Health and Fitness


Childhood obesity growing

The growing epidemic of childhood obesity in the United States has health experts worried about children’s well-being.

Caregiver’s needs theme of town hall

A town hall to discuss the challenges of supporting people with Alzheimer’s and those who care for them is planned for Nov. 14 at the Harman Center, 101 N. 65th Ave.

Who will be the next generation of healers?

56 percent of current medical class is female

A new overview of the Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine charter class shows it is comprised of a strong percentage of women, low socio-economic status and first-generation students.

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Family doctor, P.A. join local clinic

A Lower Yakima Valley native and a new family physician are now a part of the staff at Swofford and Halma Clinics, 2303 Reith Way.

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.