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TRIOS Southridge hospital
TRIOS Southridge hospital (TRIOS Healthcare Network)
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TRIOS Hospital Announces More Staff Cutbacks and Changes Due to Budgets

Recently, the TRIOS Hospital District announced some budgetary cutbacks and staff eliminations designed to help the Hospital make its $800,000 monthly lease payment.

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TRIOS Southridge Hospital announces cuts
TRIOS Southridge Hospital announces cuts (TRIOS Health Network)
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TRIOS Health Announces Job Cuts, Asset Sales to Help Financial Outlook for New Hospital

Recent news reports have indicated the new TRIOS Southridge Hospital (formerly KGH) has financial challenges. During a public board meeting Thursday night, officials outlined some promising, but stunning, moves to help improve financial performance.

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Washington Healthplan Finder triple bills clients
Washington Healthplan Finder triple bills clients (Washington state healthcare exchange)
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WA Healthcare Exchange Triple-Bills Clients – Officials “Looking Into” Problem

Realistically, the Washington Healthcare Exchange got off to a decent start, with few problems, and a fair amount of people enrolling; although the numbers were not near expected goals.  But since last fall, it's endured an increasing amount of mix ups and serious issues.

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Insane Inflatables 5K Coming to Fairgrounds
Insane Inflatables 5K Coming to Fairgrounds (Courtesy Insane Inflatables)
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Why YOU Need to Experience Our Insane Inflatables 5K Fun “Run” at Fairgrounds (VIDEO)

You've heard us talk about it on the air, and seen it on our websites and Facebook. But just what is Insane Inflatables?

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Busted: 8 Common Heart-Disease Myths

Heart disease is often referred to as a "silent killer" because so many people don't realize they're at risk or have cardiovascular health issues. The malady kills about 2,200 Americans every day, making heart disease deadlier than all forms of cancer combined. And yet, there are still so many myths about heart disease floating around.

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5 Exercises to Improve Your Heart Health

Experts will tell you that being active and getting 30 minutes of moderate exercise five times a week will improve your health. Active people tend to be fitter and generally enjoy better health. But if you're concerned about your risk of heart disease due to past issues or a family history, there are ways that exercise can help reduce that risk.

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Does too much social media cause issues
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Does ‘Too Much’ Facebooking, Social Media Cause Depression? Low Self-Esteem?

I read a very interesting piece this week from a guy who's a long-time radio and programming veteran, who makes a very good case for not overdoing it with Facebook, or social media in general.

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Bill raising tobacco age to 21 passes important Committee in Olympia
Bill raising tobacco age to 21 passes important Committee in Olympia (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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Legislation to Raise WA Tobacco Age to 21 Passes Committee, Headed to House Vote

The bills pushed by Attorney General Bob Ferguson have cleared the first big hurdle towards raising the tobacco (and e-cig) age to 21.

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Legislators urged to raise WA smoking and tobacco age to 21
Legislators urged to raise WA smoking and tobacco age to 21 (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)
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Governor, Attorney General Urge Washington Legislators to Raise Tobacco Age to 21

Citing new studies that show vaping, or use of e-cigarettes, is rising rapidly among teens, Thursday Gov. Jay Inslee urged new legislation to help curb the problem.

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Washington Healthcare Exchange
Washington Healthcare Exchange (Washingtonhealthplanfinder.org)
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Taxpayers On Hook After Washington Healthcare Exchange Misses Enrollment Goals

If this were a private company, the CEO by now would probably have been fired, significant restructuring would have been done to save money, or the company would have tried re-organizational bankruptcy.

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