In support of National Gay Men’s HIV Awareness Day, the Snohomish Health District will host a free evening of information and testing from 4-7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 1 in Suite 108 at the Rucker Building, 3020 Rucker Ave., Everett.
Immunization rates for Washington teens improved for some vaccines, while holding steady for others, according to a new national study.
Making the choice to vaccinate your child is vital for their health and well-being. Even so, getting shots can still be stressful for you and your little one. Fortunately, there are simple ways you can support your child before, during, and after shots.
Last school year, 86.3% of local kindergarteners were up to date on their shots, higher than the state average of 85.6%.
Is your child up to date?
Vaccines required for school are available to children at no cost.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now believes there has been at least one case of hepatitis A illness in Washington State that may be linked to frozen berries sold at Costco.
There have been no reported illnesses in Washington linked to these berries but they were sold in Costco stores throughout the state.
While Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders make up less than 5% of the total U.S. population, they account for more than 50% of Americans living with chronic hepatitis B.
Less money for vaccinating children, providing HIV testing, treating substance abuse and preparing for biological, chemical and radiological disasters.
Leon Farrant, a graphic design student at Purchase College, used data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to create a striking infographic showing the impact vaccines have had on health in the U.S.
Washing fruits and vegetables before eating them reduces the risk of foodborne illness.
If fruits and veggies have a ridged or uneven skin, use a scrub brush to remove dirt from the grooves.
Remember, even produce with inedible skin should still be washed as a first step.
This week, get into the habit of washing all produce thoroughly before [...]
In this third article from her series on teens, sex and the risk of sexually transmitted infections, Seattle Children’s physician Dr. Yolanda Evans talks chlamydia.
Despite the fact that there are highly effective drugs to treat hepatitis C virus, just 20 percent of people infected with virus begin the recommended treatment regimen and less than 5 percent go on to successfully clear it.
One in 30 baby boomers – the generation born from 1945 through 1965 – has been infected with hepatitis C, and most don’t know it. A simple, one-time blood test could 120,000 lives, the CDC says.
For many children, August marks the end of summer vacation and the return to school. For parents, it’s a good time to make sure their children are up to date on vaccines—or shots—that prevent serious diseases.
More than 4 million Americans have viral hepatitis and an estimated 85,000 become infected each year. Some forms go away on their own, but others, like Hepatitis B and C, can go on to become chronic infections that can lead serious liver damage, cirrhosis, liver cancer, and even death. But most people with chronic hepatitis do not know they are infected.