Category Archives: public health

Hot Weather Safety

Looks like summer is about to arrive in a major way, with temperatures predicted to reach the 80’s and maybe even the 90’s in some areas. While that’s exciting, there are some important safety tips everyone needs to keep in … Continue reading

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Noon Time Flood/ Weather Update

    (Whatcom County) Update from the the National Weather Service as of 12:16:25 PM: THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR PART OF WESTERN WASHINGTON..INCLUDING WHATCOM COUNTY. THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING * HEAVY RAIN OVER THE SOUTHWEST SLOPES OF CASCADE MOUNTAINS THROUGH TODAY … Continue reading

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What to Know About West Nile Virus

As you may have seen or heard reported in national news, West Nile Virus (WNV) is having a serious impact in the central United States, and particularly in Texas. As of August 21, there were a reported 1,118 cases of … Continue reading

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Staying Safe and Healthy in Hot Weather

Wow – how about this weather? Feels silly to complain about the heat after such a long and soggy spring. But the fact is, a lot of us in this part of the county just aren’t used to these kinds … Continue reading

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Pigs, the Flu and the Fair – What To Know

You may have recently heard or read about a recent surge of H3N2v flu virus cases in Indiana, Ohio, and seven other states as a result of infected pigs transmitting the virus to humans. According to the CDC, this increase … Continue reading

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Regional Health Care Coalition Conducts Exercise In Bellingham

Last week on Friday, June 22, the St. Luke’s Health Education Center in Bellingham was host to the Region 1 Health Care Coalition “tabletop” exercise, which involved over 150 participants representing several dozen organizations within the 5-county region (Whatcom, Skagit, … Continue reading

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