I wish to applaud Carrie Dennet’s article, “How to help a college student with an eating disorder” [Health & Fitness, Nov. 9.] As Dennet explains, “An eating disorder isn’t a lifestyle choice or an example of an extreme diet.” It is, in fact, a mental-health condition and a public-health concern. Thanksgiving break is a…More
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Not one city in Snohomish County is contributing a dime toward ensuring our public-health system is strong and ready to respond to health situations that impact us all [“Fund Public Health — Seattle & King County, for much more than Ebola response,” Opinion, Oct. 13]. Communicable diseases such as tuberculosis and the emergence of…More
Dr. Meagan Kay’s comment about having “a lot of confidence in our health system” in controlling the Ebola virus should bring some comfort to health care workers [“Ready for Ebola? Local health workers say yes,” Local News, Oct. 11]. They and their patients can be reasonably protected if the correct universal precautions are…More
The news of looming cuts at Public Health — Seattle & King County is worrisome indeed [“Big cuts possible at King County public health clinics,” Local News, June 13]. Our health department is one of the nation’s strongest, and has for years set the standard for local health department performance. Weakening its epidemiology functions…More