Out of all the people who moved from larger cities to rural areas in 2021, two-thirds wound up living in the rural South.
Comic by Meredith Li-Vollmer from Public Health — Seattle & King County
In one study of more than 50,000 people, 95% of heterosexual men said they usually or always orgasm when sexually intimate, while only 65% of heterosexual women said the same.
Western Washington enters heat wave . . . West Nile virus detected in Grant County . . . Air pollution linked to dementia . . . 5 Victorian-era diseases that are back . . . Should you worry about your BMI?
Public Health – Seattle & King County is investigating a confirmed measles case in a child. People who were at Aki Kurose Middle School, Pike Place Market, World Market, and HopeCentral Pediatrics & Behavioral Health in Seattle may have been exposed to measles if they were there within the time span that this person passed through while infectious.
The National Weather Service is forecasting temperatures in the high 80s and low 90s for much of western Washington by Monday. Since many Washingtonians do not have air conditioning in their homes, cooling off can be a challenge, particularly for people with health conditions, the elderly, and infants.
Thyroid nodules are very common, with more than half of people scanned show small nodules. At age 30 it is estimated around 30% of women will have a nodule. By age 70, approximately 70% of women will have at least one. Most never cause problems. But when should you follow up and get treatment?
Medication abortion now accounts for more than half of all abortions in the United States, but there are a raft of new legal battles that may expand or limit access.
Genes carried by many Ashkenazi Jews that put them at a higher risk of a rare disorder, Gaucher disease, also help protect them against TB.
The last 5 kilos really are the hardest to lose. Here’s why, and what you can do about it
What percentage of children in your child’s school are vaccinated against measles? How does your school district compare to others in King County? How have student immunization rates changed over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic? Find this and more on Public Health’s School Immunizations Data Dashboard, recently updated to include data for the 2021-22 school year.
Jennifer Girotto, University of Connecticut Respiratory syncytial virus, more commonly known as RSV, sends thousands of children to the hospital every year in the U.S. But during September and October 2022, health professionals across the country have watched an unprecedented…
Most of us don’t think about cancer when we’re in our 20s and 30s. But recent research has shown that people born after 1990 are more likely to develop cancer before the age of 50 than any other generation before.
Heat can be deadly, but deaths from heat are preventable.
Cases then rose notably beginning in 2021, when 199 cases of TB disease were reported, a 22% increase from 2020. Thus far in 2022, 70 cases have been reported and officials continue to monitor the situation closely. Seventeen new cases of TB disease all have connections with each other and several Washington state prisons, making it the state’s largest outbreak in the last 20 years.