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Western State Hospital (Washington State Department of Health)
Western State Hospital (Washington State Department of Health)
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Report Claims Dozens of ‘Escapes’ From Western State Hospital

In the wake of the escape of a dangerous murderer patient from the troubled Western State Hospital in Lakewood, WA, reports indicate  there have been literally dozens of 'escapes,' or 'walkaways' as the hospital calls them over the last three years.

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Aging pipes prone to have unsafe levels of lead (Getty Images)
Aging pipes prone to have unsafe levels of lead (Getty Images)
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Gov. Inslee Orders Testing After Tacoma Schools Show High Lead Water Levels

After some 13 Tacoma area schools shows unsafe levels of lead following water testing, Gov. Inslee has ordered a review of why a 2009 law requiring such testing was never funded and never enforced.

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Andrew Burton, Getty Images
Andrew Burton, Getty Images
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Umatilla County Doesn’t Want Tobacco Ads in Gas Stations, Good or Bad Idea? [POLL]

Recent studies have suggested adults in Umatilla County, Oregon, are less healthy than the national average. The public health dept. would like to cut down on tobacco use and has a drastic proposal.

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Despite regular vacuuming, THIS is what Zerorez pulled out of our carpet...lots of them!  (Townsquare Media)
Despite regular vacuuming, THIS is what Zerorez pulled out of our carpet...lots of them! (Townsquare Media)
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Here’s Why YOU Need Zerorez For YOUR Carpets! [VIDEOS]

As we all know, spring means increased traffic that's in and out, including pets, guests, sports teams etc.  Your floors and carpet get worse than they were in the winter. But you might not know, dirty carpets aren't good for  your health. IF ONLY you knew what was really in your carpet, you would call Zerorez TODAY!

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Hanford double-shell tanks during construction, circa late 1960's (oregon.gov)
Hanford double-shell tanks during construction, circa late 1960's (oregon.gov)
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Unusual Radiation Readings Could Mean 2nd Hanford Teak Leaking

Regular routine checks and inspections of the waste tanks at Hanford have scientists wondering about a possible 2nd tank that might be leaking. It's tank AY-101, the second-oldest of the double-shell tanks, and dates back to about 1969.

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Cutaway view of typical double-shelled Hanford tank, like AY-102  (Washington State Department of Ecology)
Cutaway view of typical double-shelled Hanford tank, like AY-102 (Washington State Department of Ecology)
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How Bad is Hanford Tank Leaking? Different Stories From Workers, DOE

AY-102 is causing a lot of controversy at Hanford. The leaking double-walled tank is not a hazard to the public according to the Department of Energy, but some former Hanford workers are calling it a "catastrophic" event.

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Move over adjustable beds, here comes the mattress that can detect infidelity! (Getty Images)
Move over adjustable beds, here comes the mattress that can detect infidelity! (Getty Images)
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‘Smart’ Mattress Tells You If Partner-Spouse is Cheating!

Leave it to the Europeans and their zest for living to give us the 'faithful' mattress. Actually, it's called The Smarttress.

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Thinkstock
Thinkstock
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10 Tips for Helping a Child Fall Asleep

If you've ever laughed at the hit book, "Go the **** to Sleep" you know the challenge of getting a child to sleep. Here are 10 fantastic tips from real parents...

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Category: Health & Fitness
DSHS to start teen pot prevention program (Getty Images)
DSHS to start teen pot prevention program (Getty Images)
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Ironic! State Health Department Kicks Off Marijuana Prevention Campaign

It's aimed at teens, but in a state where pot is legal, it just seems funny that mixed messages are being sent. Basically, we adults end up looking like BIG FAT hypocrites.

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Doctor accused of taking healthy ovary instead of one with cyst (Getty Images)
Doctor accused of taking healthy ovary instead of one with cyst (Getty Images)
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Oregon Doctor Allegedly Takes ‘Wrong’ Ovary From Patient, She’s NOT Amused

Surgical mixups are not uncommon, they happen. But we've not heard of this.

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