Department of Health http://www.kplu.org en Baseline radiation mapping beginning in Seattle and Bellevue http://www.kplu.org/post/baseline-radiation-mapping-beginning-seattle-and-bellevue <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-976912.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-976912.mp3</a></p><p>If you see an unusually low-flying helicopter cruising above Seattle or Bellevue, don&#39;t worry. It&rsquo;s just a project of the State Department of Health <a href="http://www.doh.wa.gov/ehp/rp/rep/aerial.htm">to measure naturally occurring radiation </a>in King and Pierce Counties.</p><p> Mon, 11 Jul 2011 05:06:50 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 2050 at http://www.kplu.org Baseline radiation mapping beginning in Seattle and Bellevue Washington poised to get tougher with shellfish operators http://www.kplu.org/post/washington-poised-get-tougher-shellfish-operators <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-955155.mp3</p><p><i>This story has been updated to correct the dollar amount the state believes to have been poached. </i></p><p>Last summer, we brought you a story about gaps in the system that&#39;s supposed to keep Washington shellfish safe to eat. Now state lawmakers appear ready to get tougher with shellfish operators who violate food safety laws.</p><p> Tue, 01 Mar 2011 15:48:15 +0000 Austin Jenkins & KPLU News Staff 902 at http://www.kplu.org Washington poised to get tougher with shellfish operators Investigators fault ambulance teams at Seattle Children’s http://www.kplu.org/post/investigators-fault-ambulance-teams-seattle-children%E2%80%99s <p>A nurse may have contributed to a baby’s death, during transport to Seattle Children’s Hospital last September, according to investigators from the Washington Department of Health (DOH). An earlier autopsy said the baby died from natural causes, but state investigators are not convinced. They also say the hospital must improve how it monitors medications in ambulances.</p> Wed, 26 Jan 2011 02:02:52 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 641 at http://www.kplu.org Health history can be a gift to family members http://www.kplu.org/post/health-history-can-be-gift-family-members <p>Along with egg nog and presents, doctors say families should share their health histories this holiday season.&nbsp; Health officials say family history is a leading predictor of illnesses and a big gift for loved ones.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 23 Dec 2010 01:04:01 +0000 Charla Bear 422 at http://www.kplu.org Health history can be a gift to family members State finds "no deficiencies" at Seattle Children's http://www.kplu.org/post/state-finds-no-deficiencies-seattle-childrens <p>Following three high-profile cases involving its patients, Seattle Children's Hospital<a href="http://www.seattlepi.com/local/6420ap_wa_seattle_childrens_hospital.html?source=mypi"> has been given a passing report</a> card of "no deficiencies" by the&nbsp; state Department of Health, according to the Associated Press.&nbsp; Inquiries&nbsp; of nurses and other health care providers involved in the cases are still ongoing.</p><p>The Associated Press reports:</p> Thu, 11 Nov 2010 00:57:47 +0000 Gary Davis 119 at http://www.kplu.org State finds "no deficiencies" at Seattle Children's