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The Risk of Marijuana Use in Kids and Teens

The Risk of Marijuana Use in Kids and Teens

April 19, 2021

As you may know, 420 (pronounced four-twenty) is cannabis culture slang for marijuana and hashish consumption, especially smoking around the time 4:20 p.m., and cannabis-oriented events held on April 20 (or 4/20). Though marijuana consumption is legal for adults 21 years and older, it is important to consider what responsible adult-use looks like and how families can talk to adolescents about marijuana.

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International Overdose Awareness Day

International Overdose Awareness Day

August 30, 2021

Today is International Overdose Awareness Day; a somber reminder of the health issue our community still faces. We know there are people in our community who have experienced or witnessed someone battle addiction or suffer an overdose. As we remember those we’ve lost today, it’s also an important time to continue our education on substance abuse and what to look for if we suspect someone has overdosed. The more we know, the more we can help others in our community stay safe.

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Pool Safety

Pool Safety

August 24, 2021

We all know how fun it can be to relax by the pool, try a new trick off the diving board, or make a splash going down the water slide. So when it comes to enjoying the last bit of summer with our friends and family, most of us are more than willing to soak it up at one of our favorite local pools. But did you know our water recreation team here at SRHD actually plays a role in making those fun summer memories happen?

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Black History Month

Black History Month

February 11, 2022

Black History Month is a great time to acknowledge the contributions to public health by the many Black Americans who have saved lives and paved the way for better health. However, how do you choose who to share about from the expansive list of public health heroes? All public health is important to us, but for the sake of time, let’s focus on some programs where Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) staff directly provides for our community. Here are four Black public health leaders who have made an impact in those areas.

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Navigating 4/20

Navigating 4/20

April 19, 2022

It can seem like there's a holiday for almost everything these days. We celebrate National Coffee Day, National Donut Day, and even National Yoga Day. While many of these mini holidays are a fun opportunity to connect with others over a shared love of food or activities, some days can do more harm than good and affect your physical health and mental well-being.

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