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An unusual guest was invited to join a class this week. Little more than two and half feet tall and 200 pounds, Drama even sports high tops when the floor is slick.

To reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, the World Health Organization recommends we consume no more than 2000 mg of sodium a day — less than a teaspoon of salt.

An overview of the U.S. food system and its impact on public health includes nuggets you may find hard to digest:

Since 1999, Dr. Jeffrey Duchin has managed the Public Health Seattle & King County's response to communicable disease and immunization for. 

Tens of thousands of chemicals are currently in use, with more introduced every year.

Greater access to green space is associated with less depression, according to a new study of twins from the University of Washington School of Public Health.

When too many healthy people opt out of immunizations, the whole population -- not just those who skipped shots -- becomes more vulnerable to disease.

The state Department of Health was seeing more instances of surface-water plants having to shut down temporarily, and was seeking guidance about how to better safeguard Washington's watersheds and drinking-water quality. 

Customers' awareness of their caloric intake tripled in King County after restaurant menus began labeling food items, a new study finds.

Firefighters face perils beyond smoke and flames. New research shows that MRSA, a bacterium often associated with hospitals, is present in 19 of 33 Washington state fire stations.


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