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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...

 

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...

 

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,...

 

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,...

 

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....

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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 Founda...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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