Washington State Department of Health

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Big Spike In Whooping Cough Cases Concerns Health Officials

State health officials say they’re concerned about a big increase in whooping cough cases this year compared to 2014.

CBS Seattle–04/17/2015

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Microsoft Launches Program To Hire People With Autism

Washington-based tech giant Microsoft has announced it plans to launch a pilot program that will hire people with autism to full-time positions at the company’s Redmond headquarters

04/06/2015

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Three People Commit Suicide Each Day In Washington

Suicide is the eighth leading cause of death in the state

CBS Seattle–09/10/2014

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Washington Among States With Measles Outbreak

Washington state is one of a handful of places where a national measles outbreak has hit record levels this year.

CBS Seattle–05/30/2014

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Wash. State Officials: Man Faked Being Doctor To Conduct Faith-Based, Herbal Cancer Treatment

Washington State investigators allege that a man treating pain and cancer was actually a fraud – and that several patients died under his unlicensed care.

02/19/2014

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Report: 17-Percent Rise In Assisted Suicides Seen In 2012

The state’s annual assisted suicide report shows a 17 percent jump in the number of people requesting lethal prescriptions in 2012 when compared to the previous year.

06/20/2013