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Seattle suburb told to boil water for E. coli

Seattle suburb told to boil water for E. coliResidents of the wealthy Seattle suburb of Mercer Island are being told to boil their tap water before drinking because tests have found E. coli in the city's water.
  • Local
  • 1 day, 13 hours ago
Health

Pink house in NE Portland honors breast cancer victims

Pink house in NE Portland honors breast cancer victimsLooking at a house in Northeast Portland might bring the song by John Cougar Mellancamp to mind.
  • Health
  • 2 days, 11 hours ago
Local

USDA: GMO wheat in Ore. was isolated incident

USDA: GMO wheat in Ore. was isolated incidentUnregulated genetically modified wheat has popped up in Montana, the Agriculture Department said as its final report regarding GMO wheat found in Oregon came out Friday.
  • Local
  • 3 days, 9 hours ago
Health

Foster Farms recalls 40K lbs. of chicken breast strips

Foster Farms recalls 40K lbs. of chicken breast stripsThe U.S. Department of Agriculture says Foster Farms is recalling approximately 39,747 pounds of frozen pre-cooked chicken products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.
  • Health
  • 3 days, 14 hours ago
Vancouver

UW cell phone app to detect Jaundice in newborns

UW cell phone app to detect Jaundice in newbornsResearchers at the University of Washington are putting the science behind the Jaundice app known as the BiliCam.
  • Vancouver
  • 6 days, 11 hours ago
Health

Toxic algae advisory for Cullaby Lake near Astoria

Toxic algae advisory for Cullaby Lake near AstoriaThe Oregon Health Authority is advising people to avoid drinking water from Cullaby Lake south of Astoria because of toxins produced by blue-green algae.
  • Health
  • 6 days, 14 hours ago
Southern Oregon

Skin infection MRSA reported at Myrtle Point school

Skin infection MRSA reported at Myrtle Point schoolAuthorities are taking extra care to wipe down the weight room, showers and locker rooms at the Myrtle Point Junior-Senior High School where at least two students have contracted a skin infection known as MRSA.
  • Southern Oregon
  • 6 days, 14 hours ago
Animals

Dogs sickened by algae toxins in Willamette River

Dogs sickened by algae toxins in Willamette RiverState health officials issued a warning last week about toxic blue-green algae in the Willamette River that can make people and animals sick.
  • Animals
  • 1 week ago
North Coast

High toxin levels found in Clatsop County lake

High toxin levels found in Clatsop County lakeThe Oregon Health Authority issued a health advisory Monday due to high levels of blue-green algae in Cullaby Lake.
  • North Coast
  • 1 week ago
Homepage

Woman smashes car window to rescue baby

Woman smashes car window to rescue babyWhen Angela Radtke saw a baby locked in a hot, parked car in a store parking lot, she didn't hesitate to take action.
  • Homepage
  • 1 week ago
Health

Severe respiratory virus spreads to Northwest

Severe respiratory virus spreads to NorthwestTwo Washington children have tested positive for a severe respiratory illness that has quickly spread across the United States.
  • Health
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Health

Portland Triathlon now duathlon due to Willamette algae

Portland Triathlon now duathlon due to Willamette algaeSwimmers who have spent months training for the upcoming Portland Triathlon won't get to test their mettle in the waters of the Willamette this Sunday.
  • Health
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Health

Algae in Willamette could be deadly to pets

Algae in Willamette could be deadly to petsFor the third day in a row, the Oregon Health Authority is warning everyone to stay out of the Willamette River in the area of downtown Portland -- and that especially goes for pets.
  • Health
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Local

Study: 95 percent of Oregonians now insured

Study: 95 percent of Oregonians now insuredA new study shows 95 percent of Oregonians now have health insurance coverage, largely thanks to the state's expansion of Medicaid to many previously ineligible low-income adults.
  • Local
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Central Coast

Roadhouse 18 restaurant not source of E. coli infection

Roadhouse 18 restaurant not source of E. coli infectionThe Roadhouse 18 restaurant in Otis was not the source of an E. coli outbreak that killed one child and sickened another, Lincoln County officials confirmed.
  • Central Coast
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Local

City leaders ban body odor in small Wash. town

City leaders ban body odor in small Wash. townCity leaders the small Washington town of Burien have taken it upon themselves to crack down on the problem of body odor.
  • Local
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Marijuana

Wash. state tracking spike in minors exposed to marijuana

Wash. state tracking spike in minors exposed to marijuanaThe Washington Poison Center is tracking what it calls a concerning trend in the number of kids accidentally exposed to e-cigarettes and marijuana.
  • Marijuana
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Vancouver

E. coli struck Wash. family twice

E. coli struck Wash. family twiceDebbie Treen of Sammamish says her family was a typical suburban family until her 6 year old daughter Linda and 2 year old son Mark got terribly sick in 1990. Treen thought it was a bad case of the flu. Mark recovered at home, but Linda kept getting worse.
  • Vancouver
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Health

Tips: Keeping safe in unhealthy air conditions

Tips: Keeping safe in unhealthy air conditionsA 2,000-acre wildfire near Estacada is sending smoke throughout the region and causing unhealthy air quality levels in some areas.
  • Health
  • 2 weeks ago
Local

Parents warned of whooping cough case in MultCo. school

Parents warned of whooping cough case in MultCo. schoolParents and students in Multnomah County schools have been warned about a student diagnosed with pertussis, also known as whooping cough, last week.
  • Local
  • 2 weeks ago
Sports

Charles Barkley defends Adrian Peterson's use of corporal punishment

Charles Barkley defends Adrian Peterson's use of corporal punishmentBarkley said corporal punishment was a cultural norm of his youth.
  • Sports
  • 2 weeks ago
Business

State budgets $2 million for Cover Oregon lawsuit

State budgets $2 million for Cover Oregon lawsuitOregon has budgeted $2 million for its legal fight with software giant Oracle over the state's failed health care exchange website.
  • Business
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Health

Tattoo removal program offers fresh start

Tattoo removal program offers fresh startWhen she was 15 years old, Seralynn Neal, an aspiring tattoo and piercing artist, ordered a do-it-yourself tattoo kit on Amazon and tattooed a large black widow on her left forearm.
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Local

Finding source unlikely in E. coli cases, doctors say

Finding source unlikely in E. coli cases, doctors sayInvestigators say they don't expect to find the specific sources of fatal strains of E. coli that killed two children in the Pacific Northwest and left a Washington boy fighting for his life.
  • Local
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Local

Wash. boy, 5, critical after E. coli in Oregon

Wash. boy, 5, critical after E. coli in OregonA 5-year-old Tacoma boy is undergoing dialysis after he and a friend got sick, most likely from an E. coli, in Oregon last week. His friend, 4-year-old Serena Profitt, died.
  • Local
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Health

No evidence patients were exposed to hepatitis C at Vancouver hospital

No evidence patients were exposed to hepatitis C at Vancouver hospitalClark County Public Health says investigators have found no evidence that patients at PeaceHealth Southwest Washington Medical Center were exposed to hepatitis C.
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Local

Girl dies after E. coli diagnosis, 5-year-old friend in critical condition

Girl dies after E. coli diagnosis, 5-year-old friend in critical conditionA 4-year-old Lincoln County girl who was diagnosed with E. coli last week died on Monday, her family said.
  • Local
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Local

Cover Oregon scrambles to fix tax credit error

Cover Oregon scrambles to fix tax credit errorCover Oregon is trying to figure out how many people who enrolled in private health insurance plans may owe more tax money as a result of the exchange's blunder in calculating federal tax credits.
  • Local
  • 3 weeks ago
Local

Free lunch for all students in Umatilla school district

Free lunch for all students in Umatilla school districtThe USDA is footing the bill for the free lunches.
  • Local
  • 3 weeks ago
Health

7 ingredients nutritionists avoid

7 ingredients nutritionists avoidTo help you out, Women's Health magazine made a list of seven ingredients nutritionists usually steer clear of in their diets.
  • Health
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago