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COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 Vaccine

December 31, 2020

There is a great deal of information coming out about the new COVID-19 vaccines. With a lot of information comes a lot of questions. Some of these questions can be answered by health authorities and some simply don’t have answers right now. Two major concerns we would like to talk about are safety and when everybody will get the vaccine.

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Holiday Gatherings

Holiday Gatherings

December 15, 2020

We’ve made it through a lot this year! We’ve realized how important friends and family are, we’ve learned to express gratitude for the hard work of so many workers we’ve taken for granted, and we’ve learned just how connected we are to each other. Now that the holiday season is here, we can use those lessons to make this a season to remember. Get creative and have some fun with it!

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Contact Tracing Explained

Contact Tracing Explained

December 10, 2020

So many words have been added to our everyday language this year and it can get confusing. Contact tracing is a new set of words that many people are just beginning to understand. However, it is not a new concept in public health. It has been utilized in epidemiology for decades and is something SRHD has always done with STDs, TB, and other infectious diseases. Contract tracing is an important part of investigating how a disease spreads.

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Eating Well is a Powerful Tool to Help Prevent and Manage Diabetes

Eating Well is a Powerful Tool to Help Prevent and Manage Diabetes

November 23, 2020

COVID-19 does not stop the need to address other health issues we may have. In fact, it reminds us how important it is to keep ourselves as healthy as possible. November is American Diabetes Month, and we want to share about one program that is working hard to support people who have or are at risk for diabetes.

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Physical Activity for Young People

Physical Activity for Young People

November 12, 2020

We all know kids need exercise; however, kids have switched from their carefree outdoor summer to structured days indoors with more screen time. Add to that the need to downsize our quarantine bubble due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the Spokane area and activity can easily slip through the cracks. The good news is that kids are adaptable and have great imaginations. They just need some reminders to get moving. They need brain breaks.

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