Stories tagged: Spokane Regional Health District
Tue., April 10, 2018, 5 a.m.
Officials are working to make Spokane safer. Multiple lanes of traffic and too few crosswalks leave the city third in the rate of pedestrians getting hit by cars.
Mon., April 2, 2018
Sixty-three people in the county were hospitalized for flu B in March after a decline in February hospitalizations, according to the Spokane Regional Health District.
Thu., March 22, 2018, 6 a.m.
Gene Aikens is at the forefront of an anti-smoking campaign that has a focus highlighting how blacks were targeted with the marketing of menthol cigarrettes by big tobacco.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 2, 2018, 10:28 p.m.
This year’s flu season is shaping up to be one of the deadliest in recent memory, causing concern among health officials in Washington and Idaho.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 14, 2017, 10:50 a.m.
The Spokane Regional Health District board has thrown its weight behind a three-year-old campaign to raise the state’s tobacco age limit to 21.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 5:04 p.m.
A number of Stevens County towns are in the middle of a norovirus outbreak, the Northeast Tri-County Health District said Saturday.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 9:05 p.m.
Some agencies and departments that receive funding from Spokane County avoided steep cuts in 2018. The Spokane County Regional Health District isn’t one of them.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 9:43 p.m.
A Spokane County man died of the flu this week, marking the first Eastern Washington death from the virus this season.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 10:56 p.m.
‘Black Lives/Black Lungs’ documentary reveals deadly impact of targeted menthol cigarette advertising
Health officials and community activists gathered Monday evening at Spokane’s Morning Star Baptist Church for a talk with filmmaker Lincoln Mondy and a screening of his short documentary, “Black Lives/Black …
Sat., Oct. 28, 2017
Headlines on the dangers of high-powered opioids are all over the news this week, with scary stories of people who started with a legal prescription and ended seeking illegal heroin. …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 4:08 p.m.
Campaign mailer funded largely by firefighters union exaggerates Spokane City Council candidate’s restaurant inspection record
The Spokane Regional Health District said in a statement Monday it did not participate in the creation of political communications charging City Council candidate Matthew Howes with ignoring health code …
Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 12:41 p.m.
The Spokane Regional Health District will offer free vaccinations at several locations on the North Side next week.
Fri., Oct. 6, 2017
Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart has called out other local leaders to join him in a challenge to quit smoking, including state Rep. Timm Ormsby (D-Spokane) and Spokane City …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 10:31 a.m.
According to a Spokane Regional Health District report, nearly half of Spokane’s youth experienced at least one violence-related incident in the past year, and 25 percent of adolescents reported being …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 11:10 p.m.
Two men are believed to have contracted West Nile virus in Spokane County. The Spokane Regional Health District said they are the first people to acquire the mosquito-borne infection in …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 5:25 p.m.
The wildfire smoke blanketing Spokane is expected to linger – and perhaps worsen – through Wednesday as health officials warned residents to seek refuge inside during the waning days of …
Fri., Sept. 1, 2017
Health experts recommend children get at least an hour of physical activity per day. Walking to and from school provides a nice aerobic workout.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 11:04 a.m.
The Spokane Regional Health District confirmed West Nile virus is present in local mosquitoes Tuesday, and said five horses in the county have been sickened.
UPDATED: Fri., July 7, 2017, 9:57 a.m.
A Spokane man in his 50s has died from complications related to hantavirus, a rare respiratory illness usually spread through mice droppings.
UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 10:11 p.m.
Dr. Bob Lutz of Spokane has been selected as the new health officer at the Spokane Regional Health District.
UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 11:53 a.m.
An outbreak of biting black flies has spread to pockets across the Inland Northwest, bringing misery in the form of itchy bleeding bite wounds and allergic reactions
UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 11:49 a.m.
The Spokane AIDS Network, which began as a grassroots mutual aid project among gay men in 1987, closed its doors in March, shifting all clients to the Spokane Regional Health …
UPDATED: Thu., March 23, 2017, 10:43 p.m.
The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office and Office of Emergency Management are warning residents of the potential danger in drinking well water after a flood.
Sun., March 19, 2017
Treatment, facilities, equipment and workers represent a mountain of health care cash. Meanwhile, disease prevention is an eroding foothill.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 10:15 a.m.
Even the most optimistic foodie would have trouble calling Spokane a food destination. That’s not to say we don’t have great restaurants, but for someone accustomed to the dizzying array …
Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 5:51 a.m.
Spokane County has eliminated two of the biggest barriers for people seeking treatment for heroin and opiate addiction.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 10:39 p.m.
Health officials have confirmed 152 mumps cases in Spokane County, prompting another free vaccination clinic.
Tue., Jan. 24, 2017, 2:59 p.m.
Health officials said Tuesday that 22 patrons of the House of Charity have been evaluated for intestinal symptoms, with some testing positive for norovirus. But the downtown homeless shelter appears …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 24, 2017, 3:31 p.m.
An additional 129 Spokane Public School students have been excluded from five schools following additional new cases of mumps.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 8:10 p.m.
Norovirus is suspected of sickening a dozen people at the House of Charity, sparking concerns that a second wave of the vomit-inducing illness is sweeping through the downtown homeless shelter.