While there is not currently sustained transmission of the virus in the US, the situation continues to evolve, and health officials continue to be vigilant.
In Washington state, Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz is pushing for a bill to establish a dedicated account to help prevent and fight wildfires.
The model seeks to address the needs of patients who face social barriers such as homelessness or drug addiction and use the hospital multiple times a year.
Even though a local resident has been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus infection, the risk of infection from novel coronavirus is low to the general public.
Officials are following up on 16 local individuals who were exposed to the Snohomish County resident who contracted the 2019 novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China.
Dr. Jeff Duchin, Health Officer for Public Health – Seattle & King County, answers questions about the 2019 novel coronavirus and what we might expect.
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), which like Influenza B can hit kids hard, is also causing illnesses in King County
“Helping more people cook healthy meals at home is a laudable goal, but it is not always feasible for everyone.”
In addition, 39% of survey takers indicated they kept a loaded gun at home, and 14% stored all guns unlocked and loaded.
Starting this year pediatric visits in California may involve questions about touchy family topics, such as divorce or a parent who struggles with alcoholism.
What will the U.S. look like 10 years from now? Which demographic groups in the U.S. will grow and which maybe even decline?
Many passengers in ride-hailing vehicles and taxis don’t bother to buckle up in the back seat.
The child was previously healthy and died on December 15thin a Pierce County hospital. This is the first reported flu death in a child in King County 2009.
The individuals were hospitalized for treatment, one of whom has already been released.
The plan will allow the city to take people with mental illness or substance abuse issues off the streets without their consent and put them into treatment.