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“E-DUI” ticketing begins Sunday

“E-DUI” ticketing begins Sunday

Beginning July 23, it will be against the law for Washington drivers to use hand-held electronics while they are driving. This includes all electronic devices—cell phones, tablets, laptops and video games. Tickets for driving while using hand-held electronics will go on your record and be reported to your insurance company.

July 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Health Care Sector Will Lose Nearly 1 Million Jobs; Most Medicaid Expansion States Will See Deeper Economic Losses

Health Care Sector Will Lose Nearly 1 Million Jobs; Most Medicaid Expansion States Will See Deeper Economic Losses

If it becomes law, the draft Better Care Reconcilliation Act proposed by the U.S. Senate could cause an estimated 1.45 million jobs to disappear by 2026 and trigger an economic downturn in all but one state.

July 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
Senate bill would revamp Medicaid, alter ACA guarantees, cut premium support

Senate bill would revamp Medicaid, alter ACA guarantees, cut premium support

The bill would dramatically transform the nation’s Medicaid program, make significant changes to the federal health law’s tax credits that help lower-income people buy insurance and allow states to water down changes to some of the law’s coverage guarantees.

June 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Out of work and looking for insurance? COBRA may be the best bet for now.

Out of work and looking for insurance? COBRA may be the best bet for now.

I just lost my job, and I can either sign up to buy the same coverage through COBRA or go into a marketplace plan. COBRA is really expensive — $800 a month for me — but I’m worried that anything I buy on the marketplace now might disappear or be unaffordable next year. What’s the best way to go?

June 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Two cases of rabies in bats found in Snohomish County

Two cases of rabies in bats found in Snohomish County

Anyone who might have been bitten, scratched or simply sleeping in a room where a bat is later found should contact the Snohomish Health District’s Communicable Disease team at 425.339.5278.

June 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
STD treatment for two? Approach yields more cures at lower cost, study finds

STD treatment for two? Approach yields more cures at lower cost, study finds

States that allow doctors to treat a patient’s sexual partner without an in-person visit may find more success lowering rates of sexually transmitted diseases.

June 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
Esophageal cancer rates are rocketing – here’s what you need to know about the disease

Esophageal cancer rates are rocketing – here’s what you need to know about the disease

Oesophageal cancer is an aggressive disease with one of the worst survival rates of all cancers. Early diagnosis and treatment is critical as it can significantly improve survival odds. Unfortunately, many people don’t recognise the symptoms. Heartburn, hoarseness and difficulty swallowing are often dismissed by patients as “nothing serious”.

June 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
Beware of snake bites, warns Washington Poison Center

Beware of snake bites, warns Washington Poison Center

While the vast majority of snakes found in Washington are harmless, the Western rattlesnake is capable of delivering a venomous bite. These species are typically limited to regions east of the Cascade Mountains, but may cross over to other regions.

May 31, 2017 | By | Reply More
Prosecutors race to keep notorious ‘Angel-of-Death’ behind bars

Prosecutors race to keep notorious ‘Angel-of-Death’ behind bars

Three decades ago, a young nurse named Genene Jones made international headlines as the suspected serial killer of more than a dozen infants in the pediatric intensive care unit at San Antonio’s charity hospital.

May 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
House repeal bill compared with Obamacare – Washington Post video

House repeal bill compared with Obamacare – Washington Post video

ACA vs. AHCA: How the Republican plan stacks up against Obamacare – A video from the Washington Post

May 24, 2017 | By | Reply More