Health and Fitness


Why do some old people get cranky?

I hear you already. All old people aren’t cranky. I have a friend who is 96 years old and is the delight of all who know her. She is independent. She works in her garden every summer.

Put best foot forward

Students aren’t the only ones heading back to school, and according to a podiatrist at Baylor College of Medicine, teachers should be sure to include comfortable shoes on their shopping lists.

Regional health moves ahead with needs decision

Certificate carries certain conditions to be met before final approval

It’s not quite a done deal, but the purchase of the Yakima Region Regional and Cardiac Center and Toppenish Community Hospital by Regional Health system is gaining support.

Families rewarded for caring for their health

Families may receive up to $650 per child

August is the biggest baby boom month of the year, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Newhouse disappointed

The congressman representing Central Washington said Friday he is disappointed the Senate didn’t vote to repeal and replace the Afford-able Care Act, dubbed “Obamacare.”

Pedersen earns dental honors

A dentist at Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic has received the 2017 James R. Roche Award of Excellence.

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Clinics mark breastfeeding week

Breastfeeding offers benefits to mom, baby

Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic officials say there are many benefits for children of mothers who breast feed.

Two new doctors joining Farm Workers Clinic

Adling, Dong graduate from Sollus residency

Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic has two new doctors joining its team.

Diabetes class set

Local diabetes patients are invited to a free workshop next month.

Blood drive is Wednesday

The local American Legion post will host a blood drive from 1-6 p.m. Wednesday.

State tops care report

The state of Washington tops the list for providing long-term care options for its residents in a report released recently by AARP.

PMH hires care provider

A native of Guadalajara is the new advanced registered nurse practitioner at the local clinic.

Sunnyside hospital officials launch rebranding effort

Regional Health is part of valley-wide focus

“A new day is dawning over the Yakima Valley,” announces Sunnyside Community Hospital’s recent video proclaiming its Regional Health system.

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Optometry clinic opens in Toppenish

Service is first of its kind for Toppenish clinic

“We use our vision for so much, often we take it for granted until something happens,” Dr. Stephanie Cooper said.

Proton therapy works for local woman

Melba Fujiura loves barbeque. Not only is she a member of the Pacific Northwest Barbecue Association, which sanctions competitions from Canada to California, she’s also taken classes to become a certified barbecue judge.