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Posted on: August 7, 2019

Water Wisdom: Prevent Drowning

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It can happen in an instant, swiftly and silently.

That’s what one mother recalls about her young son slipping underwater at a pool. In a recent drowning prevention video from the City of Bellevue, she urges others to understand just how profound...

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Posted on: June 18, 2019

Kids and Animals

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Petting zoos are a popular spot for children during the summer and fall. While learning about animals and how to interact with them is fun and valuable, it’s also important to remember that animals can expose children to potentially serious illn...

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Posted on: June 25, 2019

Window Wisdom: Keep Kids Safe from Falls

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Window screens are great for keeping bugs out of your house.

They aren’t strong enough to keep children in.

Every summer, when the weather warms enough to leave windows open, toddlers are injured in falls that could be prevented. A young child pus...

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

Stay updated on measles

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There is currently a measles outbreak affecting multiple counties in Washington State, including Snohomish County. 

Please take the time to review your family's vaccination records to make sure they are up-to-date with the MMR vaccine. 

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Stay connected

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Posted on: January 9, 2019

New Report Estimates Number of People Misusing Opioids in Snohomish County

Image showing burden of disease numbers: 1,400 opioid-related emergency room visits, 5,000 to 10,000

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – In a new report released today, the Snohomish Health District estimates that between 5,000 and 10,000 people in Snohomish County are suffering from opioid use disorder. It’s likely that another 35,000 to 80,000 people are misusin...

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Posted on: November 28, 2018

Prepare for Flu Season

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Influenza is highly contagious, and flu season can be unpredictable. Every year, there are flu-related deaths and hospitalizations in Snohomish County.

To help avoid catching and spreading the flu, talk to your medical provider or local pharmacy about gett...

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Posted on: November 28, 2018

7 Days in July: 57 Overdoses

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SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Snohomish Health District—in partnership with the Snohomish County Opioid Response Multi-Agency Coordination (MAC) Group—completed a second 7-day point-in-time data collection for opioid overdoses from July 9-15, 2018. The re...

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