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Oregon legislature passes new birth control legislation
Oregon legislature passes new birth control legislation (Newstalk 80 file image)
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Oregon Legislature Passes New Birth Control Legislation

A new measure was approved by the Senate and now head to the Governor. One of them could affect insurance rates in Oregon.  The other still pending Senate approval.

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Everything You Need to Know About Sunscreen and SPF Levels

There are several things to keep in mind when choosing which sunscreen to use and specifically which SPF (or Sun Protection Factor) is right for you. The FDA says SPF is related to the amount of solar exposure you get. Therefore the ideal SPF may differ depending o

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Zerorez gets all the gunk out!
Zerorez gets all the gunk out! (Newstalk 870 image)
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Summer is Coming – Time to Get Carpets Clean with Zerorez! [VIDEOS]

Think back to the last time you shampooed your carpets.  FUN!  Now, there's a better way, and it's faster, cleaner and less messy.

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4 Washington state pot stores cited for selling to minors
4 Washington state pot stores cited for selling to minors (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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Pot Stores Busted for Selling Weed to Minors

A recent "sweep" test by the Washington State Liquor Control board has already dinged four pot stores for selling weed to minors.

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DSHS needs disabled caregiver reform, says study
DSHS needs disabled caregiver reform, says study (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)
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Despite Lawsuits, Big Payouts, DSHS Still Lagging in Disabled Care

15 years ago, a record-setting payout was made to settle a case of neglect and abuse in the Washington state Department of Social and Health Services system that cares for developmentally disabled adults.  But nearly two decades later, a study shows little has been done to improve the system.

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Fighting STDs + Finding Better Candidates on ‘Meet in the Middle’

On May 6 we interviewed the head of the Benton-Franklin Health Dept. and a representative of the Benton Co. Republican Party. The topics were fighting the spread of sexually-transmitted diseases and how to run for office. 

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Beware Mononucleosis Outbreak in Tri-Cities!

This is just from word of mouth -- not an official report or anything -- but the word on the street is mononucleosis (mono or the "kissing disease") is exploding in Tri-Cities right now.

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New study says whooping cough vaccine wears off after a few years
New study says whooping cough vaccine wears off after a few years (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Whooping Cough Vaccine Wears Off Claims New Study

The Washington State Department of Health says a new study shows the most commonly used pertussis, or whooping cough, vaccine can wear off over time.

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Euphoric Nurse Goes Bananas When Her Patient Walks Again

Nurses may be the unsung heroes of our medical system. They help us in numerous ways and give smiles and encouragement when we need it most.

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Kadlec Concussion Summit coming May 20th -Must for parents, coachies, medical professionals
Kadlec Concussion Summit coming May 20th -Must for parents, coachies, medical professionals (Townsquare media image)
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Hear Importance of Kadlec Concussion Summit Coming May 20th [AUDIO]

We had a chance this week to talk with Dr. Richard Jacobs, a former Richland High school alumni, who is one of the participants in the upcoming Concussion Summit being held in Richland by the Kadlec Neurological Resource Center. This important free event is for parents, coaches, medical professionals, and anyone who wants to learn more about this growing issue.

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