“Street medicine” to serve the homeless has surged within the past decade, growing into a network of programs in over 85 cities and in 15 countries
Oregon’s Clackamas County, health officials are asking patients with an STD who their sexual partners are — and then are tracking those partners down.
Adult obesity prevalence is at or above 35% in Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and West Virginia.
The 1918 Spanish flu pandemic killed 50-100m people. A major influenza pandemic on this scale will happen again, and we’re unprepared.
The free clinic serves people in need who struggle to access and/or afford healthcare/ All are welcome! Patients DO NOT need ID or proof of immigration status.
Public health has identified a cluster of 8 people with HIV infection in north Seattle. All were living homeless and injected or used illicit drugs.
National Weather Service predicts that the Puget Sound region will see some improvement in air quality today, especially along the coast.
Until we get better air quality, stay indoors with windows closed if you can find somewhere cool, health officials say.
Children, the elderly, and individuals with respiratory illnesses are most at risk of serious health effects.
Officials at the Washington State Department of Health are adding 32 new rivers, lakes, and streams to their list of locations with fish consumption advisories.