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    A blog by your local public health experts.

    Over the past several years, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department has increased our efforts to identify and follow up on hepatitis C infections in our community.

    No one likes it when their words get twisted.

    The work of public health can often go unnoticed.

    Three weeks ago, Gary Porter encouraged you to Show Your Septic Systems Some Love This Spring.

    Pierce County is home to lakes, streams, and beautiful Puget Sound beaches.

    Two weeks ago, Gary Porter encouraged homeowners to Show Your Septic System Some Love This Spring.

    One of my family’s Thanksgiving traditions is tricky jigsaw puzzles—a field of red tulips or a hundred cats that look alike.

    Spring is around the corner, and that means longer days and warmer weather.

    If you are on a septic system, you know how important it is in keeping your family and your environment safe.

    Dining out can be a real treat.

    Update Feb. 2, 2018, 11:18 a.m. Pierce County still has elevated flu activity. Eleven people have died of flu-related complications as of Jan. 30.

    UPDATED: 01/04/2019 The definition of balance is “an even distribution of weight enabling someone or something to remain upright and steady.” Sounds easy, right?