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    A blog by your local public health experts.

    A Pierce County woman died from flu on Dec. 2. She was in her 70s and had underlying health conditions.

    You may have tried to quit smoking. Give it another try! It’s never too late to quit.

    You may notice people wearing orange shirts in the next few days. They are honoring our indigenous communities.

    You may know someone who died by suicide. Many of us do.

    In recent years, we’ve responded to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as things like measles outbreaks, train derailments, wildfire smoke and more.

    Fall is almost here. Time for football, pumpkin spice, and seeing leaves change color.

    You’ve seen a lot of hot temperatures and smoky air this summer. And as fall approaches, cold weather is coming soon.

    You’ve likely heard of avian influenza, also known as bird flu.

    Fentanyl is tasteless. It’s odorless. You can’t tell what it is by looking at it.

    Black Breastfeeding Week began in 2013 to encourage more Black parents to breastfeed.