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Health Care Briefs – February 2021

Covid-19 vaccine data available now online The Washington State Department of Health, in partnership with Microsoft AI for Health, has...
Courtesy American Heart Association

Even in a pandemic, donʼt delay treatment for heart attack symptoms

February is American Heart Month, and the American Heart Association is marking the 57th annual celebration with a sobering message...
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory materials scientist Curtis Larimer led a research team to develop ElastiDry Protective Coating. He presented the invention at the National Labs Accelerator Pitch Event in December. ElastiDry is a liquid-shedding substance built into latex and nitrile materials that retains durability and repellency even when stretched, which will add a layer of protection to medical PPE. (Photo by Andrea Starr / Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)

Business leaders help PNNL pitch invention at national competition

A Pacific Northwest National Laboratory invention won top honors at a recent national pitch contest, thanks to its water-repellent qualities...

Q&A with Michele Gerber, Ph.D.

President, Benton Franklin Recovery Coalition Michele Gerber Number of employees you oversee: 100+ Brief background of recovery coalition: The coalition...

Advisor Benefits lives on as Advisor Health Benefits with new employee owner

Kevin Husted Kevin Husted, a longtime Tri-City insurance benefits broker, had a busy fall. Husted bought...
Joyce Green, a resident at Brookdale Canyon Lakes senior living community in Kennewick, receives the Covid-19 vaccine on Jan. 14. “I was elated,” she said. (Courtesy Joe Green)

Kennewick seniors celebrate Covid-19 vaccine’s arrival

Seniors at home on the day the vaccine arrived at Brookdale Canyon Lakes readily rolled up their sleeves to receive...
Melissa Porcaro established CAN Do Kids, a pediatric occupational therapy clinic in Richland, seven years ago. The clinic treats children with a variety of disorders that affect their interactions with others and can lead to behavior and other challenges in school and social settings. Porcaro said technology addiction is a growing challenge for many children. (Photo by Wendy Culverwell)

Growing clinic sees spike in number of kids affected by too much screen time

Richland occupational therapy practice may need to relocate to bigger office Melissa Porcaro is all too aware of the irony....

Access to Tri-City health care could stand to improve

By Patrick Jones For several years, the greater Tri-City economy has been firing on most cylinders. Median household income has...

Q&A with Carlos Olivares

Carlos Olivares Chief Executive OfficerYakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic Number of employees you oversee: Last year we employed 2,015 employees,...

Washington prepared to battle coronavirus

Washington is preparing to battle with coronavirus, the emerging health threat that originated in China. The state Health Department is...

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