Restarting hearts: CPR/AED trainer fosters a community of lifesavers

For National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) week (May 21 – 27), we’re honoring the local heroes that make up our EMS/Medic One system in King County. Each day, we’ll be sharing a unique perspective on saving lives from the people doing this work every day. Today, we’re taking a closer look at training the public to know cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and effectively […]

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Free child car seat checks in King County

Several free child car seat check events are happening locally over the next few months for parents, parents-to-be and caregivers. Whether this is your first time installing a car seat in preparation for the arrival of a new baby or you’ve done this many times, installing car seats correctly can be tricky. Only one in […]

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6 things you may not know about car seats: Test your knowledge!

Whether you are a seasoned parent who installs car seats often, a grandparent who pulls out the car seat from the basement when your little ones come to town, or you are expecting the arrival of a new baby, installing car seats correctly can be tricky, but Public Health is here to help. Parents and caregivers […]

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Why children die unexpectedly — and what we can do

Children aren’t supposed to die. When children die unexpectedly, Public Health—Seattle & King County pays extra attention. The department looks for lessons to help families and communities prevent future tragedies, using a process that brings together an extraordinary range of expertise. The program is called Child Death Review, and their most recent report – based […]

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Meet a “do-it-all” nurse, with a special passion for social justice

Tina Maestas, Public Health Nurse, as photographed by one of her clients at the Renton CSO.

For National Public Health Week (April 3-7th), we’re celebrating by featuring unsung public health heroes who make our communities safer and healthier. Each day, we’ll highlight a public health worker through their own words, sharing their work and why they’re committed to serving our community. Today, we have Tina Maestas, who serves as a Public […]

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Emerging mumps outbreak in King County

UPDATE (1/13/17) Current mumps case counts in King County are now available on Public Health’s website. The case counts are updated on weekdays after 3 pm (except on government holidays). Mumps cases for the entire state are reported on the Washington State Department of Health’s website. HIGHLIGHTS FROM PREVIOUS UPDATES: For more information about why vaccinated […]

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