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Parenting is hard work, and it is our hope that learning about your experiences as a parent, child’s health, family strengths, and community supports will help Best Starts for Kids build on strengths and meet needs for families across King County.

The post Calling all parents and caregivers with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, or elementary schoolers! Best Starts for Kids Health Survey now open appeared first on PUBLIC HEALTH INSIDER.

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If you are exposed to measles, you will need evidence of immunity to measles to be able to attend childcare, school, and work. We want you to know what counts as evidence of measles immunity so you can get your documentation before you are ever exposed to measles.

The post Do you have documentation of measles immunity? appeared first on PUBLIC HEALTH INSIDER.

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PUBLIC HEALTH INSIDER by Meredith Li-vollmer - 5d ago

NOTE: All exposure locations in King County, including those from previous cases in 2019, are updated at www.kingcounty.gov/measles/cases. Public Health – Seattle & King County is investigating a new confirmed measles case in a King County resident, a woman in her 20s, with possible public exposures in Kenmore and Seattle. She was in close contact [...]

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Even if you slept through this morning’s 4.6 earthquake (like me), consider it Mother Nature’s kick-in-the-pants to update your readiness for the Big One. Or as our friends at King County Office of Emergency put it: Today’s earthquake was a literal “wake up” call. It’s true that our region has the potential for a major earthquake (remember that [...]

The post A wake-up call that will help you sleep better appeared first on PUBLIC HEALTH INSIDER.

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You’ve probably seen a lot in the news lately about the youth vaping epidemic sweeping the country. Did you know that people (including kids) also vape cannabis? And, vaping cannabis comes with many of its own health and social implications.

The post What’s in that vape? Cannabis & vaping appeared first on PUBLIC HEALTH INSIDER.

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NOTE: All exposure locations in King County, including those from previous cases in 2019, are updated at kingcounty.gov/measles/cases. Public Health – Seattle & King County is investigating a new confirmed measles case with possible public exposures. The King County resident, a teenager, visited the Auburn Community Center while infectious before receiving the diagnosis of measles. [...]

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Every few years, the King County Medical Examiner’s Office (KCMEO) hosts a unique memorial to ensure that every King County resident is remembered. Those who died without resources or family to claim their remains for a proper burial are looked after through the work of the county’s indigent remains program. The next ceremony to remember these individuals [...]

The post Gone but not forgotten — 2019 appeared first on PUBLIC HEALTH INSIDER.

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Data from the 2018 Overdose Death Report is now available. The report finds that in recent years, overdoses from prescription opioids and heroin have remained stable, while overdoses involving methamphetamine and illicit fentanyl have increased.

The post Most recent overdose data released: 2018 data show most overdose deaths involve multiple drugs appeared first on PUBLIC HEALTH INSIDER.

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Public Health – Seattle & King County is investigating a new confirmed measles case with possible exposures at a Seattle emergency room department and a retail location in Kent

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Now is the time to get ready for smoke season, especially taking steps to protect your health. Learn what you may need in your home, what to plan for at work, and when to talk to your healthcare provider about smoke exposure.

The post Get Ready for Wildfire Smoke Season appeared first on PUBLIC HEALTH INSIDER.

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