Fresh Bucks Program 2017

Fresh Bucks Program 2017

The Fresh Bucks program will be returning in May at all Seattle farmers markets and many other locations throughout the state. Fresh Bucks provides extra buying power for people with SNAP benefits (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as “food stamps”…

May is Stroke Awareness Month

May is Stroke Awareness Month

Governor Jay Inslee has signed a proclamation encouraging all people in Washington to “take action to reduce their risk of stroke, know the signs and symptoms, and act F.A.S.T.” Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability in Washington….

Complete Eats

Complete Eats

There are many reasons why fruits and vegetables might not make it into your diet. The Washington State Department of Health and other organizations across the state are working together on Complete Eats, a program to make fruits and vegetables…

Stay Active and Independent for Life (SAIL)

Stay Active and Independent for Life (SAIL)

Stay Active and Independent for Life (SAIL) is a strength, balance and fitness program for adults 65 and older. Performing exercises that improve strength, balance and fitness are the single most important activity that adults can do to stay active…

Excessive Heat Warning

Excessive Heat Warning

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Excessive Heat Warning (see below) remaining in effect until 5 am PDT Sunday. Read more here. Timing: This afternoon through Saturday night. Locations: The Greater Puget Sound region from Snohomish County southward…

Spokane Measles Outbreak

Spokane Measles Outbreak

Officials with the Spokane Regional Health District have confirmed a measles infection in a Spokane County adult. Officials are working to identify how the unvaccinated individual was exposed, but there is no indication of recent travel or contact with a…