Stories tagged: Spokane Regional Health District
Mon., July 11, 2016, 6:05 p.m.
Spokane could shape the federal government’s approach to a more holistic type of public health. The city was one of five included in the U.S. Department of Health and Human …
Mon., July 11, 2016, 5:18 p.m.
Hundreds of Spokane residents came out to Riverfront Park Monday afternoon hoping to catch Pokémon in the wild.
Mon., June 27, 2016, 7 p.m.
Spokane Regional Health District is expanding its Nurse Family Partnership program, which uses evidence-based approaches to improve maternal and early childhood health.
Mon., Feb. 29, 2016, 1:22 p.m.
A woman in her 20s was diagnosed with the Zika virus in Spokane County, health officials said Monday. The Washington resident was infected while she was traveling out of the …
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016, 11:13 a.m.
The Spokane Regional Health District’s board will discuss whether to prohibit the use of vaping devices in indoor public places and work sites when it meets Thursday.
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016, 3:15 p.m.
Flu season is off to a mild start in Spokane County, health officials say. Twelve influenza hospitalizations have been reported since last fall, according to the Spokane Regional Health District. …
Tue., Jan. 19, 2016, 8:01 p.m.
Dr. Joel McCullough’s new job at Providence Health Care is an indirect result of the Affordable Care Act, with some focus on public health a requirement for hospitals to keep …
Mon., Jan. 18, 2016, 3:04 p.m.
Dr. Joel McCullough is leaving the top job at Spokane Regional Health District to work for the Providence Health Care system.
Tue., Jan. 5, 2016, 10:22 p.m.
Students in Spokane Public Schools will need two chickenpox vaccines by the first day of school this fall.
Mon., Dec. 28, 2015, 3:51 p.m.
The Spokane Regional Health District is among a number of Washington counties considering banning vaping in indoor public spaces and workplaces. However, retailers of vaping products want to continue to …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 27, 2015, 5:47 p.m.
The Spokane Regional Health District is considering a ban on vaping indoors.
Wed., Oct. 21, 2015, 8:53 p.m.
Flu season is underway in Spokane County. If you haven’t gotten a flu shot yet, it’s time, experts say.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 14, 2015, 8:26 p.m.
A Spokane County woman in her 50s tested positive for influenza this week, marking the first confirmed local flu case this season.
Mon., Oct. 5, 2015, 1:45 p.m.
The Spokane Regional Health District is encouraging companies to establish tobacco-free campuses or policies that prohibit hiring smokers.
Mon., Oct. 5, 2015, 6:48 a.m.
Volunteers − both medical and nonmedical − needed for local Medical Reserve Corps
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 18, 2015, 3:55 p.m.
Health and wildlife officials are testing for West Nile virus in dead crows that have turned up on streets and lawns in the Millwood area, but say a corvid virus …
Sat., Aug. 22, 2015
Spokane’s air deteriorated on Friday to levels that previously seemed unreachable as satellite images showed smoke pouring into the region from numerous massive fires in Central Washington. By the afternoon, …
Tue., Aug. 18, 2015
An air quality alert issued Monday is expected to remain in effect across a broad swath of the Pacific Northwest until at least Thursday because of wildfire smoke pollution. “Air …
Sat., Aug. 15, 2015
A proposal to require employers to give their workers paid sick leave won’t be considered by city leaders until after they approve city spending for next year – after the …
Tue., July 28, 2015, 10:05 a.m.
At least 42 mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile virus this season in Grant County, an uptick from the 34 positive samples collected during last year’s mosquito season, according …
Tue., July 28, 2015
Reports of kids eating marijuana-infused cookies and candies are on the rise statewide and in Spokane County, where a 4-year-old spent the night in intensive care after eating a product …
Thu., July 9, 2015
A young girl bitten by a rabid bat near Liberty Lake is receiving a series of vaccine injections to prevent rabies. The girl’s mother, who had contact with the bat …
Thu., April 30, 2015
A second person in Spokane County has contracted measles, the Spokane Regional Health District announced Wednesday afternoon. Last week, the first measles case in Spokane County in more than 20 …
UPDATED: Wed., April 29, 2015, 4:57 p.m.
A second person in Spokane County has contracted measles, the Spokane Regional Health District announced this afternoon.
Thu., April 23, 2015
Doctors at Providence Holy Family Hospital’s emergency room didn’t immediately realize they were dealing with a measles case last week, hospital officials confirmed Wednesday evening. The patient went to the …
Wed., April 22, 2015, 8:14 p.m.
Doctors at Providence Holy Family Hospital’s emergency room didn’t immediately realize they were dealing with a measles case last week, hospital officials confirmed Wednesday evening.
UPDATED: Wed., April 22, 2015, 10:22 a.m.
Health leaders are warning the public of the first measles outbreak in Spokane County in more than 20 years. So far, the outbreak is small – just one case, but …
UPDATED: Tue., April 21, 2015, 6:02 p.m.
An adult in Spokane County has tested positive for the measles, the first case of the highly contagious disease in the county in 21 years.
Fri., April 17, 2015
With sunny skies and temperatures in the 60s, rafting the Spokane River could be done in a long-sleeved T-shirt and shorts on Thursday. But water temperatures were another story. The …
Tue., March 31, 2015
Is it better to be in the dark about the sex lives of teenagers? Not if you ask public health experts. But two-thirds of Washington state schools omitted the Healthy …