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It takes a village to raise a child and manage their asthma

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Lung Association shares tips to build community of asthma advocates

Controlling even the most severe asthma is possible with the right treatment and management plan in place, as well as a trained support network. The responsibility for caring for a child with asthma shouldn’t fall on the family or child alone; that’s why the American Lung Association has developed free educational tools to help build a community of support for children with asthma.

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Salmonella illness outbreak linked to pork expands

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

The Salmonella outbreak linked to pork products has grown to 134 cases in 10 counties around the state. Consumers are advised to cook pork thoroughly.

The case count has continued to grow as state health officials work with Public Health — Seattle & King County along with other local, state, and federal partners on the disease investigation. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sent its team of “disease detectives” to the state to help. Investigators are interviewing the most recent cases and comparing information to early cases, which were first reported in the spring.

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The Sunny Side of Glasses —Polarized Lenses

  • Written by K. W. Scarbrough, OD www.eevisioncare.com

Summer sunshine is here…and is it bright! For summer, sun polarized lenses are the ticket. Polarized lenses selectively filter out glare from water or car bumpers. Boaters, bike riders, beach lovers and commuters benefit equally from this type of lens. Because they are not pitch-black, polarized sunglasses do not require removal when indoors or on our gloomy-but-glarey Northwest days.

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First aid basics for epilepsy

  • Written by Freya Symes

Epilepsy. What do you immediately think of? Your first thought probably isn’t that it takes as many lives as breast cancer. Nor is it that the number of Americans epilepsy affects is more than multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, muscular dystrophy and cerebral palsy combined. However, these are the statistics and as with countless other medical conditions, awareness is not nearly as high on the agenda as it should be.

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