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Public health inspectors help you swim safely in Snohomish County

Snohomish Health District inspects 480 regulated pools and hot tubs countywide

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash.Drowning kills about 8 Snohomish County residents every year. Nationally, more than one in four drowning deaths is a child younger than 15. Drowning ranks fifth among the leading causes of unintentional injury death in the United States and kills more toddlers 1 to 4 years old than anything but birth defects.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (1583)/Comments (0)/
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Two more free whooping cough shot clinics for adults, June 14 & 26

Adults can get free Tdap shots at Swedish/Edmonds Hospital June 14, Valley General Hospital June 26

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. Uninsured and low-income adults will have two more opportunities to immunize against whooping cough for free in June.

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (1330)/Comments (0)/
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Peter Mayer chosen Deputy Director of Snohomish Health District

New #2 for local public health is a 16-year veteran of government administration

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash.—Clark County administrator Peter Mayer has accepted the position of Deputy Director of Snohomish Health District, Snohomish County’s local public health agency. Dr. Gary Goldbaum, Health Officer and Director of Snohomish Health District, announced today that Mayer will take up his new duties on July 9, 2012.

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Monday, June 4, 2012/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (1508)/Comments (0)/
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Reminder to vaccinate is in the mail

Health partners reach out to fight whooping cough epidemic

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – A message for residents to vaccinate against whooping cough will hit all 285,000 mailboxes of Snohomish County households by the end of the month.

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Friday, May 25, 2012/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (1300)/Comments (0)/
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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 (1225)/Comments (0)/
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