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December 28, 2010
Recycle Your Christmas Tree

Pierce County, Washington (Pierce County News Release) - Make a New Year\'s resolution for the environment to recycle your Christmas tree. Pierce County residents can recycle their tree through services coordinated by the Public Works...
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December 22, 2010
State proposes gypsy moth eradication treatment at South Hill Mall in Puyallup

OLYMPIA ? The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) announced today a proposal to treat a 29-acre site at the South Hill Mall in Puyallup next spring to eliminate an invasive introduction of the destructive...
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December 20, 2010
Health Department will be Closed December 23, 24 and 31, 2010

Tacoma - Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department will be closed on Thursday, December 23 and Friday, December 24, 2010 in honor of the Christmas holiday. The agency will reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, December 27...
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December 14, 2010
Pertussis in Tacoma

Tacoma-Pierce County WA - Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department has received confirmation of Whooping Cough in six students in Tacoma Schools and is currently investigating several additional suspect cases. Whooping Cough, known by medical providers as...
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December 10, 2010
Prevent and Respond to Flooding

Tacoma - The National Weather Service has released warnings of potential flooding during the weekend of December 11 ? 13, 2010. Be prepared to deal with flooding in your area by following these suggests for...
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December 9, 2010
Board of Health Meets Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Tacoma - Tacoma-Pierce County Board of Health will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, December 15, 2010. The meeting will begin at 3:00 p.m. and will be held in the Department\'s auditorium, at 3629...
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December 9, 2010
New Campaign for Flu Vaccine

OLYMPIA (Washington State Department of Health News Release) - The state\'s new flu education campaign starts this week to remind people of the importance of getting vaccinated against the flu. The ads take a lighter approach to promote...
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December 3, 2010
Health Department Closed December 6

Tacoma-Pierce County WA -  Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department will be closed on Monday, December 6, 2010, as part of planned furlough days when the agency closes and staff take leave without pay. A budget shortfall...
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December 1, 2010
New Approach to HIV/AIDS in Washington

OLYMPIA (Washington State Department of Health News Release) - A new state strategy to reduce HIV infections focuses state resources in communities with the most new cases while streamlining the system to save money. The new...
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November 24, 2010
Health Department Open Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Tacoma - Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department will be open from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 24, 2010. Due to inclement weather and difficulty negotiating roads, the department was closed on Tuesday...
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November 24, 2010
West Nile Virus Confirmed in Two Washington Residents

OLYMPIA (Washington State Department of Health News Release) - Two human cases of West Nile virus infection have been reported for the 2010 season. A Grant County resident likely acquired the illness in the state and a...
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November 24, 2010
Health Department Closed November 25 and 26, 2010

Tacoma - Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department will be closed on Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26, 2010, in observance of Thanksgiving. The agency will reopen on Monday, November 29, 2010, at 8:00 a.m...
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November 23, 2010
Health Department Closed Due to Weather

Tacoma - Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department is closed on Tuesday, November 23, 2010, because of ice-covered roads and other weather-related problems. The department plans to re-open on Wednesday, November 24, at 8:00 a.m. The department...
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November 22, 2010
Keep Thanksgiving Foods Safe - Protect Your Family

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2006 (USDA News Release) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture\'s Food Safety and Inspection Service is providing consumers with key recommendations they can use to help reduce the risk of foodborne illness...
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November 22, 2010
Health Department Closes at 2:00 p.m. Today

Tacoma - Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department will close today, November 22, 2010, at 2:00 p.m., due to dangerous winter weather. Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy also announced that the county\'s offices are also closed...
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November 17, 2010
Thousands of lives saved due to Tobacco Prevention and Control Program

OLYMPIA (Washington State Department of Health News Release) - New research reports that the state\'s Tobacco Prevention and Control Program is directly responsible for fewer people in Washington suffering and dying from tobacco-related heart attacks, strokes...
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November 16, 2010
After a Power Outage: If in Doubt, Throw it Out

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department recommends the following for preventing foodborne illnesses. Take care of your health by discarding foods that could spoil after a power outage: Discard any perishable foods...
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November 16, 2010
Use Generators Correctly to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department recommends that you use generators correctly to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning: Generators used correctly can provide power to your home or business. Used incorrectly, carbon monoxide shed by a generator can...
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November 16, 2010
Red Cross Urges Preparedness

SEATTLE, November 16, 2010 (American Red Cross News Release) ? With last night\'s wind storm that caused major power outages and the 4.2 earthquake that rattled the south Puget Sound area, the American Red Cross reminds...
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November 16, 2010
Try it: Great American Smokeout

Tacoma-Pierce County WA | 11/10/2010 | ? The 35th annual Great American Smokeout will take place on Thursday, November 18, 2010. The purpose of the event: to challenge smokers to go smoke-free for twenty-four hours...
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November 16, 2010
Report Wind Damage to Pierce County Department of Emergency Management

Tacoma (Pierce County Department of Emergency Management News Release) - The Pierce County Emergency Operations Center is collecting damage information from homeowners and business owners affected by last night\'s windstorm. Residents and business owners in...
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November 15, 2010
Eat at Joeseppi's November 17, 2010 to Support Breast Cancer

Tacoma - On November 17, 2010, from 4:00-8:00PM, the Breast Cancer Resource Center will be hosting a Restaurant Takeover at Joeseppi\'s Italian Ristorante at N 21st & Pearl St in Tacoma. Joeseppi\'s is owned by Joe...
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November 15, 2010
During the Holidays, Learn Your Family's Health History

Olympia (Washington State Department of Health News Release) - While you\'re visiting with family this holiday season, remember to ask relatives about their health history. You\'ll likely find you share more than eye color and...
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October 27, 2010
Make Halloween a Safe Holiday

OLYMPIA (Department of Health news release) - Fright is part of the Halloween experience, but the holiday\'s a lot more fun for everyone if the only scares come from imaginary ghosts and goblins. A few...
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October 27, 2010
Board of Health Meets November 3, 2010

Tacoma - The Tacoma-Pierce County Board of Health will hold their regularly monthly meeting on Wednesday, November 3, 2010, at 3:00 p.m. at the Health Department, 3629 South D Street, Tacoma. The public...
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October 22, 2010
High Winds and Rain Predicted for Weekend

Tacoma (City of Tacoma News Release) - Word has it that Mother Nature is revving up for a wet and wild fall and winter. This weekend\'s forecast predicts up to 2 inches of rain and...
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October 20, 2010
Healthy Youth Survey Being Conducted This Week

OLYMPIA (Washington State Department of Health News Release) - This week (October 18 - 25, 2010), thousands of Washington students are providing a glimpse into what they eat, how they exercise, whether they use alcohol...
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October 15, 2010
Exercise Tested Preparedness of Health Department and Medical Reserve Corps Volunteers

Tacoma-Pierce County WA | October 15, 2010 | In a drill to test their response to a disease outbreak, volunteers of the Pierce County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) dispensed candy packets to community volunteers at...
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October 14, 2010
New Fee Schedule Proposed for 2011

Tacoma - Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department has posted the proposed fee schedule for 2011. This lists all fees charged for services provided. View the proposed schedule by clicking here. The...
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October 13, 2010
Prevent street flooding: Pick up fall leaves before the weather gets wet

Tacoma (City of Tacoma news release) - When leaves and debris pile up in the street, storm drains can clog and cause streets and homes to flood. Help prevent flooding problems in your neighborhood by...
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October 12, 2010
Volunteer at Emergency Preparedness Drill Thursday, October 14, 2010

Tacoma - Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department is looking for volunteers for an exercise on Thursday, October 14, 2010, at the Tacoma Dome. The exercise will test the department\'s ability to distribute medication to all county...
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October 12, 2010
Mushroom Poisoning Reported in King County

KING COUNTY, WA (Public Health Seattle & King County news release) - Local health officials are warning people foraging for mushrooms to exercise caution after a case of poisoning from the Amanita phalloides species of...
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October 8, 2010
Flu Vaccine Available Across the State

OLYMPIA (Washington State Department of Health News Release) - Flu vaccine arrived in our state earlier this year than ever before and more is expected to be available this season than in the past. This...
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October 7, 2010
Wood Smoke Reduction Program Launched Today

TACOMA, WA (October 7, 2010) ? Residents in portions of Tacoma and Pierce County could be eligible for up to $8,000 in incentives and rebates to upgrade to energy-efficient heating devices and weatherize their homes...
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October 6, 2010
Rabies: Awareness is Part of the Defense

OLYMPIA (Washington State Department of Health News Release) - The word \"rabies\" gets people\'s attention right away, and with good reason. It\'s among the oldest and deadliest infectious diseases on record. It\'s preventable, but rabies...
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October 4, 2010
American Red Cross Urges Safety Action During National Fire Prevention Week

WASHINGTON, Monday, October 04, 2010 ? (American Red Cross News Release) During National Fire Prevention Week the American Red Cross is urging everyone to help save lives by making sure their home is protected by...
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September 29, 2010
Board of Health Meets Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Tacoma - Tacoma-Pierce County Board of Health will meet on Wednesday, October 6, 2010, for their regular monthly meeting. The public is invited to attend. The meeting starts at 3:00 p.m., at the Health Department...
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September 28, 2010
Bed Bugs

What are bed bugs?  Can I get a disease from bed bugs?  How do I prevent bed bugs from entering my home?  Click here for this information and more at the Washington State Department...
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September 23, 2010
Protect the Public: Drop off Unused Medicines

Tacoma -- The Pierce County Sheriff\'s Department will participate in a collaborative effort with state and local law enforcement agencies to encourage people to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from medicine cabinets. Collection...
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September 23, 2010
Similac Formula Recalled

OLYMPIA (Department of Health News Release) -- A nationwide recall of certain Similac-brand powder infant formulas will have a big impact in our state. The product is the main baby formula offered to non-breastfed babies...
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September 21, 2010
National Drug Take-Back Day September 25, 2010

OLYMPIA (Attorney General\'s News Release) ? Prescription painkillers ? often stolen and abused ? are helping fuel an overdose epidemic in Washington state. Drug overdoses now kill more Washington residents than car accidents. Because of...
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September 20, 2010
CPR Sunday, October 10, 2010

Tacoma - Pierce County Emergency Management is teaming up with the Tacoma Fire Department and other community partners to sponsor CPR Sunday this year. This annual community event is offered free-of-charge to anyone who is interested...
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September 16, 2010
Who depends on you? Fair to help you prepare for an emergency

(Pierce County Department of Emergency Management press release) - \"Who depends on you?\" is a question emergency management officials want you to think about as you are preparing for the upcoming winter storm season. To...
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September 16, 2010
Immunization rates in Washington hold steady

OLYMPIA (Washington State Department of Health news release) ? After increasing slightly last year, childhood immunization rates in Washington remained steady according to the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Immunization Survey. These...
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September 15, 2010
Health officials urge pertussis vaccination for adults and teens to protect infants

OLYMPIA (Washington State Department of Health News Release) - While Washington\'s overall number of reported whooping cough (pertussis) cases remains even with last year, we\'re seeing more activity in the past few months. Most concerning is...
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September 2, 2010
Health Department Closed September 6th and 7th

Tacoma-Pierce County, WA ? Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department will be closed on Monday, September 6, 2010, to honor Labor Day. Then, the department will also be closed on Tuesday, September 7, 2010, as part of...
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September 1, 2010
Hearing Planned for Proposal Rule Changes for Licensed Nurses

OLYMPIA - New draft rules aimed at promoting patient safety by requiring nurses to show continuing competence and education are the subject of a public hearing to gather comments. The state nursing commission says the...
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August 25, 2010
Update on Egg Recall

The Wright County Egg Company has expanded its initial list of recalled eggs. The eggs have been recalled because they may be contaminated with Salmonella, a bacteria which can cause fever, diarrhea and abdominal cramps...
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August 25, 2010
Time for Back to School Immunizations

Don\'t delay getting your child immunized. Immunizations against childhood illnesses are the best way to protect your family and other children from getting sick. Lines are longer during the week before school starts so take...
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August 24, 2010
Board of Health Meets Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Tacoma - Tacoma-Pierce County Board of Health meets Wednesday, September 1, 2010, from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the health department auditorium, 3629 South D Street, Tacoma. The public is welcome to attend the meeting...
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August 19, 2010
Adult Smoking Rate in Washington Third Lowest in Nation

OLYMPIA? New survey results show Washington\'s adult smoking rate has dropped to a new low of 14.8 percent. That\'s down from 15.3 percent the previous year. Washington now has the third lowest smoking rate in...
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August 18, 2010
Mamey Pulp Recalled Due to Potential Salmonella

August 11, 2010 - Goya Foods, Inc. of Secaucus, NJ, is recalling its 14 ounce packages of Frozen Mamey Pulp, due to a potential health risk from Salmonella. No illnesses have been reported to date...
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August 18, 2010
Eggs Recalled Because of Link to Salmonella Outbreak

Galt, IA ( August 13, 2010) The following statement was released by officials of Wright County Egg regarding the US Food and Drug Administration\'s (FDA) on-farm records review and egg testing for Salmonella. \"Wright...
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August 18, 2010
Mr. Magic Male Enhancer Recalled

August 18, 2010 - Glow Industries, Inc., Perrysburg, OH, announced today that it is initiating a voluntary nationwide recall of the company\'s product sold under the name of Mr. Magic Male Enhancer from Don Wands...
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August 17, 2010
Pet Food Recalled

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - August 16, 2010 - Merrick Pet Care, Inc. of Amarillo, Texas is recalling all lots of its 10 oz \"Beef Filet Squares\" for Dogs and \"Texas Hold\'ems\" pet treats because they...
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August 13, 2010
Paralytic Shellfish Poison Causes Closure of Pierce County Beaches

Tacoma-Pierce County WA ? Paralytic Shellfish Poison (PSP) has been detected at levels of concern in shellfish samples collected from Day Island and Penrose Point in Pierce County. As a result, the Washington State Department...
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August 13, 2010
Department Closed Monday, August 16, 2010

Tacoma-Pierce County WA - Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department will be closed on Monday, August 16, 2010, as part of planned furlough days when the agency closes and staff take leave without pay. A budget shortfall...
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August 13, 2010
Pierce County Offers Places to Cool Off

Pierce County, WA - Due to the region\'s anticipated heat, Pierce County libraries and other facilities are inviting people to stop by and cool off. With temperatures expected to exceed 90 degrees this weekend, these...
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August 11, 2010
Extra Food Card Classes Added

Tacoma - Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department has added another food card class, Wednesday nights in August and September. The first new class will be held Wednesday, August 11, 2010, starting at 6:00 p.m. All...
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August 10, 2010
World Health Organization Declares H1N1 Pandemic Over

Hong Kong - The World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General, Dr. Margaret Chan, declared that the H1N1 pandemic is now officially over. Speaking from Hong Kong stated: \"We are now moving into the post-pandemic period. The...
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August 9, 2010
State Health Department Sets Up Webpage for Medical Errors

OLYMPIA - Information on adverse events and medical errors in Washington hospitals and facilities is now online. A new Department of Health website has information for consumers and health care providers on medical errors and...
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August 5, 2010
US Food and Drug Administration Approves Flu Vaccine

Maryland - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced July 30, 2010 that it has approved vaccines for the 2010-2011 influenza season in the United States. Seasonal influenza vaccine protects against three strains of...
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August 2, 2010
Mr. Yuk Contest

The Washington Poison Center has announced their Mr. Yuk Poster Contest for 2011 will be \"Mr. Yuk Rules.\" The winning poster will be part of the 2011 Poison Prevention Week campaign, celebrated across Washington State...
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August 2, 2010
State Department of Health Closes Two Oyster Beds

OLYMPIA - Several cases of illness from eating raw oysters and lab detection of bacteria that can make people sick has led state health officials to close two Hood Canal growing areas. Lab tests in...
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July 30, 2010
Board of Health Meets Wednesday, August 4

Tacoma-The Tacoma-Pierce County Board of Health will meet Wednesday, August 4, 2010, at 3:00 p.m., and the Health Department, 3629 South D Street, Tacoma. The public is welcome to attend. The meeting agenda includes:...
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July 21, 2010
TV Tacoma's CityLine Focuses on Public Health Issues

Tacoma - TV Tacoma\'s CityLine program on July 15, 2010, featured four public health issues, with staff from Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department interviewed in three of the segments. Host Amanda Westbrooke asked health...
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July 13, 2010
QFC Recalls Broccoli Raisin Salad for Because Walnuts Not Listed

SEATTLE, July 10, 2010 ‐ Quality Food Center (QFC) stores said today it is recalling select containers of Broccoli Raisin Salad because they may contain walnuts not listed on the label. Customers should return...
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July 9, 2010
Cook Oysters Thoroughly

OLYMPIA (Department of Health) - Hot summer weather has finally arrived, just in time for some very low minus tides that will draw many people to Puget Sound beaches to harvest oysters. However, oysters harvested...
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July 9, 2010
July 22 Disaster Summit Aimed at Helping Vulnerable Population

Coordinated efforts to plan for Pierce County\'s vulnerable populations during disasters will continue at the fourth High Risk Populations Disaster Planning Summit Thursday, July 22. The event will be held at the Oasis of Hope...
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July 9, 2010
Ready Pac Recalls Spinach

July 07, 2010 ? Ready Pac Foods, Inc. Irwindale, CA is recalling 702 cases of the Baby Spinach variety of Spinach Temptations 6 oz. bagged salads with Useby Dates of July 4 with Product Code...
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July 8, 2010
Whooping Cough Cases Increase in Pierce County

Tacoma-Pierce County WA | July 8, 2010 | Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department has received reports of Whooping Cough, known by medical providers as pertussis, in Pierce County. While the overall numbers for 2010 are lower...
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July 8, 2010
Those with Lung/Heart Disease at Risk from Air Pollution

OLYMPIA (Washington State Department of Health) - Nearly everyone likes to spend time outdoors on warm sunny days, but poor air quality can harm people with heart and lung disease. Now, stronger evidence indicates just...
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July 8, 2010
Swimming Ban Lifted at Purdy Sandspit

Tacoma-Pierce County WA | July 8, 2010 | The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department has lifted the \"no swimming\" advisory for the Purdy Sandspit. Water quality conditions are again safe for swimming and other water recreation...
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July 6, 2010
Five in Pierce County Injured by Bee Stings

Tacoma-Pierce County WA | July 6, 2010 | ? Five people were taken to a Pierce County hospital as a result of being stung by bees or wasps during the past week. All five...
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July 6, 2010
Prevent Heat-Related Illness

(OLYMPIA) | July 6, 2010 | The Puget Sound area will experience higher than normal temperatures for the remainder of the week. Protect yourself and your loved ones from heat-related illness. Exposure to excessive heat...
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July 1, 2010
Health Department Closed July 2 and 5

Tacoma-Pierce County ? Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department will be closed on Friday, July 2, 2010, as part of planned furlough days when the agency closes and staff take leave without pay. A budget shortfall resulted...
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July 1, 2010
Board of Health Meets Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Tacoma - The Tacoma-Pierce County  Board of Health will meet on Wednesday, July 7, 2010, from 3:00 - 5:00 PM, at the Health Department\'s auditorium at 3629 South D Street, Tacoma. TACOMA-PIERCE COUNTY BOARD OF...
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June 21, 2010
Take Actions, Dads, To Improve Your Health

OLYMPIA -- We\'ve all heard the stereotype of a man who never goes to the doctor. That may be a factor in women outliving men. The state Department of Health urges men to get a...
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June 17, 2010
Health Department Closed June 18, 2010

Tacoma-Pierce County, WA ? Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department will be closed on Friday, June 18, 2010, as part of planned furlough days when the agency closes and staff take leave without pay. A budget shortfall...
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June 15, 2010
No ties on Father?s Day. Just a thanks to Dad for calling the Poison Center

Seattle, Washington - It\'s a good thing Mr. Yuk is around when trouble finds its way into the home of an unsuspecting dad. Luckily for thousands of dads that have needed help, the Poison Information...
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June 15, 2010
What's in Your Garbage?

Pierce County, WA -If you\'re curious about what you and your neighbors throw in the trash, here\'s your chance to find out. Join the Pierce County Solid Waste Advisory Committee on June 16 at 6:30...
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June 15, 2010
Bottled Water Taxed Starting June 1, 2010

Olympia - The Washington Legislature passed a law this spring that temporarily extends the sales tax to retail sales of bottled water, while providing limited exemptions.Purchases of bottled water are subject to sales or use...
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June 3, 2010
Chlamydia Prevention PSA Contest Winners Announced

| TACOMA | June 3, 2010| Six students from Emerald Ridge High School (Jesse, Michael, Nick, Reese, Sierra, and Stephanie) submitted Chlamydia Prevention, the winning public service announcement (PSA) video. Students...
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June 1, 2010
Health Department Releases Report on Oral Health Program

Tacoma-Pierce County, WA ? Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department has released an initial report on their work to reduce cavities in Pierce County children. The report shows that attempting to prevent tooth decay by applying fluoride...
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May 27, 2010
Board of Health meets Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Tacoma - The Tacoma-Pierce County Board of Health will meet on Wednesday, June 2, 2010. This is an open meeting and the public is welcome to attend. The meeting will begin at 3:00 pm at...
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May 27, 2010
Health Department Closed May 28th

Tacoma-Pierce County, WA ? Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department will be closed on Friday, May 28, 2010, as part of planned furlough days when the agency closes and staff take leave without pay. A budget shortfall...
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May 27, 2010
E Coli Cases Related to Drinking Raw Milk

OLYMPIA - Two recent infections with toxin-producing E. coli (E. coli O157) have been identified in Washington residents who drank raw, unpasteurized milk. The two cases confirmed this month bring the count of infections this...
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May 21, 2010
Smoking inside Washington homes declines by more than 60 percent since 2000

OLYMPIA - New research released today by the Washington State Department of Health shows the number of people smoking inside homes in our state has declined by 61 percent since 2000. The drop is more...
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May 4, 2010
Fines Waived in May for Late Pet Licensing

Pierce County - Has your pet\'s license expired? May is Pet License Amnesty Month, which means residents in the towns of Wilkeson, South Prairie, Carbonado and in unincorporated Pierce County can license their pets without...
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May 3, 2010
Plans Released to Improve Health Through Exercise

OLYMPIA - Washington\'s Nutrition and Physical Activity Plan has a federal partner with today\'s release of the nation\'s first Physical Activity Plan. The plans take a policy approach to improving people\'s health. The national plan...
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May 3, 2010
Recall of Children/Infant Liguid Medications

The following news release is from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). April 30, 2010 ? Fort Washington, PA. McNeil Consumer Healthcare, Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc., in consultation with the U.S. Food and...
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April 28, 2010
Board of Health Meets May 5, 2010

Tacoma - Tacoma-Pierce County Board of Health meets Wednesday, May 5, 2010, starting at 3:00 pm at the Health Department. The public is invited to attend. REGULAR MEETING AGENDA Wednesday ? May 5, 2010...
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April 28, 2010
Reducing the Number of People Infected with Chlamydia

Tacoma-Pierce County ? Efforts to reduce levels of Chlamydia by Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department staff has begun to pay off. For the second year in a row, the percent of people testing positive declined. However...
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April 20, 2010
Restaurant Patrons Order Healthier When Nutritional Info Is Displayed

Tacoma-Pierce County, WA ? Results of a study conducted by the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department show that when nutritional information is provided on restaurant menus, some restaurant patrons make healthier food choices. The study was...
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April 6, 2010
Health Department Closed April 12, 2010

Tacoma-Pierce County, WA ? Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department will be closed on Monday, April 12, 2010, as part of planned furlough days when the agency closes and staff take leave without pay. A budget shortfall...
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April 6, 2010
Del Bueno Cheese Recalled Because of Health Risk

Del Bueno of Grandview, WA is recalling all size packages of Queso Fresco Fresh Cheese because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal...
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April 5, 2010
Board of Health Meets April 7, 2010

Tacoma - Tacoma-Pierce County Board of Health meets this Wednesday, April 7, from 3:00 - 5:00 PM at the health department, 3629 South D Street, Tacoma. The public is invited to attend. Here\'s...
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March 31, 2010
Pierce County Environmental Health Trends Discussed

Tacoma - The first lecture in the spring Environmental Science Seminar series at the University of Washington Tacoma will feature an examination of environmental health trends revealed by data in the recently released Pierce County...
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March 31, 2010
Get Tested for STDs in April, 2010

Tacoma - You could have a sexually transmitted disease (STD) and not know it. STDs often have no symptoms, so many people who are infected don\'t know it and give the disease to someone else...
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March 31, 2010
Take Care to Make Sure Easter Food is Safe

OLYMPIA -- The makings of an egg-cellent Easter feast are just a few simple things Mom always taught you ? starting with the basic rule ? wash your hands. This may be the most popular...
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March 29, 2010
Final H1N1 Vaccination Clinic March 31

CONTACT: Joby Winans, (253) 798-2853, jwinans@tpchd.org Final H1N1 Vaccination Clinic March 31 On Wednesday, March 31, the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department will offer its final H1N1 vaccine clinic. H1N1 vaccination is...
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March 25, 2010
Important Protection: Children Should Receive Second H1N1 Dose

Tacoma - Children six months to 10 years of age need two doses of H1N1 vaccine! If your child has received one dose, but hasn\'t received the second, now is the time. The second dose...
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March 1, 2010
Board of Health Meets March 3

Tacoma, WA. Tacoma-Pierce County Board of Health meets Wednesday, March 3, 2010, at 3:00 PM, at the health department. The public is welcome to attend. See the agenda, below...
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February 24, 2010
Wood Smoke Reduction Program

Pierce County and the City of Tacoma have recently been awarded federal stimulus funds through the US Department of Energy to increase the energy efficiency of homes, protect our local air quality, reduce...
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February 5, 2010
Board of Health Elects New Leadership

Tacoma-Pierce County WA ? At its regular monthly meeting on February 3, 2010, Tacoma-Pierce County Board of Health elected its leadership for 2010. Dick Muri was elected the board\'s new chair, with Marilyn Strickland as...
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February 2, 2010
Board of Health to Meet Wednesday, February 3, 2010

TACOMA-PIERCE COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH REGULAR MEETING AGENDA Wednesday ? February 3, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. ? 5:00 p.m. LOCATION Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department Auditorium 3629 South \"D\" Street, Tacoma, WA 98418-6813 (Corner of 37th...
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February 2, 2010
Make Sure Your Super Bowl Party Food is Healthy

OLYMPIA - Food is almost as important to your guests as the game when you host a Super Bowl party. While most people aren\'t watching their waistlines on Super Sunday, healthy food options and safe...
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January 28, 2010
Expansion of Flu Clinics Make H1N1 Vaccination More Accessible

In an effort to get more Pierce County residents vaccinated against the H1N1 (Swine Flu) influenza, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department is expanding the number of H1N1 clinics offered at the Health Department and within the...
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January 12, 2010
Free H1N1 flu vaccinations offered

The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department\'s series of free H1N1 vaccination clinics will continue Wednesday, Jan. 13 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the department\'s main building, 3629 S. D St., Tacoma...
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January 11, 2010
Health Department Furlough Days Mean Limited Schedule for Treatment Services

Tacoma-Pierce County, WA ? Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department will be closed on Friday, January 15, 2010, as part of planned furlough days when the agency closes and staff take leave without pay. A...
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January 8, 2010
As Swine Flu Wanes, Don't Be Fooled

By Steven Reinberg THURSDAY, Jan. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Although only four states are now reporting widespread H1N1 swine flu activity, U.S. health officials caution that a new outbreak is possible. People should get...
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January 5, 2010
H1N1 Flu Claims 12th Local Victim

A Pierce County man\'s death Dec. 31 has been confirmed as resulting from H1N1 flu, the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department announced today. The man, who was in his 20s, had underlying health...
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