Health

Wash. Health Dept., Safeway Team Up for ‘Complete Eats’

The Washington State Department of Health and grocer Safeway kicked off Complete Eats last week, a program that makes fruits and vegetables more affordable for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) customers. Complete Eats rewards customers who purchase fruits and vegetables with SNAP benefits (formerly called Food Stamps) with coupons and rebates. KOHO’s Dan Langager has more.

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Pollen Convergence Causing Above-Average Allergy Season

Spring will soon become summer, the part of the year allergy-sufferers know all too well as a time for sneezing, coughing, itching and general discomfort. Some who don’t have environmental allergies may even feel the affects this year, with above-average pollen counts across all of Central and Eastern Washington. An unfortunate overlap in tree and…

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Health Insurers Leaving Chelan-Douglas Marketplace

As lawmakers in the nation’s capital struggle with how to replace the Affordable Care Act, a greater number of insurance companies are leaving the marketplace within state marketplaces around the country, including here in Washington State. Last week was the filing deadline for insurance companies who intend to offer coverage in Washington State when open…

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Autoimmune Alliance Hosting ‘Life After Diagnosis’ Event

The Wenatchee Valley Autoimmune Network is hosting discussion on Living with Autoimmunity Saturday, June 24 from 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Numerica PAC in downtown Wenatchee. The founder and director of the Autoimmunity Advocacy Alliance Judi Rising joins Chris Hansen in the KOHO studio to talk about this years conference. Learn more at…

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Chelan-Douglas CASA Seeking Volunteers

In September, the Chelan-Douglas CASA Program will start training new child advocates, people who become a voice for children in need, said Director Sue Baker. She said the program continues to give every child who needs one a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) who will advocate for their best interests. The next CASA volunteer training begins…

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