratory, which looks for hyper-specific contaminants on the state’s marijuana crop, will add value to the product. The state doesn’t require …
Mon., Jan. 11, 2016, 6:58 p.m.
Spokane oncologist facing charge he lied about certification
Rajeev Rajendra was hired in summer 2013 at Medical Oncology Associates in Spokane. He was required to achieve certification in oncology and told his employer he did, but those claims …
Thu., Aug. 6, 2015
Company cancels 1,000-foot waterslide’s appearance in Spokane
Plans to set up a 1,000-foot waterslide that would have cooled thrill-seekers near Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena this weekend were scuttled because of safety concerns. City officials confirmed Slide the …
Wed., Aug. 5, 2015, 7:31 p.m.
After consumer complaints and safety concerns, ‘Slide the City’ cancels Spokane event
Plans to set up a 1,000-foot waterslide that would have cooled thrill-seekers near Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena this weekend were scuttled because of safety concerns.
Fri., March 7, 2014, 12:25 p.m.
Nurse assistant suspended for threats against elderly
State health officials have indefinitely suspended the license of a Spokane nursing assistant struggling with mental illness who had thoughts of killing elderly patients in her care.
Sat., March 1, 2014
Pharmacists denied service to embattled Rosalia nurse
A Rosalia nurse practitioner who was stripped of her license last week by the state complained to Spokane pharmacists last summer after some stopped filling her prescriptions for painkillers. “It …
Sun., April 14, 2013
Colville’s Selecky set to retire as state’s secretary of health
Mary Selecky’s twice-monthly round-trip drives across the state, Olympia to her home near Colville and back, took seven hours each way, which she took as an opportunity to appreciate the …
Wed., Jan. 4, 2012
In radon hot spot, testing is key
Living in a newer home in Eastern Washington does not eliminate the risk of having elevated radon levels, even though building construction codes have required radon mitigation for nearly 20 …
Mon., Oct. 3, 2011, 10:50 a.m.
Washington permanently bans ‘bath salts’
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The state Pharmacy Board has filed a rule permanently banning so-called “bath salts” that are used as drugs to mimic the effects of cocaine, LSD, ecstasy, …
Thu., Feb. 10, 2011
Clark: And please remember to wash your hands after
Everyone, sing along to that beloved classic, “Little Brown Jug:” “Wiping is the thing to do, when you do the No. 2.”
Tue., Feb. 8, 2011
‘WashYourHandsington’ poster draws mockery, attention
OLYMPIA – The state Department of Health has a message for flu season: WashYourHandsington. The agency’s campaign reminding people to wash up, cover their coughs and get a flu shot …
Thu., Nov. 4, 2010, 11:06 a.m.
Lots of Isabellas, Alexanders in class of 2027
Isabella was the most popular baby name for a girl born in Washington last year, while Isabel was the least popular (at least, among the 100 names listed), according to …
Tue., May 18, 2010
Sacred Heart growth OK’d
Washington state hospital regulators have approved a $54 million expansion plan for Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center. The decision allows the addition of 75 patient beds. When the expansion is …
Mon., May 17, 2010, 7:42 p.m.
Sacred Heart expansion OK’d
Washington state hospital regulators have approved a $54 million expansion plan for Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center. The decision allows the addition of 75 patient beds.