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.
For many people, the seasonal flu is a mild illness.
But for some people, the flu can lead to serious infections like pneumonia, hospitalization, and death
Healthcare reform will still leave 30 million Americans without health insurance. Many, however, may be able to get cancer screenings, check ups and family planning help through range of existing preventive programs.
A new study of more than 34,000 middle and high school students showed that of those who were distracted, about 40 percent were texting, about 40 percent were wearing headphones, and 20 percent were talking on phones.
Tests offered by for-profit companies are mostly non-invasive and fairly affordable. But some of them are not recommended by national organizations because they can lead to further testing that does more harm than good.
The jump has occurred among men and women in most age groups, but young adults remain the most affected. Several counties have seen more dramatic upswings, including Spokane, Yakima, Thurston, Kitsap and Benton counties, which are at outbreak levels.
In Washington state, 12% of all individuals currently living with HIV/AIDS are Latino – but Latinos only compromise approximately 9.4% of the total population.The rates of new infections among Latino men were more than double that of white men. The rate of HIV infection among Latino women was nearly four times that of white women.
Public Health – Seattle & King County has found that six Seattle hookah bars are violating the state’s law banning public smoking and ordered them to stop allowing smoking on their premises.
The state health department bought more than 754,000 doses of flu vaccine for kids through age 18. Kids can get the vaccine from their regular health care providers.
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.
From free preventive services, including birth control, to the rule barring insurers from charging women more than men, the law recasts the rules of the road for women’s health coverage.
Program includes a home safety walk through, tips on how to stay safe in your home, information about local resources, and installation of fall safety devices for low income residents who qualify.
Bug repellant is a must for those end of summer outdoor outings
New findings suggest that breaking a sweat during regular physical activity may lower your risk of having a stroke.