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Snohomish Health District recognizes World Hepatitis Day

Vaccination, testing and treatment can limit liver damage

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. Liver damage and liver disease caused by viruses kill more people in the U.S. each year than HIV/AIDS. Hepatitis C is the most common of those viruses that attack the liver. In Snohomish County, 649 people were found to have hepatitis C last year. Hepatitis B affected 263 local people in 2013.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (1152)/Comments (0)/
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Be aware of lake risks while enjoying summer swimming

Don’t drink the water, Snohomish Health District advises

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. - Swimming or playing in water that is contaminated or high in bacteria or natural toxins can affect your health. Swimming pools, spas, lakes, rivers, or oceans are all potential sources of water-related illness. Recreational water illnesses typically affect a person's stomach and intestines, causing diarrhea and vomiting. Water quality can also affect your skin or respiratory system.

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Friday, July 18, 2014/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (1223)/Comments (0)/
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Health District honors healthy programs, policies

Everett Housing Authority, Head Start and ECEAP receive awards

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. - The Everett Housing Authority was honored with a Healthy Communities Award from Snohomish Health District on May 19. The award is presented to honor organizations that have adopted health promotion programs or policies that support healthy choices for the populations they serve or employ. Read More >>
Wednesday, May 21, 2014/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (1237)/Comments (0)/
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Public Health Advisory Council wins statewide award

“Health Champion” honor given by Washington State Public Health Association

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Snohomish Health District’s Public Health Advisory Council recently received the “Health Champion” award from the Washington State Public Health Association for its diligent work identifying the leading public health issues in Snohomish County. Read More >>
Thursday, May 8, 2014/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (1130)/Comments (0)/
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Mother’s Day event offers resources, tips and tea

May 9 at the Snohomish Health District

EVERETT, Wash. – Being a new mom is a big adjustment – there’s a new, demanding human in your life 24/7. All the new chores and expenses and health worries can take away from the joys of motherhood. Everyone needs support and resources.

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Thursday, May 8, 2014/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (1876)/Comments (0)/
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