Summer is heating up – and so should your water safety planning

According to climate scientists, chances are it’s going to be a hotter summer than typical across King County. Hot weather brings people out to our region’s lakes, rivers and salt water areas looking to cool off and have fun.  But the more folks flock to beaches and rivers, the higher the likelihood that more people […]

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Using a public health approach to reach zero youth detention

Research shows that youth have a better chance at positive adulthood when they don’t interact with the legal system. A public health approach means employing prevention and intervention strategies that eliminate the need for juvenile detention and promote the well-being of all youth.

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Health Effects of Cannabis Use: The Current Evidence on Benefits & Risks

For this blog, we talked about the health effects of cannabis use with Dr. Gillian Schauer, a national cannabis expert and senior consultant to federal and state agencies on cannabis policy, surveillance, and research. The health effects of cannabis and cannabinoids are complex, and we know far less than we do about other substances. Dr. […]

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Many partners, one leading EMS/Medic One system

If you live in King County, you are fortunate. King County EMS is known for its exceptional performance in meeting national standards for emergency response times, including one of the best cardiac arrest survival rates in the nation.

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EMS teamwork saves teen

Less that 10% of EMS responses involve patients 17 and younger. When they happen, you want the best-trained people on the job. Thanks to great teamwork, this recent & local near-fatality had a happy ending.

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FREE CHILD CAR SEAT CHECKS IN KING COUNTY

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 four […]

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