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Tips for healthy summertime barbecues

Backyard barbecues are as iconically American as apple pie and baseball. Grilling is a popular cooking method during the summer months, and many people will be firing up the grill for Labor Day. This...

 

Add a variety of salads to your summer diet

Summer heat can be a deterrent to eating healthy. The heat can leave you feeling uninspired when it comes to cooking. I commonly hear excuses for not making healthy dietary choices during in the...

 

Berries not only taste good, they're good for your health

One of my favorite things about summer is berry season. Growing up in rural southwestern Pennsylvania, I have fond summer memories of braving "jaggers," bugs, and snakes for the sweet reward of...

 

May's rabid bat stats highest in 20 years

Since May 1, four bats found in Washington have tested positive for rabies, the highest number identified in the state in the month of May since 1998. The Washington State Department of Health...

 

Midwife birthing now available at CVH

Cascade Valley Hospital now offers a midwife program that provides pregnant women a birthing experience different from the common obstetrician-based birthing. "We offer a different type of care for...

 

Film looks at dangers of screen time

Arlington parents concerned about screen time and how it affects children can attend a free screening of "ScreenAgers: Growing up in the Digital Age" on May 21. Arlington area PTAs are hosting the...

 

Protecting yourself against skin cancer

The days are growing longer, and the gray clouds are retreating to make way for the sun-filled days of summer. As we prepare for longer hours of daylight and outdoor activities, it's important to...

 

Needle Clean-Up Kit, disposal program expands

Since rolling out the free needle clean-up kit program in September 2017, over 800 kits have been distributed by the Snohomish Health District. These kits have ensured the safe and proper disposal of more than 10,000 syringes. Starting April 25 ...

 

Summer Health Fair set for May 19

Many local health organizations will be available for information and a 5K family fun run will be held at the Spring into Summer Health Fair this May. The fair, which is sponsored by Skagit Regional Health and the Stillaguamish Tribe, will be held...

 

Spring is a good time to cleanse the body

I can’t believe spring is here already, and it reminds me of how much I missed the sunshine. Spring is always a good time to start cleaning out clutter around the house, but also within your...

 

County does well in health rankings

According to the ninth annual County Health Rankings, Snohomish County is ranked the third healthiest county overall in the state. The rankings released recently by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin Population Health...

 

Re-motivate your wellness routine

Remember how gung-ho you were January 1st for your wellness goals? Ready to make 2018 the healthiest year yet. Now here we are in April and the motivation has faded. It’s normal if those new...

 

Helping you deal with seasonal allergies

Bulbs have pushed their way up from the soil. Dormant deciduous trees have sprouted buds, soon to produce leaves and flowers. We’ve turned our clocks ahead. The signs of Spring are here. While many...

 

Snohomish County agencies pool resources to tackle opioid abuse

Nearly one in six heroin deaths in 2016 Washington state occurred in Snohomish County and more than three quarters of Snohomish County overdoses in summer 2017 occurred in Everett and Marysville. The Snohomish County Executive, the County Council,...

 

It's not too late to get flu shot

Even though the reports of influenza appears to have reached its peak in Snohomish County, health officials are still recommending residents take steps to protect themselves. "We're hopeful that we're...

 

Give Kids A Smile

Puget Sound Pediatric Dentistry held their Give Kids a Smile event on Friday, Feb. 2. They were able to provide cleanings, exams and X-rays for a number of local families. Each child left with a...

 

Hit the reset button and make your health a priority

Happy New Year! As we move out of a season full of indulgences like eating sugary and rich foods, drinking alcohol and staying up late, now is the time to hit the reset button and make your health a...

 

Quil Ceda Happy Dental opens in Tulalip

New Tulalip dentistry office Quil Ceda Happy Dental held their grand opening on Dec. 13. Doctors Christine Chen, Mike Hsieh and Eric Greenhalgh are taking over the office at 8825 34th Ave. NE, Suite...

 

How to beat the Holiday Blues

The season of holiday cheer is upon us, but why do so many people feel down and depressed in the winter season? There is such a thing called seasonal affective disorder, in which your mood takes a tur...

 

Health District expands public's online tools

Online tools are now available from the Snohomish Health District that allow easier ways to do things like submit birth certificate orders, send complaints or view inspection reports. In an effort to...

 

Keeping digestive system, waistline happy

As a culture, we spend a lot of time centered around food. We eat for daily sustenance. We eat to socialize. We eat to celebrate. We eat out of comfort. We sometimes even eat due to stress or family...

 

Fall brings many things, including flu season

Fall brings changing leaves and pumpkins - and the beginning of flu season. Last year, Snohomish County saw record numbers of influenza-related school absenteeism, hospitalizations and deaths....

 

Local breast cancer survivor shares her story to help others

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and local survivors like Sirkku Bingham hope that people make themselves more aware of the disease. Bingham was diagnosed with breast cancer in January 2016....

 

Healthy tips for the holiday season

Wow, October is here already. The fall weather sure sets in fast, which reminds me of warm comfort foods. I thought it would be helpful to discuss some ways to eat healthy around the holidays,...

 

BMX pro talks about addiction

National speaker and BMX professional Tony Hoffman will speak in Arlington about drug addiction and his own struggles on Oct. 19. The talk is hosted by the Arlington Drug Awareness Coalition (ADAC)...

 

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