Winter weather patterns can trap air pollution – especially from wood stoves and fireplaces – near the ground, where it can build-up and may threaten people’s health.
If you’ve ever had a skin reaction when taking acetaminophen, don’t take the drug again and discuss alternate pain relievers/fever reducers with your health care professional.
Tips from Public Health – Seattle & King County on how to protect yourself and loved ones against this week’s very hot temperatures.
Eggs and summer go together: deviled eggs, homemade ice cream, and potato salad. But, just a few hours outside of the refrigerator and your eggs can create lasting memories that you’d rather forget. This summer, make sure that eggs carrying Salmonella don’t come to your next outing.
Did You Know?
The majority of fire-related deaths happen at home.
Falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths among people over 65
Nine out of every 10 childhood poison exposures happens at home . . .
The Department of Health is asking people all over the state to send ticks to the agency for a project to learn more about what types of ticks live in Washington.
The most dangerous potential poisons are medicines, cleaning products, antifreeze, windshield wiper fluid, pesticides, furniture polish, gasoline, kerosene and lamp oil.
If your child is taking more than one medication at the same time, there could be dangerous health consequences if those medicines have the same active ingredient, warns the US Food and Drug Administration.
“The increases in poisoning, largely due to prescription pain medication, have been most dramatic over the past decade, signaling a need to rethink how pain medications are prescribed and used,”
FDA warns consumers to steer clear of fraudulent flu products, which can be found online and in retail stores and may include products marketed as dietary supplements or conventional foods, drugs, nasal sprays and devices.
Air quality in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties has improved but the the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency says a “stage 1″ burn ban remains in effect,
In 2012, a record 24,000 Snohomish County residents earned a food worker card through online training – versus nearly 5,000 who earned their cards in a classroom. The popularity of the online classes has led the Snohomish Health District to reduced its schedule of in-person food worker classes in English and Spanish effective Jan. 1, 2013.
“Parents should remember that children don’t perceive toys the same way we do and often don’t use them as we might expect . . .If a toy can be misused, chewed on, eaten, swallowed or thrown at someone, it will be.”
Here are simple tips that all cooks in the kitchen can follow this holiday season for cooking a delicious and safely prepared turkey.
Dr. Tony Woodward, medical director of the Emergency Department at Seattle Children’s Hospital, shares some tips and a video to help you and your children have a fun and safe Halloween