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Enterovirus confirmed in King County

Enterovirus confirmed in King County

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed the presence of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) in Washington state, including King County. The CDC testing confirmed that a King County child... [Read more]

Confirmed case of measles reported at Sea-Tac Airport

Confirmed case of measles reported at Sea-Tac Airport

Local public health officials are investigating a confirmed case of measles infection in a traveler who was at Sea-Tac Airport during the contagious period. The traveler was likely exposed to measles outside... [Read more]

Blood Drive to be held Monday, July 7 at St. Francis of Assisi

Blood Drive to be held Monday, July 7 at St. Francis of Assisi

A Blood Drive will be held on Monday, July 7 at St. Francis of Assisi from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., and volunteers are needed! Here are the details: Summer is here! With summer, come vacations. Vacations mean... [Read more]

City of Burien holding Blood Drive on Thursday, June 26

City of Burien holding Blood Drive on Thursday, June 26

The City of Burien will be holding a Blood Drive on Thursday, June 26 in its City Hall chambers from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. WHERE: CITY OF BURIEN, Multi-Purpose Room, 1st floor, 400 SW 152nd St. Burien WA... [Read more]

REMINDER: City holding Blood Drive this Thursday at City Hall

REMINDER: City holding Blood Drive this Thursday at City Hall

REMINDER: The City of Burien will be hosting a Blood Drive at City Hall this Thursday, Jan. 23, and humans with blood are needed…

City of Burien holding Blood Drive on Thursday, Jan. 23

City of Burien holding Blood Drive on Thursday, Jan. 23

The City of Burien will be holding a Blood Drive from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at City Hall on Thursday, Jan. 23. Here are the details: WHERE: City of Burien Multi Purpose Room, 1st Floor (400 SW 152nd St. Burien... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for Blood Drive at Prince of Peace Church Monday, Dec. 9

Volunteers needed for Blood Drive at Prince of Peace Church Monday, Dec. 9

Healthy volunteer humans with blood coursing through their veins are needed for a Blood Drive at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church on Monday, Dec. 9. “The blood center is in the midst of our ‘Give... [Read more]

Free flu vaccinations being given out this Saturday, Nov. 2

Free flu vaccinations being given out this Saturday, Nov. 2

Public Health – Seattle & King County will be offering free flu vaccination clinics this Saturday, Nov. 2 to make flu vaccine more widely available to people without health insurance or who are unable... [Read more]

Got Blood? City holding Blood Drive at City Hall Tuesday, Oct. 29

Got Blood? City holding Blood Drive at City Hall Tuesday, Oct. 29

The City of Burien will be holding a Blood Drive on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at City Hall. Hours will be from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (closed for lunch Noon – 1 p.m.). Please call or email Kathy Wetherbee for an... [Read more]

Burien’s 5th annual Wellness Fair is coming to Town Square Saturday, Sept. 21

Burien’s 5th annual Wellness Fair is coming to Town Square Saturday, Sept. 21

The fifth annual Burien Wellness Fair is coming to Town Square Park from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21. The fair is free, and will include: Free medical screenings Advice on preventative health... [Read more]

Blood Drive to be held at Burien City Hall Thursday, Aug. 29

Blood Drive to be held at Burien City Hall Thursday, Aug. 29

A Blood Drive will be held at Burien City Hall on Thursday, Aug. 29, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (closed Noon – 1 pm). To sign up, call Adriene Buckley or Kathy Wetherbee at Burien City Hall: 206-241-4647 Burien... [Read more]

Exhibitors sought for 5th annual Burien Wellness Fair, coming Sept. 21

Exhibitors sought for 5th annual Burien Wellness Fair, coming Sept. 21

The City of Burien announced on its website this week that it is seeking exhibitors for the fifth annual Burien Wellness Fair, coming to Town Square Park from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21. The... [Read more]

Highline Medical Center hosting Blood Drive on Friday, Aug. 9

Highline Medical Center hosting Blood Drive on Friday, Aug. 9

BTB Advertiser Highline Medical Center is hosting a Blood Drive with Puget Sound Blood Center on Friday, Aug. 9. “The Puget Sound Blood Center needs to collect 900 units of blood per week day to... [Read more]

Confirmed case of measles in person traveling through Sea-Tac Airport

Confirmed case of measles in person traveling through Sea-Tac Airport

Local public health officials have learned of a confirmed case of measles in a contagious traveler who arrived at Sea-Tac airport on Thursday, July 4, 2013. Measles is a highly contagious and potentially... [Read more]

Group Health launches its own ‘Walk and Talk,’ which starts Friday

Group Health launches its own ‘Walk and Talk,’ which starts Friday

Not to be confused with WABI Burien’s “Walk-n-Talk,” Burien’s Group Health Cooperative is launching its own “Walk and Talk” this Friday, May 3 from 11:30 a.m. – 1... [Read more]

Eyesight improving for Brian Aston, but a new diagnosis: MS; fundraiser May 3

Eyesight improving for Brian Aston, but a new diagnosis: MS; fundraiser May 3

by Mark Neuman Readers will recall Brian Aston, a Friend of the Blog and area resident, who we have written about several times in the recent years. Brian quite suddenly lost almost all of his vision about... [Read more]

Burien’s Highline Medical Center officially joins Franciscan Health Systems

Burien’s Highline Medical Center officially joins Franciscan Health Systems

Highline Medical Center in Burien is now part of the Franciscan Health System, becoming the sixth hospital in the Franciscan organization. “Highline’s affiliation with Franciscan creates opportunities... [Read more]

Sponsored Post South Seattle Radiation Oncologist Brings Expertise, Personal Story to Fighting Cancer

South Seattle Radiation Oncologist Brings Expertise, Personal Story to Fighting Cancer

South Seattle Radiation Oncologist James Brashears III, MD, is bringing expertise, along with his own personal story, to the fight against cancer. “The first time I meet with my patients, my role is... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: City of Burien Holding Blood Drive on Wednesday, April 3

SAVE THE DATE: City of Burien Holding Blood Drive on Wednesday, April 3

The City of Burien will be holding a blood drive in the multipurpose room of the Burien City Hall/Library on Wednesday, April 3, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. To set up an appointment, call or email Kathy Wetherbee... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Town Square Dentistry: So Good, Patients Come from Near & Far…REALLY FAR!

Town Square Dentistry: So Good, Patients Come from Near & Far…REALLY FAR!

Welcome back renewing Advertiser Town Square Dentistry, a state-of-the-art dental practice right here in Burien! You’ve seen their friendly faces here on the Blog, and learned about their many services... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Rainier Cancer Center Provides State of the Art Cancer Treatments Close to Home

Rainier Cancer Center Provides State of the Art Cancer Treatments Close to Home

You hear the fateful word “Cancer.” Among the myriad of emotions and thoughts surrounding this diagnosis, one of the first things you may ask yourself is “What do I do next?” And... [Read more]

Sponsored Post March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month & Burien Digestive Health Can Help

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month & Burien Digestive Health Can Help

MARCH IS COLON CANCER AWARENESS MONTH and Advertiser Burien Digestive Health Center wants our Readers to know about “Easy Access” colon cancer screening: You know you need to do it! Now it’s... [Read more]

Students at Highline High School Rallied for Healthier Hearts by Holding ‘Red Out’

Students at Highline High School Rallied for Healthier Hearts by Holding ‘Red Out’

Highline High School turned RED on Dec. 14, when Pirate fans held their second annual “Red Out” in the spirit of raising awareness about heart disease – our nation’s No. 1 killer – as well as... [Read more]

Highline Medical Center Neurosurgeon Dr. Michael Schlitt Urges Walking

Highline Medical Center Neurosurgeon Dr. Michael Schlitt Urges Walking

EDITOR’S NOTE: From our friends at WABI Burien comes this update from Sunday’s ‘Walk-n-Talk with a Doc': Walkers poured in today to the first floor meeting room at the Burien Library/City... [Read more]

Help Burien-Based Community Organizer Joshua Watler at Benefit Jan. 5

Help Burien-Based Community Organizer Joshua Watler at Benefit Jan. 5

Burien-based community organizer Joshua Watler (pictured above, left) is suffering from a very aggressive form of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL), with his only chance of survival being a “risky... [Read more]

REMINDER: Donors Needed for City of Burien’s Blood Drive this Friday, Dec. 14

REMINDER: Donors Needed for City of Burien’s Blood Drive this Friday, Dec. 14

REMINDER: The City of Burien will be holding a Blood Drive at City Hall this Friday, Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and they’re looking for Donors. “The Blood Center will serve 50% fewer... [Read more]