24 reasons to show your lungs some love this Great American Smokeout

Every year, on the 3rd Thursday of November, the American Cancer Society challenges smokers to quit during the Great American Smokeout (this Thursday 11/15) for at least 24 hours, to start their journey to a smoke-free life. We know it is difficult to quit smoking. Nicotine dependence is powerful, and it can take several attempts […]

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Public Health Reserve Corps in Action: Scenes from the Seattle/King County Clinic

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 their time to help our community at events like the recent Seattle/King County Clinic, a giant free clinic held for four days in September. And they stand ready to volunteer if […]

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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 months aren’t old enough for flu shots. It’s up to us to keep them healthy! A yearly flu shot protects babies, grandparents, people undergoing cancer treatment – and you! […]

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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 impacts. While little is definitively known about the health effects of cannabis, there are both public health risks and health benefits, and these must be balanced. Over the next few months, […]

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How to find affordable health insurance in King County

Getting ready for Open Enrollment at Maple Valley Fire Station

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 starting Nov. 1, 2018. It’s the start of the sixth Open Enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act – and the process keeps getting easier and better. The Washington […]

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