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staff bacteriaWhat is a staph skin infection?

Staphylococcus aureus (or S. aureus) also called staph, are bacteria commonly found on human skin; common places include inside the nose, in the armpit, groin, and genital area.

When bacteria are found on the skin but do not cause illness it is called "colonization." When the bacteria do cause illness the person is said to be "infected" with staph.


Improving Communication With Your College Student

Understanding the barriers to parent-college student communication is a critical step toward providing practical support for college students.


From the American Academy Of Pediatrics
Policy Statement—Child Passenger Safety
Committee On Injury, Violence, And Poison Prevention

Child passenger safety has dramatically evolved over the past decade; however, motor vehicle crashes continue to be the leading cause of death of children 4 years and older. This policy statement provides 4 evidence-based recommendations for best practices in the choice of a child restraint system to optimize safety in passenger vehicles for children from birth through adolescence:


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Thirteen ways to tune-up your health

Looking to get healthy? Check out our list of 13 ways to feel and look better by making sound health-related decisions!


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Your first visit

First-time patients may register and make an appointment by calling the Patient Service Center at (206) 616-2495 or by coming in person. When you come for your first visit, plan to arrive 15 minutes early to complete the registration process.


woman reading a nutrition labelUnderstanding the information on a nutrition label can often be a confusing task. This is unfortunate as the provided information can aid you in choosing the right foods needed to live a healthy life.

Nutritional labels are composed of five sections:


photo of young Asian woman selecting produce from a fridgeAlthough ads for products promising rapid weight loss are everywhere, most of these products do not deliver their promises. Any immediate weight loss is often regained in a number of weeks because it was not sustainable weight loss.  Good nutrition and regular exercise are proven ways to stay at a healthy weight. 


diabetes finger testAlmost everyone knows someone who has diabetes. An estimated 26 million people in the United States—8 percent of the population—have diabetes, a serious, lifelong condition. Of those, about 19 million have been diagnosed, and 7 million have not yet been diagnosed. In 2010, about 1.9 million people aged 20 or older were diagnosed with diabetes.


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