Health

[2/4/19] Physician Assistant Suspension

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State health officials have suspended the dual license of  Douglas County health care provider Robert T. Lamberton pending further legal action. Lamberton holds a physician assistant license and an expired osteopathic physician assistant license. Lamberton has been criminally charged in Douglas County Superior Court with two counts of a class B felony sex offense and […]

[2/4/19] World Cancer Day

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Monday, February 4th is World Cancer Day, when organizations and people around the world unite to raise awareness about cancer and work to make it a global health priority. An estimated 9.5 million died from cancer in 2018 – about 26,000 cancer deaths a day – and that number is predicted to grow. Around the world, […]

[2/1/19] Health District Prepares for Measles Cases

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No measles cases in Chelan or Douglas counties yet, but the Health District is getting prepared.

[2/1/19] Measles – Get Vaccinated Now!

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Although Chelan and Douglas Counties do not currently have a confirmed case of measles, public health officials are working closely with school districts and healthcare providers throughout Chelan and Douglas County to ensure students and staff are up- to-date on their vaccines. The current measles outbreak in Clark County and one diagnosed case in King […]

[12/21/18] Lead Poisoning

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Washington State Department of Health officials were recently awarded $3.3 million in grant funding to address lead hazards in homes for low-income families with children Every year, the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program at the Washington State Department of Health identifies more than 500 kids in Washington with elevated blood lead levels. The leading cause […]

[12/20/18] Pertussis Alert

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 Okanogan County Public Health has 13 confirmed cases of Pertussis (whooping cough) in the Oroville, Tonasket, and Omak area.  Vaccination is necessary to stop or slow its spread of the disease. The whooping cough vaccine is the best protection for yourself, your family, and especially small babies, who can develop serious complications from this disease. Pregnant […]

[12/17/18] Blood Donation Opportunities in NCW

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Be a holiday hero – give the gift of life Emergencies don’t take a holiday. The American Red Cross urgently needs blood and platelet donors to make an appointment now to give and help ensure patients can get the treatment they need at a moment’s notice. Now is an important time to give blood and […]

[12/11/18] Washington State Dept of Health

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The Washington State Department of Health has taken action against a Chelan County health care provider. The department’s Health Systems Quality Assurance Division works with boards, commissions, and advisory committees to set licensing standards for more than 80 health care professions including medical doctors, nurses and veterinarians. Chelan County In October 2018 the Veterinary Board […]

[12/10/18] HLTH Fentanyl Deaths

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Washington State Department of Health reports that illicit fentanyl is being detected in new forms and is causing an increasing number of overdose deaths in the state. In the first half of 2018, there were 81 deaths linked to fentanyl, versus 48 deaths recorded during the same time period last year. This represents an almost […]

[11/16/18] Friday Burn Ban

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    A ban on outdoor burning and the use of uncertified stoves and fireplaces goes into effect Saturday morning in Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan Counties due to poor air quality in the region. Restrictions on burning will continue until further notice.   The Washington Department of Ecology is calling the ban because stagnant conditions […]