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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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New bill puts more regulations on medical marijuana industry
New bill puts more regulations on medical marijuana industry (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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New Pot Bill Moves Closer to Eliminiating Medical Dispensaries

A new bill signed Friday by Gov. Jay Inslee is designed to eliminate "squeezing" of state pot stores caused by sales from medical dispensaries, but critics say it's a big step towards forcing out medical marijuana.

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Best drinking water honored by state
Best drinking water honored by state (Townsquare media image)
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State Honors “Best Drinking Water” – We Don’t Make List

The Washington State Department of Health Thursday released the results of their 'best drinking water in Washington' program.

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Washington Healthplanfinder far short of enrollment goals
Washington Healthplanfinder far short of enrollment goals (Washington Healthplanfinder website)
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Washington Healthcare Exchange Enrollment Far Short of Goals

If enrollments don't skyrocket, the Washington Healthcare Exchange will fall short of goals needed to pay for itself.

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Sharon Barnes
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Spokane Sees First Case of Measles in Two Decades!

An unvaccinated man showed up at a Spokane ER this week with measles.

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Blue Bell recalls all ice cream products
Blue Bell recalls all ice cream products (Blue Bell Creamery-KNDU TV)
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Blue Bell Company Recalls ALL Dairy Products – Listeria Outbreak

Texas-based company pulls all it's products after positive test for the deadly food-born bacteria.

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