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Do you have the power to help save a life? [Video]

Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. (BPT) – With nearly 1 in 5 teens admitting to abusing prescription medicine in order to get high, it’s clear we’re facing an epidemic – but you can help. Grab your camera and some friends, and create a 30- to 60-second PSA about opioid misuse […]

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5 tips to help prepare for open enrollment and save on health care costs

(BPT) – Millions of Americans will soon select or switch their health benefits plan during open enrollment, so now is the time to prepare for that important decision that usually happens once a year. More than 70 percent of Americans say they are prepared for open enrollment, yet most people struggle to understand basic health […]

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Tips to help save money on prescription drug costs

(BPT) – Modern medications can work wonders, improving quality of life, curing illness and even saving lives. However, those miracles can come at a high cost, as anyone who’s had to pay for branded prescription medication knows. In fact, spending on prescription drugs has increased 73 percent in the past seven years, according to a […]

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5 facts about strokes that could save your life

Chances are you know someone who has had a stroke. An estimated 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Despite how common strokes are, there are a lot of widely believed misconceptions. Unfortunately, not knowing the facts can put a person at […]

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Preparing for surgery? These tips could save your life

(BPT) – If surgery is in your future, it’s never too early to prepare. Whether you’re having an outpatient procedure or a major operation involving a hospital stay, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) encourages you to take simple steps to be ready for the big day, starting with talking with your physician anesthesiologist, a […]

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An easy way to save on your healthcare in 2017

(BPT) – If you’re like most people, there are a few times a year when you sit down to review your expenses – your cable bill, entertainment expenses and grocery receipts, for example – and try to figure out where you and your family can save money. One item you should consider is your healthcare […]

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Learn a life-saving skill that will save lives with these 4 steps

(BPT) – Choking is the fifth leading cause of unintentional deaths in the Unites States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While choking is more likely to occur in children 3 years of age or younger, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, choking emergencies can happen to anyone, at anytime. Choking […]

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The greatest gift: How big data will help save lives this holiday season

(BPT) – Each day, 144 new names are added to the national organ transplant waiting list — that’s about one person every 10 minutes. At any given moment, 120,000 people are waiting for a new organ. Tragically, due to a donor shortage, an average of 22 people die each day waiting for that organ to […]

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Lung disease case finding in pharmacies could save £264 million

A report published today shows the value of pharmacies in addressing diseases at an early stage. It reveals that case-finding would provide “significant NHS and societal benefits” and save the NHS more money than the service costs to deliver. The research shows that more than half (57 per cent) of people screened by pharmacies were […]

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Save Women's Health, Maternity Support Services In South King County

Dariia Leavitt, 25, is just one among thousands of clients watching closely to see if the Auburn Public Health Clinic remains open next January. Dariia Leavitt signed up as a maternity support services client at the Auburn Public Health Clinic in 2011. Today, she goes to the clinic for family planning services. (Photo courtesy of […]

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