Stories tagged: health
Wed., June 28, 2017, 9:19 a.m.
Michigan sues Flint after council refuses to OK water deal
The state of Michigan sued Flint Wednesday, alleging that the city council’s refusal to approve a broadly backed deal to buy water long term from a Detroit-area system is endangering …
Wed., June 28, 2017, 6:35 a.m.
Medicaid mission creep threatens GOP’s ‘Obamacare’ repeal
Somewhere along the way, the Republican crusade to repeal “Obamacare” also turned into an effort to limit the future growth of Medicaid. That bit of mission creep is complicating prospects …
UPDATED: Wed., June 28, 2017, 6:29 a.m.
Elizabeth Warren: ‘The next step is single-payer’ health care plan
Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Tuesday that opposing the Republican health care bill wasn’t enough, and the Democratic Party should start running on a new national single-payer plan.
Tue., June 27, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
New Oregon law will screen patients for suicide risk before release
Hospitals in Oregon will no longer be able to release patients who come into the emergency room in mental health crisis without first taking steps to prevent suicide and find …
UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017, 12:05 p.m.
EPA chief met with Dow CEO before deciding on pesticide ban
The Trump administration’s top environmental official met privately with the chief executive of Dow Chemical shortly before reversing his agency’s push to ban a widely used pesticide after health studies …
Tue., June 27, 2017, 11:31 a.m.
Officials removing radioactive waste from Idaho facility
Work has begun to remove 5,700 cubic yards of radioactive waste from an eastern Idaho federal nuclear facility, officials said.
UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017, 7:56 p.m.
Senate GOP shelves health bill, imperils ‘Obamacare’ repeal
In a bruising setback, Senate Republican leaders are delaying a vote on their prized health care bill until after the July 4 recess, forced to retreat by a GOP rebellion …
Tue., June 27, 2017, 9:45 a.m.
Mike Lee 5th GOP senator against starting health bill debate
Utah’s Mike Lee became the fifth Republican senator Tuesday to oppose even beginning debate on the GOP’s foundering health care bill, tossing another hurdle in the path of party leaders …
Tue., June 27, 2017, 8:33 a.m.
Hantavirus case reported in Skagit County
A Skagit County resident has contracted hantavirus, according to Skagit County Public Health on Monday.
UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017, 10:41 a.m.
Senate Republicans scramble to keep alive plans to overhaul Obamacare
Senate Republican leaders scrambled Tuesday to keep alive their plans to overhaul the 2010 Affordable Care Act as a growing number of senators expressed doubts about the measure following the …
Tue., June 27, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
10 things you should ask your doctor on your next visit
Armed with the right questions before you sit on the exam table, you, too, can become an empowered patient ready to make informed decisions about your health.
Mon., June 26, 2017, 4 p.m.
House Call: Ways to alleviate airborne allergies
Even if you don’t normally suffer from allergies in the springtime or summer, you may have experienced some allergic symptoms this year with the extremely high pollen counts we have …
UPDATED: Mon., June 26, 2017, 6:25 p.m.
Budget office: Senate health bill adds 22 million uninsured
The Senate Republican health care bill would leave 22 million more Americans uninsured in 2026 than under President Barack Obama’s health care law, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Monday, complicating …
Mon., June 26, 2017, 11:56 a.m.
Canada nurse gets life for killing 8 people in her care
A judge has sentenced a former nurse to life behind bars for killing eight elderly people in her care.
UPDATED: Mon., June 26, 2017, 11:56 a.m.
GOP leaders add penalty for lapsed coverage to health bill
Republican leaders added a penalty for people who’ve let their insurance lapse Monday as party leaders prepared to begin pushing the health care measure through the Senate, despite a rebellion …
UPDATED: Mon., June 26, 2017, 2:36 p.m.
Klickitat County finally gets two insurance companies to sell health care plans
Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler says that two insurers have agreed to offer plans next year in Klickitat County.
Fri., June 23, 2017, 3:40 p.m.
Nevada’s on-again, off-again marijuana sales back on
Nevada’s marijuana regulators may have found a way around a judge’s order that threatens to block the state’s first recreational pot sales scheduled to begin next month.
Fri., June 23, 2017, 12:17 p.m.
Governors wary of Medicaid cost shift in Senate health bill
Governors in several states that opted to expand Medicaid under former President Barack Obama’s health care law are wary of the Senate Republican plan to end the added federal funding …
Fri., June 23, 2017, 10:51 a.m.
Mosquito traps in Canyon, Payette counties test positive for West Nile
Mosquito traps in Canyon and Payette counties tested positive for West Nile virus this week.
Fri., June 23, 2017, 5:40 a.m.
Insurance study ties legal pot to boost in car crash claims
A recent insurance study links increased car crash claims to legalized recreational marijuana.
Thu., June 22, 2017, 2:51 p.m.
How the GOP would cut billions more from Medicaid with a single letter
With a small tweak to a relatively obscure part of the Republican health-care bill, GOP senators would make deep, permanent cuts to a low-income insurance program that covers tens of …
UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 9:14 p.m.
Senate GOP unveils ‘Obamacare’ overhaul, but not all aboard
Senate Republicans would cut Medicaid, end penalties for people not buying insurance and erase a raft of tax increases as part of their long-awaited plan to scuttle President Barack Obama’s …
Tue., June 20, 2017, 6 p.m.
Dr. Zorba Paster: Take action to prevent choking
We’re used to making sure children don’t get popcorn or peanuts if they’re under age 4, but too many parents aren’t educated as to the danger of grapes.
Tue., June 20, 2017, 12:46 p.m.
GOP’s health care rollback collides with the opioid epidemic
The Republican campaign to roll back former President Barack Obama’s heath care law is colliding with the opioid epidemic.
UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 3:08 p.m.
Despite secrecy, McConnell says GOP getting ready for Senate health care vote
Senate Republicans steered toward a potential showdown vote on their long-awaited health care bill next week, despite indications that they’ve yet to solidify the 50 GOP votes they’ll need to …
Mon., June 19, 2017, 5 p.m.
Fidget spinners, a fun and therapeutic tool? Or, a distracting toy?
Fidget spinners: A fun and therapeutic tool? Or, a distracting toy?
UPDATED: Mon., June 19, 2017, 2:14 p.m.
Health insurers propose average 22.3% rate increase in Washington
State officials say that health insurers have proposed rate changes for next year that have an average increase of about 22.3 percent.
Fri., June 16, 2017, 6:19 a.m.
No longer the hot new thing? Teen vaping falls, study says
Teen vaping, which has been skyrocketing, fell dramatically last year in the United States.
UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017, 10:23 p.m.
More Hanford nuclear mishaps likely, official says
Future accidental radiation releases at the largest U.S. site of waste from nuclear weapons production are likely following back-to-back emergency evacuations of workers in May and June because aging infrastructure …
UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017, 6:45 p.m.
Student freed by North Korea has severe brain damage
An American college student who emerged from prison in North Korea in a coma has severe brain damage, but doctors do not know what caused it, a medical team treating …