health

Second case of vaping-related lung injury reported in county

Woman, in her 40s, used flavored nicotine and THC vape products. Nationwide toll is 1,300 cases.

 

Diane Flagg twists during a line dance class at the Edmonds Senior Center on Monday, Oct. 29, 2018 in Edmonds, Wa. Flagg, 71, who lost her husband two years ago, dances five times a week. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
                                Diane Flagg twists during a line dance class at the Edmonds Senior Center on Monday, Oct. 29, 2018 in Edmonds, Wa. Flagg, 71, who lost her husband two years ago, dances five times a week. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Isolation puts your health at risk, no matter how old you are

Loneliness can lead to serious health problems such as heart disease, stroke and Alzheimer’s disease.

 

Snohomish Health District chooses new health officer

Dr. Mark Beatty, whose background includes work as a medical officer with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has been chosen… Continue reading

Adults in county living longer, but life expectancy gap grows

Adults in Snohomish County are living longer, to roughly age 82 for women and 78 for men. Life expectancy here has increased since… Continue reading

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