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.
Meet the world’s most deadliest creature, Mozzie the Mosquito,
Two bats (1 dead, the other appeared sick) on the sidewalk near the corner of B Street NE and 3rd Street NE in Auburn, August 13, tested positive for rabies.
Smoke levels are now mostly UNHEALTHY FOR SENSITIVE GROUPS across the Puget Sound region – Puget Sound Clean Air Agency
Tularemia is a rare disease whose effects can range from mild to life-threatening, causing ulcers, gland inflammations, and in some instances, difficulty breathing.
U=U: People living with HIV, who have undetectable levels of HIV in their blood, have effectively no risk of transmitting HIV to their partners.
Groups at increased risk from extreme heat include older adults, people with chronic medical conditions, children, and those who work or exercise in the heat.
The elderly, the very young and people with certain health conditions are at higher risk for life threatening conditions when the temperatures go up.