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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
Zika virus spread undetected for many months, NIH-supported study finds

Zika virus spread undetected for many months, NIH-supported study finds

Genetic analysis of samples collected as the Zika virus (ZIKV) spread throughout the Americas after its introduction in 2013 or 2014 has shown that the virus circulated undetected for up to a year in some regions before it came to the attention of public health authorities.

May 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Treating colon cancer that has spread to the liver

Treating colon cancer that has spread to the liver

One of the organs that colon cancer commonly metastasizes to is the liver. In recent years, researchers have developed new ways to treat metastatic colon cancer in the liver, taking advantage of this organs unusual property — the ability to regenerate.

May 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Three ways the GOP health bill might change health care – Washington Post video

Three ways the GOP health bill might change health care – Washington Post video

May 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
Reichert will not support GOP ‘repeal and replace’ bill

Reichert will not support GOP ‘repeal and replace’ bill

Congressman Dave Reichert, a Republican representing Washington state’s 8th congressional district, said today he could not support the American Health Care Act, the GOP’s bill to ‘repeal and replace’ the Affordable Care Act that is slated to be voted on in the House of Representatives today.

May 4, 2017 | By | Reply More