To protect yourself, get vaccinated to minimize your risk of getting the flu. To reduce the chance you might catch or spread the flu, wash your hands.
Utah will become the first state to make it illegal to drive with a blood alcohol level of .05 or higher, rather than the .08 standard that every other state.
Why don’t doctors talk to patients about guns? Lack of time, being unsure what to say and believing patients won’t heed their advice.
Insurance coverage up, smoking down, but little change in physical activity and obesity levels are among the findings.
Public Health is investigating an outbreak of salmonellosis associated with food prepared in the service deli at the Costco in Issaquah
Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of injury. Seattle & King County’s fall prevention team works with seniors to make sure their homes are safe.
“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.