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How to Help Someone in an Abusive Relationship

Posted by on March 12th, 2019 0 comments Tags: ,

Do you know someone who is being hurt? Or someone who is causing harm? Are you worried about what might be happening in a loved one’s relationship? The Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence is here to help with the guide, How to Help Someone in an Abusive Relationship: A Friends & Family Guide. This guide… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health

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Healthy Living for Women by Age

Posted by on March 12th, 2019 0 comments Tags:

The foundation of good health is the same no matter your age! Eat healthy, be active, go to the doctor or nurse for regular checkups, take care of your mental health, and don’t take unnecessary risks, like texting while driving. Whether you’re in your 20s or 90s, the Office of Women’s Health has you covered…. Read More »

Posted in: General

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National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, February 25 – March 3

Posted by on February 12th, 2019 0 comments Tags: ,

The 2019 theme, Come as You Are, highlights the National Eating Disorders Association’s (NEDA) movement towards inclusivity in the greater eating disorder community and their goal of unifying the field of eating disorders. In particular, Come as You Are sends a message to individuals at all stages of body acceptance and eating disorders recovery that… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Health Information Literacy, Mental Health

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Health Policy Fellowship for Native Youth

Posted by on February 12th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) Health Policy Fellowship is a year-long program for Native youth 18-24 years old who are interested in making a difference in the health of their communities. Health Policy Fellows meet in-person 3 times and receive virtual trainings to strengthen their leadership skills and ability to effectively advocate for their communities…. Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Scholarships and Grants

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How to Lose Weight Safely as You Age

Posted by on February 12th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

Weight gain is a common “side effect” of aging. Medications and decreased activity are two factors that can contribute. You probably don’t have to lose as much weight as you think to improve your health. Simply maintaining a healthy weight—or dropping just a few pounds if necessary—can be worthwhile. Information about calories, nutrition and exercise… Read More »

Posted in: Senior

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Surgeon General Advisory on E-cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults

Posted by on January 8th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

The Surgeon General of the Public Health Service focuses on important public health issues. The published reports are scientifically based and are hoped to generate health initiatives to help address these highlighted health issues such as the use of e-cigarette use among our young people. This recently published report is asking for health professionals, family,… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Public Health, Websites

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Meeting the Needs of Children During Disasters

Posted by on January 8th, 2019 0 comments Tags:

Certain disasters end quickly, while others affect large populations for an extended period of time. Disasters can have physical, mental, and emotional consequences. Each person prepares and responds differently to a disaster; however, children are at increased risk during and after a disaster for a variety of reasons. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), has… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Emergency Preparedness

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Privacy of Ancestry DNA Testing

Posted by on January 8th, 2019 0 comments Tags: ,

Are you one of many who received a direct-to-consumer genetic test over the holidays?  This popular gift sounds like fun and it is easy to get caught up in the excitement to learn more about your background. However, are you aware of the privacy, or lack of privacy, regarding these tests? Take some time to… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy

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Sustainable Holiday Choices

Posted by on December 11th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Are you one of those organized people who are already prepared for the coming winter holidays? Or do you still have plans to make and gifts to buy? Either way, why not take a second look at some of your usual holiday activities to see if you can make them more “sustainable?” The more people who… Read More »

Posted in: Environmental Health, Public Health

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Holiday Hints for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Posted by on December 11th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , ,

Holidays can be meaningful, enriching times for both the person with Alzheimer’s disease and his or her family. Maintaining or adapting family rituals and traditions helps all family members feel a sense of belonging and family identity. For a person with Alzheimer’s, this link with a familiar past is reassuring. However, when celebrations, special events, or holidays… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Senior

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