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Treating and preventing colds and flu

Now that the holidays are approaching, accompanied with the additional joy (& stress) of them, it isn't difficult to become a little overwhelmed. Overwhelming your immune system however often leads to a cold or flu, which takes away from the...

 

Eating healthy even when you're busy

As we head back to school and the fall weather sets in, we will be thinking of how to eat healthy while being busy. The most common reasons I hear for people choosing unhealthy meals are "I'm too busy to cook," "I'm too stressed to think about meal p...

 

County has 37 overdoses in one week

At least 37 probable overdoses occurred in Snohomish County from July 17 to 23 according to the Snohomish Health District's Point-in-Time survey. The district reached out to local police, hospitals, medical providers and community members in July to...

 

Tulalip Community Health Dept. holds overdose awareness event

In response to three recent overdoses in the Tulalip community, the Tulalip Community Health Department is holding an overdose awareness event on Aug. 31, to coincide with International Overdose Awareness Day. The event is at the Tulalip Community Health Department’s new building at 7615 Totem...

 

CHC provides summer lunches for kids

Community Health Center of Snohomish County locations, including in Arlington, is providing free lunches to kids this summer on each weekday. "Any child age 18 or younger is eligible to come get meals at one of our locations," said Lisa Miller, chief...

 

Board selects Dr. Beatty as Health Officer

Following a lengthy recruitment process, the Board of Health unanimously approved an employment agreement with Dr. Mark Beatty to serve as the Snohomish Health District's next health officer. The selection of Dr. Beatty came after interviews with...

 

STD rates increase in Snohomish County

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently estimated that there are nearly 20 million new sexually transmitted infections every year in this country. Given these large numbers-and increased cases being reported locally-the...

 

Volunteers needed to help homeless

More than 1,000 individuals of all ages and families experiencing homelessness are expected to attend this year’s Project Homeless Connect (PHC) event, set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 20, at Evergreen Middle School, 7621 Beverly Lane, in Everett. This event wouldn’t be possible...

 

County confirms 2 cases of rabies in bats

Most bats are harmless, but a few carry rabies, a deadly disease which bats can pass on to humans through small bites and scratches. Five rabid bats have been found in Washington so far this year, and two of them came from Snohomish County. Bats...

 

Panel will discuss opioid addiction

The Stillaguamish Senior Center will host a panel about opioid addiction on May 23 at the center's main hall. The event is from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the center at 18218 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington. There will be an overview of the basics of the...

 

Life jacket cabinets open for Memorial Day

Drowning is the second highest cause of unintentional death for children ages 1 to 4 and 10 to 19. More people drown between the months of May and June than any other month. Even a near-drowning can have lifelong consequences. Kids who survive a...

 

Youth in Snohomish County making healthier choices

The first part of Washington's 2016 Healthy Youth Survey has been released, showing some drops in teen drug and substance use. According to the Snohomish Health District, thirteen of the school districts in Snohomish County participated in the...

 

Arlington seeks input about homelessness

City of Arlington officials are looking for the public’s opinions about the local homeless population in a recently released public survey. The survey is available online at bit.ly/2mXCJBC. The city received a grant from the United Way of Snohomish County to begin looking at local homelessness, an...

 

Mumps confirmed in Snohomish County

Washington state is seeing a mumps outbreak this year and cases are beginning to reach Snohomish County, with nine confirmed cases and 13 probable cases of mumps. "It's significantly higher than what we have had in the last few years," said Heather...

 

Marysville's Condyles honored with national DAISY award

Marysville's Jodi Condyles was recently honored for her 27 years in the healthcare industry with a DAISY award, a national award that recognizes nurses. The award is given by the national DAISY Foundation, which was founded to support nurses and the...

 

Community learns about bullying

Former professional wrestler Mark Mero came to Marysville's middle schools and high schools last week to talk about bullying and drug abuse. The retired wrestler is now a motivational speaker and spoke in front of Marysville School District students...

 

Post students learn about first aid

A drug-awareness campaign in the fall hosted by the Arlington Drug Awareness Coalition (ADAC) prompted Post Middle School students in the advanced computer and yearbook classes to learn more about first aid. Their advisor, Robin Foster, recently...

 

Free mental health training in M'ville

Parents or those who work with children can learn the signs of mental health problems at free youth mental health classes provided in Marysville and Tulalip. Classes were provided last year and returned again this year. A number of classes are available from February to June, with the next being on...

 

Learn how to help your kids stay away from drugs

The Marysville Together Coalition is funding a new program to help teach parents the most effective ways to help their kids stay away from drug abuse. On Jan. 24, and for four Tuesdays after that, parents can meet at the Marysville Middle School...

 

YMCA offers free classes on Thanksgiving

The Marysville YMCA will offer free classes on Thanksgiving morning for those who want to get a workout in with family before celebrating the holiday. The classes are open to the public, even if you don't have a membership to the YMCA. "That way...

 

Kettlebell workouts provide cardio, strength training

The city of Marysville regularly offers intensive exercise opportunities through their kettlebell classes. Kettlebells are cast-iron or steel weights that resemble a cannonball with a handle. People using them to workout will swing them into the air...

 

Students participate in health survey

Many local schools plan to participate in the state's Healthy Youth Survey which seeks to gain information about today's youth and their health habits. The survey is administered every two years and schools are randomly selected throughout the state...

 

Report bullying with SafeSchools

Many local school districts have adopted the SafeSchools alert system, which gives local parents another way to keep their schools up to date about potential bullying, safety or harassment incidents. Both the Marysville and Arlington school...

 

Help for parents to protect kids on the move

With more than 2,600 children under 13 involved in a car crash every day, or one child every 33 seconds, parents need to be extra vigilant about keeping kids safe in cars. And while most families put kids in car seats, the latest research from the...

 

Report looks at marijuana use

The public needs to better understand the effects of marijuana and the best prevention measures according to a recently released report from the Snohomish Health District and county officials. The Snohomish County Department of Human Services and...

 

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