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Tuberculosis at a Global Crossroads: Time to Bring the Heat

A quarter of the world?s population, including 100,000 people in King County, are estimated to be infected with TB bacteria! And this preventable, cur...
15-11-2018 16:15

24 reasons to show your lungs some love this Great American

Every year, on the 3rd Thursday of November, the American Cancer Society challenges smokers to quit during the Great American Smokeout (this Thursday ...
14-11-2018 16:14

Public Health Reserve Corps in Action: Scenes from the Seatt

November is a month for gratitude, and so we’re expressing our appreciation for the members of the Public Health Reserve Corps! They generously give...
10-11-2018 16:14

Why did you get vaccinated this year"

Flu season is underway so we collected a few reasons why different people in our community make sure to get vaccinated each year. Babies under six mon...
02-11-2018 16:15

Already voted" Here?s the next thing for your democracy

Your next opportunity to make your voice heard is right around the corner! Join us on November 8 for the 2018 King County Behavioral Health Legislativ...
01-11-2018 16:14

Cannabis 101: Weeding through the facts

By Lindsey Greto and Meghan King Retail cannabis is legal in Washington, but that doesn?t mean it?s completely safe and free of health or social impac...
31-10-2018 16:15

How to find affordable health insurance in King County

If the thought of shopping for health insurance sounds worse than actually getting sick, it might be time to try out the new shopping tools available ...
31-10-2018 16:15

First locally acquired case of West Nile virus

A Seattle resident has tested positive for West Nile virus, making this the first locally acquired case of West Nile virus reported in King County. Th...
30-10-2018 16:15

Lead: Invisible danger, visible change in the community

Lead ? the heavy metal found in older homes and paint as well as in the environment ? is hard to see, but very toxic. We are working to raise the visi...
27-10-2018 16:13

Why lead is a public health issue and what we?re doing about

If you?ve picked up a newspaper or watched television in the last few years, you?ve probably seen stories about lead poisoning locally and nationally....
26-10-2018 16:14

5 surprising things to know about firearm storage

Public Health?s LOCK-IT-UP program has spent some time talking to gun owners to learn what they think about firearm storage and safety. We know that m...
25-10-2018 16:16

Helping dry cleaners switch to safer alternatives: Towards a

When you take your precious silk blouse or favorite wool pants to a dry cleaner, do you ever wonder how exactly they are being cleaned"  Did you know ...
25-10-2018 16:16

A message to the transgender members of our families, our co

Public Health ? Seattle & King County, like the American Medical Association and other medical professional associations, supports the equal rights, p...
24-10-2018 16:16

LGBTQ youth talk about healthcare experiences

In a first-of-its-kind effort, King County hospitals reached out to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning (LGBTQ) youth and yo...
23-10-2018 16:13

Breathe easy: How colleges and universities are tackling tob

Do you know what the leading cause of preventable disease, disability and death is, in the United States" Each year in the United States, cigarette sm...
05-10-2018 16:15

New data, new insight about the health of our region

A new report by a collaborative of 11 hospitals and health systems, in partnership with Public Health ? Seattle & King County, provides insight into s...
04-10-2018 16:16

What would a pandemic look like now" Part Four of ̶

It’s been a hundred years since the 1918 influenza pandemic. The possibility of a severe influenza pandemic remains, but what would it look like now...
28-09-2018 16:18

The Hepatitis C Test & Cure Project

In the U.S., hepatitis C virus (HCV) causes approximately 20,000 or more deaths a year and the rate of new HCV infections is increasing, fueled largel...
28-09-2018 16:18

Adorable animals: Shameless pandering for emergency prepared

We know you aren?t as prepared for an emergency as you could be. Don?t feel badly?it?s true for everyone, and even though we are the health department...
27-09-2018 16:19

Why Public Health sees a community threat in proposal about

The new proposal to amend the U.S. Department of Homeland Security?s ?public charge? test is a threat to the public?s health. ?This is inhumane, and i...
26-09-2018 16:16

How to stay independent, prevent falls

It?s Fall Prevention Week! And before you panic, no, Public Health is not trying to take away your pumpkin spice. We?re talking about the other kind o...
26-09-2018 16:16

A City Mourns and Moves On: Part 3 of “Pandemic in Sea

What happened when a second wave of severe influenza came through Seattle on the heels of a war victory" We present the third installment of a 4-part ...
20-09-2018 16:12

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