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Flash Flood Watch issued July 22 at 7:01PM PDT until July 23 at 11:00PM PDT by NWS

...HEAVY RAINFALL MAY LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING ALONG THE EAST SLOPES OF THE NORTHERN CASCADES... .A BAND OF MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP IN THE CASCADES FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING INTO THE AFTERNOON. THIS BAND WILL ALSO CONTAIN SOME EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS WITH LOCALLY HEAVIER RAINFALL RATES THAT COULD LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING.

Today

Hi75° Heavy Rain

Tonight

Lo58° Heavy Rain

Thursday

Hi73° Slight Chc Showers

Thursday Night

Lo59° Breezy

Friday

Hi83° Sunny

Friday Night

Lo61° Mostly Clear

Saturday

Hi88° Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo67° Clear

Sunday

Hi95° Sunny

Sunday Night

Lo73° Clear

H1N1 spreads quickly and to more people

SEATTLE — It’s known that swine flu is a fairly contagious disease. What’s been less clear is just how quickly the H1N1 virus gets transmitted in homes and schools — and how effective vaccines would be in containing a widespread outbreak.

Fitness Corner: When you exercise, don’t forget to breathe

My favorite thing about yoga classes — other than the part at the end when you get to lie down and act like a corpse — is that the instructors always remind me to breathe. Pretty much without fail, whenever I get the cue “Don’t hold your breath,” I am. And as soon as I go for a deep, belly-expanding inhale, I feel amazingly able and at ease.

Latest plan reloads health care battle

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s call for an overhaul of the nation’s health care system gained fresh momentum with the introduction of long-delayed Senate legislation to rein in spiraling medical costs and require nearly everyone to carry health insurance.

Alzheimer’s, dementia afflict 35 million

WASHINGTON, D.C. — More than 35 million people around the world are living with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia, says the most in-depth attempt yet to assess the brain-destroying illness — and it’s an ominous forecast as the population grays.

Obesity especially a struggle for minorities

For a sports fan, this September is a bit like Christmas. The NFL season is starting, and the speed, power and grace of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is on display. At the U.S. Open, Serena Williams tore through the field as usual, before self-destructing. Baseball is heading toward the playoffs; the superhuman Albert Pujols has a shot at the Triple Crown. The majestic Michael Jordan was inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame, and it won’t be long before Kobe and LeBron are back on the floor.

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Senate panel tightroping through health care plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus heard some encouraging words today from a key centrist Democrat as he opened the second day of a committee meeting to debate and vote on his sweeping health overhaul bill.

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Girl with rare form of diabetes treated with pills

CHICAGO — Three years after she made medical history and was freed from painful insulin injections, 9-year-old Lilly Jaffe is just beginning to understand how much her story changed the course of diabetes research and treatment.

Democrats eye mid-October for health care debate

WASHINGTON — Historic health care legislation could be on the floor of both houses of Congress as early as mid-October as Democrats work to answer President Barack Obama’s call for greater protections for those who have unreliable insurance or no coverage at all.

H1N1 vaccine to arrive soon

EAST WENATCHEE — The first H1N1 (swine flu) vaccine doses are expected to arrive in North Central Washington within two weeks.
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Breast cancer ads take bold new turn

LOS ANGELES — A woman in a skimpy white bikini sashays next to a swimming pool. Onlookers gawk, men’s tongues roll and music blares in the background.

H1N1 flu vaccine expected to be available by mid-month

WENATCHEE — Twelve hundred doses of vaccinations for the swine flu, or H1N1 flu, should be arriving in Wenatchee by early next week and will be distributed to health care providers caring for children.

Staple of Russian strongmen, the kettlebell, gaining in popularity

ST. LOUIS — The regulars at the Monday evening class stood in a circle, feet wide apart, swinging kettlebells from between their legs up to shoulder level. In the blink of an eye, they switched to repeatedly whirling the heavy iron balls around their hips passing them from hand to hand. A half-minute later they were lunging forward on one leg and passing them beneath the knee. On and on it went like this for more than 20 minutes, nonstop and smooth as a high-speed rail system.

Fitness guru shows moms how to lose that baby weight

Before Tracey Mallett wrote “Super Fit Mama,” she felt like a super fat mama. The normally 115-pound fitness guru gained 55 pounds during her first pregnancy. She even delayed releasing a workout DVD because she didn’t feel good about herself. It took a year to lose the weight.

H1N1 vaccine is here, but doses are limited

WENATCHEE — Phones are ringing off the hook at health-care facilities in the Wenatchee area as parents try to get some of the first doses of H1N1 flu vaccine to arrive in the valley for their children, local health-care providers say. The bad news is the facilities expect to run out of vaccine within a few days.