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Vaccine rates leave Washington toddlers at risk for preventable diseases

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

New immunization rates show many toddlers across the state aren’t getting vaccinated for certain diseases on time, if at all, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Immunization Survey. The trend means more children are at risk of getting measles, whooping cough or other preventable diseases.

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Back-to-School Safety Tips

  • Written by Martie L. Moore, RN, MAOM, CPHQ CURAD Chief Nursing Officer

Every back-to-school season is filled with excitement and nerves but it’s not limited to just children — many parents get the jitters too. CURAD Chief Nursing Officer Martie Moore offers some safety tips to keep back-to-school butterflies at bay.

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Clothes for Kids ready for back-to-school shopping

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Aramark laundered more than 750 gently-used coats for the Clothes For Kids School Wardrobe program. “This saves our resources and our volunteer time allowing us to focus on other needs as we prepare for back to school shopping,” said Nancy Laird Burris, program manager for Clothes For Kids.

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Mind your back(pack) during back-to-school

  • Written by PhysioCare Physical Therapy

From homework and tests to extra-curricular activities, students already shoulder plenty of weight during back-to-school time. Their backpacks should be the least of their worries, says physical therapist Andy Lodato, MPT, of PhysioCare Physical Therapy in Woodinville and Duvall.

Unfortunately, backpacks are often misused by both kids and teens.

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Parent involvement reduces the risk for teens in cars

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

The bad news: Young, inexperienced teen drivers are involved in more serious crashes than other drivers. Many teen drivers are more likely to be involved in a crash at night, when using a cell phone or when carrying passengers.

The good news: Parents who insist their teen drivers follow the special conditions that come with a new license reduce the risk for their child. New tools are available that parents can use to make sure teens follow the law and drive safely.

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