5 health tips for the Sounders Parade

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SEATTLE SOUNDERS, MLS CHAMPIONS!!!! Naturally, as your Public Health department, we have a few health tips for those of you heading out to the Sounders Parade on Tuesday: Dress warmly. Save the naked body paint looks for the warmer weather of the Fremont Summer Solstice Parade. By all means, wear the scarves! […]

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Quittin’ kittens: where are they now?

This year, 10 kittens made headlines by making 2016 their year to quit tobacco, and one question has been keeping us up at night: where are they now? In honor of the Great American Smokeout, Public Health Insider caught up with the quittin’ kittens to find out.

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Growing produce and community at Elk Run Farm

Food banks in South King County serve 30,000 families a month, but fresh produce can be hard to come by. Our partner Elk Run Farm is changing that, and growing community in Maple Valley in the process.

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Elk Run Farm harvests first crop, more to come

Most folks were grumbling about the rain yesterday, but not those involved in the first harvest at the Elk Run Farm. The Elk Run Farm is no ordinary farm. Located on four acres of a former golf course in Maple Valley, the produce harvested on the farm will supply the South King County Food Coalition’s […]

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Angling for health: What you need to know about catching and eating fresh fish

By Sinang Lee, MPH, Health Educator at Public Health – Seattle & King County Hook, line, sinker… and healthy dinner! Or is it? Who you are, where you fish, and the type of fish you catch can be the difference between a heart-healthy meal stocked with brain-boosting omega-3s and exposure to harmful contamination. As we […]

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