Registered nurse Sherri Parker, left, uses a fingertip pulse oximeter during a recent visit with Tom Peterson at his Richland home. Parker is with Caring Hearts Agency, a provider for the Department of Labor’s Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program.
Registered nurse Sherri Parker, left, uses a fingertip pulse oximeter during a recent visit with Tom Peterson at his Richland home. Parker is with Caring Hearts Agency, a provider for the Department of Labor’s Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program. Bob Brawdy Tri-City Herald
Registered nurse Sherri Parker, left, uses a fingertip pulse oximeter during a recent visit with Tom Peterson at his Richland home. Parker is with Caring Hearts Agency, a provider for the Department of Labor’s Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program. Bob Brawdy Tri-City Herald

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