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More than 10,000 mental health patients were involuntarily hospitalized last year in Washington. But not every patient qualifies for forced hospitalization under the law.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Public health officials in the Northwest say a series of gonorrhea outbreaks shows little sign of letting up. In fact, in some places, rates of the STD may be getting worse.

Cover Oregon

Oregon's Obamacare health insurance exchange is finally getting some traction after a shaky beginning.

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One of the hottest topics before the Washington legislature this year is how to regulate the medical marijuana marketplace.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The latest figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show Washington, Oregon and Idaho are among 25 states now facing widespread cases of the flu.

Eric Hernandez / Washington Dept. of Corrections

It’s no easy task to find doctors, nurses and other health care professionals to take a job in a prison. The stigma alone is a major barrier. Not to mention concerns about personal safety.

National Telefilm Associates

Portland and Spokane have been trying to prevent people from jumping off the cities' iconic bridges. In the last few weeks, police in both cities have responded to suicides or attempted suicides.

Northwest mental health experts are cautiously optimistic about a new federal grant program. But they call it a modest attempt to improve mental health care in rural areas.

The Business Of Dying: Searching For Place To Die

Dec 6, 2013
Kate McMahon / Northwest News Network

Imagine shopping around for a new home, but instead of looking for a new place to live, you are looking for a place to die. That’s the situation 82-year-old Norma Chaty found herself in.

Slow Start, Mixed Results For Health Care Law In Northwest

Nov 13, 2013
Washington Health Benefit Exchange

The first numbers on enrollment under the new health care law confirm a slow start and mixed results in Northwest states.

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