Health

US cuts women's health funding to UN

The US cut funding for a UN program for women and girls, a move that critics said was based on faulty information, could lead to greater instability in the Middle East and hurt women around the world.

Scott Gottlieb: Conflicts surround Trump's FDA pick

President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Food and Drug Administration, Scott Gottlieb, is a physician, a cancer survivor, a venture capitalist and a government insider who has long said he wants to tear down the wall of FDA regulations he believes is holding back innovation.

Pneumonia: 5 things to know

Your chest is tight, and at times, it's hard to catch your breath. You wheeze or cough so hard that your sides soon ache.

Iowa GOP lawmakers drop 'fetal heartbeat' abortion bill

Iowa Republican lawmakers have dropped plans for what would have been among the nation's toughest abortion restrictions, retreating only a day after the proposal was announced.House GOP lawmakers announced Wednesday they removed language from a bill that called for a…

Tri-Cities STD rates rising

The Center for Disease Control reports rates of sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise nationwide, and the Tri-Cities is no exception. According to the Benton-Franklin Health District, STD rates have doubled, and some even tripled, between 2013 and 2015.

KPHD board votes to appoint interim CEO, superintendent for TRIOS Health

The Kennewick Public Hospital District Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to grant Craig R. Cudworth additional responsibilities as superintendent and interim chief executive officer for Trios Health. Mr. Cudworth, an employee of Quorum Health Resources, arrived February 1 to serve as chief restructuring officer and lead the organization through a major project to return the organization to financial health.