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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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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The Sunny Side of Glasses —Polarized Lenses

  • Written by K. W. Scarbrough, OD

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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Something is in the air

  • Written by submitted By K. W. Scarbrough Eagle Eye Vision Care, PS

Summer is here and grass pollen is swirling, causing those with allergies to suffer.

When the body thinks it is being assaulted it increases the blood supply to carry away the intruder. Unfortunately the intruder is not a germ but is something in the environment, either a sudden encounter such as cat dander or long-term exposure to dust or mold.

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