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Baby boomers at risk of Hepatitis C, deadly but treatable viral disease

If you remember the Summer of Love, you may want to get tested at Snohomish Health District

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – If you had a disease that could kill you, you’d want to know about it, right? Hepatitis C is treatable if caught early – yet it is the leading infectious cause of cirrhosis and liver cancer and is the most common reason for liver transplants in the United States. Three in four of about 3.2 million people who have chronic hepatitis C are baby boomers. Deaths from the virus nearly doubled between 1999 and 2007 to more than 15,000, according to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read More >>
Friday, May 11, 2012/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (866)/Comments (0)/
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Low-cost vaccine available for adults; epidemic continues in Snohomish County

Snohomish Health District reaches out to all county residents to immunize against pertussis to protect babies

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – In an effort to slow the spread of whooping cough in Snohomish County, the Snohomish Health District has launched a two-fold campaign to increase vaccinations that prevent the highly contagious disease. Whooping cough – also called pertussis -- sickens babies most severely because they have no immunity. Adults need a booster shot because the childhood vaccine wears off over time.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (968)/Comments (0)/
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Evening whooping cough shot clinic for adults in Darrington, May 9

Low-income, uninsured adults can get free Tdap shots at Cascade Valley Darrington Clinic

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Tailored for people with busy schedules, free whooping cough shots will be available from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9 at Cascade Valley Darrington Clinic, 1190 Riddle St., Darrington, Wash.

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Friday, April 27, 2012/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (936)/Comments (0)/
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Ups and downs for Snohomish in national county health rankings report

County scores high for access to healthy food, low for days of good health

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Snohomish County has plenty of grocery stores with healthy food, but fewer doctors than the national standard, according to the third annual County Health Rankings released by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  The report ranks Snohomish County 9th statewide for health outcomes and health factors. San Juan County is deemed the healthiest county to live in, placing first among all 39 counties in both health outcomes and factors. The least healthy county, according to the Rankings, is Ferry County, placing last on both counts.

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Thursday, April 12, 2012/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (955)/Comments (0)/
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The graying of Snohomish County emerges in a public health report

A new report from Snohomish Health District presents demographics about aging in the county

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Snohomish Health District rolled out the third of four reports that uniquely address quality of life concerns of older county residents. “Creating an Aging-Friendly Snohomish County. Series III. Demographics of the Aging Population” resulted from collaboration between the Senior Consortium of Snohomish County and the local public health agency. Highlights of the data: Read More >>
Tuesday, April 10, 2012/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (936)/Comments (0)/
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