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UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 10:30 p.m.

Blood tests may have significantly underestimated lead levels, FDA and CDC warn

Federal officials are warning that some blood tests may have “significantly” underestimated lead levels, and they are urging the retesting of some children, as well as pregnant and breast-feeding women.

Ask Doctor K: Abnormal blood test not always cause for worry

DEAR DOCTOR K: Last week I received the results of some recent blood work. A few of my values fell just outside the normal range. My doctor says it’s fine, …

Spokane County hospitals were worst in state for sending newborn blood samples on time

Two hospitals in Spokane County had the worst record last year in Washington for sending newborn screening samples on time to the state’s specialized lab. At Valley Hospital, more than …

Simple blood test saves lives

Dear Dr. Gott: Awhile ago, you printed a letter from a 62-year-old woman who was likely suffering from menopause. Your answers were not complete in that you (and all other …