Stories tagged: spokane regional health district
Mon., Oct. 14, 2019
With recent national attention on childhood obesity rates, newly released data for Washington show that 7,100 youth ages 10-17 are obese. The state’s rate for this age group is 11%, …
Thu., Aug. 15, 2019
When Amelia Clark, the new administrator for the Spokane Regional Health District, compares Spokane and her home state of Indiana, the landscape differs, but the problems are similar.
Sun., July 7, 2019
Local health experts warn against using marijuana while pregnant, even as research remains inconclusive
Multiple studies have shown that marijuana use during pregnancy can be linked to low birth weight and cognitive issues during formative years, but that research has been limited by the …
UPDATED: Thu., May 30, 2019
Two students who live off-campus have confirmed cases of the virus, which is making a comeback amid declining vaccination rates. Classes are occurring as scheduled at the school in Cheney, …
UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019
At the end of a shift on a Friday afternoon, Waste Management employees failed to fill up a water truck and didn’t put enough soil over a layer of industrial …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 1, 2019
Families can apply for an exemption on philosophical or religious grounds, but students may be ordered to stay home if the measles virus reaches schools in the districts around Spokane …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019
Spokane’s biggest health concerns similar to World Health Organization’s list for the world, health officer says
When news erupts about global health threats, it might be easy to discount them as distant problems typically found in developing countries. But Spokane health district officer Dr. Bob Lutz …
Sun., Jan. 27, 2019
Teens have become experts on hiding vaping, but health experts are still uncertain of long-term effects
When it comes to vaping, some teens are too smart for their own good. They’ve become experts at hiding their habit, yet are often ignorant about the long-term effects.
Sun., Dec. 30, 2018
For the past three decades, Lynn Everson has greeted society’s outcasts with a cookie, a clean needle and a welcome ear.
Wed., Dec. 26, 2018
In 2017, more than four times the number of people were treated at Spokane hospitals as a result of amphetamine-related conditions compared with 2008, according to the Spokane Regional Health …
Sat., Dec. 15, 2018
Does the government care about your health? How is the state spending your tax dollars? The Spokane Regional Health District needs more funding to keep residents healthy.
Thu., Dec. 13, 2018
Spokane Regional Health District is looking for volunteers to serve on its Food Advisory Committee. Applications must be received by Dec. 31.
Fri., Oct. 12, 2018
Before investigators learned the name of Spokane serial killer Robert Lee Yates Jr., fear gripped the women who worked as prostitutes on East Sprague Avenue.
Sat., Sept. 15, 2018
Almost one in six teens in Spokane County uses e-cigarettes. At the same time, teen use of alcohol and cigarettes has declined dramatically.
Sun., Sept. 2, 2018
Where they stand: Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown give stances on marijuana, opioid addiction treatment and drugs
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers has softened her stance somewhat on the legalization of marijuana, six years after Washington state voters approved the creation of a recreational market for the drug. …
Tue., Aug. 21, 2018
The hazy days of August have become yet another season in Spokane. That time of year when the skyline is sepia-toned, when you wonder if that run is worth the …
Fri., Aug. 17, 2018
The question hung as heavily as the air over Spokane on Thursday: Should I run outside or stay indoors?
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018
The city’s six public swimming pools will be closed while choking conditions persist in Spokane, limiting access to a free relief from potential record-breaking heat. The city’s splash pads will …
Tue., July 31, 2018
The heat is on again today as much of Eastern Washington braces for hot weather flirting with 100 degrees. Some temperature records could fall amid an excessive heat warning that …
Tue., July 24, 2018
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 …
Tue., April 10, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
‘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. …