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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)...

 

Partnership helps those fighting breast cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month which is intended to increase awareness about breast cancer, its diagnosis, treatment and recovery programs. There are a number of local resources available...

 

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer raises money for research, programs

Snohomish County's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk will return this year on Oct. 14 to provide funding and support to breast cancer survivors in the area. The event from the American Cancer...

 

Health District provides needle clean-up kits

Free needle clean-up kits are now available to help residents or businesses who want to dispose of discarded drug needles found in their community. The program began as a partnership between the...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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,...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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