Blogs

Get Back on Track with Routine Vaccinations

August 11, 2021

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). It’s a time to celebrate the lives saved by immunization and check in on what vaccines you and your loved ones may still need. We know the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all aspects of life, including your ability to attend important appointments and receive routine vaccinations. During NIAM, we encourage you to talk to your doctor, nurse, or healthcare professional to ensure you and your family are protected against serious diseases by getting caught up on routine vaccination.

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The Delta Variant

August 06, 2021

Navigating the pandemic has been a lot like building a plane while you fly it. Leaders and officials had to make decisions and put together plans as the world was learning about how this new virus even works. We had to learn from our mistakes quickly and move on to the next challenge. We’ve come a long way since the beginning, however, there is still new information every day that changes the way we understand and respond to the pandemic.

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World Breastfeeding Week

World Breastfeeding Week

August 02, 2021

It’s World Breastfeeding Week! This is a week we can all celebrate, because it impacts our whole community. Many people may think of breastfeeding as a “mom thing,” but breastfeeding is a public health issue that deserves recognition and investment on all levels.

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The ABCs of Hepatitis

July 28, 2021

July 28 is World Hepatitis Day. We hear about hepatitis, and we know it’s bad, but do we know what it is? Do we know how it is spread and do we know enough to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe? Let’s start with some basics. Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver. The liver processes nutrients, filters the blood and fights infections, so if it is inflamed, these things can be affected. Things such as alcohol use, some medications and certain medical conditions can cause hepatitis. However, it is usually caused by a virus. In the United States, we classify the most common types of viral hepatitis as hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C.

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Staff Highlight Series: Sara Rodgers

July 22, 2021

A lot of information and data flows in and out of the Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD). This information both reflects and helps us shape our community. It’s important to have a dedicated team who can help others understand what information is important, how to evaluate it, and how it can be used to guide public health. One member of that team is Sara Rodgers.

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