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Keeping it real at Reality House

From underage drinking to suicide, the annual event helps parents understand pressures their children may be facing.

Five things to know about trauma-informed practice | Public Health Insider

Adverse Childhood Experiences, or ACEs, can help us understand how trauma works and how we can help people heal.

  • Apr 3, 2019

State Parks announces two free days in April | Washington State Parks

The two days are April 20 and April 22.

  • Apr 2, 2019

When treats become toxic: reducing harm from cannabis use | Public Health Insider

In 2017, the Washington Poison Center received 378 calls related to cannabis.

  • Apr 1, 2019

Should I go to the ER if I have the flu? | Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department

The short answer is most people don’t need to go to the ER because of the flu.

  • Mar 26, 2019

It’s been a great year for SoHaPP

Join us this Friday, March 29, at The Claw

  • Mar 25, 2019
Matt Kidd. Submitted photo

True strength has no limits

Covington resident Matt Kidd shares his story about kidney disease to help others during National Kidney Month.

Matt Kidd. Submitted photo

Flu activity surges, increasing demand on health care facilities | Department of Health

People in high risk groups, are very sick, or are worried about their illness should contact their health care provider immediately.

  • Mar 22, 2019

Widespread flu this spring | Public Health Insider

It’s not too late to get a flu shot.

  • Mar 22, 2019

What we can learn from Canada’s new food guidelines | MultiCare Health System

The age-old food pyramid is being done away with.

  • Mar 18, 2019

Spring is coming, and so is baby bird season

Local songbird rehabilitation nonprofit Featherhaven is looking for volunteers this season.

Caregiving film dives into dysfunctional family dynamics | Pierce County

The film will be shown at the Grand Cinema in Tacoma on March 9.

  • Feb 28, 2019

Dr. Merrill says keep moving, no matter how you do it

Even regular walking can reduce the risks of physical and mental illnesses.

  • Feb 26, 2019

Talk to a Doc: Cannabis use while pregnant and breastfeeding | Public Health Insider

Doctors are recommending women do not use marijuana, even lotions or edibles that contain little THC, while pregnant or breastfeeding.

  • Feb 25, 2019

Time to register for St. Paddy’s 5K

The current early-registration entry fee is $30.

For whodunit lovers, this short story is a gleefully-dark delight

Growing older is a very good thing. First of all, there’s a secret to it: aging isn’t as important as are the perks of aging.… Continue reading

Measles outbreak prompts health officials to encourage vaccinations

90 percent of people who pass through a measles-infected area — even hours after the sick person has left — can become sick.

  • Feb 18, 2019

Search no more, you’ll want to read ‘Hero Dogs’

You felt like such a loser. It was a feeling that didn’t last long, only long enough to ruin your day until you realized that… Continue reading

Talented teens invited to enter library’s art contest | Pierce County Library System

The contest is open to any Pierce County students seventh grade and up.

  • Feb 12, 2019

Whether you like mystery or humor, this book has it for you

You didn’t recognize the number. So you didn’t answer the phone. That’s how you operate these days: accept calls you know and keep your money… Continue reading