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Seattle/King County Clinic to Offer Free Dental, Vision, Medical Services at Four-Day Health Clinic

Health Local
People who struggle to access and/or afford dental, medical and eye care services may receive them free of charge at the largest free health clinic ever organized in the State of Washington, Seattle/King County Clinic, Oct. 26-29, in KeyArena at Seattle Center. ...
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Human Services Department Seeks to Fund Dementia Adult Day Facility Services

Health Local
The Human Services Department is seeking applications from agencies to provide day services for adults 60 and older with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia condition. ...
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City of Seattle, King County Public Health Award 13 Grants for Community Health Services

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Health Local
The City of Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) and the King County Public Health Department are jointly awarding $7 million for public health investments that will assist local residents in accessing medical and dental services. ...
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Cuomo: Health Insurers Not Allowed to Discriminate Based on Gender Identity

New York Gov. Cuomo during Pride/PatriotNewswire Photo
Health National
New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced health insurers cannot discriminate or deny coverage based on gender identity. This action will ensure that transgender or gender nonconforming individuals receive coverage regardless of whether they present as the gender to whom the service is typically or exclusively provided. ...
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U.S. Supreme Court Affirms ‘Obergefell’ Requires Placing Married Same-Sex Parents on Birth Certificates

Politics Editorial
Maintaining a tradition of issuing cases impacting the LGBTQ community on June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Pavan v. Smith, upholding the requirement outlined in Obergefell (the case that banned marriage discrimination based on sexual orientation/gender) that birth and death certificates reflect the same-sex spouse. ...
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DelBene Introduces Birth Control Privacy Act to Protect Female Workers

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The Birth Control Privacy Act would explicitly prohibit workplace wellness programs from disclosing personally identifiable information to employers about their workers’ use of birth control. ...
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Child Living with HIV Maintains Remission Without Drugs Since 2008

Medicine syringe for a baby.
Health
A nine-year-old South African child who was diagnosed with HIV infection at one month of age and received anti-HIV treatment during infancy has suppressed the virus without anti-HIV drugs for eight and a half years. ...
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U.S. Report: Harmful Surgery on Intersex Children

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Despite decades of controversy over the procedures, doctors operate on children’s gonads, internal sex organs, and genitals when they are too young to participate in the decision, even though the surgeries could be safely deferred. ...
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Seattle/King County Clinic Returns to KeyArena in October

Health Local
Seattle/King County Clinic returns to KeyArena at Seattle Center for a fourth year, Oct. 26-29, with an ambitious goal of providing over $3.5 million in free dental, vision and medical services to people in need. ...
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American Fitness Index Ranks Seattle-Tacoma Fourth, Minneapolis-St. Paul in Top Spot

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San Francisco-Oakland finished third this year, Seattle-Tacoma fourth, San Jose fifth, Boston sixth, and Denver seventh. The top seven cities in the 2017 AFI are between 4-13 percentage points ahead of the rest of the pack. ...
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