Stories tagged: Washington State Department of Health
Tue., July 24, 2018, 6 a.m.
With temperatures expected to remain in the mid to upper 90s this week, local and state health officials are recommending people to stay in an air conditioned area during peak …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 10:06 p.m.
The Washington state Department of Health on Thursday announced a new rule that allows individuals to change their sex designation on their birth certificate.
UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 7:33 p.m.
A woman charged with controlled substance homicide and promoting a suicide attempt in connection to her adult daughter’s death has had all charges against her dropped.
Sat., Feb. 22, 2014
State health officials suspended a Rosalia nurse practitioner’s license after three of her patients died from taking prescribed painkillers. In some cases, the prescriptions written by Susan Bowen-Small exceeded 15 …
Thu., Jan. 24, 2013
The number of prescription drug overdose deaths in Spokane County has plummeted over the past three years. The number of such deaths in the county has dropped 40 percent, comparing …
Fri., Sept. 28, 2012
Disease investigators have sent a brain tissue sample of a deceased 32-year-old Spokane woman to a national research lab to be tested for Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, an incurable condition that has …
Tue., Sept. 18, 2012
A Spokane dermatologist has wrung a $600,000 apology from state health officials who went public with outrageous charges of drug abuse and medical fraud based on a bogus tip from …
Sun., Nov. 27, 2011
North Idaho and Eastern Washington share a grim distinction: Both have far higher rates of parents choosing not to immunize their children against childhood disease than either Idaho or Washington …
Sun., Nov. 28, 2010
Spokane hospitals have given away $53.3 million worth of medical care to the poor during the first nine months of this year as job losses and wage and benefit cuts …
Fri., March 26, 2010
The Washington State Department of Health will use a $97,000 federal grant to investigate the use of potentially deadly folk remedies.
Wed., March 17, 2010, 7:21 p.m.
Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center may add 75 new patient beds after reaching a proposed settlement with state health officials.