July 20, 2010
Improper disposal of prescription medication can lead to poisoning, drug abuse and harm to the environment. To remedy this, the Issaquah Police Department is working with the community to establish a prescription drug disposal program that is easy to use and effective.
“A leading cause of prescription drug abuse is the ease of obtaining unused prescriptions from family members and friends,” Issaquah Police Department Chief Paul Ayers said. “Properly disposing of these drugs eliminates the opportunity to take and misuse the prescription drugs. “
As years go by, illnesses come and go and it is easy to let medicine cabinets fill to the brim with leftover or expired prescription drugs. This habit is not in families’ best interest, however, as a child or adult who’s ill can easily misuse abandoned drugs in the cabinet.
Poisoning is the first leading cause of unintentional injury-related death in Washington state, according to 2006 data from the state Department of Health. These are not only adult poisonings. Children under 6 took up more than half, 36,770, of exposure calls to the Washington Poison Center in 2003. Read more
April 27, 2010
Bartell Drugs is providing free and discounted health screening clinics at 10 of its stores, including Issaquah, April 28 – May 9.
The Issaquah store, 5700 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E., will host a walk-in clinic from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. April 30. Customers will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis.
The screenings will include glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure testing as a preventative measure against diabetes and heart disease, according to a press release.
The screenings provide customers with immediate on-site results for blood glucose levels, total good and bad cholesterol levels, and blood pressure.
The clinics will also have free educational materials for customers.
Other discounted screenings and services are: $15 diabetes screenings, $5 osteoporosis screenings and $5 total cholesterol testing. A lipid panel is also available for $15, however, customers will need to fast for eight to 12 hours for accurate results.
Learn more here.
March 30, 2010
A city program to make Issaquah more appealing to businesses has aided the developers of Overlake Center, a Northwest Maple Street medical building, offices along East Sunset Way and more than a dozen construction and remodeling projects citywide. Read more
June 30, 2009
Have we seen the end of the big wave of business closures in Issaquah? We can only hope so. Read more
March 23, 2009
City and state Department of Ecology inspectors intervened in early March after workers unearthed old tires and a leaky metal drum at a retail center construction site. Workers also took steps to prevent groundwater contamination.
March 22, 2009
NEW — 6 a.m. March 21, 2009
Workers are taking steps to prevent groundwater contamination after old tires and a leaky metal drum were unearthed at a construction site along East Lake Sammamish Parkway.
City Public Works Engineering Director Bob Brock said city officials took precautions because the debris was uncovered near a well that serves the Overdale neighborhood. Debris had not contaminated the well, he said.
“You want to take extra steps to preclude anything from happening,” he added.
November 19, 2008
Overlake Hospital Medical Center announced Nov. 12 that its Medical Center Issaquah would move to new quarters in the soon-to-be-built Overlake Center at 5728 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway.
The news had been expected since August, when details of the project were presented to the Development Commission.
Overlake’s Medical Center Issaquah will be the anchor tenant, leasing 9,300 square feet for its Urgent Care Clinic, Anticoagulation Clinic, Breast Health and Women’s Services, primary care physicians’ offices and a classroom. Read more
November 12, 2008
NEW — 6 p.m. November 12, 2008
Overlake Hospital Medical Center announced today that its Medical Center Issaquah would move to new quarters in the soon-to-be-built Overlake Center at 5728 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway. Read more