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May 31

World No Tobacco Day: Quit resources and tips to support someone who is ready to quit

Posted on May 31, 2023 at 12:45 PM by Kari Bray

If you use tobacco, today could be a good day to pause and think about whether you want to quit, whether you’re ready to quit, and what your next steps look like.

If you don’t use tobacco, don’t tune us out quite yet. You can make a difference.

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May 19

What is hepatitis, and why should you get tested?

Posted on May 19, 2023 at 1:39 PM by Kari Bray

The CDC estimates that as many as two-thirds of people with hep B are unaware that they have it, as well as four of every 10 people with hep C. So, in honor of National Hepatitis Testing Day, let’s dive into some information people should know about testing, vaccination, treatment, and the most common hepatitis viruses. 

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May 10

5 Things to Know About the End of the COVID Public Health Emergency

Posted on May 10, 2023 at 10:20 AM by Kari Bray

What does this latest update – the end of the Public Health Emergency – mean for people in Snohomish County? Here are some key takeaways for May 11 and beyond. 

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