Health and Fitness


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Giving cancer the cold shoulder

Radiation, chemotherapy and invasive surgery are all common options for dealing with cancerous tumors.

Breastfeeding-friendly hospitals help create ‘Healthiest Next Generation’

Breastfeeding can give babies a healthy start in life.

Healthy tips for students heading off to college

College is a time for students to learn to be responsible for themselves, whether it’s waking up on time, studying or even deciding what to eat.

Death with Dignity participation rises slightly

It has been six years since Washington’s Death with Dignity Act went into effect, and since that time 725 adults with a terminal illness have chosen to end their lives with a physician-prescribed lethal dose of medication.

Heart health – know your numbers

Doctors at Baylor College of Medicine suggest people take control of their heart health, and the first step is knowing your numbers and how they can contribute to heart attacks and stroke.

Too much sun isn’t bright idea

When it comes to protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful rays, it’s best to consider your SPFs.

Interactive chart gives clues on weight changes

Parents now have a visual tool to help them keep their child’s weight gain on track.

Surgery may permanently fix sweaty palms

A procedure may offer a permanent solution to an often sticky problem – sweaty palms.

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Free health check-ups

Sunnyside’s Leticia Ortega, Dora Lozano and Virginia Rodriguez (L-R) are among the more than 25 local women who sought free health screenings provided by staff from Spokane’s Providence Sacred Health Medical Center Women’s Health Mammography Coach (above).

On-line drug sales accountability?

On-line sales of counterfeit drugs and drugs sold without a physician-issued prescription are highlighted in a report by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP).

Memorial, Virginia Mason hospitals make move to merge

YAKIMA – The Memorial Family of Services Board of Trustees voted unanimously last week to move forward with an affiliation with Virginia Mason Health System, subject to completion of a definitive agreement that must then be approved by both the Memorial and Virginia Mason boards.

Rabies exposure risk rises in the summer months

Parents and pet owners can help with rabies prevention

In summer months, the risk of exposure to rabies rises as bat activity increases, people and pets spend more time outdoors, and doors and windows are opened.

New guidelines for treating sports-related spinal injuries

The National Athletic Trainers Association recently released new guidelines for treating athletes with potential spinal cord injuries on the field, a decision applauded by a sports medicine expert at Baylor College of Medicine.

Toppenish dentist receives international fellowship

“I came to the United States with a big dream and I achieved it,” Dr. Haider Al Mohamadway said.

Sunnyside Community Hospital named ‘Most Wired’ for a seventh time

Sunnyside Community Hospital & Clinics was recently selected as the only hospital in the Yakima Valley to receive a 2015 “Most Wired” award through the 17th annual HealthCare’s Most Wired Survey.