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Red Cross changes blood donation policies over Zeka virus (Getty Images)
Red Cross changes blood donation policies over Zeka virus (Getty Images)
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Zeka Virus Forces Red Cross Changes in Blood Donations

Because of the outbreak of the Zeka blood virus, the American Red Cross is asking anyone who's traveled to Latin America or the Caribbean in the last 28 days to refrain from donating. These new restrictions and procedures are being implemented nationwide for blood donations.

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Yakima to revisit pot store ban (Getty Images)
Yakima to revisit pot store ban (Getty Images)
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Yakima City Council To Vote on Removing Ban on Pot Sales

Less than one year after a convincing 6-1 City Council vote in favor of a ban on marijuana stores, The Yakima City Council is now planning to vote on possibly removing it.

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New York City Council Proposes Bill To Raise Minimum Age For Buying Cigarettes To 21
State Senate hears testimony about raising smoking age (Getty Images)
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Senate Hears Testimony on Raising WA Smoking Age to 21

A lot can happen in a short time in the state legislature, but from what we've seen so far, it appears likely the state smoking (and vaping) age will be raised to 21. It will probably hinge heavily on how the State Senate reacts.

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21 smoking bill moves closer to passage (Getty Images)
21 smoking bill moves closer to passage (Getty Images)
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Bill To Raise WA Smoking Age to 21 Passes Big Hurdle

By passing the State House Healthcare and Wellness Committee, it will now soon head for a formal vote. If it passes, it will go to Senate, where a companion bill will be voted on. It is almost a formality that if approved, Gov. Inslee will sign off on it.

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New bill would require public vote for pot bans (Getty Images)
New bill would require public vote for pot bans (Getty Images)
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Proposed Bill Wouldn’t Allow WA Pot Bans Without Public Vote

Three Democratic Representatives in the State House have proposed a bill that could potentially affect pot bans throughout much of Eastern Washington. Then again, considering how I-502 votes went, maybe not.

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Group recommends depression screening for all adults (Getty Images)
Group recommends depression screening for all adults (Getty Images)
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Health Panel Says ALL Adults Should Be Screened for Depression

According to a group that advises the Federal Government on health care issues, all American adults should undergo a depression health care screening.

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Hanford Fire worker exposed to low-level radiation (Getty Images)
Hanford Fire worker exposed to low-level radiation (Getty Images)
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Hanford Fire Worker Tests Positive for Low-Level Radiation

A firefighter at the Hanford Fire Station was being treated for exposure to low-level radiation after some contaminated equipment was brought to the facility.

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If He Can Work Out, Why Can’t You? [VIDEO]

Need some motivation to get to exercise? Watch the video of Mr. Crab do his thing and then get your buns to Max Muscle in Richland!

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Category: Health & Fitness
by SORAPONG CHAIPANYA
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Richland OB/GYN Office Closes Amid Several Malpractice Lawsuits

Doctor Alexander M.Ortolano closed his obstetrics practice known as Arbor Healthcare for Women Jan. 15, likely due trouble receiving insurance reimbursements after he was disciplined by the state. He also has several pending lawsuits for medical negligence.

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Apparently AG Ferguson wants fewer folks like this guy (Getty Images)
Apparently AG Ferguson wants fewer folks like this guy (Getty Images)
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Poll Claims 65% Support Raising WA Smoking Age to 21

According to Attorney General Bob Ferguson, who's been leading the charge to raise the smoking age, a new poll says most Washington residents favor the idea.

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