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Health Meeting Tuesday Night At Richland High School For Parents and Community Members

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RICHLAND, Wash. - MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), Pandemic influenza and sexually transmitted diseases were the topics of discussion Tuesday night in Richland.  

The Parent Teacher Student Association had the Benton Franklin Health District Leader Heather Hill talk about health issues affecting our community and potential problems.

She discussed MRSA Prevention and High Chlymidia Rates in the Tri-Cities, among other topics.

There were about six people at the meeting.

Hill said she would like to see more people there, but thinks the program is a good way to get the information to people in the community.  Hill said, "They will take the information they learned tonight and bring it to friends and family and I know it will go to the community were it needs to go."

Hill said the health of the students at school is a good way to measure the overall health of the community.     

PTSA organizes a few of these meetings a year.  This is the last one for the 2008 calendar.

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