This is the time of year when families are opening their windows to take advantage of the rising temperatures. Safe Kids Snohomish County wants to provide parents with window safety tips so kids are free to explore without the risks that come from unsecured windows.
Jason Wu, a ninth grader at Northshore junior high, spent a week working as a page for the Washington State Senate at the Capitol in Olympia. Wu was one of 19 students who served as Senate pages for the third week of the 2016 legislative session.
Written by Jimmy McCurry, CSCS Progressive Performance
Here in America, we tend to look at the athletic development of a child in the short term. “How is Johnny going to get that college scholarship if he doesn’t make the varsity team as a freshman? He needs special training!” “How long is it going to take to get my boys in peak shape? You know the season starts in four weeks.” “Our team isn’t competitive enough.” Theses are the kinds of things I hear from parents. Sorry to say, but the thought process in America is all wrong. Instead of keeping up with the Joneses and enrolling youth in every “specialized” training possible, we need to start thinking about sports as a long-term process for sports mastery.
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.
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.