Public Health Valentines

It’s that time of year again… our annual public health valentines! These love letters go out to ALL our public health staff, partners and colleagues in the field. Share them with the ones you love. Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

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Working at the Intersection of Hunger and Health

Typically, when a patient with diabetes or high blood pressure visits their doctor, you may expect they receive counseling on what types of foods they should be eating. Although important, this practice oftentimes doesn’t consider if the patient has the means to eat healthy food. Now let’s take a moment to imagine a healthcare system […]

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New cases, including one death, in hepatitis A outbreak

While our community has been fortunate in that to-date we have not experienced an outbreak on the scale seen in other large cities and states across the country, we have seen a recent increase in hepatitis A cases in King County, including one death associated with hepatitis A.

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Pediatric flu death reported in King County

Update 2/13/20: Another King County child died of influenza B on 1/16/20, bringing to two the number of reported pediatric influenza deaths in King County this flu season. Public Health has learned that an elementary-school-aged child in King County has died from complications of influenza. The child was previously healthy and died on December 15th […]

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What we know about nicotine in electronic cigarettes

Over the past several years, electronic cigarette use has grown in popularity as an alternative to smoking combustible cigarettes. While this switch does protect individuals from the dangers of combustion, vaping and e-cigarette use has other risks – including nicotine dependency and lung injury.

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