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 By Suzanne Pate    News    June 21, 2012

Drugstores help fight the whooping cough epidemic in Snohomish County

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Twenty-one local drugstores have joined the fight to knock down the whooping cough epidemic in Snohomish County. The Snohomish Health District supplies the pharmacies with free vaccine from the Sanofi Pasteur...

 By Suzanne Pate    News    June 7, 2012

Two more free whooping cough shot clinics for adults, June 14 & 26

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Uninsured and low-income adults will have two more opportunities to immunize against whooping cough for free in June.  The first clinic will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 14 at Swedish/Edmonds...

 By Suzanne Pate    News    April 12, 2012

Ups and downs for Snohomish in national county health rankings report

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Snohomish County has plenty of grocery stores with healthy food, but fewer doctors than the national standard, according to the third annual County Health Rankings released by the University of Wisconsin Population...

 By Suzanne Pate    News    July 1, 2010

National award to Snohomish County Medical Reserve Corps

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Snohomish County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) recently was honored with a national award at a conference sponsored by the Office of the US Surgeon General. On behalf of her 190-member unit, Therese Quinn-Burke, MRC...

 By Suzanne Pate, Pio    News    June 24, 2010

Scam & eggs: False calls to SnoCo food operators threaten fines

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. — Operators of seven food establishments in Snohomish County have received threatening telephone calls from a person falsely claiming to represent Snohomish Health District, the local public health agency responsible for...

 By Suzanne Pate    News    June 3, 2010

Change at the helm: Mayor Mark Lamb to steer Snohomish County's Health Board

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. — The Board of Health for Snohomish County changed leaders effective May 29 at the resignation of Sultan Councilman Jim Flower, Board chairman since 2009. Vice-chair Mark Lamb moved into the chairman position when Flower...

 By Suzanne Pate    News    April 22, 2010

Trash talk: Safe handling & storage of solid waste

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. --- If your garbage collection service is disrupted, you can take some simple measures to prevent or minimize trash-related problems. “Keeping trash tightly bagged cuts down on odors and deters insects like flies,” said...

 By Suzanne Pate    News    November 12, 2009

Unemployment brings stress & poor health to SnoCo jobless

"Unemployment & Health,” a new report from the Snohomish Health District, indicates that Snohomish County residents who are unemployed report more days of poor health in a month, less satisfaction with their lives, and greater likelihood of...

 By Suzanne Pate    News    September 10, 2009

It takes a village: Few in SnoCo sell tobacco to minors

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. --- Random checks of 52 retail stores in Snohomish County show that 84 percent of them refuse to sell tobacco products to minors, say local public health officials. Last year’s compliance rate was 85 percent. The all-time...