Health

What causes a high blood calcium level?

A mild elevation of blood calcium usually doesn’t need immediate treatment. But it is important to find the cause.

BFHD promotes at-home COVID-19 tests for the holidays

KENNEWICK, Wash. — With families visiting town for the Thanksgiving holiday, public health officials are pushing for members of their community to be proactive with free At-Home COVID-19 tests courtesy of the Benton-Franklin Health District. According to the BFHD, you…

DOH: Fewer kids in Washington are getting the flu vaccine this year

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Flu vaccine rates among children have dropped significantly this fall compared to the previous two flu seasons, the Washington State Department of Health reported Monday. Data from the state’s immunization information system showed flu vaccinations were down about 25 percent during the months of September and October for kids ages 6 months through 5-years-old. “We are concerned…

Kennewick Schools host vaccine clinics for schoolchildren

KENNEWICK, Wash. — In an effort to immunize students and prevent the spread of COVID-19 in schools, the Kennewick School District is partnering with health care providers to offer vaccination clinics for students, staff members and the general community. Clinics…