ONE YEAR LATER: things people still don’t know about the distracted driving law

It’s been a full year since Washington’s distracted driving law went into effect, but according to a survey of 900 King County drivers, there is still plenty of confusion about what is – and isn’t – allowed. Let’s explore the misconceptions. Washington’s cell phone law is 1 today! This calls for a cake smash! “It’s […]

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Why now is a good time for a flu shot

With the holidays drawing near, many of us look forward to travel or seeing family and friends. And just as our schedules get busier, it’s also the time of year when the flu starts to circulate. We turned to Libby Page, manager of our immunizations program, to get the scoop on flu vaccine . Why […]

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Parents, help your dollars shape local investments for kids. Survey open!

Cross-posted from BestStartsblog.com We know that parenting is hard work. Help shape Best Starts for Kids investments by sharing your insight. The Best Starts for Kids survey is open until January 27th!  How is childcare working or not working for you? Do your kids get the check-ups they need? What are ways that we can […]

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Required childhood immunizations and vaccine exemptions: The bottom line

By Jeff Duchin, MD, Health Officer Media coverage of our recent publication in the journal Pediatrics gave some people the mistaken impression that my colleagues and I want to provide children with a choice to “opt out” of required vaccinations, except for measles vaccine. The fact is that families in Washington currently have the ability […]

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Building early brain development? There’s an app for that.

What do you get when you cross technology with brain science? One really cool concept for building strong, healthy minds. This concept – part app, part tool, part resource and part initiative – is called Vroom. The Vroom app In a nutshell, Vroom’s mobile app is designed to give parents and caregivers suggestions for activities […]

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5 simple safety tips for swimming in pools

Click through the images to find out more about why these safety tips are so important. For more information, visit the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention website.

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