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Washington state senator slammed for saying nurses ‘play cards’ for ‘considerable amount of the day’

A Washington state senator has drawn the ire of nurses after remarks she made suggesting that nurses in smaller hospitals “probably play cards for a considerable amount of the day.“… The Washington State Nurses Association called Walsh’s remarks “demeaning” CNN. Walsh is being roasted on Twitter #nursesdontplaycards.

Fight over safe injection site in Seattle threatens opioid treatment bill

A last-minute attempt to pull funding from agencies that run safe-injection sites is complicating things in Olympia. Crosscut.

Seattle Storm coach Dan Hughes diagnosed with cancer

Seattle Storm coach Dan Hughes has been diagnosed with an undisclosed form of cancer that was discovered after a recent emergency appendectomy. AP.

Postpartum depression is one of the most common complications of childbirth. Researchers are homing in on risk factors.

….The factors are: education, the number of children a woman has, ability to function at work and at home, and depression severity at four to eight weeks postpartum…. WashingtonPost.

Born In The 1960s? The CDC Says You May Need A Measles Shot Before Traveling

Some adults who received the measles vaccine between 1963 and 1967 may not be protected from the virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)…. If you were vaccinated between 1963 and 1967 but you’re unsure of which version you received, you should try to check your vaccination recordsForbes.