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Are tattoos toxic?

Pharmacy professor David Grant in one of his most popular lectures, on the toxic heavy metals in the ink used for tattoos.

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Dr. Rachel Wood: Be smart about upkeeping your septic system

Attend a free workshop and get a better understanding of how your septic system works, where it is located, and how to protect your investment. Workshops will be held Wednesday at South Bay Grange, Thursday at Lacey Community Center, Sept. 28 at Rainier City Hall and Sept. 29 at the Griffin Fire Department. All workshops are from 7-9 p.m.

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Dr. Rachel Wood: Breastfeeding a sustainable solution

Breast milk is a secure source of nutrition, always ready and safe on a daily basis, and in any emergency or natural disaster. Breast milk is the ultimate sustainable resource. It requires no packaging or processing, is local and fresh, and costs the mother only a few extra calories a day.

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Dr. Wood: Caregivers need care too

Most of us will be caregivers at some point during our lives. In fact, the Pew Research Center found that over one-third of Americans provide unpaid care to another adult with an illness or disability each year.

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Dr. Wood: Keeping babies safe in the home

Keeping your baby safe is one of the most important roles you play as a parent. Putting babies to sleep, feeding them, bathing them, and supporting their play and exploration are everyday duties for parents of babies and young children.

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Stay safe in the sun this summer

With the number of cloudy and rainy days we see in Western Washington, it is no surprise that most of us like to make the most of sunny weather. Sunny days are glorious, and there are many ways to enjoy the sun, whether gardening or relaxing at home, taking a walk on Percival Landing, swimming at Millersylvania State Park, or riding a bike on the Chehalis-Western Trail.

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Are tattoos toxic?

Pharmacy professor David Grant in one of his most popular lectures, on the toxic heavy metals in the ink used for tattoos.
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