Medical assistant Leena Amphornphong takes Phyllis Peterson’s vitals during an appointment Feb. 13 at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center in Vancouver, Wash. (Alisha Jucevic/The Columbian via AP)

Medical assistant Leena Amphornphong takes Phyllis Peterson’s vitals during an appointment Feb. 13 at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center in Vancouver, Wash. (Alisha Jucevic/The Columbian via AP)

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