Rates of sexually transmitted diseases continue to rise in Washington

Newly released data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that the rate of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) continues to rise in Washington, and across the country. Pregnant women experience some of the worst outcomes from untreated STDs, including from congenital syphilis, which is a growing problem in Washington. From 2014 to 2018,…

Tips for safely soothing teething pain and sensory needs in babies, older children

Teething is normal but may be a painful experience for infants and toddlers. Too often, well-meaning parents and caregivers who want to ease a child’s pain turn to medications and products that could be harmful. That’s the word from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which issued a consumer notice about the practice last week….

Edmonds artist gets helping hand from new device; medical trial starts in January

Edmonds artist Whitney Buckingham-Beechie, featured artist in this Thursday’s Art Walk Edmonds, is a sculptor as well as a painter who works in mixed media – wax with indigo dye. “Indigo is alive,” she said, “so it’s unpredictable.” What she didn’t fully appreciate was the unpredictability of creating art with mild hand tremors. “I’ve had…