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Dialysis Patient Benny Bridges Won’t Let Kidney Disease Stop Him From Enjoying Life

“For years I dealt with thinking I was going to have to be on dialysis. I knew it probably would come to that,” Bridges said. “I did well for nearly 30 years without dialysis, so I didn’t complain about it. I told the doctor `I’ll do whatever I have to do because it will save my life.’ I said `I will get off dialysis, get a transplant. I’m putting my total confidence in your hands.’”

King County COVID-19 Testing Site Relocated To Boeing’s Auburn Facility

According to officials, this move builds on the ongoing partnership with Boeing to bring critical COVID-19 resources to south King County. At the end of March, the County relocated its Auburn vaccine clinic to the Auburn Outlet Mall at 1101 Outlet Collection Way, also with support from Boeing. This site remains fully operational.

President Biden Tackles Black Maternal Health With New Executive Orders

Recent data show that Black women are roughly two to three times more likely to die from pregnancy complications than non-Hispanic white women. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that two out of three of these deaths are preventable.

New Study Shows Why Vaccinating Everybody Against Covid-19 Is Essential

Although there's a growing sense that normalcy is within reach after the devastating Covid-19 pandemic, experts are continuing to push for more vaccinations -- particularly as new research details the long-term consequences for those who are diagnosed with the virus.

Public Health Dept. Has A Large Number Of Vaccine Appointments Available Through Monday

According to PHSCK, 0ver 2,500 appointment slots are available each day, providing additional vaccination opportunities for residents in South King County.

J&J Reportedly Sought Help From Rivals After Blood Clot Concerns Emerged

According to the Wall Street Journal, Johnson & Johnson sought help from other vaccine makers to look into reports of blood clots, but Pfizer and Moderna both declined, only AstraZeneca agreed.

Vaccination Eligibility Expands To Everyone 16 And Older In Washington State

As of yesterday, April 15, 2021, everyone 16 and older who wants a COVID-19 vaccine can receive one in Washington.

COVID-19 Pandemic Leads To Drop Of Maternal Health Care In Africa

“Globally, and in many African countries, women have borne the brunt of the harmful effects of the pandemic. They have had limited to no access to essential maternal and child health services for a significant time period as a result of COVID-19 restrictions and scarce resources in already overstretched hospitals and health centers,” Eden Ahmed Mdluli, Senior Technical Officer for Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Health at Project HOPE, wrote in the release.

Local Health Officials Provide Updates After Pausing The Use Of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

The Washington State Department of Health and Public Health Seattle-King County (PHSKC), following the guidance of the CDC and FDA, has paused the use of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine until further notice.

What About Those Who Didn’t Get A COVID-19 Vaccine (Yet)?

Always remember, that the strategy for beating this thing centers on something known as herd immunity. I’m sure you’ve heard that word by now. The is when the entire population is protected from the virus because enough of the general population has either been vaccinated or previously infected by the virus and developed natural antibodies. Needless to say, with a virus as deadly as COVID-19, we certainly don’t want to sit and watch enough folks get infected and hope enough of them don’t die to contribute to our herd immunity goal. That means we have to rely on the success of the vaccine campaign.

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Labor Secretary On Unemployment Numbers: We’re Still Recovering

Labor Secretary Marty Walsh speaks to CNN's Poppy Harlow about unemployment numbers across the country and what he thinks could be contributing to these numbers.

Liz Cambage Criticizes Lack Of Diversity In Australian Olympic Team’s Photos

Cambage, who helped Australia win bronze at the 2012 Olympics and also competed at the 2016 Games, criticized the images in a series of posts on Instagram using the hashtag #whitewashedaustralia .

‘A Comeback For Travel’: Summer Vacations Expected To Boom

U.S. travel experts think that the summer of 2021 could be close to travel levels before the pandemic. CNN's Pete Muntean reports.

Tiffany Haddish Offers Advice For Those Looking To Break Into Comedy

In a recent interview with CNN the comedian turned actress gave some advice for anyone looking to break into comedy.

Keith A. Perry Named The New Executive Director Of The National Dental Association

“We’re very excited to have him aboard, said NDA Board Chairman Nathan Fletcher, D.D.S.” “Keith is a talented, nationally recognized association executive with over 30 years of highly relevant leadership experience in the political, governmental, nonprofit and association sectors.”